Euro choice - The Killing Popes in Berlin, Avishai Cohen trio in Stockholm, Jeanfrançois Prins in Brussels and more

We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact – Jean-Paul Sartre SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN SIGNATURE CHOICE - DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS 1/ The Killing Popes A-Trane, Berlin 10 August 2/ …

Published: 1 Aug 2022. Updated: 9 days.

We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact

– Jean-Paul Sartre

SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN SIGNATURE CHOICE - DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS

Juniper last year possesed a lot of staying power and proved a much more rapid grower than the tree-like junipers in Finland that can reach 15 metres and live for hundreds of years. The preternaturally still elegy 'Neon Light (and the sky was trans)' and even better 'Nana – Tepalle' a beguiling melody introduced by a deep riff that bears, you can't help much as you might fight it, an uncanny but distant resemblance to the heart of the main Ron Grainer theme for 1970s/80s TV series Tales of the Unexpected, the sax part of which was played by Duncan Lamont. (The effect is fragmentarily and tangentially subliminal that begins like oh the third note in of the motif in a different register and wildly different context coloured in the Fredriksson by the ground bass line ostinato. Even more contrasts are available. Both pieces have wonderful individuality and each are hermetically sealed in their own visions. Sheesh.) Fredriksson, first and the only time so far heard by this blog in the punk-jazz band Mopo at the Irish Time Jazz Connective festival in Dublin, taps spiritual jazz and a compositional sound that harnesses space and shades of electronica so intuitively in a deep song that has a stirring vibrational sense to it all through.

In the seven to the fore: Linda Fredriksson, top

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Kaidi Tatham, Sooretama feat. Robert Mitchell, First World Records ***

New in the One Love spot, track of the day is a stimulating meeting of minds that involves the don broken beats house-jazz producer and multi-instrumentalist Kaidi Tatham and featuring the M-BASE and way beyond UK jazz piano great Robert Mitchell …

Published: 1 Aug 2022. Updated: 3 days.

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New in the One Love spot, track of the day is a stimulating meeting of minds that involves the don broken beats house-jazz producer and multi-instrumentalist Kaidi Tatham and featuring the M-BASE and way beyond UK jazz piano great Robert Mitchell here on keys in a Brazilojazz-rock state of mind on this very summery flute-flavoured zephyr of a track that has a darting Brazilian feel to its startlingly uptempo partially sambafied Return to Forever-esqueness. The very much missed Chick Corea, ever chic and still hugely inspirational to advanced pianists everywhere, sanctifies the sound in a way. If you are into Azymuth - feel at home. Kaidi and Robert amplify that expansive sense in the style to the max for today's consciousness by layering into the continuum.

From Don't Rush the Process out now. Kaidi Tatham, above. Detail from the cover art

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