Great Expectations: Avishai Cohen’s “Jazz Free” project

Israeli double bassist and composer Avishai Cohen is one of the most acclaimed musicians in the Jazz scene. He developed a signature sound which is a fantastic blend of Middle-Eastern and eastern European influences andthe talented musicians has been involved into a large number of heterogeneous projects, from conventional jazz trio to orchestral music. As we can read from his website, this year brings another musical direction for the artist, who’s going to present us a project called Jazz Free. Avishai Cohen is assenbling a new band of musicians that have little to do with standard Jazz and he claims that his new music will have a groove sound and further musical interactions among  different genres.

The new album is scheduled for September 2017, we are confident however that some advance track will be made available before the summer. Or at least is what we hope! Until today, in fact, this wonderful musician has always managed to stretch the boundaries of Jazz whilst maintaining his own attitude and excellent musical standards. We’ll be here waiting for this new chapter of his career and in the meantime we can keep enjoying the best songs from his great discography.

 

 

 

Great Expectations: For the Fallen, by Memoriam

Memoriam is a new death metal band from Birmingham, UK, which was formed in 2016 with the aim to fill the void that was left following the tragic death of Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns, the drummer from Bolt Thrower back in September 2015, which put the legendary band on indefinite stand-by. Memoriam features Karl Willets and Andy Whale from Bolth Thrower, joined by Frank Healy from Benediction and Scott Fairfax from Cerebral Fix.

Memoriam bandmembers  started playing together since early 2016. initially to perform covers of past death metal successes, but soon they started working in view of a proper album. Their debut disc, For The Fallen, will be released on March 24 through Nuclear Blast Records.

A couple of spectacular songs have been released by the band in anticipation of the next album. Check it out.