Saturday, November 20, 2021

Greg Foat - The Upturned Glass (November 26, 2021 Blue Crystal Records)

He has recorded prolifically in recent years for Jazzman Records, Athens Of The North and, most recently, for Strut, switching effortlessly from soul-jazz fusions to cinematic, haunting compositions, pastoral acid folk and electronic soundscapes.

1. 6,000 Drunks Clinging to a Landslip
2. Morning Walk
3. Pool in the Rose
4. The Upturned Glass, Pt. 1
5. The Upturned Glass, Pt. 2
6. Evening Song
7. 6,000 Drunks Clinging to a Landslip, Pt. 2

Grand Discovery - PROCEED (November 23, 2021)

Jazz-Fusion/Rock group from Finland, masterminded by Rauhala brothers. Taking influences from old-school fusion and prog-metal, balancing between hard and soft themes, Grand Discovery is now set-up for their comeback album "PROCEED", collaborating with 16 magnificent musicians.

1. Rediscovery
3. Ambivalent
4. Medicine
6. Battery5%
7. Tribes
8. Steel Sensei

Panu-Pekka Rauhala: Composer & Arranger, Production, Keyboards
Tuomas Rauhala: Drums, Arranger
Jere Haakana: Guitar
Ossi Maristo: Guitar
Atte Aho: Guitar
Ari-Pekka Kauppinen: Bass
Tapio Backlund: Bass
Tarmo Anttila: Double Bass
Sakari Heikkilä: Additional Vocals
Markus Pajakkala: Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax
Ukko Heinonen: Alto Sax
Tomi Nikku: Trumpet
Lotta Ahlbeck: Violin, Electric Violin
Jussi-Matti Haavisto: Viola
Jaani Helander: Cello
Lauri Pekkarinen: Marimba

Davis / Smith / Cheli Trio - Composite (November 2021 Balance Point Acoustics)

13 Improvisations for guitar, electronics, double bass and percussion

1. Carve 01:03
2. Quarry 05:03
3. Cluster 06:14
4. Nodes 03:31
5. Arches 04:30
6. Folded 02:35
7. Steep 04:42
8. Basin 04:24
9. Composite 04:18
10. Form 05:23
11. Trench 03:50
12. Crust 05:29
13. Form 11:55

Seth Andrew Davis - guitar and electronics
Kevin Cheli - percussion and mallets
Damon Smith - double bass

Recorded by Ryan Wasoba on March 27, 2021,
at Bird Cloud Recording in Collinsville, IL

Mixed/Mastered by Ryan Wasoba
Artwork/Design by Kevin Cheli
All music by Kevin Cheli, Seth Andrew Davis, and Damon Smith

Beat Jazz Combo - NYLON SHIMMY (November 2021 KAJA-DISK)

First off, it's not a tribute album. Right? We fell into this space where grooves kept happening and we had this feeling that something was pulling us to say something with them. The Miles thing is Miles Davis, but it could be any cat with that same sense of time that he had. Those seventies albums were so much the seventies but at the same time way beyond now, off into the future somewhere, sometime when the world doesn't even exist anymore. That's what it means to have a sense of time. To know time you gotta be beyond time.

1. Part 1: Miles & Mtume 01:30
2. Part 2: Time of the Bitches 10:12
3. Part 3: The Get-Down 02:07
4. Funk for Getachew 02:46
5. Outside on the Inside Looking Down 03:55
6. Nylon Shimmy 04:55
7. Street People 03:23
8. Holland's Hook 07:10
9. Flamenco Scratches 03:29

Farouk Al Farouk - pocket trumpet, slide trumpet, cornet, alto saxophone
Pablo Chalado - melodica castanets
Gravesend Fats - tenor ukulele, lap steel guitar, slide ukulele
Alfie Cooke - acoustic bass guitar, guembri
Big Blood - conga, cajon, cymbals, claves, doumbek