#recentlistening – June 2019 (2 of 2)

Huw Warren & Mark Lockheart – New Day (live at Livio Felluga Winery)
Huw Warren, Mark Lockheart
Release date: 24 May 2019 (CamJazz)
camjazz.com

Abdullah Ibrahim – The Balance
Abdullah Ibrahim, Noah Jackson, Alec Dankworth, Will Terrill, Adam Glasser, Cleave Guyton Jr, Lance Bryant, Andrae Murchison, Marshall McDonald
Release date: 28 June 2019 (Gearbox Records)
abdullahibrahim.bandcamp

Joshua Espinoza Trio – Journey Into Night
Joshua Espinoza, Mikel Combs, Jaron Lamar Davis
Release date: 14 June 2019
joshuaespinoza.com

Alexi Tuomarila Trio (featuring Verneri Pohjola) – Sphere
Alexi Tuomarila, Mats Eilertsen, Olavi Louhivuori, with Verneri Pohjola
Release date: 28 May 2019 (Edition Records)
alexituomarilatrio.bandcamp

Yazz Ahmed – A Shoal of Souls (single*)
Yazz Ahmed, George Crowley, Samuel Hällkvist, Ralph Wyld, Naadia Sheriff, Dudley Phillips, Corrina Silvester, Martin France
Release date: 5 June 2019 (IXCHEL Records / Bandcamp)
yazzahmed.bandcamp
(*the ‘final chapter’ of album La Saboteuse. New album, Polyhymnia, releases in October 2019)

Sean Foran & Stuart McCallum – Counterpart
Sean Foran, Stuart McCallum
Release date: 21 June 2019 (Naim Records)
seanforanstuartmccallum.bandcamp

‘Extended Circle’ – Tord Gustavsen Quartet

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IT’S NOW SOME TEN YEARS since Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen’s ECM debut which began with a trilogy of trio releases (Changing Places, The Ground and Being There). 2009’s Restored, Returned appeared to divide opinion as Gustavsen augmented to an ensemble, with saxophonist Tore Brunberg and Kristin Asbjørnsen’s intriguing vocalisations of W H Auden’s words, which then evolved into the first quartet recording, 2012’s The Well.

Read the full review at LondonJazz News…


Tord Gustavsen 
piano
Tore Brunborg tenor saxophone
Mats Eilertsen double bass
Jarle Vespestad drums

ECM Records – ECM 376 0239 (2014)

 

‘Sails Set’ – Mats Eilertsen Trio

MatsEilertsen

HIS FOURTH RELEASE for Norwegian label Hubro sees bassist Mats Eilertsen returning to trio format, with Harmen Fraanje (piano) and Thomas Strønen (drums). ‘Sails Set’ presents absorbing, wholly improvised music of understatement, intrigue and contemplation – mostly in two- or three-minute episodes – sparking the imagination with its varied sound palette and picture-painting.

Read the full review at LondonJazz News…


Harmen Fraanje
piano  harmenfraanje.nl
Thomas Strønen drums  thomasstronen.com
Mats Eilertsen bass  matseilertsen.com

Hubro – HUBROCD2524 (2013)

‘Seven Hills’ – Alexi Tuomarila Trio

SevenHills

MOVING TO A NEW HOME at Edition Records, Finnish-born pianist Alexi Tuomarila and his trio have released Seven Hills, an engaging collection of nine jazz originals by the pianist himself, Mats Eilertsen (double bass) and Olavi Louhivuori (drums) – plus guest appearances by guitarist and album engineer André Fernandes.

Read the full review at LondonJazz News…


Alexi Tuomarila
piano
Mats Eilertsen double bass
Olavi Louhivouri drums
with
André Fernandes guitar

Edition Records – EDN1041 (2013)