I picked up three excellent discs on my most recent CD buying spree.
Dave Rempis and Tim Daisy sound great together. The addition of Anton Hatwich and Frank Rosaly, on Rip Tear Crunch, simply increases the options for making great music. I had the real pleasure of getting to play with Dave and Frank the last time I was in Chicago, and I got to hang with Tim a bit on that trip as well. They are all wonderful musicians, and beautiful cats. I highly recommend both of these discs.
I have had the pleasure of hearing Kidd Jordan with Drake and/or Parker (and others) in New Orleans on several occasions. The music on this disc suprised me. It wasn’t the continuous noise/energy assault that I was expecting. It is fiery at times, but also very sensitive at times, and melodic throughout. Although, in all honesty, even Kidd’s noise/energy stuff has melodies all over the place too, there are just several of them happening at once, usually. This disc is definitely worth checking out. If you don’t have any Kidd Jordan recordings, you should, and this is a great one to start with.