The album was recorded at the historic NYC jazz club to mark the venue’s reopening after nearly 60 years. The band celebrates the album at the club on February 10 & 11.
“Frank Kimbrough [was] a pianist of unerring taste and touch, a composer drawn to flowing ethereality, and an improviser steeped in the art of epiphany.” – Nate Chinen, WBGO
“ [Kimbrough] was remarkably at ease in any style of jazz, turning on a dime from blocky and dissonant clusters to bebop workouts to ethereal subtleties. In all cases, his impeccable touch was balanced by a strong undercurrent of rhythm.” – Michael J. West, JazzTimes
release date: 25.02.2022 on Laika Records
Rufus Reid calls Air – bassist Martin Wind’s new album with four double bassists – “a tour de force.” Ron Carter agrees, saying “marvel at the music and arrangements of these 4 bassists and their very special guests.” This extraordinary album, available February 25, 2022 via Laika Records, features the double bass in an entirely new way: making it the center of the action.
release date: 16.07.2021 via Brass Tonic Records
”…one of the most intriguing and promising composers and trumpeters on the contemporary music scene.“ – Derk Richardson, San Francisco Chronicle
At its best music is an act of generosity that flows from creative camaraderie. Slated for release on July 16, 2021 via Brass Tonic Records, Sarah Wilson’s third album Kaleidoscope results from that kind of rarefied communion. The San Francisco Bay Area trumpeter, vocalist, and composer wrote and recorded the music in a spirit of gratitude inspired by some of the key figures in her creative life. She’s joined by a nonpareil cast of improvisers, including pianist Myra Melford, drummer Matt Wilson, violinist Charles Burnham, bassist Jerome Harris, and guitarist John Schott.
release date: August 28, 2020 via Palmetto
“…a ray of sunshine from Matt Wilson.” – Nate Chinen, WBGO “Take Five”
“Between the plague and politics, 2020 seems like a good year, if you tote a pitchfork and walk on cloven hoofs. The rest of us could use some lifting up, and no one’s better suited to that job than Matt Wilson.” – Bill Meyer, DownBeat
A new Matt Wilson album isn’t so much a snapshot capturing the drummer at a particular moment in time. Rather, his recordings are more like a musical family tree, vividly illustrating the web of relationships that manifest in his music. A creative force since the 1980s, he embodies a verdant and radically unbounded aesthetic, and Hug embraces some of his deepest nourishing roots. Featuring Wilson’s long-running quartet with saxophonist Jeff Lederer, cornetist Kirk Knuffke and bassist Chris Lightcap, Hug documents one of jazz’s most potent and expressive working bands exploring a typically far-flung Wilsonian program.
Due out May 8 2020 via his own Here Tiz Music,
Hypocrisy Democracy presents risk-taking new compositions grounded in the jazz tradition with Andy Milne, Ben Allison and Matt Wilson
“Despite the fact that Glasser is an old soul in many ways, he shouldn’t be mistaken for a nostalgia act… he lives in the here and now and his playing and writing continue to evolve.”
– Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
“Dave Glasser makes the past his own… [his music is] a modern manifestation of hard bop tradition.”
— Phil Freeman, Burning Ambulance
Due out April 17, 2020 via Consolidated Artists Productions
“Already notable in a trio format, Evan’s distinctive compositions stand out given full quintet arrangements.” – George Kanzler, Hot House
“He makes you listen carefully to discover the complexities that he configures beneath his music’s attractive but subdued surface.” —Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes