Tyshawn Sorey Pillars Firehouse Records Tyshawn Sorey is the type of multi-instrumentalist and all-around musical force (composer, arranger, conductor, sideman and leader) that it’s nearly impossible for us mere mortals to wrap our thinking-gear around it really. There he is behind the kit making strange, alluring shapes with an improv legend like Roscoe Mitchell or re-inventing post-bop yet again as part […]
Vijay Iyer Sextet Far From Over ECM Vijay Iyer – versatile, prolific, consummate – here with his regular trio (though Tyshawn Sorey, powerhouse, genius, is subbing in on drums) augmented with horns (Steve Lehman and Mark Skim on saxes, Graham Haynes on trumpet) has made another stunning work. Far From Over digs deep, provides funk […]
The Angelica Sanchez Trio Float The Edge Clean Feed Records Across the last two decades Angelica Sanchez has made a name for herself as bandleader and supporting player, as composer and improviser – here on her first album as leader of a ‘standard’ piano/bass/drums trio she explores all of these roles and many musical colours. […]
jesus, FUCK! – Alan Bennett is 83. I better get watching – and reading – his books, his TV, his films, scripts… Shit! There’s too much for me. (I’ve read some, seen some – but there’s much to revisit, and so much to try, to find, to hunt, to line up). A name gets mentioned, […]
It’s been a big week of podcast-edits for me, and as well as layering in loads of music (often instrumentals) I’ve been listening to lots of instrumental music even when not editing. There are some new and old favourites here. Something for everyone, hopefully. Five things that I dig at any rate.
Skjold/Højensgård Project (feat. Tyshawn Sorey) Human Maybe (ep) (Independent) Claus Højensgård (trumpet and keys) and Jeppe Skjold (saxophone) – from the extended line-up of the Danish collective, Hess Is More, breakaway here for a two-track ep featuring American free-jazz wunderkind Tyshawn Sorey.
Roscoe Mitchell Duets With Tyshawn Sorey & Special Guest Hugh Ragin World Hive Records This album of free-improv duets between saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and drummer and rising star of the improv scene (as both player and composer/multi-instrumentalist) Tyshawn Sorey includes some appearances by trumpeter Hugh Ragin; Mitchell’s old Association for the Advancement of Creative musicians […]