Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, Jakob Bro, and John Zorn

Artist: Charles Lloyd & The Marvels

Title: Tone Poem

Label: Blue Note Records

Release Date: 3/12/21

Personnel: Charles Lloyd – sax, flute; Bill Frisell – guitar; Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar; Reuben Rogers – bass; Eric Harland – drums

Impression: It is an absolute thrill to hear the most accomplished musicians on the planet creating utterly selfless and joyous music with an uncommonly soulful collective touch.

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Artist: Jakob Bro

Title: Uma Elmo

Label: ECM Records

Release Date: 2/12/21

Personnel: Jakob Bro – guitar; Arve Henriksen – trumpet, piccolo trumpet; Jorge Rossy – drums

Impression: Bro affords more space in the creation of his beauteous sonic sculptures than nearly any other musician, and the result on UE is thoroughly accommodating meditation that could prove to be no small aid in the fight against our collective trauma if we simply engage with it.

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Artist: John Zorn

Title: Heaven And Earth Magick

Label: Tzadik Records

Release Date: 2/21

Personnel: Ches Smith – Drums; Stephen Gosling – Piano; Sae Hashimoto – Vibraphone; Jorge Roeder – Bass

Impression: In a number of ways, Heaven And Earth Magick represents the pinnacle of Zorn’s aesthetic: wildly complex and varied compositions performed by impossibly proficient sight-reading soloists accompanied by the best of the best of improvising rhythm section. A+

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