Weekly Picks and Misc. for March 2
Kicking off Women’s History Month with a bit of Women’s Present and Future Jazz.
There’s a new record coming from Lina Allemano, which is now available for preorder, and with that I’ve compiled five from some of my favorite trumpet players, who just happen to be women:
Lina Allemano Four - Pipe Dream A gifted and brilliant artist, with compositions that tickle the brain excitedly, Lina’s new album with her core quartet has been on repeat over here.
Samantha Boshnack's Seismic Belt - Live In Santa Monica I never tire of recommending this album. Seriously, that’s all I have to say. Just buy it. Don’t hesitate.
Laura Jurd - Stepping Back, Jumping In Just so ridiculously enjoyable from the opening moments. I got hooked on Laura’s playing listening to her Dinosaur quartet, and this is chockfull of excellent songs.
Charlotte Keeffe - Right Here, Right Now I first heard Charlotte on Martin Archer’s epic Anthropology Band album from 2019. As a debut album, Right Here, Right Now has solo, duo, and small and large ensembles, putting her right up there with Taylor Ho Bynum for sheer range and breadth of vision.
Steph Richards - Supersense It’s quite difficult to recommend only one album—of the four Steph’s released under her name, every one of them is outstanding (in fact, one of this newsletter’s default images is from an album-release show for her Fullmoon). Somehow, Supersense took everything that was awesome and exciting on Take the Neon Lights and turned it up to 11, then 12.
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