Dec 8 2018
Album of the Day: “Wobegon” by Aaron Irwin Trio
Artist: Aaron Irwin Trio
Label: Fresh Sound New Talent
Style: Jazz Americana
Favorite Track: Wobegon
Hometown: Brooklyn, NYC
What I like about it: It’s rooted in thick melodies as wide as the day is long. It’s the kind of music you’d imagine being played out on the back porch on an Autumn day, green fields dotted by the colors of fallen leaves, and the sunlight dwindling over the horizon. I like how it ratchets up the heat and makes those languid passages resonate that much stronger by way of comparison.
Extra Notes: I wrote about Irwin’s 2015 release A Room Forever back when it first came out, and I still highly recommend it. It falls in line with his latest, though if Wobegon is a campfire crackling away in the backyard, then A Room Forever is a flickering candlelight in the window after the campfire has been extinguished, everyone’s gone to sleep and fireflies play beneath a sky full of stars.
Your album personnel: Aaron Irwin (alto sax), Mike Baggetta (guitar) and Jeff Hirshfield (drums).
Available at: Amazon
Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Soundcloud page.
Be sure to check out the artist’s site.
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