Playlist: avant mix

Sharing a speculative, loose, open experimental outlook crossing boundaries and involving an improvisatory non-reductive ethos in common these are all recent and upcoming tracks that match well together and yet retain an individuality. All …

Published: 30 Jan 2020. Updated: 2 years.

Sharing a speculative, loose, open experimental outlook crossing boundaries and involving an improvisatory non-reductive ethos in common these are all recent and upcoming tracks that match well together and yet retain an individuality. All thoroughly recommended. The Evans is outstanding in the way it fractures and confronts time, pitch and timbre; the Sonar/Torn has an absorbing sci-fi atmosphere; check the energy laden opening of the Eldh; delve into the aching space of the Cavenati; and lose yourself in the glorious beat displacement that Jim Black pilots through to destinations known only to him on 'Tripped Overhue'.

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Trio time for Wolfgang Muthspiel

Angular Blues is to be the new Wolfgang Muthspiel album. On it the Austrian guitarist-composer is with double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade. Muthspiel is currently on tour in Switzerland with Larry Grenadier and his Brad Mehldau trio …

Published: 30 Jan 2020. Updated: 19 months.

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Angular Blues is to be the new Wolfgang Muthspiel album.

On it the Austrian guitarist-composer is with double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade. Muthspiel is currently on tour in Switzerland with Larry Grenadier and his Brad Mehldau trio bandmate Jeff Ballard.

One of the top 20 living greats among guitarists Muthspiel uses both acoustic and electric guitars on the record, squeezes in his originals 'Hüttengriffe' and 'Camino' plus includes standards 'Everything I Love' and, introduced to jazz by Woody Herman in the early-1940s covered memorably by Luiz Bonfá in the 50s, Gene De Paul's 'I'll Remember April'. Look too for guitar-only spotlight feature 'Solo Kanon in 5/4'. On the ECM label, release date is 20 March.