The Angelica Sanchez Trio: Float The Edge [Album Review]

The Angelica Sanchez Trio Float The Edge Clean Feed Records [2017] Fire Note Says: The Angelica Sanchez Trio’s 2017 release should not be missed. Album Review: If there is a downside to the abundance of incredible musicians currently working and recording in jazz and improvised music, it’s that it can be hard to keep up. In a textbook example, your correspondent nearly missed the Angelica Sanchez Trio’s Float the...

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The Bad Plus: Never Stop II [Album Review]
Jan22

The Bad Plus: Never Stop II [Album Review]

The Bad Plus Never Stop II Legbreaker Records [2018] Fire Note Says: The Bad Plus has its first lineup change in 18 years, and doesn’t drop a step. Album Review: With Never Stop II, released just 19 days after original pianist Ethan Iverson’s last performance as a member of the band, The Bad Plus has delivered a clear message that its unique take on the jazz piano trio is here to stay. For longtime fans, this record will...

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Tomas Fujiwara: Triple Double [Album Review]
Jan17

Tomas Fujiwara: Triple Double [Album Review]

Tomas Fujiwara Triple Double Firehouse 12 Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Tomas Fujiwara’s double trio stands out, even in another great year of recorded jazz and improvised music Album Review: Drummer Tomas Fujiwara has contributed to a number of great recordings in recent years, whether as a sideman or as a member of groups like Thumbscrew (with guitarist Mary Halvorson and bassist Michael Formanek), but with Triple Double, Mr....

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