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Matt Mitchell, Linda May Han Oh, Rajna Swaminathan & More

Read "Matt Mitchell, Linda May Han Oh, Rajna Swaminathan & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

From bass players leading cutting edge bands, to ensembles with strings; from electronica-infused projects to tributes to Sun Ra, Count Basie and Oliver Nelson; from multi-kulti to straight-ahead. This and more on this episode of Mondo Jazz.

Happy listening!

Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" Mondo Jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Josh Nelson: The Sky Remains

Read "The Sky Remains" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Josh Nelson has seen quite a bit in recent times, diving deep into the human psyche with singer Sara Gazarek, moving through inner spaces with vibraphonist Tyler Blanton, exploring retrofuturistic realms inspired by the writings of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, and touching down on Mars for a thorough musical exploration of the Red Planet. So ...

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Daniel Fortin: Brinks

Read "Brinks" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Toronto-based bassist Daniel Fortin is best known for his work in MYRIAD3, a dynamic, forward-looking piano trio whose work superficially resembles that of The Bad Plus and the Esbjörn Svensson Trio in that they're young guys in a piano trio who don't play jazz the way most piano trios play jazz. Fortin's solo debut, Brinks is ...

Tyler Blanton: Gotham

Read "Tyler Blanton: Gotham" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Tyler Blanton is a young vibraphonist and composer whose second album, Gotham, is nothing short of remarkable. The great playing by Blanton and his extraordinarily talented young band aside, Blanton's compositions are really what sets Gotham apart from the vast majority of new recordings by equally wonderful young jazz musicians. One can only guess that New ...

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Tyler Blanton: Gotham

Read "Gotham" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

New York City is the Mecca for musicians, jazz and otherwise. Tributes to the metropolis meet with varying degrees of success. Guitarist/vocalist Lou Reed captured the mood and tone of the big city with his finest recorded outing, New York (Sire Records, 1989). Saxophonist Bob Belden, via his quintet called “Animation," gave the town a menacing ...

Tyler Blanton: Botanic

Read "Botanic" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il giovane compositore e vibrafonista Tyler Blanton conosce il suo debutto da leader con l'album Botanic, mettendo in mostra uno stile fluido, attento alle melodie e pronto lasciare un buon ricordo di sé anche nei molti momenti solisti. In scaletta troviamo tutte composizioni originali, caratterizzate sia dal suono del leader che dagli interventi al sax di Joel Fraham ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tyler Blanton: Botanic

Read "Botanic" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Vibraphonist and composer Tyler Blanton's debut, Botanic, introduces the young musician as a lyrical and compelling player and composer. Blanton refers to himself as grounded in bebop and straight-ahead, but open to other approaches, a description that matches this eclectic collection of tunes.

When Blanton solos his qualities as a player are clear, ...