Mikko "Gunu" Karjalainen is one of Finland's busiest trumpet players, who has collaborated with both the top names in jazz music and popular Finnish pop artists (including Mariska). He has played with international jazz legends (e.g. Kenny Garrett, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Jerry Bergonzi and Dave Kikoski) as well as in several … Continue reading Fellowship

Improvisations Vol. I

In a meditative ode to the silence that overcame New York City during its lockdown in early 2020, Michael Sarian and Matthew Putman collaborated on an album that would disrupt and honor the quiet. Deprived of their previously-consistent opportunities to perform live music at the height of lockdown, they turned to each other, collaborating in … Continue reading Improvisations Vol. I

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Vanessa Perica Orchestra "Woody's Lament" from Love is a Temporary Madness (Self Released) 00:00Tom Rainey Trio "Home Opener" from Pool School (Clean Feed) 09:52Dan Pocetti "Introducción a la noche inducida" from Retoñar (ears&eyes) 15:42Noshir Mody "Radha" from An Idealist's Handbook (Self Released) 22:26Terje Rypdal "Ambiguity" from Chaser (ECM) 30:19Vanessa Perica Orchestra "Saint Lazare" from Love … Continue reading World of Jazz 393

World of Jazz 390

widge Whit Dickey Trio "Desert Flower" from Expanding Light (Tao Forms) 00:00Matthew Shipp "Piano Equation" from The Piano Equation (Tao Forms) 09:19Rob Brown Trio "Sounds I Archaeology" from Sounds (Clean Feed) 14:58Ivo Perelman, Nate Wooley, Brandon Lopez, Gerald Cleaver "Part 2" from Octagon (Leo Records) 27:45 David S. Ware "Dao Forms" from Dao (Homestead Records) … Continue reading World of Jazz 390

World of Jazz 388

Dave Stryker with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band "Trouble Man" from Blue Soul (Strikezone Records) 00:00Kosta Jevtić "Chiostro del Paradiso" from Reflections on a Journey (Mistyland) 07:12Kari Van Der Kloot "It May Not Always Be So" from The Architects (NextLevel) 12:17Majamisty Trio "Heritage" from Organic (Mistyland) 18:54Sophia Smith Quartet "Bright" from Elevation (Self … Continue reading World of Jazz 388

World of Jazz 387

Verneri Pohjola "Monograph" from The Dead Don't Dream (Edition) 00:00William Parker "The Golden Light "(Hymn) from Trencadis (Aum Fidelity) 08:31Jared Gold "You Haven't Done Nothing" from Tales Of Wonder - A Jazz Celebration Of Stevie (Posi-tone) 13:02Sergio Verdinelli "Bajasaun" from No Me Digas Loco (ears&eyes records) 18:13Tigran Hamasyan "World Passion" from World Passion (Plus Loin … Continue reading World of Jazz 387

World of Jazz 386

Dave Douglas "See Me Now" from Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf) 00:00Nicholas Krolak "Stargazer II" from Voice = Power (Next Level) 05:55Paradoxical Frog "Union" from Union (Clean Feed) 12:07Michael Formanek "The Dark Side" from The Dark Side (Bandcamp) 22:55Dave Douglas "Pacific"from Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf) 31:22Nicholas Krolak "3" from Voice = Power (Next Level)  40:38Paul Flaherty, Randall Colbourne, … Continue reading World of Jazz 386

Scandal Plus

Sound Prints, co-led by Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas, has a run of shows in the New York area coming up soon, and to celebrate Greenleaf Records have gone through the archives and discovered three unreleased tracks that they have shared with subscribers to the label. There is a brand new Joe Lovano piece entitled … Continue reading Scandal Plus

Lift Off

The weightless feeling of release when an airplane’s wheels leave the pavement; the moment in a concert when time suddenly slows to a halt, transporting the listener to another dimension; an out of body experience that leaves a performer feeling as though they’re in the audience, watching themselves improvise on stage. These experiences - simultaneously … Continue reading Lift Off