Ever since I got this album, it had been constantly on my (not properly kept) List of Greatest Albums of All Time. And it has been the only one to accomplish that feat. Time to review it – decades later. And if you don’t want to read on: just get the album! Introduction Back in […]Read more "Review: Steve Coleman “Curves of Life”"
Nearly a decade after Eclectic Blah was disbanded, the album is to be released Sunday 23.2.14 on bandcamp. Taken from various concerts, this brings together the best (and possibly most accessible) from Eclectic Blah’s mission statement: everything must be radically freely improvised, and everything must be danceable.Read more "Eclectic Blah – Album Release Announcement"
“Darn that Dream” is one of many releases by multi-domain pianist Neil Alexander – and it is a piano solo album: the pinnacle of maturity as an instrumentalist, if something like this exists. Has Alexander reached that pinnacle? I decided to find out.Read more "Review: Neil Alexander – “Darn That Dream”"
On his 2010 release “Highway Rider”, jazz piano trio specialst Brad Mehldau tries working with the big guns – in this case, a classical chamber orchestra. Does this work out, like it so seldomly does in this context? Read on, as Rainer Straschill goes to find out.Read more "Brad Mehldau: “Highway Rider” (Review)"
There was this idea for a jazz trio track based on #twitterchords, but there was no jazz trio available.
But if you don’t have something, create it. Read on for the story of “A tätowierte Katz'” (a cat with tatoos)!