London Brew’s album was conceived as something other than a dot-for-dot copy of Bitches Brew. Davis’ recording was not reimagined, recalibrated, reconstructed or any other rewhatevered, but instead used as a launch pad for new explorations. The Barbican performance was even more semi-detached.
The six jazz thrillers for this week are widely diverse—from a big band outlier, a soaring two-sax front line and an expression of the ideas from an esoteric teacher. What they all have in common are their thrilling cohesiveness, gripping rhythms and compelling melodies.
Ron Carter and his ensemble, the Foursight Quartet, recently performed on November 9th at the prestigious Voll Damm Festival Jazz Barcelona, a global benchmark for jazz music. The festival offers various activities that cater to music aficionados and enthusiasts alike.
For many, Black Friday conjures up images of massive crowds battling each other to get their hands on marked down gift items at huge department stores. For record collectors, though, the scene is much less dramatic because Black Friday is one of two yearly Record Store Day drops.
If there were one word to describe these six thrilling albums, it would be "atmospheric." Each of them settles into its own unique and memorable soundscape. Stylistically, they are all very different, but if you listen closely to them, you'll quickly grasp their musical and emotional messages.
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