Thursday, December 15, 2011
More of Best Of 2011 (Including Local Folks)
Dingman also appears on drummer Harris Eisenstadt's "Canada Day 2" (Songlines Records), a recordingripe with possibilities which one can really hear when you see the band live. The CD is quite good but the current lineup (also including original members saxophonist Matt Bauder and trumpeter Nate Wooley plus newcomer bassist Garth Stevenson) really shine.
Other fine BJU releases this year include the Rob Garcia 4 "The Drop and The Ocean" (also featuring pianist Tepfer) and bassist Anne Mette Iverson Quartet "Milo Songs."
In the final installment of the "Best of 2011" will be a nod to "Mulberry Street", the sweeping new big band sounds of Jeff Fairbanks Project Hansori (also on BJU), plus a look at the incredible streak of fine releases by So Percussion, several fine piano CDs by people mentioned above, and a tribute to an American poet by one of the more impressive musician/composers on the planet.
In the meantime, I leave you with a piece from the Rob Garcia 4:
The Return (mp3)