Recommended Albums

In France

Rashied Ali, Antoine Roney, Greg Murphy

This is one of the most representative recordings by drummer Rashied Ali's (1935-2009) repertoire in the 1980s. Recorded with his then active quartet, the energetic sounds of this document interpret... Read

Violet

Eeppi Ursin

Vocalist and composer Eeppi Ursin meets musicians with jazz, progressive rock and pop-friendly sensibilities. Her angelic and present voice steers the flow through a sequence of blithe dreamscapes,... Read

Sound of Village

Mika Pohjola, Yusuke Yamamoto

Pianist and composer Mika Pohjola continues to accelerate his stature within his New York City headquarters. Here, the artist follows up his excellent trio-based Live At The Blue Note recording with... Read

Franck Organ Works II

Torvald Torén

The two volumes of the Complete Organ Works by the quintessential French organ composer César Franck, demonstrate the art of 19th century organ composition at its highest. These varied and... Read

Images

Roberto Dani, Norma Winstone, Glauco Venier

These are lovely, well-played pieces for a quartet anchored by Italian percussionist Roberto Dani, and featuring the gorgeous vocals of Norma Winstone. This cleverly paced set includes twelve... Read

Musicians

Johanna Lehesvuori

is one of the most expressive coloratura sopranos of her generation. She will... learn more

Roberto Dani

was born in Vicenza, Italy in 1969. He started playing drums at age 7. In his early... learn more

Rashied Ali

was an American free jazz and avant-garde jazz drummer best known for playing with... learn more

Mick Goodrick

is an American post bop jazz guitarist and educator most noteworthy for his work... learn more

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