Obituary via The New York Times

Tori Freestone

Details on the Whirlwind website... the new album is a trio affair to be released in May with saxist Freestone joined by  drummer Tim Giles + bassist Dave Manington due for a May release. Dates coming up include Derby (1 March).


Touring their latest album Immigrance, Snarky Puppy November dates are:

06/11/2019 Bournemouth, O2 Academy

07/11/2019 Nottingham, Rock City

08/11/2019 Bristol, O2 Academy

09/11/2019 Oxford, O2 Academy

11/11/2019 Ulster Hall, Belfast

12/11/2019 Olympia theatre, Dublin

14/11/2019 London, Royal Albert Hall

15/11/2019 Manchester, O2 Apollo

16/11/2019 Glasgow, Barrowlands.


From elegant double album Day After Day by guitarist Ben Monder to be released in April... the work includes a version of Johnny Mandel and Johnny Mercer’s ‘Emily’ and Quincy Jones’ ‘The Midnight Sun Will Never Set.’

The great jazz writer Ira Gitler has died. He was 90. More via WBGO.

Stunning first time on vinyl for early-1990s album Ask The Ages, free-jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock’s final album featuring Pharoah Sanders on tenor saxophone and Elvin Jones, on drums — with Bill Laswell producing.

Solo bass records are not everyday events. That is not to say this is not welcome and is a chance to absorb yourself inside the technique and huge warm sound Grenadier has been producing for years but never as up close and personal as here. Overdubs are kept to a minimum and the tracks all have a certain sense to them, veering away from atmospherics more towards a strong rhythmic jolt and sense of momentum. Above all Grenadier knows how to harness tone in his cause.

A handsome record, the sound production is excellent, it has a rootsy flair as well as serious intent and is a must for all students of jazz bass.

Fresh invigorating jangly guitar-heavy approach from Typical Sisters on Hungry Ghost that draws on rock, Americana, minimalism, and a whole lot more. Check out ‘To the Landing’ heralding the release.