Reviews

Review of Ingrid Laubrock/Kris Davis: Blood Moon

Ingrid Laubrock/Kris Davis: Blood Moon

Ingrid Laubrock

Intakt Records

Rating: ★★★★

The follow-up to saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's vigorous Kasumi duo album on Intakt with Japanese piano virtuoso Aki Takase is this...

Reviewed by John Fordham in issue: October/2020

Review of James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor: Live in Willisau

James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor: Live in Willisau

James Brandon Lewis | Chad Taylor

Intakt Records

Rating: ★★★★

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is steeped in gospel, schooled in jazz and released his debut album with Gerald Cleaver and...

Reviewed by Mike Hobart in issue: July/2020

Review of Elliott Sharp Carbon: Transmigration At The Solar Max

Elliott Sharp Carbon: Transmigration At The Solar Max

Bobby Previte | Elliott Sharp | Zeena Parkins

Intakt Records

Rating: ★★★★

Sharp's Carbon remains among his more challenging line-ups, principally through the presence of Parkins. Draped in pedals and effects, her...

Reviewed by Andy Robson in issue: October/2018

Review of Aruan Ortiz Trio: Live In Zurich

Aruan Ortiz Trio: Live In Zurich

Brad Jones | Chad Taylor | Aruan Ortiz

Intakt Records

Rating: ★★★★

About three years ago, this writer was asked by Cuban pianist Ortiz to do the liner notes for an album...

Reviewed by Tony Hall in issue: June/2018

Review of Aruán Ortiz: Cub(an)ism: Piano Solo

Aruán Ortiz: Cub(an)ism: Piano Solo

Aruán Ortiz

Intakt Records

Rating: ★★★

It's been over 20 years since the Cuban-born musician Aruán Ortiz last showed himself naked to the world – musically...

Reviewed by Robert Shore in issue: September/2017

Review of Eskelin, Weber & Griener: Sensations Of Tone

Eskelin, Weber & Griener: Sensations Of Tone

Christian Weber | Michael Griener | Ellery Eskelin

Intakt Records

Rating: ★★

The concept looks inviting enough on paper. Re-imaginings of compositions by Jelly Roll Morton, Bennie Moten, Fats Waller and the...

Reviewed by Philip Clark in issue: May/2017

Review of Schweizer Favre: Live in Zurich

Schweizer Favre: Live in Zurich

Brad Jones | Chad Taylor | Aruan Ortiz

Intakt Records

Rating: ★★★★

Recorded live for a leading avant garde Swiss-based label, this playfully spirited piano and percussion duo has an infectiously raw...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: June/2018

Review of Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane: Live In Zurich

Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane: Live In Zurich

Brad Jones | Chad Taylor | Aruan Ortiz

Intakt Records

Rating: ★★★★

The 59-minute Zurich concert last appeared on both Storyville and TCB (see Jazzwise 168), while the 19-minute bonus broadcast...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: June/2018

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