Band On The Wall Playlist – June 2017

Due to other commitments this will be the last monthly preview of forthcoming jazz gigs at Manchester’s Band On The Wall. World of Jazz will continue as the key podcast for new jazz releases and classics from the archives. June  includes two exciting shows: Described by Jazz Times as ‘one of the next big deals on jazz piano’, Alexi Tuomarila is one of the finest … Continue reading Band On The Wall Playlist – June 2017

Into the Silence

Trumpeter Avishai Cohen’s ECM debut, 2016’s Into the Silence, is a ruminative, elegiac album.  Cohen’s move toward a more classical, ambient sound makes sense, as he is recording material specifically with the ECM stylistic tradition in mind. Sadly, Cohen also composed these songs in the wake of his father’s death, and the trumpeter’s grief seems to permeate everything on Into the Silence. He even bookends … Continue reading Into the Silence

Cross My Palm With Silver

Cross My Palm with Silver finds Cohen achieving a better balance between his exuberant post-bop inclinations and his more poetic, classical, avant-garde side. Helping Cohen achieve this balance are several returning associates in pianist Yonathan Avishai and drummer Nasheet Waits, augmented with bassist Barak Mori. Featured on World of Jazz 230 and Band on the Wall Playlist June 2017 Continue reading Cross My Palm With Silver