Label: Northern Spy Recs
Release Date: 12/4/20
Personnel: Jonathan Gregg – Pedal Steel, dobro; Bob Holmes – Mandolin, baritone guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, violin; Pat Irwin – Electric guitars, National guitar, eBow, harmonium, keyboards, melodica, loops; Gary Leib – Keyboards, looping, imaging
Impression: The New York-based quartet SUSS makes minimal and patient musical-vignettes and Promise is a warm blanket on a forlorn winter’s night.
Artist: Dino Saluzzi
Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 11/6/20
Personnel: Dino Saluzzi – bandoneon
Impression: Albores, Saluzzi’s first solo release in more than thirty years, is overflowing with the kind of sublime and healing sonorities that could only come from the hands of an absolute master.
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Artist: Thelonious Monk
Title: Palo Alto
Label: Impulse Records
Release Date: 9/24/20
Personnel: Thelonious Monk – piano; Charlie Rouse – tenor saxophone; Larry Gales – bass; Ben Riley – drums
Impression: I’m a little late to this one, but as a teacher, just the thought of this perennially transformative music being performed in a high school auditorium in tension-filled 1968 fills my heart with almost unmatched joy.
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