CD review

Luc Ex’ Assemblée

(Red Note RN19) Luc Ex is a Dutch acoustic bass guitarist and for this album he has Ingrid Laubrock on tenor and soprano saxophones, Ab Baars on tenor saxophone and shakuhachi, and Hamid Drake on drums. It’s recorded live and… Read More ›

Paragon – Cerca

(Jellymould Jazz JM-JJ014) This is the third album – and the first on Jellymould – by the Anglo-German quartet of Peter Ehwald (saxophones), Arthur Lea (Fender Rhodes), Matthias Akeo Nowak (double bass) and Jon Scott (drums). All the tunes are by… Read More ›

James Farm – City Folk

(Nonesuch Records 545186) James Farm is something of a jazz supergroup, bringing together saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland, all leaders in their own right. I must confess I found the band’s first… Read More ›