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!
Feb 16 2020
Best of 2019 #04: Haftor Medboe – “Will of the People”
In 2019, the recorded output of Haftor Medbøe was incomparable. Different ensembles and different sounds and different environments kept listeners on their toes and their expectations in check. The gentle exhalation of a melody and deep dive into serene waters was just as likely to manifest as a combustible attitude and quick burn of rocket fuel. We’ll be talking more about the guitarist’s 2019 output in an upcoming Year in Summary column, but in the context of the Best of 2019 list, no album better represents the quality of the work or the expanse of its range than the live performance recording Will of the People. These four extended, fully improvised pieces are as riveting as anything to hit the shelves in 2019, and about as resounding an introduction as one is likely to get to Medbøe’s work.
Your album personnel: Haftor Medbøe (electric guitar, effects), Pete Furniss (bass clarinet, electronics), and Tom Bancroft (drums, percussion).
Released on Copperfly Records.
Music from Edinburgh, UK.
Listen | Read more | Available at: Bandcamp
By davesumner • Recap: Best of 2019 • 0 • Tags: Best Jazz of 2019, Copperfly Records, Edinburgh (Scotland), Haftor Medbøe