Italian composer Bruno Bavota’s pandemic-related fear and anxiety morph into bursts of creativity on his terrific new album For Apartments: Songs & Loops.
Portico Quartet’s Terrain is where grand ambitions and warm sounds meet at an opportune intersection where texture ultimately overrules genre.
A live album commemorating the 20th anniversary of Japanese post-rock’s MONO shows this deservedly acclaimed band at the height of their powers.
Sparseness aside, there is an explosive energy lurking just under the surface of Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders’ Promises.
Perhaps it’s reverence for the power of the expansive that makes Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders such a dynamic combination on Promises, their breathtaking collaboration.
Lyrically and sonically, Smerz’s Believer is a bold, risk-taking LP that charts a wild, uneven ride through trance, classical, R&B, and hip-hop.
Commissioned to create music for a multimedia stage show, A Winged Victory for the Sullen delivered 13 breathtaking compositions that pull largely from their vast experiencing composing for film and television.
Sigur Rós' Odin's Raven Magic is a classical treasure that highlights Icelandic literature and maintains the band's otherworldly sound.
Across 81 studio albums as a leader, another 25 live recordings as a leader, and then scores of albums as a sideman, Corea was an unerringly superb pianist, a thrilling soloist, a propulsive and sensitive accompanist, and a band member even though he was a superstar.