NEW Music in times of Corona

18th March 2020

Susana Santos Silva Impermanence The Ocean Inside a Stone
released February 8, 2020
PortJazz Label

Susana Santos Silva – trumpet, tin whistle, voice, compositions / João Pedro Brandão – alto saxophone, flute, piccolo, choir / Hugo Raro – piano, synthesizer, choir / Torbjörn Zetterberg – electric bass, voice, qraqeb / Marcos Cavaleiro – drums

The Past Yet To Come is here now. Impermanent.
Feeding us of Sweet Delusions. Pregnant of ideas.
Pregnant of Wanderhopes. We are here now.
Hoping for the Expanded Life The Drums Are Singing.
Or Is It The Trees? Or is it the Ocean?
The Ocean, Says The Healer. The Ocean Inside a Stone.

Dave Sewelson More Music for a free world
released February 21, 2020
Mahakala Music

Dave Sewelson – Baritone Saxophone , Steve Swell – Trombone, William Parker – Bass, Marvin Bugalu Smith – Drums

…The music here is completely improvised. Maybe someone was going to tell the musicians to try to make some shorter pieces, less challenging for a casual listener but they didn’t. Perhaps someone said, let the drums kick this one off or “go” but no instruction was given. These sounds come out of the silence that is already swinging. The results show what has been known since 2017, that when these four musicians start playing together the result is exquisite music. Call it chemistry, collaboration, community but it is contagious.