Jun 7 2018
Now up: May’s “Best Jazz on Bandcamp” recommendations
Now up, the latest Best Jazz on Bandcamp recommendations for The Bandcamp Daily. The newest monthly installment covers albums for May 2018. There’s ten primary recommendations in total, plus some side recommendations to boot. Because, really, ten is not enough. There’s some familiar names to regular visitors of this site (and my other outlets), and, of course, there’s some names that’ll be brand new to you just as they were to me. Have fun!
Follow this LINK to read those recommendations and listen to music from each album.
And check out past recommendations by running through the archives.
Have fun going through the list!
June 8, 2018 @ 6:29 pm
Here’s a recommendation for your next Bandcamp.
Bassist Nicholas Krolak’s Chicory Root. Krolak is a Philly-based musician, as are his bandmates, including Tony Miceli on vibes (Ethan Fisher plays vibes on “StarGazer.”) These are six original tunes, all with interesting inspiration. “Star Gazer,” for example, was inspired by last year’s eclipse which Krolak and a caravan of family and friends went to see in Tennessee, and his late father’s love of astronomy. “Chicory Root” is in honor of the herb that his wife discovered by accident keeps her healthy. “Providence” was inspired by the cadence of a letter written contemporaneously with the Battle of Gettysburg. Krolak has been a Gettysburg buff since childhood.
Full disclosure – Krolak is my son!
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June 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
I ordered Marike Van Dijk The Stereography Project and it’s excellent – many thanks for the heads up!
Ordered Peggy Lee’s Echo Painting as well, but haven’t received it yet. I know I can listen to full tracks on band camp, but I just sample – I want my first full impressions to be on my home system. Like a lot of older music lovers, I’m buying mostly vinyl these days – it all comes around, doesn’t it.
Thanks again for more great suggestions – it’s hard to keep up time wise and money wise too, but I’ll keep trying!
June 14, 2018 @ 11:15 pm
That’s awesome to hear, Bill. You picked some good ones, and probably my two favorite from that column.
I totally get what you mean about wanting the first listen to be from your personal copy. I put myself through that anguished waiting plenty often. There are some albums that I want to purchase from a specific music store, and since the store isn’t anywhere around me, I’ll go months before finally being able to pick the album up and give it a listen. But some of my favorite memories of music are the act of finding it at a favorite music shop, and then unwrapping it at home and putting it in the stereo for the first time. The weather outside, the way the light hits the room, the kind of tea or whiskey in my cup, the way life was going at that time… all those ingredients of life coinciding with that wonderful moment of experiencing some new music. It’s so very worth valuing those experiences.