South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim is now in his eighties, with his creativity undiminished. Proof is on his latest album, The Balance. The title refers to finding the balance between all the elements of his life - a task that has taken him a lifetime, one of the most fascinating and productive ones in jazz. Don't miss this extraordinary piano outing by a master.
We first encountered the New Orleans native Remy Le Boeuf years ago, and knew he was headed for success in jazz. His latest album, Light as a Word, is a remarkable collection of compositions: thoughtful, complex, and at times mesmerizing. Also great fun to listen to. So please listen to the saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf and all the other jazz on offer this week.