We've written about Space Captain before. They're out of Brooklyn, they have an R&B edge to them. They have a small body of work out for consumption and they seem to release things very piecemeal. This new track from them is no exception to this model they've followed. Their new song, "Two", is from their upcoming EP which they'll release early next year. It's also available for download for free right now, so definitely cop it after the jump.
Their day began at 3am. The day before, BADBADNOTGOOD, the quartet of keyboardist Matty Tavares, bassist Chester Hansen, drummer Alex Sowinski, and tenor saxophonist Leland Whitty, had been rehearsing in their overgrown studio in Ontario in preparation for their 7:40pm Sunday set closing down the Yellow Stage of Austin, Texas' tenth annual Fun Fun Fun Fest at the close of what was a previously damp early November weekend before the sun broke through reminiscent of Ontario's current "heat wave". It'd be a quick trip for them, barely even getting the chance to see the festival, out by midday Monday, though considering they had never seen Austin outside the chaotic, city-enveloping context of a South by SouthWest festival, this was quite the welcome gig. Their playing this gig seemed a long time coming, particularly appropriate, in fact.
The trio of pianist/keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Panagiotis Andreou, and drummer Mark Guiliana are some of the most fascinating musicians in the jazz world. Now Vs. Now is a thumping force that's super fun to listen to. They're like a storm in the form of three people, but they can go even further as an eleven-piece ensemble. Jason Lindner's Breeding Ground is that ensemble, taking that same adventurous spirit and blowing it all up in a big band format and keeping the groove. It's been a group Lindner has been working with for twenty years now and they're set to release a debut album early next year, but not before they play a gig in New York (where else?) on December 3rd at Brooklyn's National Sawdust, their first gig in two years since 2013's Winter Jazz Fest. Since we all can't be in New York for that, Lindner posted two songs -- the somber and soothing "5am Again" and the pulsating "Sparkle Wolf" -- on the Now Vs. Now Soundcloud page. Give them a listen after the jump.
Guitarist Gilad Hekselman's new album, Homes, feels roomier, more spacious, and more contemplative an album. Its somber tone at times is like a soothing balm, and his take on the Baden Powell song "Samba Em Preludio" definitely fits the bill. Check out the official video for the song featuring Joe Martin on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums after the jump.