UPCOMING releases from Scandinavia, Scotland and the United States that are grabbing my attention. Web links provided (some awaiting update).
Rymden – Reflections & Odysseys Bugge Wesseltoft, Dan Berglund, Magnus Öström Releasing 8 February on Jazzland Records jazzlandrec.com
Chris Potter – Circuits Chris Potter, James Francies, Eric Harland, Linley Marthe Releasing 22 February at Edition Records chrispotterjazz.bandcamp.com
Graham Costello’s Strata – Obelisk Harry Weir, Liam Shortall, Fergus McCreadie, Joe Williamson, Mark Hendry, Graham Costello Releasing 1 February at bpqd Records grahamcostello.bandcamp.com
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Peter and the Wolf Prokofiev – arranged and orchestrated by Tommy Smith, featuring Makoto Ozone and narrated by Tam Dean Burn Releasing 25 January at Spartacus Records snjo.co.uk
THERE’S A DEFINITE Icelandic zephyr to November’s listening, along with another gem from Portuguese/London-based guitarist Vitor Pereira and quintet. Beautiful music, resplendent in its artistry and diversity. Follow the links below to sample/purchase.
Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio / Verneri Pohjola – Ancestry Available now at Bandcamp
Vitor Pereira Quintet – Somewhere In The Middle Releases 5 December, available at Amazon, iTunes, etc.