Recommended Release: Fiore on Vinyl

Giacomo Fiore presents four works for electric guitar by living American composers – Eve Beglarian, Larry Polansky. Christian Wolff, and Anthony Porter – on his latest release IV (available here).  Fiore is an ardent proponent of the electric guitar’s potential as a concert instrument. Indeed, there’s not a whiff of rock to be found on IV, but here and there jazz voicings make welcome appearances.Continue reading “Recommended Release: Fiore on Vinyl”

Matthew Shipp: I’ve Been to Many Places (CD Review)

I’ve Been to Many Places Matthew Shipp, piano Thirsty Ear Blue Series CD   Pianist Matthew Shipp has recorded voluminously. Even with such a substantial discography, on his latest recording for Thirsty Ear, I’ve Been to Many Places, he shows himself still capable of sharing surprises. It isn’t in terms of wholesale changes of style or new technical innovations,Continue reading “Matthew Shipp: I’ve Been to Many Places (CD Review)”