Monday, May 22, 2006

citizen jazz update

Nathalie Loriers Trio Silent Spring
In which I publicly complete my turnaround on Loriers. A magnificent album that concisely paints a close-up portrait of the pianist.

Franck Nicolas - Jazz Ka Philosophy 2: Papillon Ka
In which I show that I can't escape my roots. I love Nicolas's blend of jazz and Guadeloupean rhythms unreservedly. The seven tunes come in two versions. Listen to the stripped-down trumpet-and-percussion version of the first track here.