Look out for these albums and DVDs released this week.
Sublime 3 Ring Circus: Live at the Palace, October 21, 1995
One of the most influential bands of the ’90s, Sublime has released its first ever complete live recording on DVD and CD, commemorating its twenty-fifth anniversary. The DVD features a twenty-seven-song set from ’95 in which late frontman Bradley Nowell, bassist Eric Wilson, and drummer Bud Gaugh perform classic Sublime hits such as “Date Rape” and “Badfish.”
Jonathan Moritz Secret Tempo
Saxophonist Moritz’s debut album on Hot Cup Records features Shayna Dulberger on acoustic bass and Mike Pride on drums. Pride delivers a wide range of sounds for the experimental jazz trio, supplementing his manipulation of the cymbals and drumset with glockenspiel and other semi-pitched percussion .
Leogun By the Reins
British trio Leogun’s debut sees the group exploring rock’s bluesy roots, drawing comparisons to classic-rock groups like Led Zeppelin and contemporary bands such as Queens of the Stone Age and the Raconteurs. Drummer Mike Lloyd lays down a solid backbeat as frontman Tommy Smith crafts Herculean guitar riffs and croons in a sweet falsetto.
Wadada Leo Smith and TUMO Occupy the World
Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s new five-song album, Occupy the World, features the twenty-one-member large ensemble TUMO, which stands for Todella Uuden Musiikin Orkesteri (in English, Really New Music Orchestra). TUMO is a loose aggregation of musicians, many of them from the Nordic region, with a shared interest in improvised music. The drummers in TUMO are Mika Kallio, Stefan Pasborg, and Janne Tuomi, who also plays marimba.
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