Jan 6 2019
Best of 2018 #35: Ledesma Angelillo Hurtado Brandán – “Gato Barbieri Revisitado”
It’s especially rewarding how the Buenos Aires quartet of saxophonist Pablo Ledesma, pianist Pepe Angelillo, bassist Mono Hurtado, and drummer Carto Brandán recognized the diverse niche of music expressions that comprised the creative arc of Leandro “Gato” Barbieri’s career, and then turned around and honored those influences with deft reinterpretations alongside some parallel visions of their own original works. There’s some brazen edginess, some Latin tempo groove, some lighthearted melodic reveries and, conversely, some that take on more serious tones. Sometimes they highlight the folk music aspect and other times the avant-garde leanings of their inspiration source. Add to that the concept of old vs. new vs. old made new again, and the intrigue just continues to build into something quite special.
Released on Discos ICM.
I wrote about the album for The Bandcamp Daily.
Music from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Available at: Bandcamp
Feb 10 2020
Now up: January’s Best Jazz on Bandcamp recommendations
And here we go. Okay, so before entering the homestretch of the #Bird2019 Best of 2019 countdown, lets take a brief interlude and put the spotlight on some excellent recordings that made their mark in the first month of the new year. Just now, my latest Best Jazz on Bandcamp recommendations posted on The Bandcamp Daily. This monthly installment covers albums for January 2020. There’s ten primary recommendations in total, plus some bonus recommendations, to boot. The new year is off to a great start, so don’t go thinking that all of your budget is going to be obliterated by my Best of 2019 list. You’re just getting started on a whole new year of great music.
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!
By davesumner • Jazz Recommendations - 2020 releases • 0 • Tags: Antoine Berjeaut, Auand Records, Brian Shankar Adler, Chant Records, Dan Rosenboom, Discos ICM, Ears and Eyes Records, Fabian M. Mueller, Gearbox Records, I See Colors, International Anthem, Jeff Parker, John Tchicai, Kaspar von Grünigen, Luke Norris, Makaya McCraven, Marcos Basso Grupo, Mike Baggetta, Minus Zero Records, Muriel Grossmann, Oyvind Hegg-Lunde, Samuele Strufaldi, Self-Produced, The Westerlies, Tommaso Rosati