Høsten kommer med stormskritt mot oss. Men mens Donald Trump sliter med hvor de amerikanske statene ligger, og ikke riktig kan lese spor i kart, hygger europeiske jazzredaksjoner seg med lyden fra helt andre spor, lyden av ny musikk fra inn- og utland.
Cim Meyer, Jazz Special:
Linda May Han Oh “Walk Against Wind” (Biophilia Records)
Lars Mossefinn, Dag og tid:
Terje Isungset Sildrande (All Ice)
Matthieu Jouan, citizenjazz.com:
Susana Santos Silva/Torbjörn Zetterberg/Hampus Lindwall Hi! Who are you? (Matière Mémoire)
Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica:
Cristiano Calcagnile – Multikulti Ensemble The Gift of Togetherness (Caligola Records)
Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum:
Atom String Quartet Penderecki (Szczecin Philharmonic)
Mike Flynn, Jazzwise:
Rebecca Nash Atlas Peaceful King (Whirlwind Recordings)
Anna Filipieva, Jazz.ru:
Anastasia Lyutova Some Like It Jazz (Venus Records)
Jan Granlie, salt peanuts*:
Jeppe Zeeberg Universal Disappointment (self produced, ZEE201901)
Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik:
Iiro Rantala My Finnish Calendar (ACT)
Viktor Bensusan, jazzdergisi.com:
Miles Davis Rubberband (Rhino Records)
Henning Bolte, Written in Music:
ARIFA Secret Poetry (Mundus)
Patrik Sandberg, OrkesterJournalen:
Chick Corea The Spanish Heart Band Antidote (Concorde)
Why did I choose –
With Miles, any remake will always be newborn, original, sparkling and still unprocessed enough to make more remakes. Rubberband is just a case in point …
Warsaw’s Atom String Quartet was founded in 2010 by violinists Dawid Lubowicz and Mateusz Smoczyński, altoviolist Michał Zaborski and cellist Krzysztof Lenczowski. On its newest album, one of the leading and most intriguing improvising string quartets in the world ventures outside the world of jazz into the music of the great Polish contemporary compser Krzysztof Penderecki. Bat rather then tackling his avant garde works, they opted instead for his older, more traditional compositions. Some of these pieces are executed literally from the score, but others allow the ATQ to take liberty in improvised departures. Exhilarating!
An acoustic journey that generates synaesthesia. A slow and inexorable immersion in a metallic and pneumatic sound universe that lets air and light pass through.
Jeppe Zeeberg is a genius piano player, and through his five solo records he has proven that he is something very special. On this new record, «Universal Disappointment», he and his band, sounds like Frank Zappa or Captain Beefheart in one moment, Erroll Garner the next and Cecil Taylor the third. On this special project he cooperates with his fellows in the Horse Orchestra, the great saxophone player Laura Toxværd and one of his other band projects, and it sounds fantastic! Listen to some of Toxværd’s contributions or the guitar player Henrik Olsson’s solos together with Zeeberg’s own solos on this record, and you are sold!
Together with a multicultural octet on his new album Corea creates a musical brew that not only covers the Latin and Flamenco tradition, but also elements from the Middle East, Brazil and classical music. Again, Corea proves his ingenious ability to tie his musical roots into a well-sounded personal music landscape.