The second ECM album from Swiss/Italian trio Third Reel takes its open-plan music to another level. Emanuele Maniscalco, Nicolas Masson and Roberto Pianca all bring music into Third Reel, and each of them has his own distinct compositional signature, but from the outset their pieces are “always conceived as material for multiple, unpredictable developments,” as Maniscalco says. Compositional guidelines are like gateways into fields to explore. Masson’s elegant clarinet and lean-toned tenor are emphasized on this recording, Maniscalco floats between drums and piano, quietly lyrical on both instruments, and Pianca is most often a kind of real-time orchestrator, subtly enfolding the interaction with swelling sustained chords, or underlining it with thick drones.
Silje Nergaard is an award-winning Norwegian jazz-pop singer/songwriter who peaked in popularity after the turn of the century with the chart-topping albums. „Chain Of Days“ is her newest album featuring eleven diverse overwritings put together in an album with the melody in focus.
2015, six years after the last studio record, Thunder is back again and they have a new CD ready to be shipped. “Wonder days” is the name of the disc that is released by earMUSIC. Important to know is that the core of the band is still part of the line-up. Danny Bowes (v), Luke Morley (g) Gary James (d) and Ben Matthews (key) are members from day one while Chris Childs (b) joined the band in the late 90’s.The ‘real’ ballad on the album is “Broken”. It’s a 4 minutes long and highly emotional track with a strong piano contribution. The track shows Thunder from their more silent side and proves the great sense for melodies of the band members