Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Rhapsody in Blue (1979)


“Sun Ra admired George Gershwin and paid musical tribute to the great composer’s legacy countless times over his 50-year performing and recording career. This digital-only release, spanning 38 years (1951–1989), compiles some of the best recorded examples of Ra’s idiosyncratic takes on the Gershwin catalog. These performances encompass a variety of styles and personnel — full Arkestra, trio with vocalist (Hattie Randolph), duo (Sun Ra and Wilbur Ware), and doo-wop (The Nu Sounds, arranged and accompanied by Sun Ra).”Source


Elephant9 – Actionpack1 (2018)


“Elephant9 blends the virtuosic precision of King Crimson and Yes with the jazz-fusion explorations of electric Miles, Weather Report and the Tony Williams Lifetime. Key and time signatures change constantly as the quartet helters and skelters between tightly composed sections, driving kosmische interludes and bucolic Canterbury excursions. Rolling Stone(US)(…)On this, their fifth studio album, they are back to the core trio of their two first albums, with Ståle Storløkken (keyboards), Nikolai Hængsle (bass) and Torstein Lofthus (drums). “The Greatest Show On Earth” displays some truly astonishing playing and is a more dynamic, structured and focused album with all tracks clocking in between five and seven minutes.” Source

Walter Smith III – Ask Me Now (2018)



Walter Smith III – tenor saxophone
Harish Raghaven – bass (1, 2, 6 & 7)
Eric Harland – drums

Special guests

Christian McBride – bass (3, 5, 8 & 9)
Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone (3 & 9)


Recorded at Sear Sound and GSI Studios by Chris Allen
Mixed by Chris Allen
Mastered by Paul Blakemore
Produced by Chris Dunn
Executive Producer for Whirlwind Recordings – Michael Janisch”

Joachim Kühn New Trio – The End (2016)


“Joachim Kühn most certainly is the most reknowned German jazz pianist. One of the very few German artists who became successful beyond the contries boarders. A restless, unbound, free spirit. A giant of his instrument with breathtaking technique and unlimited expression.
With his new album “Beauty & Truth” Joachim Kühn introduces his New Trio with Chris Jennings (b) and Eric Schaefer (dr). And, at the age of 72, impressively manages to re-invent himself once more sounding fresher and more modern, than ever.”Source