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.
A tour de force by one of the greatest saxophonists on the international scene today. There is a pulsing energetic feel to the album drawing on plenty of texture, the writing a meaty construction that depends on intuitive band interplay and intimacy, Potter here with hot new keyboardist James Francies, legendary drummer Eric Harland, with the bass guitar of Linley Marthe on four tracks — great that this this is on a UK label too and sounds so bright and organic.
Quiana Lynell is to release A Little Love this spring. The singer is joined on the Brian Bacchus-produced album to be released by Concord by pianist Cyrus Chestnut and drummer Jamison Ross among others in the personnel.
Terence Blanchard is a fan and has commented: “Quiana Lynell was already a vocal presence. When I first heard her sing, my initial thought was ‘Who are you, where have you been, and why am I just hearing you now?”
Look for A Little Love in April. Quiana Lynell, pictured.