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Jamie Baum Septet: Bridges (Sunnyside)

For many, religion is the most divisive of matters. For flutist-composer Jamie Baum, however, it turns out to be the ultimate unifier. On this fourth album from her expandable septet, Baum explores the musical common denominators beneath different ancient belief systems. Offering touches of modernization while remaining steadfast in honoring core values, Baum creates a … Read More “Jamie Baum Septet: Bridges (Sunnyside)”

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David Ake: Bridges

No one should ever accuse David Ake of bowing to commercial dictates. Bridges is just the pianist’s third recording in 15 years, yet he doesn’t hype the sterling sextet (he’s with trumpeter Ralph Alessi, saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Peter Epstein, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Mark Ferber) on the plainspoken jacket, and his 11 compositions … Read More “David Ake: Bridges”

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