Perpetual Motion

It seems inevitable that pianist-composer Satoko Fujii and guitarist-composer Otomo Yoshihide, two of the most influential and critically acclaimed figures in Japanese new music, should record together. The surprising thing is it took so long. Their new duo album, Perpetual Motion (Ayler Records, release date: February 9, 2023), is their first performance together, despite the … Continue reading Perpetual Motion

World of Jazz 556

On this show I am continuing my look at Ivo Perelman's "Reed Rapture In Brooklyn" focusing on his duets with Colin Stetson. As well as further music from Stetson I am also featuring new albums from Patrick Golden, Something Blue, and Marc Ducret. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/sdi2f8/World_of_Jazz_556_Podcastbuybn.mp3 Show Intro 00:00Ivo Perelman, Colin Stetson "Five" from Reed Rapture In … Continue reading World of Jazz 556

Aural Delights on the Overflow 152

This week music from Neon Kittens, Salem Trials, Casey-Soetman, Phal:Angst, Dave Graney and the MistLY, The Doors, Neverland Ranch Davidians, Catherine Mcquade, Harry Howard, 2 Lost Souls, and Seven Rivers Of Fire. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ftaqij/ADRG152_-_29012023737rz.mp3 Neon Kittens - Worms - Van Gogh's Ear for Music EP - new EP in advance of a promised first albumSalem Trials … Continue reading Aural Delights on the Overflow 152

Live At The Cafe Bohemia

Leap Day should be predictable – it comes around like clockwork after all, once every four years. But it always seems to spring out of nowhere, an odd quadrennial anomaly that realigns the calendar and the clock. The Leap Day Trio does something similar. After nearly three decades of playing together, drummer Matt Wilson and … Continue reading Live At The Cafe Bohemia

World of Jazz 555

A mix of old and new with recent releases from Wolfert Brederode and Benjamin Lackner plus a dip in the jazz archive for music from McCoy Tyner, John Scofield, Wynton Kelly, Joe Harriott, Miles Davis, Billy Bang, John Taylor, Webster Young, Michael Gibbs, Tim Berne and Sonny Rollins. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ewdhti/World_of_Jazz_555_Podcast9niz9.mp3 Wolfert Brederode, Matangi Quartet, Joost Lijbaart … Continue reading World of Jazz 555

Ghost Music

“Ghost Music” is the latest album from ex-pat Australian experimental/folk/psych/indie/noir musician Michael Plater. The follow-up to “An Alchemical Gathering,” his 2022 split release with Enclosed and Silent Order, “Ghost Music,” takes inspiration from Australia’s dark history and the myths, folklore, and legends of Michael’s current adopted home in Cornwall, drawing together a phantasmagorical assemblage of … Continue reading Ghost Music

Stravaganze Consonanti

In this inspired collaboration with conductor and baroque violinist Stefano Montanari, Italian reedman Gianluigi Trovesi extends the line of musical enquiry posited on his Prufumo di violetta album. Supported by a cast of players well-versed in the ancient sounds of period instruments and the art of historical performance practice, Trovesi looks anew at music of … Continue reading Stravaganze Consonanti

Sphere

The Bobo Stenson Trio’s ability of covering far-reaching idioms and wide-ranging repertoire within the scope of their personal diction has become both hallmark and custom, inspiring The New York Times to say the pianist “makes sublime piano-trio records without over-playing. It's pulsating, lumpy with long improvised phrases; it's alive.” Charting an equally subtle and idiosyncratic … Continue reading Sphere

It’s Always Now

Ralph Alessi’s fourth appearance as a leader for ECM follows a singular album run that’s been met with nothing but praise from The New York Times to The Guardian. The latter lauded Ralph’s previous recording Imaginary Friends (2019) for its “elegant balance of poignant, playful original compositions and gracefully probing improv” and declared it “his … Continue reading It’s Always Now

Different Noises Podcast #2

Music keeps coming in, a lot of it not fitting nicely into an easy genre hole, so it ends up here. As usual, around two hours of music with no chat from me. Outline notes on each item, or a link to a news piece on here, are provided: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/6czfce/Different_Noises_Podcast_027emuu.mp3 Phal:Angst - Whiteout - Whiteout … Continue reading Different Noises Podcast #2