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Louis Sclavis: Characters on a Wall (ECM)

French clarinetist Louis Sclavis has composed a lot of music inspired by visual art, including soundtracks for modern and silent movies and a 2003 ECM release, Napoli’s Walls, which chronicles his response to the street frescoes in Naples created by the French artist Ernest Pignon-Ernest. With Characters on a Wall, Sclavis extends and alters his … Read More “Louis Sclavis: Characters on a Wall (ECM)”

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque: On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme (Linus)

On the final track of Maqueque’s self-titled debut five years ago, Jane Bunnett spiked the punch with her longtime collaborator Hilario Durán and a few other heavyweights. For the band’s third album, Tierra Firme, the most prominent guest stars are Maqueque alumni Daymé Arocena and Melvis Santa on vocals, plus sacred steel guitarist Nicole “Nikki” … Read More “Jane Bunnett & Maqueque: On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme (Linus)”

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