Stick&Bow is a forward-thinking duet comprised of Canadian marimba player Krystina Marcoux and Argentinian cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado. The classically trained musicians strive to present a broad spectrum of musical styles, ranging from rock to gypsy-jazz, baroque, or tango. “The trailblazing Montreal duo that plays everything from Bach to Radiohead” (CBC Music’ The Intro) also has an eclectic repertoire featuring original arrangements of some of the most celebrated works in history. Stick&Bow is also strongly committed to our time’s music, commissioning works that are daring yet accessible from [...]
Tal Yahalom is a Brooklyn, New York-based Israeli-born guitarist, and composer. His musical focus is to put together a wide variety of beautiful components into a definite musical language. His influences are hard-bop, alternative-rock, impressionistic classical music, free improvisation, and contemporary songwriters from various genres. Lights Out is his second solo guitar release and one that Yahalom presents four original compositions, which are performed on classical and acoustic guitars. A collection of music that organically came together was composed, recorded, and brought to life entirely during the pandemic between July and September. Yahalom [...]
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels are back with their third-album, Tone Poem. The quintet is the master saxophonist and flutist Lloyd with Bill Frisell on guitar, Greg Leisz on pedal steel guitar, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. Released as part of Blue Note’s acclaimed Tone Poet Vinyl Series, the album boasts nine vibrant tracks consisting of Lloyd originals along with well-known compositions by Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Leonard Cohen, Gabor Szabo, and Bola de Nieve.
Ornette Coleman’s “Ramblin'” is a fun selection, with the recording capturing the joy and playfulness the five [...]
London-based composer Mike Lazarev is back with a beautiful mini-album called Out of Time. The ten songs flow and are constructed as a soundtrack to an imaginary film. Out of Time is the debut for his label and a standout work in his own high-ranking projects. “The protagonists of this imaginary film are constantly fighting against the fleeting moments on this plane. But it is less about death than it is about living. And most of all, it is all about time,” Lazarev writes. He is right: Out of Time is melancholic – movingly sad, but behind the sorrowful melodies lies a powerful affirmation of life, warmth, and the human [...]