Jan 9 2020
Now up: November’s Best Jazz on Bandcamp recommendations
And here we go. Let’s do some more catch-up on notifications about my latest Best Jazz on Bandcamp recommendations posting on The Bandcamp Daily. This monthly installment covers albums for November 2019. There’s ten primary recommendations in total, plus some bonus recommendations, to boot. There’s been no let-up on the deluge of new music in 2019, so if you were thinking about maybe settling into a prior month’s purchases, forget about it… you’ve got more excellent new music to discover. I have been saying this same thing nearly every month, and every month it is true.
On that note, let’s begin.
Follow this LINK to read those recommendations and listen to music from each album.
Check out past recommendations by running through my contributor archives.
Have fun going through the list!
Jan 21 2020
Best of 2019 #58: Avram Fefer Quartet – “Testament”
So very often on the 2019 release from Avram Fefer, the impression given is of one teetering on the brink of it all falling apart. And, yet, there is another impression, much greater its impact so that it eclipses the first… and that is of a choreographed dance, where the chaos is merely a single component of a much larger theme of celebration. And that is what Testament boils down to, a celebration, a dance of joy, of the blues for their sadness and their hope and their astounding approximation of the miracle/curse of life. This was an album that 2019 needed desperately.
Your album personnel: Avram Fefer (alto & tenor saxophones), Marc Ribot (electric guitar), Eric Revis (acoustic bass), and Chad Taylor (drums).
Released on Clean Feed Records.
Music from New York City.
I wrote about this album for The Bandcamp Daily.
Listen | Read more | Available at: Bandcamp – Amazon
By davesumner • Recap: Best of 2019 • 0 • Tags: Avram Fefer, Best Jazz of 2019, Chad Taylor, Clean Feed Records, Eric Revis, Marc Ribot, New York City