Cécile McLorin Salvant – Ghost Song

Cécile McLorin Salvant – Ghost Song

An album about ghosts, desire, and nostalgia. That’s singer Cécile McLorin Salvant‘s latest and first for the Warner label Nonesuch Records, to be released this Friday. On vinyl too! “Ghost Song” features seven new compositions and five surprising interpretations of well-known, and not so well-known songs. There is amazing variety on this, clearly her best…

From Splitter To Splatter, From Pitter To Patter: Jazzfest Berlin Opening Night

From Splitter To Splatter, From Pitter To Patter: Jazzfest Berlin Opening Night

The 24-piece Splitter Orchester opened this year’s Jazzfest Berlin last night before a sold-out audience. The 45-minute piece “Creative Construction Set” was written by trombonist George Lewis and featured a strange, if somewhat entertaining mélange of several electronics and prepared field recordings with more traditional instruments like clarinet and violin, but played in alienated fashion, uncharacteristically,…