eric vloeiman. oliver’s cinema. northstar. Our man in Holland, eric vloeiman, has gone a wandering and found himself some new co-stars: German cellist, jorg brunkman, and Belgian accordionist , tuur florizoone. is there anyone who knows how to play soft, better than vloeiman? so, no surprise that he found a subtle squeezebox player. all the while “agile & pert”–e.v. and I am, shamelessly, persuaded that a playlist with movie themes is la creme of listening.
ambrose akinmusire. the imagined savior is far easier to paint. blue note. Title(s) aside, wade into young trumpeter akinmusire’s second cd, featuring regular bandmates: walter smith, tenor; harish raghaven, bass; justin brown, drums. new members–pianist sam harris and vocalists– becca stevens, cold specks, theo bleckmann–jump the originals playlist out of the ordinary.