AMN Picks of the Week: Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin / Sloth Racket / Adam O’Farrill / Gallio, Shocron, & Diaz / Kira Kira

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.

Nik Bärtsch Ronin – Awase (2018)
Sloth Racket – A Glorious Monster (2018)
Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days – El Maquech (2018)
Christoph Gallio / Paula Shocron / Pablo Diaz – Statements (2018)
Kira Kira – Bright Force (2018)



May 4, 2018
Igor Lumpert Quartet, HappyLucky no.1
Rez Abbasi Sean Conly Jeff Davis Igor Lumpert

May 4, 2018
Reggie Workman, Redi Fernández, Ikue Mori, Alon Benjamini, HappyLucky no.1
Alon Benjamini Redi Fernández Ikue Mori Reggie Workman

May 2, 2018
Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones, HappyLucky no.1
Nick Dunston Max Jaffe Amirtha Kidambi Matt Nelson

May 2, 2018
Ned Rothenberg, Adam Rudolph, Hamid Drake, HappyLucky no.1
Hamid Drake Ned Rothenberg Adam Rudolph

XYQuartet on Tour

Source: Nusica.

9th May 2018 / h 21:00
Opus Jazz Club (Budapest, Hungary)

11th May 2018 / h 21.00
PalmJazz Festival (Gliwice, Poland)

26th May 2018 / Ore 21:00
Ecosteria (Treviso, Italy)

28th July 2018
Private Event (Fossombrone, PU Italy)

5049 Records Podcast Episode 159 – Che Chen 

Source: 5049 Records.

One half of the stellar band 75 Dollar Bill, Che Chen is a multi-instrumentalist and concert organizer based in Queens New York. This Wednesday, he will premiere a new piece at Roulette in Brooklyn. Ahead of the performance, Che stopped by talk about a broad range of topics: studying modal music in Mauritania, growing up in Maryland, improvisation, record collecting and a whole lot more. Che is a great guy who is constantly on the move, making exceptional music.

The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: April 2018

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

The month of April ended with International Jazz Day. Honestly, I’m not really sure what that’s supposed to mean, but I’m here for any reason to celebrate jazz, so why not? April’s Best Jazz on Bandcamp column speaks to the fact that jazz is an international language. This month’s edition highlights music from all over the world: Krakow, Baltimore, Paris, London, Venezuela, New York City, and many places in between. Collaborations like the ones ahead, between people from different places and different backgrounds, coming together to create music that makes our lives better, can help us get through days like these.