Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra - Evanescence (1992)
A wide-ranging album of contemporary jazz/fusion from American guitarist Ben Monder. Solo pieces for acoustic guitar; abstract vocal fragments; woozy, low-key epics; and more. I found Monder through his affiliation with the brilliant Maria Schneider (see above) and was thrilled to discover that he's a gifted composer in his own right.
P.S. I found out like five minutes after initially posting this that he also played on motherfucking Blackstar, my favorite album of the past 10 years or so.
1. Still Motion
5. Double Sun
6. Rooms of Light
If you like this, listen to:
|Terje Rypdal -|
Terje Rypdal (1971)
|Henry Threadgill & Make a Move -|
Where's Your Cup? (1997)