Posts By Seth Colter Walls

Jen Shyu: Song of Silver Geese

The experimental jazz and classical composer’s newest work uses wildly divergent sounds to conjure a subtle, mournful mood.

Jen Shyu: Song of Silver Geese

The experimental jazz and classical composer’s newest work uses wildly divergent sounds to conjure a subtle, mournful mood.

Esperanza Spalding: Exposure

Written and recorded in just 77 hours, the bassist and singer’s limited-release album is a heady, jazzy range of intricacy and improvisation, a monument to her skills as a composer and performer.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The Centennial Trilogy

On the three albums that compose The Centennial Trilogy, the New Orleans horn player and composer pays tribute to the American jazz tradition by tapping into the legacy of fusion.

Roscoe Mitchell: Discussions

Five decades since co-founding the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the pioneering saxophonist offers innovative fusions of composition and improvisation on a rare album for large ensemble.

Deerhoof: Mountain Moves

Mountain Moves is one of Deerhoof’s widest-ranging and most melodic sets, with hints of chamber music, hip-hop, and avant-garde jazz, plus more legible lyrics than usual. It’s a purposeful mosaic.

Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over

Following last year’s duo album with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, pianist Vijay Iyer debuts a powerhouse sextet lineup to tackle some of his strongest, most varied writing yet.

Tyshawn Sorey: Verisimilitude

If the jazz and experimental drummer’s work in other bands often suggests an irrepressible mania, the goal with this trio seems to be delicate chaos.