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Wolfgang Muthspiel / Benjamin Koppel / Scott Colley / Brian Blade: Complements Incarnate

Read "Wolfgang Muthspiel  / Benjamin Koppel / Scott Colley / Brian Blade: Complements Incarnate" reviewed by Doug Collette

The inveterate musiclover knows all too well how the attraction(s) of certain musician(s) names invariably leads to the satisfaction of hearing them, live or on record, as leaders or accompanists. Bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade are two such musicians whose listing in the credits of any album or showbill invariably invites observation: appearing together and separately on stage and in the studio with saxophonist/composer Benjamin Koppel on Mulberry Street Symphony (Unit Records, 2022) or touring with Julian Lage ...

Album Review

Carlo Mombelli: Lullaby for Planet Earth

Read "Lullaby for Planet Earth" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Carlo Mombelli's patience is profound. Long a believer in allowing music to unfold at its own pace, the veteran South African bassist/composer demonstrates incredible composure in his every pursuit. Always unforced and forever bound to both the natural and spiritual realms, his art reflects a purity linking the concepts of self- command and surrender. In that respect, in using his own unique voice, he speaks to universal hope and possibilities. There's already plenty of evidence to support ...

Radio & Podcasts

Guitars, Rarities, and New Sounds

Read "Guitars, Rarities, and New Sounds" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This time a dip into the archive for a couple of tracks featuring Wolfgang Muthspiel plus more guitar with a new solo album from Brian Citro. There's a preview of a stunning new album from Nate Wooley, which features two more guitarists, Mary Halvorson and Susan Alcorn. Plus new music from La Pompe Attack, classic British Jazz from John Taylor, a debut from Julius Rodriguez, rare Dave Brubeck and some early Oregon. There's also new self released music from Eyal ...

Album Review

Johannes Berauer: Vienna Chamber Diaries plus Strings

Read "Vienna Chamber Diaries plus Strings" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

Johannes Berauer's album, Vienna Chamber Diaries plus Strings on Basho Records, is a jewel of emotional weathering to illuminate hearts after an unexpected and extended era of sadness. Berauer is a modern thinking, cross-over, chamber jazz Jedi. Perfecting the placement of elegant, exciting, heart easing, and harmonising in nine arrangements of exacting and uplifting joy, The Vienna Chamber Diaries plus Strings are a rollercoaster of gentle impulses and elation. The assembly of soloists is prescient, assured and propulsive. ...

Year in Review

Friedrich Kunzmann's Best Releases Of 2020

Read "Friedrich Kunzmann's Best Releases Of 2020" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Coronavirus, lockdown, election recount, fake news, inspector Javert, Hans Gruber and Lord Voldemort. So, now that most of the uncomfortable topics are dealt with, let's get to the joyful part of 2020, namely the music. As is increasingly the case during the course of the 21st century, the year was filled to the brim with it. Wonderful new sounds, tones and voices presented themselves, wrapped in rich and thoughtful productions to satisfy mind, eyes and ears. In an attempt to ...

Live Review

Wolfgang Muthspiel at Porgy & Bess: Live at Last!

Read "Wolfgang Muthspiel at Porgy & Bess: Live at Last!" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Wolfgang Muthspiel Porgy & Bess Vienna May 30, 2020 Originally, all events at the Porgy & Bess jazz club in Vienna had been cancelled for public attendance until the end of August—out of precaution in light of the Coronavirus. In adaption to the horrendous circumstances for any cultural lieu of gathering, the Porgy swiftly put together a high-quality streaming set-up in no time, which has been live-streaming concerts from mostly local jazz acts at least ...

Radio & Podcasts

Wolfgang Muthspiel, Thana Alexa, John Zorn, John Scofield and More New Releases

Read "Wolfgang Muthspiel, Thana Alexa, John Zorn, John Scofield and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Second part of our weekly exploration of brand new releases, with a special focus on guitar-centric albums [for the first part click here]. PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" Mondo Jazz Theme (Self-released) 0:00 Rob Luft “Life Is the Dancer" Life is the Dancer (Edition) 0:16 Host Talks Wolfgang Muthspiel, Scott Colley, Brian Blade “Ride" Angular Blues (ECM) 8:57 John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Bill Stewart “Hullo Bolinas" Swallow Tales (ECM) 12:41 John Zorn, ...


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