With grunts and growls and poppin’ those harmonics, alto/tenor sax player Adam Nolan from Ireland waxes poetic on his new CD called “Prim and Primal” with his trio, comprised of Derek Whyte on bass and Dominic Mullan on drums. “The Magic Carpet” turns arpeggios inside out while the bass stays strong and true; drums stir,... Continue Reading →
Allow the Journey Without Defining It: José Lencastre’s “Anthropic Neglect”
It’s like play, like repartee: each voice or instrument stands up to do a poem. In this case, three poems. This is sax player José Lencastre’s new album “Anthropic Neglect” which features guitar (often used percussively with myriad attacks on the strings); a sax that stops, starts, repeats a motif, breathes and starts again; and... Continue Reading →
Beauty Through Poised Fingertips with Gediminas Karkauskas
Melodic, lush and spiritual are the first three words you might think when you hear the new music by Gediminas Karkauskas in his debut release “Lost Suite.” The accomplished pianist, now based in Ireland and originally from Lithuania, presents six original pieces that describe the finer things in life that money can’t buy. In the... Continue Reading →
An Offer to Taste, Observe and Enjoy – “Now It’s the Future” from Vintage Astronaut
Whether you call it progressive, free or experimental, jazz devoid of structure has an open-ended purpose of providing the listener with a highly individual experience which is what the new CD by the trio Vintage Astronaut (Michael Kinchen/keys, John Daniel Ray/bass and Jonathan Greene/drums) is all about. Titled “Now It’s the Future”, it’s proof positive... Continue Reading →
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