FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA : PROMISES

LABEL: LUAKA BOP ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: A 21st CENTURY ELECTRONIC SYMPHONIC IMPROVISED TONE POEM MASTERPIECE Promises, the new electronic symphonic tone poem wrought from collaboration between Sam Shepherd, working as Floating Points, and Pharoah Sanders, with a weighty contribution from the string section of the London Symphony Orchestra, is genius. It is operating aboveContinue reading “FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA : PROMISES”

ARCHIE SHEPP & JASON MORAN : LET MY PEOPLE GO

LABEL: ARCHIEBALL ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: Saxophonist Archie Shepp and Pianist Jason Moran speak from the heart through a collection of spirituals and jazz standards. Archie Shepp is a new artist to me, even though he is a vastly distinguished saxophonist with over a half century of ground-breaking albums behind him. The apex of hisContinue reading “ARCHIE SHEPP & JASON MORAN : LET MY PEOPLE GO”