Category: Reviews

THE BEST FROM BUDAPEST…Trio Kontraszt: From Dyonisian Sound Sparks to the Silence of Passing, Balint Gyemant: True Listener, Andras Des Trio: The Worst Singer in the World, Szakcsi/Monniot/Horvath/Balazs: Density of Standards, Pulcinella: ¾ D’Once

Are you Hungary for some new sounds? Budapest Music Center Records delivers sounds of jazz from Easter Europe. Give them a listen, they’re fresh and exciting! Trio Kontraszt consists of Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer/p-key, Istavan Grencso/ts-ss-bcl-fl and Szilveszter Miklos/dr for eleven…

Danny Grissett: Remembrance

Best known for his work with Tom Harrell and Jeremy Pelt, pianist Danny Grissett is developing his own strong catalogue as a leader, this time with a new team of Dayna Stephens/ts-ss, Vicente Archer/b and Bill Stewart/dr on a mix…

Mae.sun: Vol 1: Inter-de

Comprised of Hailey Niswanger/sax-voc, Nikara Warren/vib, Axel Laugart/key, Andrew Renfroe/g, Aaron Liao/b and David Frazier Jr/dr, the band Mae.sun delivers creative post bop originals on this collection of tunes penned by Ms. Niswanger. She uses her voice as well, delivering…

Maciej Obara Quartet: Unloved

Breathy alto saxist Maciej Obara delivers a rewarding collection of post bop originals with a communicative team of himself with Dominik Wania/p, Ole Morten Vagan/b and Gard Nilssen/dr. For the most part, he lets his warm alto speak volumes, as…