It Is That Time of Year – WTYF Top Ten

Well what a year it has been. I have discovered a lot of music this year of varying genre and style and it has been a delight indulging in new sounds as well as old ones. For the end of year list I will be presenting my top ten full length releases for the year. … Continue reading

Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres

Rise, the emphatic opening sequence of alto-saxophonist Matana Roberts chimes in with free form wailing saxophone and dancing piano, joined by a cacophony of  brass and percussion the exposition recedes and the sound of instruments being prepared for what is about to unfold greets the listener. This is not your usual jazz album with standards and … Continue reading