The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: March 2020 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

These are fearful times, defined by anxiety and social isolation. But take some small solace in this: when you have good music, you’re never alone. The sounds fill the room with a sense of something greater and we connect with the musicians as if they’d created that music just for us. We’re reminded of the creativity that exists in each of us if we just let it out. All of that can be a kind of spiritual inoculation for the circumstances inching us closer and closer to despair. These recommendations have always been made with the sincere hope that listeners are introduced to their new favorite album. That motivation has never been more heartfelt that it is today. Now, let’s begin.

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Virtual Gig List

Jooklo Trio – It Is What It Is / Virginia Genta – Amplified Sopranino Sax 7″

Jim Denley, Christian Marien, Pierre-Yves Martel, Matthias Müller – Dis-Drill (mamü music, 2020) ***½

Falling behind Ernesto Rodrigues

Cecil Taylor, 1976

Irreversible Entanglements – Who Sent You? (International Anthem, 2020) ****½

Scatter The Atoms That Remain – Exultation (Dot Time Records, 2019) ****

Solo Guitar

Brooklyn Rider’s Healing Modes Reviewed

Source: burning ambulance.

The New York-based string quartet Brooklyn Rider (violinists Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords and cellist Michael Nicolas) have been around for 15 years and released numerous albums featuring works by composers from all across the musical spectrum. They’ve worked with banjo player Bela Fleck, songwriter Gabriel Kahane, and Iranian composer/kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor, and last year, they collaborated with saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Satoshi Takeishi on Sun On Sand, an album of music by composer Patrick Zimmerli.

Invisible Ritual From Jennifer Curtis and Tyshawn Sorey Reviewed

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Here’s a one-word review of Jennifer Curtis and Tyshawn Sorey’s collaborative album Invisible Ritual: finally. Alternatively, epic. Try for three, and genius loves company almost works. Words always fail to capture the character of music, but here, more words equal deeper failure. Brevity beckons. The best possible two-word review may be the album’s title: it draws listeners inescapably into unseen acts of magic.

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Tim Berne
The Fantastic Mrs. 10 (Intakt Records)

Ayman Fanous
Negoum (Mode Records)

Jeff Parker & The New Breed
Suite For Max Brown (International Anthem Recording Company)

Jonah Prazen-Johnson
Imagine Giving Up (We Jazz Records)

Chris Pitsiokos
Speak In Tongues And Hope For The Gift Of Interpretation (Relative Pitch Records)