Tag: Jazz

Jherek Bischoff’s Chamber Pop & Deep Listening.

There’s a lot of chamber music being written lately by rock musicians.  Ólafur Arnalds, Johann Johannsson, Rhian Sheehan all started out as pure rock musicians, often punk musicians.  So did Jherek Bischoff.  He’s played with people like Amanda Palmer, but on his own he makes a chamber pop music that includes vocalists like David Byrne,…

Keith Jarrett Gets Down on His Own

Keith Jarrett’s new album, No End, is a Jam Band of one. If you’re shocked by any direction that Keith Jarrett takes, then you haven’t been paying attention.  The peripatetic pianist has recorded albums on solo pipe organ (Hymns/Spheres) and clavichord (Book of Ways). He’s recorded classical works from Bach to Mozart, including Bach’s Six…

Busking to Beauty: Ane Brun Interviewed on Echoes

Tonight on Echoes we revisit our interview with Anne Brun. Norwegian-born, Sweden-based  singer-songwriter Ane Brun creates a dreamy, folk-based music. She looks back on her 10 year career and new double CD retrospective Songs 2003-2013.  But she started out as a busker.  There are thousands of them around the world:  Musicians playing on street corners,…

Ane Brun Interviewed on Echoes Podcast.

Hear Ane Brun interviewed in the Echoes Podcast. Norwegian-born, Sweden-based  singer-songwriter Ane Brun creates a dreamy, folk-based music. She looks back on her 10 year career and new double CD retrospective Songs 2003-2013.  But she started out as a busker.  There are thousands of them around the world:  Musicians playing on street corners, in cafes…

Busking to Beauty: Ane Brun Interviewed on Echoes

Norwegian-born, Sweden-based  singer-songwriter Ane Brun creates a dreamy, folk-based music. She looks back on her 10 year career and new double CD retrospective Songs 2003-2013.  But she started out as a busker.  There are thousands of them around the world:  Musicians playing on street corners, in cafes and any other place an audience might stroll…

Echoes – Tues, May 28th

On the next Echoes, music from German bassist Eberhard Weber.  He has one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in jazz and has recorded with artists like Kate Bush.  His album Resume is excerpted from live performances he played with Jan Garbarek over the course of 25 years.   Below you can see a video of…

So You Think You Survived the End of the World?

Well it was already over according to Sun Ra.  Here’s a song for those of you who think you survived the post-Mayan Calendar apocalypse. Although the best version of this song is on the album, It’s After the End of the World, I was lucky to find this video from the  Sun Ra movie, Space…

Sam River’s Final Note R.I.P.

Jazz Giant Sam River’s Passes Away. I was so sad to hear of the passing of Sam Rivers at 88 years of age on December 26, 2011.  He was an iconoclastic musician who came up in the free jazz days and cut through that scene with music blazing in serrated slices.  I got to see…

Colin Vallon Trios Parlour Room Space Jazz.

Echoes will be recording a session with the Swiss jazz group, The Colin Vallon Trio tonight in Philadelphia at Turtle Studios.   A new group to American shores, they have their own take on the chamber jazz sound favored by their label, ECM records as well as their late countrymen, E.S.T.   I came across a video…

Hanging with Portico Quartet

I just finished an interview with Portico Quartet, the London band that’s part of a new generation of jazz ensembles that includes  Nik Bartsch’s Ronin, Tord Gustavsen, Brad Mehldau, The Bad Plus and the late E.S.T.   Portico is a fully collective trio, but the instrument getting a lot of attention is the Hang drum,  made…