Finding a home on the London-based Albert’s Favourites label, the Ronin Arkestra is a Tokyo-centered collective that brings together some of Japan’s most progressive jazz and electronic musicians.
American Love Call: an appeal to sensual and relaxed love that the string instruments and vocal harmonies make all the more sweet.
With his ensemble Danzas, which includes violins, cellos, tubas and accordions in addition to indispensable saxophones, flutes and clarinets, Jean-Marie Machado embarks on an intrepid musical adventure – one that depicts his sensations as if they were a pictorial narrative.
All the tracks show that Hanna Paulsberg is a composer who knows how to bring out an original musical world.
The American label Smithsonian Folkways have released The Social Power Of Music, an impressive collection of odes, songs of struggle, prayers and celebrations from around the world: it marks an homage to the power of action through music, and through a community of mixed voices.
Pianist Stéphan Oliva is attentive to all forms of musical expression and likes to merge with others to engage in acts of spontaneous creation.