Big in Japan

I am very proud of flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi. Their duo, known as Righteous Girls, performs twice in Japan this week. They are presenting their Gathering Blue project, recorded on New Focus Records, at Horie Arte, 1-18-17 Kita-Horie, Osaka, Japan, on June 3rd and 5th at 7:30 PM. Gathering Blue features composers Ambrose Akinmusire, Andy Akiho, Dave Molk, Jonathan Ragonese, Pascal Le Bouef, Randy Woolf, and Vijay Iyer. Gina andContinue reading “Big in Japan”

Anders Jormin – “Trees of Light”

Trees of Light ECM Records Lena Willemark voice, fiddle and viola Anders Jormin double bass Karin Nakagawa 25-string koto Out this week on ECM Records, Trees of Light brings together traditional music-making from Sweden and Japan with jazz bass improvisations. This seemingly unlikely fusion works beautifully. Each member of the trio retains their own stylistic signaturesContinue reading “Anders Jormin – “Trees of Light””