'Gravel Baron' from the Dave Storey trio streams

We'll have to wait another week for the rest of Jouska, new from drummer Dave Storey's trio. If 'Gravel Baron' is anything to go by we are in for a treat. With James Allsopp on saxophone and Conor Chaplin from Dinosaur on bass Jouska is mostly …

Published: 23 May 2020. Updated: 6 days.

We'll have to wait another week for the rest of Jouska, new from drummer Dave Storey's trio. If 'Gravel Baron' is anything to go by we are in for a treat.

With James Allsopp on saxophone and Conor Chaplin from Dinosaur on bass Jouska is mostly composed by either Allsopp (as in 'Gravel Baron') or Storey, with 'Chelsea Bridge' by Billy Strayhorn the sole standard.

An attractive, loosely swinging retro sound built from the ground up by Chaplin, Allsopp is usually more of an avant garde player but here on 'Gravel Baron' he is in a Joshua Redman-like mood, while Storey is tidy and convincing as he rustles up a neat groove.

Dave Storey, top. Photo via Bandcamp

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Laidback lead-off track from Derrick Hodge's Color of Noize streams

Here's the lead off track 'Not Right Now' new from bass guitarist Derrick Hodge, drawn from Color of Noize to be released at the end of June. Hodge put together a new band for the album to be released by Blue Note, and which was co-produced by Don …

Published: 22 May 2020. Updated: 7 days.

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Here's the lead off track 'Not Right Now' new from bass guitarist Derrick Hodge, drawn from Color of Noize to be released at the end of June. Hodge put together a new band for the album to be released by Blue Note, and which was co-produced by Don Was, with in addition to Hodge on bass and providing additional keys, guitar and voice, Jahari Stampley and Michael Aaberg on keys, Mike Mitchell and Justin Tyson on drums, and DJ Jahi Sundance on turntables. The album includes mainly Hodge originals plus a cover of Wayne Shorter's 'Fall,' a composition that appeared on Miles Davis 1968 album Nefertiti.