Mar 2 2019
Let’s revisit some of the albums included in my first two Best Jazz on Bandcamp columns of 2019, because, really, there’s never too much spotlight we can shine on these excellent recordings.
And let’s begin with Minua. Oh my god, is this the most beautiful thing ever. I can’t get enough of their new album Still Light. It was addiction from the first notes. Here’s the song “Lumen.” Video by Işıl Karataş.
I just can’t get enough of Allison Miller‘s last two Boom Tic Boom recordings. 2016’s Otis Was a Polar Bear was one of my favorite things to come out that year, and Glitter Wolf picks right up where that left off. This music is an example of where modern jazz can go, and I highly encourage more people to follow this path. This video happened live in the Paste Music studios, and features the track “Congratulations and Condolences.” Follow the Paste Music link to hear more tracks from this session.
And let’s wrap up with an outstanding rendition of Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” by Kassa Overall. This performance went down last year in the studios of KNKX Public Radio. It doesn’t make an appearance on his new album Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz, but it certainly gives you a pretty good idea of his perspective.
And check out past recommendations by running through the archives.
Have fun going through the list!