The virtuoso electric bassist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Marcus Miller embraces a sweeping vision of contemporary jazz on Laid Black, a winning example of his expansive talents.
Denzel Curry is a godfather of the SoundCloud rap scene. Based in South Florida, the amped-up rapper's 13 track TA13OO follows 2016's breakthrough Imperial album and establishes Curry as an artist adept at fusing heavyweight and emotional lyrics with slick, electronic production.
MIKE, who is sometimes linked to the new hip hop generation that is thriving on the internet, is delivering his first studio album at age 19, after several noteworthy projects. This entry into the music industry is not designed to siphon off the rapper’s identity. Because MIKE doesn’t make music to get famous; there is no shortage of experimental tracks
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.