Goddamn this is some good jazz. Jaimie Branch does some wild stuff with a trumpet and knows how to put together an ensemble to boot. There’s a good reason JB’s album on International Anthem from last year is getting a lot of praise, and it’s because this is an incredibly fresh take on free jazz. There’s no fear hear about making a lot of sound, which is so refreshing given the typical tip-toeing-until-you-slip-on-a-banana-peel-and-knock-over-a-shelf-full-of-china approach to free jazz/improv that’s the standard these days.
Check out that album Fly or Die if you haven’t. JB always gets real heavy hitters to help out, demonstrated by the presence of brilliant improv cellist Tomeka Reid in this video here.
Video shot by Soshull 78.