Posts By Seth Colter Walls

yMusic: Ecstatic Science

A new-classical sextet known for pop-adjacent collaborations tackles a set of pieces that highlight its mission to convert new listeners to contemporary composition.

Jennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey: Invisible Ritual

Returning to the duo format, the MacArthur grant-winning experimental percussionist teams up with an elite classical violinist for an album of wide-ranging improvisations.

OOIOO: nijimusi

Boredoms drummer YoshimiO returns to the long-running, shape-shifting project that represents the other major pillar of her career, consolidating the strengths the band has developed over the years.

Karin Hellqvist: Flock

The Swedish violinist’s first album-length recording as a solo artist confirms both her uncompromisingly experimental instincts and substantial musical gifts.

Kris Davis: Diatom Ribbons

Aided by Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, and Esperanza Spalding, the New York pianist and her band mix lyrical song form, turntablism, and avant-garde strategies in unusually fluid fashion.

Tyshawn Sorey / Marilyn Crispell: The Adornment of Time

A live recording from New York’s the Kitchen captures a rare kind of improv synergy between the versatile composer-percussionist and a pianist who rose to fame in Anthony Braxton’s quartet.

Steve Lehman Trio + Craig Taborn: The People I Love

Assisted by pianist Craig Taborn, the New York saxophonist’s longstanding trio balances minimalist stillness with post-bop freneticism, and covers Autechre and Jeff “Tain” Watts along the way.

Ambrose Akinmusire: Origami Harvest

Joining the Mivos Quartet’s strings with rapper Kool A.D. and a traditional jazz ensemble, the Oakland trumpeter crafts suite-like compositions that grapple with structural racism and state violence.