What you have here is that edginess of a lot of New York-based artists, and an abrasiveness that can often be found in a lot of European jazz, one that is very different from the American brand. Yet it's jazz, one that is both traditional and free when they want to be, and these guys are very capable of going all out in the free department. When they want to surf their inner ambitions, it's all about heavy tube action and reaching for the lip knowing it's the goal but constantly moving away from it so that reaching the goal becomes more satisfying than the goal itself. When they relax and contemplate life, love, and sound, it's one of the best things you've ever heard.

12th February 2013

Album review: Sound Spirits

This is probably no relations to the well known American West Cost Distillery… I received Dame Evelyn’s most recent album Read the Rest…

19th November 2012

New album! Sound Spirits with Evelyn Glennie & Jon Hemmersam

Recorded at Real World “Sound Spirits” is a totally improvised recording by the great Danish guitarist Jon Hemmersam and Evelyn. Read the Rest…