21 March 2012


  1. Bill Frisell - Winter Always Turns into Spring
  2. Emily Remler - Mocha Spice
  3. The Wee Trio - Avril 14th
  4. Medeski Martin & Wood - Down on Me
  5. The Bad Plus - Never Stop
  6. Duke Ellington - Lotus Blossom
  7. Ambrose Akinmusire - The Walls of Lechuguilla
  8. Vijay Iyer Trio - Mmhmm
  9. Jack DeJohnette and Bill Frisell - After the Rain
  10. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - United

19 March 2012

Eric Harland makes ruins sound like a drum kit

Via NPR Music. Eric Harland sounds like I think I do when I drum on my desk with pens, except a million times better. 

16 March 2012


Vijay Iyer's latest, Accelerando, was released earlier this week. He and trio-mates Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore have produced a worthy follow-up to 2009's masterful Historicity. As with Historicity, Accelerando is informed by a strong rhythmic sense that hypnotic sometimes, jarring others. I've been playing it on a constant loop for the past few days, and this should persist for awhile. As with Historicity, this one will probably be at or near the top of a slew of year-end best-of lists.

Actions Speak (recorded at Winter Jazzfest 2012 in NYC):



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