Track of the day: Aakash Mittal Awaz Trio's Nocturne III ****

Today's track of the day is the formidable Aakash Mittal Awaz Trio track 'Nocturne III'. Mittal is an alto saxophonist (think Rudresh Mahanthappa a little) here with the great Monk interpreter Miles Okazaki on guitar and Rajna Swaminathan playing …

Published: 16 Aug 2021. Updated: 33 days.

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Today's track of the day is the formidable Aakash Mittal Awaz Trio track 'Nocturne III'. Mittal is an alto saxophonist (think Rudresh Mahanthappa a little) here with the great Monk interpreter Miles Okazaki on guitar and Rajna Swaminathan playing mridangam and kanjira. A very open hugely stimulating sound recorded in 2018 that factors in the vast array of potential at the intersection of Indian ragas and jazz Nocturne is out in September. Aakash Mittal, photo via Bandcamp

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A priority book for the autumn – Ode to a Tenor Titan: The Life and Times and Music of Michael Brecker

Here's the cover of new Bill Milkowski book Ode to a Tenor Titan: The Life and Times and Music of Michael Brecker. Milkowski is one of the very best jazz authors around acclaimed particularly for Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco …

Published: 16 Aug 2021. Updated: 33 days.

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Here's the cover of new Bill Milkowski book Ode to a Tenor Titan: The Life and Times and Music of Michael Brecker.

Milkowski is one of the very best jazz authors around acclaimed particularly for Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius.

The new 408-page book, published by Backbeat in October, follows Brecker's career from Philly days on to New York at the end of the 1960s where he became one of the most in-demand jazz session players in the city and later a pace-setting bandleader of global renown in his own right.