Høsten er på plass, dagene blir kortere og kveldsmørket kommer krypende tidligere og tidligere. Og da e alltid godt å ha god musikk å friske opp de mørke kveldene med. Og hvis man ikke har mulighet til å gå ut og høre alle de strålende konsertene som arrangeres rundt om, kommer det nok av god jazz på plate man kan hygge seg med. Og her er hva europas jazzmagasiner anbefaler for de kommende uker:
Magnus Nygren, OrkesterJournalen:
PER TEXAS JOHANSSON Stråk på himlen och stora hus (Moserobie)
Cim Meyer, Jazz Special:
MAX AGNAS TRIO Komposition VII (Loumi Records)
Lars Mossefinn, Dag og tid:
LOUIS SCLAVIS Characters On A Wall (ECM 2645)
Matthieu Jouan, citizenjazz.com
JAIMIE BRANCH Fly or Die 2 – bird dogs of paradise (International Anthem)
Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing:
AVISHAI COHEN & YONATHAN AVISHAI Playing The Room (ECM)
Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica:
ØYVIND SKARBØ – SKARBØ SKULEKORPS Skarbø Skulekorps (HUBRO Musc)
Madli-Liis Parts , Muusika:
MART SOO & KULGEJAD Kulg II (Mart Soo)
Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum:
MAREK NAPIÓRKOWSKI Hipokamp (Agora)
Mike Flynn, Jazzwise:
ALICE ZAWADZKI Within You Is A World Of Spring (Whirlwind Recordings)
Jan Granlie, salt-peanuts.eu:
THE WAY OUT Yes We Are (Insulamusic)
Christine Stephan, JAZZTHETIK:
TRILLMANN Live (Tangible / www.tangible-music.net)
Viktor Bensusan, jazzdergisi.com:
POKAZ TRIO Kintsugi (Losen Records)
Henning Bolte, Written in Music:
QÖÖLP qÖÖlp (BMC)
Why did I choose –
Marek Napiórkowski has been for years considered Poland’s top jazz guitarist, a successor to the sadly departed Jarek Śmietana. His newest album “HIPOKAMP” offers a fresh and exciting mix of „sophisticated jazz improvisations with the world of electronic sound structures, progressive rock, ethno, and funk”. The electric guitar virtuoso is joined by top Polish players – Jan Smoczyński on synthesizers, Paweł Dobrowolski on drums, special guest Adam Pierończyk on saxophones, and Brazil’s precussion master Luis Ribeiro.
This anti-Trump and anti-racist manifesto disc is a current version of the Fable of Faubus, Don Cherry’s musical universe and Jeanne Lee’s Blasé holler with Archie Shepp. Everything reappears here, like a fountain resurfacing from a volcano. And everything ends with a love song.
«The Mad Professor» Torsten Høeg runs this quartet of young musicians, into the world of popish jazz with roots in South Africa and the world of Albert Ayler and the other masters.
Viktor Bensusan, jazzdergisi.com:
The piano trio is a universal medium for jazz and lately pre/post-jazz. In this album, pianist Andrew Pokaz presents a kind of Zen and The Art of Piano Trio with blended local flavors from his hometown of multi-ethnic Odessa, Ukraine…
Why is qÖÖlp such a good combination of musicians, why is the music of this album such a marvelous, convincing throw, a throw immediately clicking in and firing full salvo? There is much good music around, but this is the exponentially best I met this time.
The line-up of three string instruments, violin, cello, 7-strings guitar and drums give a hint already. The musicians on it totally make it (happen): the notorious Ceccaldi bros. (Sicilian roots), beautiful and wild, a stunning, dryly electrifying Ronny Graupe, and a here totally unbeatable Lillinger operating from deep inside with his unrelenting
hyper-rapidly squirreling strokes.
That means interlocking heavy gangue and finest chiselling. It blows, bangs and crashes, it rumbles and shrieks, dreams calmly and jubilates in highest pitch with Affenzahn, breakneck speed. The wolves join in, howling passionately with snouts raised. These four musicians meet and reinforce each other in high energy dynamics as well as structural equilibrity and clarity, naturally and with exhilarating results.