Greetings, Here are micro-reviews of four CDs by international artists that fall roughly into the "jazz" category. I receive lots
of really great CDs each week, and there's simply not enough time to
write full reviews of them all in the magazine, or even online—so from
time to time I try to cover a batch of them, limiting each review to 50
words as a way of focusing my attention and getting them done quickly. As
you can see, I really dig all of these discs, and I encourage you to
seek them out and support the great artists responsible for them. Cheers! Barrybarrycleveland.com Grid MeshCoordinatesThis
improvisational German trio comprises guitarist Andreas Willers,
drummer Rudi Fischerlehner, and saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert.
Recorded live, the music on this adventurous disc ranges from subtle and
enticingly melodic interactions to intriguing soundscapes to frenzied
skronking—all while remaining impressively tasteful, inventive, and
surprisingly coherent. FMR. Arto Tuncboyaciyan & Kardes Türküler
On this spectacular world-fusion masterpiece, Turkish-Armenian
percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer Tuncboyaciyan
leads a virtuosic, orchestra-sized ensemble that includes
electric/classical guitarist Ubrahim Odak (and Cansun Kucukyurk playing
E-bowed electric on one track), along with myriad other instrumentalists
that should inspire adventurous and open-minded guitarists everywhere.
Kalan. Sidony BoxPink ParadiseThis
French power trio—guitarist Manuel Adnot, alto saxophonist Elie
Dalibert, and drummer Arthur Narcy—dishes up a very satisfying blend of
avant-jazz, prog-tinged rock, and free-ish improvisation, with wonderful
dynamics, brilliant instrumental interplay, lovely melodies, and highly
engaging guitar work by Adnot. Jazz à Vienne. Johan BerkeNordic Scenes in Chromatic BlueLeading
a sextet that includes two saxophonists and second guitarist Håkan
Goohde, Swedish jazz guitarist Berke imbues these lovely and deeply
evocative compositions with great harmonic subtlety and sophistication.
Beautiful guitar, sax, and ensemble playing enhance this truly
excellent, ECM-flavored recording. Gason Jazz.
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