AMN Picks of the Week: Remy Morritt / Brandon Seabrook Trio / XOL / Action Friend

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.

Remy Morritt – The Ant (2018)
Brandon Seabrook Trio – Convulsionaries (2018)
XOL – XOL Plays X.EN (2018)
Action Friend – bon•ho•mie (2018)

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Nate Chinen on ’70s and ’80s Jazz 

Source: JazzTimes. An excerpt from Chinen’s new book.

To some observers, jazz was in mortal danger after the 1960s, until Wynton and the Young Lions arrived. Nate Chinen sees things differently, and in this excerpt from his new book Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century, he examines the warring trends of the ’70s and ’80s, showing how their conflict set the stage for the music’s renaissance in our time.

AMN Picks of the Week: Devin Sarno / Comes & Aldinucci / Haarvöl / Daniel & Wiese / Future Usses

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.

Devin Sarno – Visitor (Suite) (2018)
Martijn Comes & Giulio Aldinucci – Crystalline Tragedies / The Procession (distant motionless shores) (2018)
Haarvöl – Peripherad Debris (2018)
Drew Daniel / John Wiese – Continuous Hole (2018)
Future Usses – The Existential Haunting (2018)

AMN Picks of the Week: Bent Spoon Trio / The Necks / Abbey Rader / Polyorchard / Laurent Estoppey

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.

Bent Spoon Trio – Nine Year Itch (2018)
The Necks – Body (2018)
Abbey Rader / West Coast Quartet – Second Gathering (2018)
Polyorchard – Red October (2017)
Laurent Estoppey – HiLyeDyeLieDieWhyBye (2018)