Spring Roundup – Part 1

Hey folks, as some of you might have known, March and April have been fairly crazy months for me. Between major career changes with my survival job and some nasty (thankfully non-covid related) illnesses, I didn’t get a chance to cover nearly as much as I wanted to. So I have quite a few recordsContinue reading “Spring Roundup – Part 1”

Single Premiere: “George the Revelator,” by Revelators Sound System

“George the Revelator,” the debut single by Revelators Sound System, a new experimental jazz project by MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger and Cameron Ralston from Spacebomb, is officially out today. Just announced this morning, this new collaborative effort was captured between 2020 and 2021, at Taylor’s Durham, NC home and Spacebomb studio in Richmond,Continue reading “Single Premiere: “George the Revelator,” by Revelators Sound System”

The Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo – The Prophets In The City

Let the vivacious grooves of The Bogie Band and Joe Russo shake any last remaining bits of winter blues out of your body and soul with their new collaboration, The Prophets in The City. Available tomorrow through Royal Potato Family, this album features Russo and Stuart Bogie leading a collective of only percussion and windContinue reading “The Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo – The Prophets In The City”

Alabaster DePlume – “I’m Good at Not Crying” Music Video

Alabaster DePlume continues to show that he’s one of the most unique voices in modern jazz today with his subtly campy video for “I’m Good at Not Crying,” from his upcoming album, Gold, which drops April 1 on International Anthem. While resting on a tiny scrap of land surrounded by water and ancient ruins underContinue reading “Alabaster DePlume – “I’m Good at Not Crying” Music Video”

W.BI – III

For a jazz record that is as shadowy as it is mystical, you must seek out III by W.BI. Available now through the wondrous Ramble Records, III is Riccardo Canta (tenor saxophone), Daniele Veronese (drums and percussion) and Alessandro Denti (12 string guitar) blending the ethereal qualities of spiritual jazz with the murky and moreContinue reading “W.BI – III”

Aaron Dooley – Ütiwaah

Aaron Dooley becomes the very definition of cosmic music on his latest release, Ütiwaah. For the last few years, the Colorado-dwelling Dooley has been forging deeply astral sounds under his own name and while in the band Osmium House. On this track, he reaches entirely new interstellar horizons with the help of a large crewContinue reading “Aaron Dooley – Ütiwaah”

Devin Hoff – Voices From the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs)

Bassist Devin Hoff’s loving tribute to Anne Briggs explores the depth and the versatility of the British folk legend’s classic songbook. Most readers here would agree that Anne Briggs, along with Shirley Collins, is one of the foundational pillars of the English folk music revival of the 1960s and 1970s. She unquestionably inspired an entireContinue reading “Devin Hoff – Voices From the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs)”

Song Premiere: “Mixed Signals” (Live at The 5 Spot) by Jack Silverman

We are honored to share with you”Mixed Signals,” the ghostly lead single from Jack Silverman’s new live tape, Live at The 5 Spot, which is set to be released digitally and on cassette by Centripetal Force Records on November 12. Check it out: Available today for preorders, Live at The 5 Spot features the NashvilleContinue reading “Song Premiere: “Mixed Signals” (Live at The 5 Spot) by Jack Silverman”

TRAVIS DUO: Jarvis Earnshaw & Trevor Dunn – HYPNAGOGIA

Jarvis Earnshaw and Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn mutate jazz into a wholly new and abstract beast on the wonderfully warped Hypnagogia. On this wild record, Trevor Dunn, who has also played with the likes of Fantômas and John Zorn, utilizes a contrabass to create a solid backdrop of springy notes and groaning drones for JarvisContinue reading “TRAVIS DUO: Jarvis Earnshaw & Trevor Dunn – HYPNAGOGIA”

Luke Stewart & Jarvis Earnshaw Quartet – s/t

If you like your jazz to be mystical, highly atmospheric and transportive, then Luke Stewart and Jarvis Earnshaw Quartet’s self-titled record on No Quarter is the album for you. Recorded in the winter of this year, this record features dense landscapes of unpredictable sounds. The quartet plays as vibrantly and free as possible, utilizing everyContinue reading “Luke Stewart & Jarvis Earnshaw Quartet – s/t”