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  Artist:  Karl Bjorå’s Aperture Album:  The Most Obvious Solution Label:  Øra Fonogram Style:  Chamber jazz Favorite Track: “Lightheaded Lizard” Music from:  Trondheim, Norway What I like about it:  There’s something quite thrilling about the way each melody takes every sharp angle it encounters, and how these sudden changes of direction emit a sense of […]
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  Artist:  Echo Chamber Album:  Antinodal Label:  Aut Records Style:  Cybernetic jazz Favorite Track: “Passo Navene” Music from:  Berlin, Germany What I like about it:  I like how the electronic elements hang in the air, like a fog slowly encircling the trio, and I like how the sharp definition of organic instruments like drums and […]
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  And here we go. Brace yourselves, music listeners, because my latest Best Jazz on Bandcamp recommendations just posted on The Bandcamp Daily.  The newest monthly installment covers albums for April 2019.  There’s ten recommendations in total, plus some bonus recommendations, to boot.  There’s been no let-up on the deluge of new music in 2019, […]
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It would be a very good idea to be in Lexington, KY on Wednesday night, May 15th.  Brian Krock’s liddle will be hitting town for a 8pm show in the J.Gumbo’s Lex courtyard, located in the North Limestone corridor.  The latest installment of the J.Gumbo’s Lex music series will see Krock performing music from his […]
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  There’s no letup with the great music coming through Lexington, KY in 2019.  Tomorrow night, it’s an excellent double bill with The Chicago Plan and Keefe Jackson‘s quartet both performing at The Niles Gallery on the UK campus. The Chicago Plan is a quartet of trombonist Steve Swell, saxophonist Gebhard Ullmann, percussionist Michael Zerang […]
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  I adore Thumbscrew‘s 2018 double release Ours and Theirs.  It earned this site’s Best of 2018 #4 slot, and garnered a mention in my Best Bandcamp Jazz in 2018 column.  The trio of guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara possess a cryptic sound, something that incorporates each musician’s distinct individual […]
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  Here is some very good new music   Anat Fort Trio – Colour (Sunnyside Records) There’s a comforting fireplace presence to the latest from Anat Fort, and in the way she brings a melody to light, there’s also a hypnotic effect not unlike the flickering motion of flames dancing off the surface of wood.  […]
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  I’ve enjoyed some Brötzmann recordings in my time.  Hell, the discovery continues into the present day.  But I never truly appreciated the man’s artistry or the absolutely power of his sonic delivery until I saw him live.  It occurred in a small church in Lexington, KY, out on North Limestone and years before that […]
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  Big Ears Festival is pretty much entirely a downtown thing.  By most measures, it’s a walking distance event.  And while a bit of pre-trip research revealed some pretty neat places to eat, drink and hang that were located in the neighborhoods outside of the city center, if you’re going to be at the festival […]
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  From the palpable shock and astonishment that swept through the church, it was obvious that most of us hadn’t known:  Not long ago, Ralph Towner had been through heart surgery.  The guitarist relayed this information on the wings of a joke, as he introduced the next piece of that evening… a rendition of the […]
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