Within recent years, Tio’tia:ke/ Montréal-based artist Allison Burik has unquestionably emerged a key part of the city’s vibrant jazz and experimental music scenes. A member of groups such as Bellbird (alongside Claire Devlin, Eli Davidovici, and Mili Hong), duo Umbrella Pine, they’ve also played various projects fronted by acclaimed musician Mali Obomsawin including the band that was featured on her celebrated 2022 album Sweet Tooth.
Out on 26.01.2024 via Trauton Recording
A vibraphonist balancing melodic beauty and soulful intensity.
With his distinctive, personal sound, Karl Ivar Refseth delights fans of jazz and Neo-Classical, minimal and groove music – whether as soloist, bandleader or sideman with The Notwist, Gisbert zu Knyphausen, and Tied & Tickled Trio.
With Jet Black, Pianist and Composer Satoko Fujii’s Tokyo Trio Takes Its Place Among the Great Piano Trios of Our Time. Trio’s new recording to be released January 26, 2024 via Libra Records.
“Satoko Fujii’s Tokyo Trio isn’t even close to being a conventional jazz trio . . . But it is a Satoko Fujii ensemble in every sense, with the grace, sophistication, surprise and ingenuity found in every other of her ensembles. Only this time in a small, nimble, and deceptively familiar construction.” — Victor Aaron, Something Else!
“a beautifully present trio that speaks to us now and no doubt will stand the test of time . . .” — Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Music Review
To be released 19th January 2024 on the recently established Punkt Editions label: Jan Bang‘s Reading the Air.
Composer/singer/producer Jan Bang is known for albums and live performances in collaboration with musicians like Jon Hassell, Sidsel Endresen, Tigran Hamasyan, Nils Petter Molvær, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset and Erik Honoré. After a string of instrumental releases and two song based albums with the project Dark Star Safari, Reading the Air is his first vocal based solo album since 1998.
Baritone saxophonist and bandleader Adam Schroeder teams up with arranger Mark Masters to deliver a tasty baker’s dozen tunes in the Basie/Ellington/Strayhorn style, all composed by renowned trumpeter Clark Terry on CT!. Out January 19, 2024 via Capri Records, the album takes on fresh arrangements of 13 Terry originals.
On January 12, 2024, Josh Sinton releases the next iteration of his evolutionary process on the baritone saxophone. A unified whole presented in two parts, Couloir & Book of Practitioners Vol. 2 is a double album that further articulates his philosophy that the only difference between musical interpretation and free-form improvisation is one of modality, not perception or artistic intent.
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Pyroclastic Records presents Sculpting Sound, a groundbreaking collection of six once-in-a-lifetime performances bringing together twelve master improvisers with the sound sculptures of visionary artist Harry Bertoia
These captivating performances, available on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2023 via SculptingSound.org, feature Nels Cline, Ben Monder, Ambrose Akinmusire, Nate Wooley, Ingrid Laubrock, JD Allen, Jen Shyu, Brandon Seabrook, Marcus Gilmore, Dan Weiss, Kris Davis and Craig Taborn
out on 14.12.2023 on Newvelle Records
Newvelle Records Unveils Newest Release from Acclaimed Trumpeter and Composer Ron Horton, “A Prayer for Andrew” Honoring Jazz Icon Andrew Hill. The two-disc vinyl and digital release features powerful interpretations of Hill’s arrangements as well as original works from Horton paying homage to his friend and bandmate.
Delia is released today on Punkt Editions. The cover of the Harry Belafonte track is the first single to be released from Jan Bang‘s forthcoming album, Reading The Air, his first vocal-based solo album since 1998 and features the upcoming talent Benedikte Kløw Askedalen on vocals with Jan.