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Album Review

Michael Leonhart Orchestra: The Normyn Suites

Read "The Normyn Suites" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Gli eclettici sviluppi orchestrali di Michael Leonhart, tra maestosi affreschi evocativi e trascinanti momenti rock e soul, tornano a entusiasmarci con questo magistrale The Normyn Suites, dove la poetica della leggerezza convive con scelte di vivo impatto ritmico e timbrico. Le due forti propensioni musicale dell'autore sono ben bilanciate: quella impressionista (che ha caratterizzato opere ammalianti come Lovers di Nels Cline e il suo The Painted Lady Suite) e quella legata alla popular music, maturata nelle collaborazioni con Steely Dan, ...

Radio & Podcasts

Cochemea, Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, Daniel Freedman & More New Releases

Read "Cochemea, Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, Daniel Freedman & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we return to our periodic perusal of new releases, including re-releases from the vault of Black Fire Records (courtesy of the ever vigilant Strut Records), a newly released 1991 live-recording by Miles Davis and the upcoming project by his saxophonist from that band, Kenny Garrett. Speaking of saxophonists, don't miss the gems by electro-saxophonists Cochemea and Sam Gendel! Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Southern ...

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Cochemea Gastelum: The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow

Read "The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow" reviewed by Chris May

Its title giving a nod to his Native American roots, The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow is the debut album from Brooklyn-based saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum. A touring member of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and a recurring saxophonist in the original band for the Broadway musical Fela!, Gastelum here pays tribute to some of his soul and Afrobeat heroes--including Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 baritone player Lekan Animashaun and tenor players Igo Chiko and Christopher Uwaifor, and--above all--electric saxophonist ...

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Jambase Questionnaire: Cochemea Gastelum

Jambase Questionnaire: Cochemea Gastelum

Source: JamBase

Welcome back to JamBase's baker's dozen to the bright lights of the music world. Last time we heard from These United States. Whether searing the fat off jam music in Robert Walter's 20th Congress, lighting up a Broadway stage as part of the Fela! band, keeping soul music soulful with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, getting deep with Archie Shepp or blazing a session with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Paul Simon, NYC fixture Cochemea Gastelum is the living ...



Cochemea Gastelum Presents "The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow"

Cochemea Gastelum Presents "The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow"

Source: Calabro Music

Brooklyn, NY -- Cochemea Gastelum is one of New York City's most in-demand horn players, a touring member of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and a recurring saxophonist in the original band for the Broadway musical, Fela! The Brooklyn-based multi-reedist has performed and/or recorded with a diverse group of artists, including Paul Simon, The Budos Band, The Roots, Public Enemy and Amy Winehouse. Now, at long last, this key figure of New York City's underground Afro-beat and new soul community ...



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Normyn Suites

Sunnyside Records


Large Format

System Dialing Records


Diamond People

Cart/Horse Records


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