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Esthesis Quartet: Time Zones

Read "Time Zones" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The four members of Esthesis Quartet, flutist Elsa Nilsson, pianist Dawn Clement, bassist Emma Dayhuff and drummer Tina Raymond, each live in different parts of the United States, but, as this album shows, when they get together their playing has an easy and natural rapport. With flute as a lead instrument, the group sometimes have the cooler sound associated with West Coast jazz as on the breezy “Hollywood" and the gentle “First Light." However, over the course of ...

Album Review

Esthesis Quartet: Time Zones

Read "Time Zones" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Time Zones is the second album by the Esthesis Quartet, comprised of four accomplished women, all whom do indeed reside in different time zones. Flutist Elsa Nilsson, originally from Sweden, lives in Brooklyn, NY; pianist/vocalist Dawn Clement makes her home in Denver, CO; bassist Emma Dayhuff lives in Chicago, drummer Tina Raymond in California, where Time Zones was recorded. The four first met at various festivals, conventions and other sessions around the country, drawn together by a ...

Radio & Podcasts

Elsa Nilsson, Too Many Zooz, Gard Nilssen, Claire Michael & Other New Releases

Read "Elsa Nilsson, Too Many Zooz, Gard Nilssen, Claire Michael & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

It's been another hot sweaty week... and so we decided to open today's edition with some hot sweaty genre-defying music courtesy of Moon Hooch, Too Many Zooz and Meute, then we keep the simmer pretty steady, deep and beautiful.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Moon Zooz “Moon Zooz Part 2" [Unreleased] 0:16 Host talks 4:19 Too Many Zooz “Action" Action—Single (Self-released) 5:45 Host talks 10:43 MEUTE “Slow Loris" Taumel ...

Album Review

Dawn Clement, Elsa Nilsson, Emma Dayhuff, Tina Raymond: Esthesis Quartet

Read "Esthesis Quartet" reviewed by Paul Rauch

The Covid-19 lockdown of 2020 and 2021 mandated that musicians find ways to connect without gathering in person. The pandemic produced a litany of recordings that along with photos of masked loved ones, will serve as tacit reminders of two years of solitude and isolation. For Esthesis Quartet this meant gathering on Zoom to keep the creative juices flowing, and to continue to write inspired music with the quartet in mind. While it is undeniable that this recording bears the ...

Album Review

SXNE: For Human Beings

Read "For Human Beings" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Flutist Elsa Nilsson is a strong voice performing on an instrument that has historically received secondary status in jazz music. Often the second or third instrument for saxophonists such as Eric Dolphy, Charles Lloyd and Tia Fuller, it would seem even the most passionate fans of the genre have relegated the flute as such. Modern times in jazz have however, cast that notion aside. Flutists covering a wide musical swath through the annals of modern jazz include the eclectic sounds ...

Album Review

Elsa Nilsson: Salt Wind

Read "Salt Wind" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Svedese di Goteborg, enfant prodige (a cinque anni suonava il piano, a sei compose la prima canzone), trasferitasi per studio prima a Seattle e poi, nel 2010, a New York, Elsa Nilsson è una giovane musicista che suona tutto lo spettro dei flauti, compone le proprie musiche e canta con voce e interpretazione personali. Questo Salt Wind la vede alla testa di un quartetto con chitarra, basso e batteria, assieme al quale interpreta brani da lei firmati, piuttosto ...


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