Friday, February 18, 2011

BRIGHT MOMENTS/ KHSU, 90.5/ FRI., 18 FEB. 2011

Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer (pictured center) will be releasing a new album, with tabla musician, Nitin Mitta (left) and guitarist Prasanna (right), Tirtha, interconnecting Middle Eastern and Jazz for one cool hybrid of an album.

Plunge/ ENDANGERED BLOOD (’11, self titled)* [Skirl]

Great Expectations [Josef Zawinul]/ KERMIT DRISCOLL (’11, Reveille)* [19/8 Records]

Boogie Woogie Waltz/ THE NELS CLINE SINGERS (’10, Initiate) [Cryptogramophone]

Black Satin/ MILES DAVIS (’72, On the Corner) [Columbia]

Root and Branch/ GO HOME (’09, Ben Goldberg/Go Home) [Bag Production]

Kramer vs Kramer vs Godzilla/ BEN ALLISON (’09, Think Free) [Palmetto]

Crescent White Singe (No. 13)/ MARY HALVORSON QUINTET (’10, Saturn Sings) [Firehouse 12]

Blues For Instanbul/ SCOTT AMENDOLA TRIO (’10, Lift)* [Sazi]

Hard Sole Shoe/ JENNY SCHEINMAN (’08, Crossing the Field) [Koch]

Brainfire and Buglight/ TRIO M (’07, Big Picture) [Cryptogramophone]

Duologue 2/ JIM HALL & ENRICO PIERANUNZI (’05, Duologues) [Cam Jazz]

Danzon Para Lisa/ MANUEL VALERA (’07, Vientos) [Anzic Records]

Blind Willie McTell/ JEWELS AND BINOCULARS (07, Ships With Tattooed Sails)

Tirtha/ VIJAY IYER w/ PRASANNA & NITIN MITTA (’11, Tirtha)* [Act Music + Vision]

Mi Declaracion/ BILL FRISELL & VINICIUS CANTUARIA (’11, Lagrimas Mexicanas)* [eOne]

*new or recent release

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