Source: Bandcamp Daily.
Putting together this monthly list is truly one of my favorite activities. Discovering cool new music is, in and of itself, a delightful experience that never dulls with repetition. But in the context of the 2020 dumpster fire, the act of assembling this list has become something of a refuge for me. The music collected here reflects some of humanity’s best traits, and offers a constant reminder of the reasons to remain hopeful.
This month, as every month, this column reflects the worldwide reach of the modern jazz scene, featuring music from Barcelona, Vancouver, Japan, London, Seoul, Oslo, Venice, and both the East and West coasts of the USA. It features some familiar names and familiar projects, as well as new collaborations and debuts. And with two separate, brilliant renditions of Monk’s “Epistrophy,” it also illustrates the ways past and present coexist in harmony.