Jun 3 2018
It won’t be long before my May recommendations post on the The Bandcamp Daily, but before they do, let’s revisit some of the recordings that made February’s list so special.
First up is a video from the Zack Nestel-Patt Group. It features a performance of the track “Mount Baldy,” from their mesmerizing new album River Run. The performance space is somewhere in Brooklyn, and the NYC skyline laid out in the background there with all the sunlight beaming in is a very cool effect.
Next up is a video from Syrinx Effect, the duo of saxophonist Kate Olson and trombonist Naomi Moon Siegel. This 2016 performance at Seattle’s The Triple Door features the song “Crabwalk,” a track from their new album A Sky You Can Strike a Match On.
Next up is an in-studio performance from the Emilio Teubal Trio. The featured song is the title-track from their gorgeous new recording Memorias de Otro Tiempo. It’s also Exhibit A why the combination of piano, bass clarinet and guitar needs to be way more common the music scene.
Next up is a live performance from the ensemble Mephiti. Their self-titled release is a testament to the endless ways a musician can instill an atmosphere of serenity. This album captivated me from the very first notes, and many months later, that enchantment hasn’t waned even a little bit.
And let’s wrap up with a duet from Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste. This video sources back to Woeste’s project “The Libretto Dialogues,” and it’s perfect accompaniment to this lazy Sunday morning. The duo’s new album Reverso: Suite Ravel is the perfect accompaniment to any time of the day and any day of the week.
And follow this link to check out the archives of my Best Jazz on Bandcamp recommendations on The Bandcamp Daily.