What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella
The Jae Sinnett Trio – Altered Egos (self-released)
Drummer and radio host in Washington D.C. Jae Sinnett has just released a new album called Altered Egos, with Allen Farnham on piano and Terry Burrell on bass. These three cover a lot of ground on the 10 tracks featured here, from the funky grooves of Sinnett’s “Reiterate” to the slow burn swing of the Coltrane classic “Mr Syms.” My favorite moment is the opener on the disc, a nice update on “The In Crowd.”
Sheila Jordan – Come Love: Lost Session 1960 (Capri)
Add Sheila Jordan to the list of artists who have unearthed a long forgotten session that deserved to see the light of day. Comes Love: Lost Session 1960. What’s truly wild is the story here: They have a recording date and a recording location (June 10, 1960 at Olmstead Sound Studios), but no information about who played on it or why it was never released. Comes Love presents a program of strong material, from “It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it ain’t got that swing)” and her phrasing on “Comes Love” is fantastic and unique.
Victor Gould – In Our Time (Blue Room Music)
Pianist Victor Gould has a new album out called In Our Time. Joined by Tamir Shmerling on bass and and Anwar Marshall on drums, the majority of the disc features that trio running through some beautifully exploratory music, In Our Time is a mostly original program, with the only two Jazz classics being Wayne Shorter’s “Infant Eyes” and Gigi Gryce’s “Minority,” both of which feature saxophonist Dayna Stephens, and he plays beautifully on them.