Category: Reviews

Carlos Saunier: Inminente

Guitarist Carlos Saunier together a rich post bop album with the team of Claudio Rubio/ts, Francisco Barahona/b Felix Lecaros/dr and guest Maxi Alarcon/ts for a handful of originals. The two tenors create a rich lava for the dance  pulse provided…

Samuel Pompeo Quinteto: Que Descaida

Brazilian Samuel Pompeo rotates between baritone sax, clarinet and soprano sax along with compatriots Dino Barioni/g-viola, Fabio Leandro/p, Gibson Freitas/b and Paulinho Vicente/dr through an album of infectious home grown melodies. The team mixes bop, classical and traditional themes, as…

Da Cruz: Eco Do Futuro

With the vocals of Marian Da Cruz and the teaming of Ane H/el, Pit Lee/dr, Oliver Husmann/g, Nidlaus Hurny/tp and Marc Stucki/sax, Da Cruz  brings post modern sounds to the tradition of Brazil. Maria Da Cruz has an earthy and…

ICE: Party Pack

Consisting of Adam Hopkins/b, Dustin Carlson/g, Nathan Ellman-Bell/dr and the two tenor team of Patrick Breiner & Eric Trudel,  the band ICE specializes in free form material supplied by Hopkins’ pen. The band is recorded in concert at the iBeam…

Jon Balke Siwan: Nahnou Houm

Exotic sounds from lands afar are presented by keyboardist Jon Balke. He mixes and matches the team of Helge Norbakken/perc, Pedram Kahvar Zamini/tumbak and the Hungarian kemence (violin) of Derya Turkan to team up with the earthy voice of Mona…