The 74-year-old continues mapping out new explorations as evidenced on his two latest Pi Recordings discs – Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus and Dirt. . . And More Dirt.
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
The Onze Heures Onze Orchestra falls well within the field of jazz through its instrumentarium, sound ecology, and architecture, but its central theme is the inspiration sparked by composers as varied as Olivier Messiaen, Edgard Varèse and Morton Feldman.
Demiurgic sexagenarian dandy Marc Ribot has struck again, with a totally youthful fury. For the third opus in 11 years with Ceramic Dog, he offers up a sort of Clash-style New York Calling that also borrows sound divagations from his buddies Tom Waites and John Zorn.