New releases, early summer 2021, E-F

A list of new releases notified to JJ early summer 2021. The descriptive texts are as supplied by promoters or musicians, except where edited for length. Search JJ, top right, for possible review of any title

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Eca, Luiz: Luiz Eca & Cordas + Um Piano Na Madrugada (Aquarela Do Brasil 531022) No details given.

Ellington, Duke Charles Mingus & Max Roach: Money Jungle (Groove Replica 77032) No details given.

Ellis, Don: ‘Lost Tapes Vol. 3’ (Sleepy Night Records) Comprising entirely of previously unreleased material, based upon a treasure trove of recordings, photos, letters, video, scores and music supplied to Sleepy Night Records by the late Ken Orton

Ernault, Ludovic: Live (Fresh Sound New Talent (FSNT-619) Ludovic Ernault (as), Enzo Carniel (p), Florent Nisse (b), Simon Bernier (d)

Evans, Bill: Behind The Dikes – The 1969 Netherlands Recordings (Elemental Music 5990441) First official release of superb 1969 Netherlands concert and studio recordings (Hilversum and Amsterdam) from original Dutch radio source tapes. Features pianist Bill Evans’ trio with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morrell. Deluxe 2CD set with 32-page booklet with previously unseen Bill Evans photos plus new interviews with Gomez and Morrell.

Evans, Falkner: Invisible Words (Consolidated Artists Productions) Pianist and composer Falkner Evans’ album Invisible Words is out on Consolidated Artists Productions (August 13, 2021). The recording is Evans’ solo piano debut and a musical portrait of his wife Linda, who tragically took her own life in May of 2020 in the midst of the pandemic. Invisible Words is both Evans’ celebration of Linda’s life and an integral part of the healing process he’s been undergoing since her passing.

Evans, Orrin: The Magic of Now (Smoke Sessions Records) No details given.

Feldman, Victor: Four Classic Albums (On Vibes / Suite Sixteen / Latinsville! / Merry Olde Soul) (AVID Jazz) No details given.

Final Step: Disconnections (Self released) Guitarist Matteo Finali brings Final Step with their 5th album release, displaying a shared passion for that post-Miles brand of electric jazz which unites rock, funk, blues and ethnic music. Passionate, rhythmic and unashamedly funky, whilst displaying compositional creativity that underscores the bandleader’s jazz credentials.

Fitzgerald, Ella & Louis Armstrong: Ella & Louis (20th Century Masterworks 350226) No details given.

Flat Earth Society: Boggamasta III (Igloo) No details given.

Flippo, Dave: Dedications-Jazz From Planet Flippo (Oppilf Records 1004) Pianist/composer Dave Flippo’s Jazz From Planet Flippo’s music features eclectic styles, odd meters, world-jazz fusion, swing and Latin grooves.. Endlessly inventive, quirky and fun.

Flo & Fauna: Wald (QFTF) No details given.

Flukten: Velkommen håp (ODIN Records) The songs of Flukten’s debut album span everything from playful melodies to dissonant harmonies.  Drummer Hans Hulbækmo (Moskus/Atomic), saxophonist Hanna Paulsberg (Trondheim Jazz Orchestra), guitarist Marius Hirth Klovning (Skadedyr) and bassist Bárður Reinert Poulsen (Espen Berg Trio, Wako) welcome hope, acknowledge escape…

Frahm, Joel: The Bright Side (Anzic Records ANZ-0068) The Joel Frahm Trio is a new band featuring Joel Frahm on tenor and soprano saxophones, Dan Loomis on bass, and Ernesto Cervini on drums. The Bright Side is their debut recording for Anzic Records, and is the culmination of a musical partnership that has developed over the course of many tours and recording sessions spanning the last decade.  The Joel Frahm Trio is dedicated to playing original music with humour, emotion, blues spirit and all of the elements that people love about jazz. This record is the first offering from a formidable band you’ll be hearing more from soon.

Friedman, Amit: Unconditional Love (Origin) No details given.

Fusco, Antonio: Tic Tac: The Three of Time (Da Vinci Jazz) Hirpus trio is a project created by A.Fusco and L. Roseto with the participation of the pianist and composer E. Capone. The union of the three musicians has given shape to a repertoire with authentic sounds, recognizable both in the original compositions and in the revisited pieces and free improvisations.