Now signed to Impulse The Comet Is Coming have a new record called Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery to be released in March, ‘Summon the Fire’ is the first track made available from it. As previously reported on marlbank the trio, reedist Shabaka Hutchings with Danalogue on keys and Betamax, drums, play the Black Box, Belfast on 2 March.

Quite funky in a way, taken from the upcoming album Songs of the Degrees by the Israeli pianist Yaron Herman back with his trio again (Sam Minaie is on bass and Ziv Ravitz is on drums) after what seems an inordinately long time. 

To be released by Universal in February, Herman in an evocative phrase talks of each track being a “self-addressed letter.” Certainly good to find Herman back in such fine form with such a strong lead-off track landing in a Mehldau vein to introduce us to his new sounds.