David Grubbs & Taku Unami – The Forest Dictation (2018)

“Primarily influenced by Japanese novelist Atsushi Nakajima’s existential folktales and an exchange of recommended reading between Grubbs and Unami, Failed Celestial Creatures is as lovely and literate as you would expect from two artists that revel in being as audaciously off-piste as can be — in the best possible way.” Source

Advertisement

Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte With Iggy Pop – Everyday (2017)

“So, the front man for the rock/pop group called The Stooges gets an invite to pitch in with a classic jazz piano trio. The Stooge would be Iggy Pop; the piano trio, Jamie Saft’s, with bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bobby Previte. That’s quite an experiment, like something Frank Zappa might have tried.

Pianist Jamie Saft has hitched a big part of his star to John Zorn, appearing, as a sideman or leader, on a score of Zorn’s Tzadik label outings. That says “adventurous,” and “no boundaries.” But in his piano trio outings milieu, the avant-garde buttons aren’t pushed all that hard.” Allaboutjazz

Peter Zummo – Song II: Right; Off The Beat (2018)

“A few years ago​,​ ​American composer and trombonist ​PETER ZUMMO discovered a ​1984 ​recording ​of unreleased material from his ​Six Songs​ suite in his archive. Six Songs was the basis for LATERAL PASS​ (Foom 2014), his award winning score for modern-dance choreographer Trisha Brown’s work of the same name. Material taken from Six Songs can also be heard on ​his seminal ZUMMO WITH AN X (Loris Bend, 1985/Optimo 2012).

The work is now being released as a new LP, FRAME LOOP. Recorded live and ​in single takes, it features​ a stellar line-up of longtime ZUMMO collaborators:​ ARTHUR RUSSELL on amplified cello, BILL RUYLE on marimba, ​and ​MUSTAFA AHMED on congas. ZUMMO ​plays trombone and euphonium.” Bandcamp

Sons Of Kemet – My Queen Is Harriet Tubman (2018)

Taken from the 2018 album “Your Queen Is A Reptile”

“It is appropriate that this, British-based Sons of Kemet’s third album, should be released under the Impulse banner. During its heyday, Impulse was the home of John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders and as such was the chief platform for the cosmic/spiritual jazz movement of the 1960s and 1970s and that movement’s demand for white-majority society’s recognition of black culture and respect for black people.” Source
Sons Of Kemet Official Website

Mildlife – The Magnificent Moon (2018)


“Narrowing down Mildlife’s style into a genre is almost impossible, as they bond over the desire to push musical boundaries. No strangers to the Melbourne band scene, the four old friends have been drawing crowds through an epic journey at intimate venues and festivals for the best part of the past 4 years. Developing a tight live show bolstered by wild improvisation, the group have left punters itching for their first full length studio album “Phase” that mines jazz, psych and disco for its irresistible groove.” Bandcamp

Ikue Mori with Robert Quine and Marc Ribot – Mojave (1995)

iko

Drum Programming – Ikue Mori
Executive Producer – Kazunori Sugiyama
Guitar – Marc Ribot, Robert Quine
Mastered By – Allan Tucker
Mixed By – Joe Ferla
Producer – John Zorn
Recorded By – Alec Head

Recorded at Sear Sound, NYC, 14-16 February 1994.
Mixed at Sound On Sound, 24 July 1994.
Mastered at Foothill Digital, NYC.

“Guitarist Robert Quine has claimed that Painted Desert is his session, but it wasn’t released as such “because of legalities.” Ikue Mori, under whose name this album was released, views it more as a meeting between Quine and herself that was directed by producer John Zorn. Either way, Painted Desert is a stunning work of guitar and drum machine/sampler trios. Mori recorded her parts, which rely primarily on tom tom and cymbal sounds, and then gave the tapes to Quine and Marc Ribot, who improvised guitar parts…”Source

Colin Hinton – Felines (2018)

Colin

“On his debut full-length as a bandleader and composer, Hinton’s Glassbath channels the edgy jazz/rock of Jim Black’s AlasNoAxis, the vast sonic landscapes of post-rock pioneers such as Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the post-hardcore/indie-rock of Dallas’ Red Animal War, and the audacious experimental jazz of Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, and Peter Brötzmann.
With the leader’s passionate and deeply musical drumming at its core, the group honors Hinton’s duel allegiance to both the Texas indie rock scene and New York’s forward-thinking jazz community. Angular pulses draw the listener in, before abrupt left turns into frenetic abstraction turn expectations upside down.
credits
released February 20, 2018

Peyton Pleninger – tenor
Edward Gavitt – guitar
Nick Dunston – electric bass
Colin Hinton – drums/compositions ” Bandcamp