Glenn Astarita

Glenn Astarita

This Brooklyn, NY based quartet tosses quite a few curves and diversions into the grand scheme of things. They implement wacko EFX, psychedelic keys, and roaring guitar lin…
Trumpeter Phil Grenadier assembles an all-star modern jazz lineup for this most entertaining effort. And it doesn’t take too long to discern, that the trumpeter and guitari…
Seldom recorded tenor saxophonist Andrew Lamb’s briskly executed tenor sax lines are equalized by a rather brawny sound, as he leads this trio through a sequence of friskil…
Listening to this band sparks notions of a child trying to figure out the mechanics of a newly received toy. Based in the Netherlands, this quartet does its best to defy th…
Saxophonist Blaise Siwula is one of the more prolific New York City area improvisers and organizer of free-jazz based concerts. Whereas, bassist Adam Lane is rapidly becomi…
This Norwegian piano-violin-trumpet-drums quartet pursues crossover classical/jazz iterations, amid a chamber-like aura. Pianist Christian Wallumrod directs the band thru f…
This is a reissue of modern jazz-avant-garde trumpeter Leo Smith’s fine 1983 LP for the Canadian "Sackville Records," label. This edition includes the original album cover …
Modern jazz cellist Erik Friedlander has carved out a niche within New York City’s "downtown scene," and other artistic arenas due to his extensive involvement with like-mi…
This French improvising trio ventures off into a series of alien soundscapes as they explore odd tonal contrasts via intersecting micro-themes and much more. However, Laure…
New York City-based saxophonist Ted Nash garners sturdy support from his fellow "Jazz Composers Collective" associates, bassist Ben Allison, and pianist Frank Kimbrough on …