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by Rob Garratt
The past decade's genre-bending jazz renaissance has been well-documented, but between the trailblazing players taking improvised music to increasingly hip places, and the ever-growing audience queuing up to hear them, sits the homegrown labels bottling these brave, thrilling (r)evolutions for all to hear. In conversations about the state of jazz today, it's often easier to distil the music's disparate scenes and sounds by referring to the labels who document them, instead of the musicians who play it. And it's not ...read more
by Ludovico Granvassu
We are back on the new releases trail with an exceptionally packed playlist featuring a posthumous release by Lyle Mays in celebration of Eberhard Weber, the many sides of Chris Speed, exciting upcoming releases by Makaya McCraven, Irreversible Entanglements, Common, Linda Fredriksson, Steve Coleman, and exciting recent albums by Marc Johnson, Andrew Cyrille, and Douglas J. Cuomo with Nels Cline and the Aizuri Quartet.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 ...read more
by Anthony Shaw
Mopo, the Finnish trio from Helsinki, have now been on the scene since 2009, and since 2011 winning their selection round for the Young Nordic Comets competition, have been performing their brand of quirky and frequently funky jazz around Europe. Their fourth full length album continues their punk inspired attitude to music making with eight tracks of largely energetic hard jazz. The first tracks Tökkö" and My Best Friend" feature Eero Tikkanen playing an elderly electric bass, creating ...read more