Ny måned og nye favoritter hos de forskjellige jazzredaktørene rundt om I Europa. Her er hva man lytter til akkurat nå:
Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum:
ADAM BAŁDYCH QUARTET «Sacrum Profanum» (ACT)
Mike Flynn, Jazzwise:
BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET «The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul» (OKeh/Marsalis Music)
Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru:
MASHA ART & LRK TRIO «Anesthesia» (Losen Records)
Jan Granlie, salt-peanuts.eu:
JEANNE LEE / RAN BLAKE «The Newest Sound You Never Heard» (A-SIDE RECORDS)
Christine Stephan, JAZZTHETIK:
THEON CROSS «Fyah» (Gearbox)
Viktor Bensusan, jazzdergisi.com:
HOFF ENSEMBLE «Polarity» (2L)
Henning Bolte, Written in Music:
SIMON TOLDAM TRIO feat. NILS DAVIDSEN, KNUT FINSRUD «Omhu» (ILK)
Patrik Sandberg, OrkesterJournalen:
GORAN KAJFES TROPIQUES «Into the Wild» (Headspin Records)
Cim Meyer, Jazz Special:
FRED HERSCH TRIO «’97 @ The Village Vanguard» (Palmetto Records)
Lars Mossefinn, Dag og tid:
SUSANNA & THE BROTHERHOOD OF OUR LADY «Garden of Earthly Delights» (SusannaSonata)
Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing:
OMER KLEIN TRIO «Radio Mediteran» (Warner)
Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica:
MICHELE RABBIA – INGAR ZACH «so-nò-ro» (CAM Jazz)
Madli-Liis Parts , Muusika:
MATS EILERTSEN/HARMEN FRAANJE/THOMAS STRØNEN «And Then Comes The Night» (ECM)
Why did I choose:
The Newest Sound You Never Heard has become a wonderfully beautiful record from two musicians who held together until one of them (Jeanne Lee) died on October 25, 2000. And it has become a fantastic document on what these two excellent musicians created together over the years .
If you want to feel the culture, tradition and attitude of the North of Norway in a music of sophistication, Jan Gunnar Hoff will be your quintessential host. His romanticism and well hidden swing melt into the melodies inspired by his Arctic surroundings and lifestyle. Hoff likes happy endings in his music and Polarity is the beginning of all the ends that justify the means…
For new work musicians can play different notes OR they can play notes differently, with a different attitude, a different approach. That’s what happens in this new recording of the renowned trio of pianist Simon Toldam, bassist Nils Davidsen and drummer Knut Finsrud from Copenhagen. <> is played in slow pace, circumspect, moulded with utter care and a lot of spaciousness, seemingly discontinuously. Notes are falling as raindrops amid prowling textures, shuffling timbres and reptilian mood shifts. It all happens the way sounds occur and rise in nature and provides a distinguishing listening experience.
With his group Tropiques, Goran Kajfes controls a music that slowly builds up repetitive motifs, at the same time as the rhythm and improvisations are in constant motion. Once introspective and as well as traveling feeling.improvisions constantly in motion, and reminds that the music is created pace for pace. At the same time there are clear connections to the music Kajfes creates on his own X / Y disc and with Subtropic Arkestra
Tight, focused and swinging in the standard tradition of trio jazz. These selections paved the way for Hersch’ recurrent well attended engagements at The Village Vanguard.
Following his previous projects with Israeli pianist Yaron Herman and the Helge Lien Trio from Norway, it is Adam Bałdych’s first album recorded for ACT Music with a group of Polish musicians. “Sacrum Profanum” is the violin virtuoso’s perhaps most ambitious endeavor. Featuring his reworkings of classical composers from different epochs (Thomas Tallis, Hildegarda von Bingen, Sofia Gubajdulina, Gregorio Allegri), the Polish mediaeval hymn “Bogurodzica”, as well as his own compositions, it is in his own words “a multidimensional effort which defies classication”.
Adam Bałdych is playing violin and Renaissance violin, with Krzysztof Dys on piano, Michał Baranski on bass and Dawid Fortuna on drums.