The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: May 2019 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

It might be time to consider the possibility that there will be no slow-down in the number of excellent new jazz releases in 2019. This month, we’re treated to several recordings that seek to illuminate big ideas, bold proclamations, and thematic inspirations. There are also some recommendations for those of you who just want some music with a pretty melody, perfect for blissing out.



June 1, 2019
Weston Olencki, John McCowen, Lester St. Louis, Linda Jankowska, H0L0
Linda Jankowska Lester St. Louis John McCowen Weston Olencki

June 1, 2019
Mette Rasmussen, Tashi Dorji, Ches Smith, H0L0
Tashi Dorji Mette Rasmussen Ches Smith

June 1, 2019
Michael Foster & Ben Bennett, H0L0
Ben Bennett Michael Foster

May 31, 2019
Urs Leimgruber Solo, IBeam
Urs Leimgruber

May 31, 2019
Urs Leimgruber & Jessica Pavone, IBeam
Urs Leimgruber Jessica Pavone

May 29, 2019
Nate Wooley & Mette Rasmussen, Max Fish
Mette Rasmussen Nate Wooley

May 29, 2019
James Brandon Lewis & Val Jeanty, Max Fish
Val Jeanty James Brandon Lewis

5049 Records Mix Tape #4

Source: 5049 Records.

“Oxygen” – Oneirogen

“Done Left Here” – Nate Wooley & Ken Vandermark

“Maknongan (version for bass flute)” – Giacinto Scelsi

“Whirrrr” – Jimmy Giuffre

“Metastaseis” – Iannis Xenakis

“Notturni brillanti No. 1, Di volo” – Salvatore Sciarrino

“Three of a Kind” – Evan Parker

“Tuit Mi Penser” – Guillaume de Machaut

“Three Latin Prayers” – Giacinto Sceelsi

“Dells Bells” – Wardell Gray

“The Medicine Wheel Ii West Introspective Bear Black” – Wadada Leo Smith

“Johnettas Night Song” – John Carter

“Voices and Cello” – Morton Feldman

“Nucleons Chaotiques Transe” – Iancu Dumitrescu

“Stairway to the Stars” – John Coltrane & Milt Jackson

“Toward the Sea” – Toru Takemitsu

“Jacob’s Ladder i” – Matthew Barnson

“Song Drape #7” – Jerry Hunt

“Ignotum Per Ignotius” – Esoteric

Musique Machine Reviews

Source: Musique Machine.

Dosis Letalis & Phyllomedusa – Fluidity In Despair

Cannibal Ritual/Chier/Damien De Coene/RR – Four Split

Pig Shrapnel – Foot Fetish

Balazs Major & Kevin Kastning – Kismaros

Kajsa Lindgren – WOMB

Ken Vandermark/ Paal Nilssen-Love – Screen Off

Magnus Granberg & Skogen – Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn

Mark Bokowiec – Visitations

Various Artists – Far Away But Ever Closer: Young Lithuanian Compose

Mariska Baars / Rutger Zuydervelt – Eau

Hedvig Mollestad Trio – Smells Funny

Weasel Walter Interview

Source: Downbeat.

Weasel Walter—an irreverent composer, improviser, drummer and bandleader—recently rebooted The Flying Luttenbachers, a malleable ensemble that combines a sludgy maelstrom of Ornette Coleman-inspired harmolodics, no-wave skronk, free-jazz mayhem and technical metal precision.

“I’m creating structure wherein these people can really be themselves and be as obnoxious, loud, crazy and virtuosic as they choose to be—and destructive,” Weasel recently said. “That’s really what The Flying Luttenbachers is about at this point: this sort of frat-boy, black-humored, punk-jazz aesthetic.”

But Weasel, 47, is already looking beyond the recently issued Shattered Dimension. A whirlwind of additional players who didn’t take part in the 2018 sessions could be enlisted for another new release set to be recorded this summer; the drummer and bandleader’s calling it his take on 1970s Miles records, “a sort of demented jazz-fusion record.”