Tag: Jazz

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…

Jazz In the Space Age: George Russell Leaves Orbit

Composer George Russell traveled the spaceways and now he’s on the last trip. You may not have known him, but if you listen to music in general, jazz in particular and maybe even Echoes, you heard his influence.  George Russell guided trumpeter Don Cherry, guitarist Terje Rypdal, saxophonist Jan Garbarek and many more into new…

Echo Location: Bill Frisell

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090715.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA Different kind of Americana You can hear an audio version of this Blog with Bill Frisell’s music here. Guitarist Bill Frisell is a genre unto himself.  His music flows through interlocking veins of jazz improvisation and harmonies, country melodicism and twang, chamber music strings and…

Echo Location: The Sound of Freedom with Marcin Wasilewksi Trio

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081119.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPolish musicians find freedom in American Jazz You can hear an audio version of this blog with music. The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is one of those young bands like The Bad Plus that isn’t afraid to cover rock tunes in a modern jazz context. On their…