2017-05-01 Sopranoville

Sopranoville: Works for Prepared and Non-Prepared Saxophone. Sam Newsome.

That title sounds so academic for such an enjoyable album! While these pieces are a sort of catalog of every sound it is possible to get from a Soprano Sax, it is Mr Newsome’s artistic creativity and vision that stand out.

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2017-04-28 All This I Do For Glory

All This I Do For Glory. Colin Stetson.

Mr Colin Stetson continues to pursue his vision for solo woodwind and contact mic’d vocal performance. On this release, he seems to be concentrating on, and crystalizing, the vocal and rhythmic aspects of his work. Many of the pieces also have a wider, symphonic-pastoral scope, and more dynamic variation, than the “Judges” series he did for Constellation Records. Epic, in every sense of the word.

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2017-04-25 In The Beginning

In The Beginning. The American Jazz Quintet.

Inarguable and unassailable master class level Jazz.

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2017-04-21 Piano Song

Even though this is the “Matthew Shipp” Trio, the real star is drummer Newman Taylor-Baker. Especially on Magic Carpet, with its Stubblefield-esque high hat figure. His contributions are outstanding.

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