Spirit Fingers

The inaugural album by the jazz super-group, Spirit Fingers, features 4 of the hottest young lions on the jazz scene today, led by Greg Spero. Having played to sold out audiences from New York to LA and having already attracted over 300,000 views on YouTube, the over-the-top energy and spectacular virtuosity of Spirit Fingers reaches … Continue reading Spirit Fingers

The Seven Heavenly Virtues and The Seven Deadly Sins

Whether performing with his large ensemble; with his evocative Ebony Brass Quintet, his stunning World-music influenced Rituals Ensemble, the Tuba Trio or in sparer solo, or duo contexts; sheer musicality, deeply-hewn emotion and jubilant innovation are always at the core of Joseph Daley’s most singular musical expression. Best known for playing the tuba, Joseph also … Continue reading The Seven Heavenly Virtues and The Seven Deadly Sins

Live At Willimantic Records

The American debut release from Lao Dan, China’s emerging free player on bamboo flute, suona and alto saxophone. Dan’s voice is starkly unique, even among the blurred lines of international Improv/Jazz. He’s steeped in native traditions yet eagerly obliterates those boundaries with ecstatic intensity and haunting melodies. His dense reedy, drones and jagged melodic shrieks … Continue reading Live At Willimantic Records

Music for Yoruba Proverbs

A remarkable live album from 1986 which one could mistake as something from the Sun Ra Arkestra mixed in with the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Cole's Korean flute creates an otherworldly sound and Hemphill's arrangements are both ground-breaking and impressive. It sounds like a great deal of fun was being had by all. Bill Cole … Continue reading Music for Yoruba Proverbs

When Angels Fall

Following the rhapsodic response to Wojtek Mazolewski’s debut Whirlwind release – a deluxe edition of Polka which, internationally, broke through into dance clubs and rock and indie festivals – the double bassist now focuses attention on the music of his compatriot Krzysztof Komeda (1931–1969), a legend of Polish jazz and an illustrious Hollywood film composer. … Continue reading When Angels Fall