Happy New Year to everyone, again. It's shaping up to be a importent and maybe politically turbulent year, for the country, so lets start off with some good music. First up is Kamasi Washington The Epic his three disc debut released in 2015 to wide critical acclaim. There is plenty to explore in the set and this time he didn't hide the third CD like he did with his second three CD release. This is a selection well worth a deep dive in listening.
My second selection maybe a little more easily accessible, Jim Hall Youkali is interesting session that feature the playing of late trumpet legend Chet Baker, on tracks produced and recorded by Rudy Van Gelder with Jim Hall and a rhythm section. This might feel a little overproduced for my taste sometimes, but still worh a listen.
All in all a good musicial start to the year. I hope you find time to more music this coming year. Enjoy.