Brian Charette – The Question That Drives Us (SCCD 31784)

SCCD 31784 Brian Charette sextet “The Question That Drives Us” Brian Charette’s unique, reed-based sextet released their first album “Music For Organ Sextette” (SCCD 31731) in 2012 to a critical and public acclaim. Dan Bilawsky noted in AAJ : “… On Music For Organ Sextette , Charette weaves a unique and gripping aural tapestry together with a mélange of woodwinds serving as the thread. He channels his energy into creating constructs that benefit from the blending of multiple voices .. . Music For Organ Sextette is an anomaly in the world of organ-centric jazz … Charette challenges the status quo with this one and winds up the victor in every … Continue reading

Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra – Tjak Tjaka Tchicai (SCCD 31777)

SCCD 31777 Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra “Tjak Tjaka Tchikai” John Tchic ai (1936 – 2012) to whom this CD is dedicated was one of the most celebrated jazz musicians hailing from Europe (Denmark) of our time. Pierre Dørge owes the considerable part of his musical roots to John Tchicai whose impact on contemporary jazz is immeasurable. “ Danish composer-guitarist Pierre Dørge, like Charles Mingus before him, possesses an antic ardor for the striking horn voicings and ruminative soundscapes of Duke Ellington, …. The other signature trait that Dørge’s New Jungle Orchestra semi-big bands have displayed over their 30-plus years of existence is an ability to unleash a cosmopolitan … Continue reading