Elliott Fienberg

Elliott Fienberg

Blog

Sign up to get new posts sent to you via email.

Add this blog to your Feedly

Great Vibes on Maestro by Moacir Santos
1 month ago

The week of Bossa music continues with Maestro by Moacir Santos. This one isn’t completely Bossa though, it’s some sort Brazillian jazz cocktail. An album it reminded me of is We The People by Groove Collective from 1996. Santos is a well-known arranger from Brazil, so if North America was the centre of the world…

Jazz Samba is Timeless Bossa Nova
1 month ago

My dive into Bossa Nova this week came as a result of a bad pick with Miles Davis Quiet Nights, so I decided to listen to the album which inspired it. Jazz Samba happened when guitarist Charlie Byrd went to Brazil and got wind of the Bossa Nova sound. He brings it back to Stan…

Quiet Nights – One of Miles’ Worst Recordings
1 month ago

As the TVs shows absolute chaos featuring Donald Trump holding up a bible, I feel like I need some sort of retreat and respite in the music of Miles Davis. Because his ability to play it cool was a revolution in itself. I picked Quiet Nights which I would find out very quickly just a…

Making Organic Techno with Brandt Brauer Frick on Echo
1 month ago

Where will we be in 50 years, and where did we come from 500 years ago? These are some of the themes I think about when listening to the latest album from 2019 by the trio Brandt Brauer Frick. Because on one hand while I feel a sense of futurism in the repetitive motifs, I…

Taking a Journey with Alice Coltrane
1 month ago

After such a great experience listening to Pharoah Sanders last week, I wanted to continue along somewhere in this path. I thought Alice Coltrane would be a good spot to pick up on the trail, and I picked Journey in Satchidananda which happens to have an appearance by Pharoah on it too. Alice was married…

Next Page >