Solo is Vijay Iyer on Steinway piano playing five orginal pieces and six cover versions of tracks made famous by Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Steve Coleman and Michael Jackson, this is going to be one of the Jazz album’s of the year!
It’s probably stating the obvious but for all sorts of reasons, the music from the Balkans can be found all over the globe in various adaptations but this latest compilation on Green Queen Music is a healthy thermometer, London is the place for Balkan Fever London: mind the brass!
This will come as a bit of a surprise to most, but Anan?©sworld is possibly the most out there album of the year so far and it’s going to make her a bigger star than she already is!
“You can’t take yourself too seriously dressed in a silver cape” says Jerry Dammers but make no mistake, the Spatial A.K.A is fantastic jazz, ska and fun all wrapped up in a Sun Ra tribute; who could want for more?
If you’ve not got into the new album yet, try the first single taken from I’m New Here, it’s Gil Scott-Heron and the devil!
Don’t be put off by the cover as the debut solo album from the bassist in Gogol Bordello’ band is far-I more than anything that Bordello has done for a long time; a new world star!