Dec 31, 2021
INDISPENSABLE NEW MUSIC PICKS
December 31, 2021
Jesse Cook released his 11th studio album this month, showcasing his Spanish guitar in partnership with Algerian Fethi Nadjem who is known for his talents on guitar, mandolin, and violin.
The frontwoman of the New Jersey group Screaming Females made her solo recording debut, highlighting her voice with somber and beautiful ballads.
A member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, Block's solo cello compositions are haunting expressions of his "vital rich-hued solo playing" (New York Times).
Old Friends New Friends
German pianist and composer Frahm spent many pandemic days excavating his archives to compile some of his favorite solo pieces, released on his new label LEITER.
"4:33 (A Tribute to John Cage)"
Fever Dreams Pt 2 EP
The former Smiths guitarist describes this track as a tribute to his fans "'...who are interested in me and listen to me. Even if it’s just for the five minutes of people listening to the song, to galvanise this idea of ‘us’."
Just Like This!
Some palate-cleansing "boogie rock and roll" from Italy for you.
Vinyl Box Set #5
Settle in for this 25 minute plus version of "Original Sufferhead" with four minutes of lost material, showcasing Fela’s exceptional keyboard stylings.
The Tortoise guitarist used looping techniques to create evocative solo guitar compositions.