Not The Same River

A new face on the New York jazz scene, 25-year-old guitarist-composer Tomer Cohen makes his impressive debut as a leader with "Not the Same River". Accompanied by the highly interactive rhythm tandem of drummer Obed Calvaire (a ubiquitous figure on the NYC scene and currently a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with … Continue reading Not The Same River


Nicholas Brust releases his sophomore recording Daybreak on February 17, 2023 on Outside In Music. Heralded as one of the premiere saxophonists of his generation, Boston-based Brust has established his voice, both as an instrumentalist and a composer, in the world of modern instrumental music. He has found his niche as a bandleader and composer, … Continue reading Daybreak

Live Mash For Now

“Live Mash For Now” is the third release from New Orleans-based quartet Matt Booth & Palindromes. This new album is a collage of three different live performances dating to 2019, weaving together an assortment of original songs, group improvisations, and including three covers from Paul Motian, Ornette Coleman, and Melvin Gibbs. Far from the sterile … Continue reading Live Mash For Now

49 Steps To Heaven

After years of touring and recording as a sideman, that has seen him play on forty records, and also the release two of his own very contemporary sounding albums,”Trinité" and "Earthsong", Lionel Beuvens presents this ambitious new project under the Hypnote Records label. For this project he reunites Alexi Tuomarila (piano), Brice Soniano (double bass) … Continue reading 49 Steps To Heaven

Return From The Stars

Mark Turner has been a frequent and significant presence on ECM recordings with Enrico Rava, the Billy Hart Quartet, the cooperative Fly trio (with Jeff Ballard and Larry Grenadier), Stefano Bollani and, most recently, Ethan Iverson, on the duo recording Temporary Kings. Albums under Turner’s leadership, however, have been rare and Return from the Stars … Continue reading Return From The Stars

Pan•American return with new album

Pan•American is guitarist, songwriter and producer Mark K. Nelson. In addition to Pan•American he is a third of the group Labradford and half of Anjou. Kranky release a new album from Nelson on 18th February called "The Patience Fader". The album is described as "A suite of solo guitar instrumentals accented with lap steel, harmonica, … Continue reading Pan•American return with new album

Great North Star

The Acid Test Recordings have announced a vinyl release of the self titled debut album from Great North Star which has previously been available digitally from Bandamp. The promo advises "Great North Star brings to mind the patience and quiescence required for astronomy and ornithology; music for bird watching! As bracing as the chill winds … Continue reading Great North Star

The Buzz

Exploring the iconic trio format, Sean Conly (Bass), Francisco Mela (Drums) and Leo Genovese (Piano) mix composition and improvised music into a shared language. Inspired by both contemporary and traditional musical arrangements, the musicians’ distinct inclinations blend together in playful form, delivered in an easy dialogue between the members of the trio. The Buzz’s 10 … Continue reading The Buzz