Album Review: Hommage à Bartók (2016) by Steve Swell’s Kende Dreams

Steve Swell’s Kende Dreams Silkheart (CD) When engaging the work of someone who looms as large as the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, a number of paths may emerge. One could take on the fact that his research into the musics of Hungary, Romania, and other regional ethnographies presaged the bending of space and tonality by

Playlist for the Week of March 28, 2016

Michael Attias’ Renku – Live in Greenwich Village (Clean Feed, 2016) Ahmed Abdullah and the Solomonic Quintet – self-titled (Silkheart, 1988) David S. Ware / Apogee – Birth of a Being (AUM Fidelity, 2015) No Project Trio – Vol. II (FMR, 2015) Michael Blake – Fulfillment (Songlines, 2016) Sabir Mateen Jubilee Ensemble – self-titled (Not