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.
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.
The engrossing book, due out November 15, 2023, features stories of Haynes’ encounters with legends like Lee Konitz, Anthony Braxton, Dave Liebman and Paul Smoker, along with poetry, musical analysis and lessons from a life in music. The release will be accompanied by the career-spanning, eight-hour compilation A Life Improvised, a 62-track collection encompassing Haynes’ myriad projects and collaborations.
“In [Chasing the Masters], you find the beauty of Phil and his way of living. His artistry percolates beyond the rims of the glass (or of a drum), as all of the world becomes his canvas.” – Vocalist Nicholas Horner, from the Foreword to Chasing the Masters
“Since arriving in New York from Oregon in 1983, drummer Phil Haynes established himself as a potent force on the downtown composer/improviser scene.” – Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes
release date: 03.11.2023 via Ansible Editions
Since 2008, Canadian trumpet player and composer Nicole Rampersaud has relentlessly probed the sonic boundaries of her instrument, crafting exploratory works for it alone that she montages spontaneously into riveting solo performances. On her debut LP Saudade for Toronto imprint Ansible Editions, she ventures further along this trajectory, augmenting her brilliant, individualistic playing with textural electronic treatments.
Pianist/Composer Angelica Sanchez explores the vibrant hues of the nocturnal world on the debut album by her all-star Nonet
Nighttime Creatures, due out October 27, 2023 via Pyroclastic Records, Angelica Sanchez‘s NONET, features Michaël Attias, Ben Goldberg, John Hébert, Thomas Heberer, Sam Ospovat, Chris Speed, Omar Tamez and Kenny Warren
“One of the most persistently overlooked and under-recorded pianists of her generation, Angelica Sanchez… nonchalantly displays her versatility [on] fleet post-bop, fully improvised excursions, or… brooding introspection.” – Peter Margasak, The Quietus
” Angelica Sanchez is a pianist of great depth and imagination.” – Richard J. Salvucci, All About Jazz
The stellar debut album of vocalist and composer Ruiqi Wang (pronounced ‘Raychee Wong’), Subduing The Silence launches this Friday, on 27th of October 2023 with Montréal musician Ayelet Rose Gottlieb‘s new Orchard Of Pomegranates imprint, both on CD and across all major digital platforms. Accompanied by astonishing Trio made of three super charged Ladies: Stephanie Urquhart on piano, Summer Kodama on double bass and Mili Hong on drums and quest appearance of the string quartet.
release date: 20.10.2023 on Cassiar Records
“Each track stretches across several minutes, but the experience they create is one of a fractured, or fragmented, forum of ideas—motifs come and go, each with their own sense of internal coherence[…] Every so often, the trio fnds union in a shared melody or brief glimpses of consonance. But these moments are feeting, and the ensemble’s search is ongoing—they keep turning over stones, exposing wriggling bits of life.” — Brennan McCracken, Musicworks
“I like the trio’s unique musical vision, its tender and determined sound and the way it is delivered: with quality and precision. To create your own voice in the crowded musical environment of today is a feat.” — Stef Gijssels, Free Jazz Blog
“Phrases often seem deliberately tentative, and exclamations sometimes evaporate into question marks […] The group’s use of space allows for their improvisations to possess distinctive shape and structure, so that when Kind Mind goes full throttle the element of surprise is on their side.” — Yoshi Maclear Wall, The WholeNote
release date: 30.06.2023 via Jazzland Recordings
… an impressive and thoroughly riveting album …[the] distinctive vocals are haunting in all senses of the word ★★★★ BBC Music Magazine
Oddrun Lilja Jonsdottir is a versatile and innovative composer, guitarist and vocalist from Oslo’s jazz scene. As an artist, she tours the world, and has had collaborative projects with musicians in India, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Iceland and New York, among others. She is currently a composer with Tingingsverket (commissioned music) for Vossa Jazz’s 50th anniversary in 2023, contributing her work “I”.
“With Peter Bradley” Soundtrack and Original Score – out today June 16, 2023 via Solid Jackson Records – features Jackson’s stellar quartet with pianist Jeremy Manasia, bassist David Williams and drummers McClenty Hunter or Charles Goold, with guest trumpeter Greg Glassman. Jackson’s gift for musical portraiture is evident in the score, which nods to some of Bradley’s favorite jazz icons – including Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Jackson’s former employer, Art Blakey – while vibrantly capturing the moods and personalities of the film and its subject.