#5 – Mulatu Astatke “Wubit”
The father of Ethiojazz is in collaboration with the Australian collective Black Jesus Experience since 2009 and it works perfectly. Even the difficult exercise of reinterpretation of a classic like “Wubit” gives this wonderfully piece, funky as ever.
(extract from ‘Cradle of Humanity’)
#4 – Elliot Galvin Trio “Hurdy-Gurdy”
At the piano and then the accordion, Elliot Galvin delights us with this playful and free Hurdy Gurdy. It sounds like a spring day that would end up at fall.
(extract from ‘Punch’)
#3 – BadBadNotGood “Confessions Pt. II”
BadBadNotGood and Colin Stetson (bass saxophone) bewitches us with this hypnotic and chaotic six minutes long Confessions Pt II. And if you wonder what about Pt I, it’s here.
(extract from ‘IV’)
#2 – Roji “Inner Roji”
Roji is the project of bassist Gonçalo Almeida, in duet with Jörg A. Schneider (drums) but many guests come to enlight the album, and on “Inner Roji” it is Susana Santos Silva (trumpet) who confirms that what is at stake here is both intense and dramatic.
(extract from ‘The Hundred Headed Women’)
#1 – Toshi Tsuchitori / Seymour Wright / Ute Kanngeisser
40 minutes (full version available here) of last february amazing concert at Café OTO, England, by the percussionist Toshi Tsuchitori with Seymour Wright (saxophone) and Ute Kanngiesser (cello). Now we all wish we were also part of the audience that afternoon…