Strut present a brand new edition of Oneness of Juju’s Afro-jazz classic ‘African Rhythms’, originally released on Black Fire in 1975 and first reissued on Strut in 2002.
Although he is a percussionist, composer and producer, Kip Hanrahan flexes very much like a film director. When his sleeve notes list ‘players in order of appearance’ he conjures up the image of a silver screen cast, which, as has been the case with his projects since the late ‘70s, is sprawling
The guitarist Jack Wilkins personifies the term underrated. His albums from the Seventies should have made him a star, but instead he morphed into a “musician’s musician,” a player revered by other players for his abundant gifts but unfairly neglected by the commercial public. Windows, initially released in 1973, was Wilkins’s debut recording as a leader.
Fidel Fourneyron is a trombonist of superior skill, a member of the Umlaut Big Band and the Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ), two recognized institutions of the French jazz scene. He is continuing his unique career with Animal, an innovative centiped trio, if we can indulge in this expression, with Joachim Florent (bass) and Sylvain Darrifourcq (drums).
While it was unexpected that the acclaimed tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd should have collaborated with the guitarist Bill Frisell and the pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz on the 2016 album I Long to See You, it was even more surprising that Lloyd should include the singer Lucinda Williams, as well as the two guitarists, on his most recent album, Vanished Gardens.
A major Tunisian artist, Anouar Brahem talks to Qwest TV about his latest album, his career, his years in Paris and his passion for the cinema. He will appear at the Jazz in Marciac festival on August 4.
The album Lower East Suite Part Three completes a trilogy chronicling the gentrification of New York’s Lower East Side. Founded by Isaiah Barr, this young group ties the New York jazz scene together, from free-jazz adventurousness to the rhythmic loops of the new esthetics.
Retransforming such classic Shorter tunes as “Juju” and “Fe Fi Fo Fum,” and introducing new originals that hint at the work of their main inspiration, Lovano and Douglas reveal how present day jazz can stride towards the future while also embracing the past