Source: Red Bull Music Academy Daily, the most detailed overview of Zazou I’ve yet seen.
It was September 8, 2008. Somewhere between the dying moments of the night and the early morning hours, Pierre Job, who most of his colleagues and friends called Hector Zazou, “Zaz,” or “Zazou,” passed away at the age of 60. He was a musician, producer, director, journalist and activist. Worldly, idealistic, intellectual and a dreamer. Autumnal, tormented, pragmatic… A father, friend and enemy, he was a man of elusive dualities.
Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.
Marco Oppedisano – Resolute (2015)
Jacob Garchik – Ye Olde (2015)
Will Mason Ensemble – Beams of the Huge Night (2015)
Wadada Leo Smith / John Lindberg – Celestial Weather (2015)
INNERrOUTe – Fourmation (2015)
Bell Witch – Four Phantoms (2015)
Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
John Dikeman /Steve Noble / Dirk Serries – Obscure Fluctuations (Trost, 2015) ***½*
Fantoom – Sluimer (A New Wave of Jazz, 2015) ****
Dirk Serries/Martina Verhoeven/Colin Webster – Cinepalace (A New Wave of Jazz, 2015) ***½
N(42) + Dirk Serries – Kehr (Devonali, 2015) ***
John Abercrombie – The First Quartet (ECM, 2015) ****½
Scott Dubois – Winter Light (ACT, 2015) ****
Aram Bajakian – Music Inspired by the Color of Pomegranates (s/r, 2015) ****½
Raoul Bjorkenheim Ecstasy – Out of the Blue (Cuneiform, 2015) ****½
Ross Hammond – Mean Crow (Prescott Records, 2015) ****
Bill MacKay’s Darts and Arrows – Altamira (ears&eyes Records, 2015) ***½
Harvey Valdes – Roundabout (s/r, 2015) ****
Jeff Henderson, Tom Callwood, Anthony Donaldson – The Voice Of An Angle (iii Records/, 2015) ****½
Will Mason Ensemble – Beams of the Huge Night (New Amsterdam, 2015) ****½
Source: Touching Extremes.
Pbk / Jim O’Rourke – Unidentified Again
300 Basses – Tria Atoma
Massimo Menotti – Minimalist Guitar Music