Kirk Knuffke Trio Gravity Without Airs Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Matthew Shipp, piano; Michael Bisio, bass Tao Forms Cornetist Kirk Knuffke plays his instrument with equal versatility to the more common trumpet, presenting a wide range of compass, dynamics, and articulations that leave his work continually fascinating. On Gravity Without Airs, a title taken from MarcusContinue reading “Kirk Knuffke Trio (CD Review)”
Today, Flore Laurentienne shares a third single from Volume II (RVNG Intl./Costume Records, 10/21/22). Check out the video below.
Last week, Punch Brothers and Watchhouse joined together onstage, playing a cover of the Sufjan Stevens song “Mystery of Love.” Bandleader Chris Thile announced that the two bands, joined by Sarah Jarosz, would be doing an acoustic tour. The shows begin on July 27th; more information here.
John Adams Collected Works Boxed Set 40XCDs Nonesuch What a seventy-fifth birthday present. Today, Nonesuch releases John Adams Collected Works, a 40-CD compendium of his recordings for the label and a few from other imprints. The curation of the set has thoughtful touches. It begins with Harmonielehre, the 1985 recording by Edo deContinue reading “Adams Boxed Set Listening Party”
The Soft Hills (singer/songwriter Garett Hobba) will release the album Viva Chi Vede via Black Spring Records on July 22nd. “Tea Time” is the first single off of the album, with a charming, traveling circus inspired video that pairs nicely with the psych-pop vibe of the single.
Check out this shape-morphing video, directed by Andy Bragin. It is accompanied by Daniel Villareal’s recording of “Patria,” a song by Avelino Muñoz that appears on his forthcoming album Panamá 77 (out May 20th on International Anthem).
Renowned bassist Jan Wobble (PIL) has joined with Ukrainian musicians to create a dub remix of the Ukrainian National Anthem. All proceeds will benefit Ukrainian Refugees. Please donate if you can. <a href=”https://jahwobbletheukrainians.bandcamp.com/track/ukrainian-national-anthem-in-dub”>Ukrainian National Anthem In Dub by Jah Wobble & The Ukrainians (featuring Jon Klein)</a> LYRICS Ukraine’s glory has not perished, norContinue reading “Jah Wobble Records Ukrainian Anthem (Benefit)”
Ethan Iverson Every Note is True Ethan Iverson, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums Blue Note Pianist Ethan Iverson received an excellent birthday present today: the release of Every Note is True, his debut recording on Blue Note Records. Since departing the Bad Plus, Iverson has worked on a number of projects asContinue reading “Ethan Iverson on Blue Note”
On Wednesday, February 9th, Herb Deutsch turned ninety years old. Deutsch has been an icon of sound synthesis both as a composer and hardware designer. One of the inventors of the first Moog synthesizers, he designed the keyboard interface that served as the basis for countless synths that followed. Moog Music is using this auspiciousContinue reading “Moog Celebrates Herb Deutsch at Ninety”
Celebrating Mendelssohn’s Birthday with Piano Recordings February 3rd is Felix Mendelssohn’s birthday. To celebrate, here are two reviews of recent recordings of piano music by the composer. Felix Mendelssohn Complete Music for Solo Piano, Vol. 6 Hyperion CD Howard Shelley Pianist Howard Shelley has been making his way through the compendious catalog ofContinue reading “Celebrating Mendelssohn with Piano Music”