Monday, December 21, 2015

Most anticipated jazz albums - I/2016

Five jazz albums we are really looking forward to at the beginning of 2016:

Mare Nostrum II -
Paolo Fresu / Richard Galliano / Jan Lundgren

The Long Wait is Over. Mare Nostrum presents 'The Sound of Europe'….. Part Two. Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, French accordionist Richard Galliano and Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren form the trio “Mare Nostrum”. This band forges connections between the discrete musical cultures of its three protagonists. This new CD marks the return to the studio of a European supergroup. And they're on top form. More...

What was said - 
Tord Gustavsen with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad
What was said brings new colours to Tord Gustavsen’s musical palette. His latest trio project builds upon the subtle understanding of his long musical association with drummer Jarle Vespestad, introduces the entrancing Afghan-German vocalist Simin Tander, and explores the tradition of Norwegian church music in a most untraditional way...

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Charlie" (2015)

Tribute album to great Charlie Haden. Line-up: Matt Brewer - Bass, Adam Rogers - Guitars, Will Vinson - Saxs, Marcus Gilmore - Drums, Gonzalo Rubalcaba - piano. More on and on Twitter.

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