Archive for the ‘Jazz’ Category

Steve Lawson – Grace and Gratitude

By • Apr 18th, 2009

Steve Lawson is a “New-Age Post-Rock Ambient-Jazz Solo-Bassist”, that’s what it says on his website. I found him though the looping work he does.  You really need to hear this guy’s stuff., head over to www.myspace.com/solobassstevelawson and listen to “Grace and Gratitude”. It is just beautiful. The space that surrounds the notes, the notes that […]



Either/Orchestra

By • Dec 17th, 2008

It finally had to happen… yep a jazz big band. No don’t panic, it’s not going to hurt a bit. The Either/Orchestra is an amazing jazz group from Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. They fired up in the mid Eighties as a “small big band”, with three saxes, two trumpets and one or two trombones. This is […]



Jun Miyake

By • Dec 12th, 2008

Jun Miyake is fearless. Play the track “Alvirverde” (It’s the first track over at Myspace) and you will see what I mean. The track starts with a beautifully played and recorded bass, then the drum machine percussion kicks in. And before you have a chance to register what is going on, there are these amazing […]



Susanna And The Magical Orchestra

By • Nov 20th, 2008

Susanna And The Magical Orchestra are a duo from Oslo, keyboard player Morten Qvenild and singer Susanna Karolina Wallumrød. Susanna And The Magical Orchestra can be found at the place where popmusic, electronica and jazz all intersect. Have a listen to “Believer” over at www.myspace.com/susannamagical. Its a wonderful languid piece that just unfolds at it’s […]



Robert Mitchell – Teardrop

By • Nov 12th, 2008

I am rather taken with British jazz pianist Robert Mitchell. I like the way his music flips between contemporary-classical jazz and almost experimental modern funk, The tracks that are available over at www.myspace.com/robertmitchellmusic will give you a pretty good idea of where he is coming from. There is a track called “Space” and it is […]



NOMO

By • Aug 29th, 2008

“HOT HORNS + HEAVY PERCUSSION“, thats what it says on the Nomo Myspace site. Oh yes, do they live up to it. Minimalist keyboard loops, fuzzed-out bass, the odd soulful vocal, and then there’s the electric mbira (a Zimbabwean thumb piano also known in parts of Southern Africa as a kalimba), an electric sawblade gamelan […]



Pentangle – Light Flight

By • Jul 30th, 2008

A long long time ago, in a reality that took it’s chances along with the rest of us, there was an amazing band called “Pentangle”. It consisted of a truly amazing collection of musicians; Bert Jansch and John Renbourn on guitars, vocalist Jacqui McShee and talented jazz rhythm section Danny Thompson on acoustic bass and […]