Glenn Astarita

Glenn Astarita

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 …
EFX acolytes, John Coxon and Ashley Wales (Spring Heel Jack) continue their modern/free jazz indulgences with this live release, recorded in England. As the meeting …
Brooklyn, NY., born Noah Rosen’s debut outing as a leader was recorded in Paris (his home-base), as the pianist apparently draws from his extensive musical career, for this…
The great modern jazz bassist Wilber Morris was scheduled to perform on this date. Sadly, he passed away in August 2002. To that end, the quartet plays with the utmost assu…
West Coast piano giant Larry Vuckovich morphs a potpourri of Balkan motifs into a modern mainstream musical environment, throughout most of this 2002 reissued gem origin…
Famed "New York City downtown scene provocateur, John Zorn produced this significant 2002 release by Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista. And other than, Zorn performing …