Best of 2018 #26: Wanja Slavin Lotus Eaters – “Salvation”


I adore the balancing act Wanja Slavin‘s 11-piece ensemble Lotus Eaters pulls off along the very thin line that separates the modern post-bop sound with something more akin to post-jazz.  The fuzziness at the edges where these two forms of music meet is something that Slavin explores like discovering an entire new universe.  It’s where things that sound familiar bleed into expressions that sound new and vaguely alien, and the alto saxophonist exploits this sensation to present a vast sonic spectrum.

Released on WhyPlayJazz.

Music from Berlin, Germany.

I wrote about this album for The Bandcamp Daily.

Available at:  Bandcamp | Amazon