Buying CDs, LPs or downloads is something we can to help musicians in these hard times, and it's best to buy directly from artists when you can. Here are a few recommended recordings by recent Mandorla & Dot Jazz performers.
Royal Hartigan is a master drummer with deep jazz roots and a serious global reach. He's a force of nature. His appearance with John Kordalewski and Wes Brown in early March could be the last Mandorla produced show for a while, and will reverberate for some time. Check the latest release from Royal's Blood Drum Spirit ensemble here.
Guitarist Eric Hofbauer's latest project, his category-resistant 'Book of Fire' collaboration with bassist & turntablist Tony Leva, blew some minds when it debuted at Dot Jazz last month.
It was a pleasure to present rising Bklyn based trombone player Kalia Vandever at Q Division in December. I love her debut record.
Bulgarian pianist & accordionist Plamen Karadonev and his band played a great Dot Jazz set earlier this fall. Check his music here.
Taylor Ho Bynum
Zahili Gonzalez Zamora