For her impressive self-released debut, 20something New York City pianist/composer Tania Stavreva has taken solo piano to rare heights on 'Rhythmic Movement,' 14 tracks of a wildly experimental jazz/classical/folk synthesis. Forward-leaning, yet firmly rooted in the folk music of her native Bulgaria, the accents fly by in dizzying whirlwind.
Let me reserve a spot on my 2016 Top 10 right now! Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun was always more than metal. 'Celebrating Elvin Jones' (Motema Music) has the drummer with keyboardist Jan Hammer, superstar bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Antoine Roney and pianist Carlos McKinney, all of whom have played with Mr. Jones.