Reviews that mention Yazz Ahmed

January 1, 2021

The Spike Orchestra

Splintered Stories
Tzadik 4031

Confirming the promise of his earlier work, London-based trumpeter Sam Eastmond’s Splintered Stories is four imaginative compositions which bend multiple sonic outpourings into coherent arrangements. The somewhat eccentric tunes conducted by Eastmond illuminate his preoccupation with contemporary Jewish life by uniting sometimes conflicting musical strands. He’s able to do so and avoid jarring transitions because of the collective interpretations of the 15 piece Spike Orchestra, his designated vehicle since 2014. MORE