Erwann S.

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03.31.21 🎤 April 2021 Song of the Day: SING A 03.01.21 dedex Jazz! (Jazz Week 3)
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dedex Jazz! (Jazz Week 3)

Woo woo this is already Jazz Week numéro trois! This week, we'll flash forward to the 2010s with two "experimental" releases. But we won't only move through time, we'll also move through space, as the two sweethearts presented this week are European! One is a Polish banger, the other one is a Swedish tribal weirdo. Let's jazz hard j/
Smierc w Miekkim Futerku

Grilling jazz that uses prog/post-rock tropes to add some grandeur to the otherwise haunting atmosphere. It's a disjointed grandeur, however, as the at-times atonal sax plays the role usually devolved to vocals. Plus, the band does not hesitate to jump from relaxing landscapes to frenzied panoramas, fusing diverse musical elements - dub, psych rock - within a jazz template. For a jazz album, this one is quite diverse: it is free flowing enough to be labelled as avant/free jazz, but the rhythm section is unmistakably bebop, and the varied soundscapes would guarantee a "fusion" tag. Enormous album that manages to successfully pull out many different atmospheres in less than 40 minutes.
2Fire! Orchestra

Big band focusing on strings, clarinets, and these sweet sweet voices. This sentence does not do justice to this band, as I cannot stress enough how original this is. Each instrument feels alive: the saxophone barks, the strings creak, and the clarinet caterwauls. Yet, this bestiality does not produce a confusing and abrasive record: spirituality controls everything, as the more chilled moments take care of offsetting the cryptic improv parts. Some albums are described as creatures. This one truly breathes, yells, cries, and smiles. A unique play on how voices and instruments can intertwine, there almost lies a mythic way of creating soundscapes and delivering unsettling yet epic jazz. This is a work of art whose sole purpose is to stray as far away as possible from jazz without the listener ever having the slightest doubt that it is not jazz.
3Clever Girl
No Drum And Bass in the Jazz Room

And here's the schedule link, feel free to jump in even though it's your first encounter with the Jazz Week! We kind peepz and we don't wanna hurt you (except maybe from Trifolium that dude is SO weird ugh). Also I love this album and it has "Jazz" in the title so I had to s/o the babe
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