Watch out, this is a podcast of sorts! Well, kinda, it is a blog post with an attached audio file, but there you are. I went to check out Alex Hendriksen's (still no web site to link to!) new band Etymon at the bird's eye tonight. The four guys (Alex sax / flute, Assen Doykin piano, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz bass / oud & Mathias Kuenzli percussion) met at Berklee in Boston, and now they're doing a chamber music world jazz with strong eastern European and arabic influences. It's powerful stuff, check out the attached sample (with permission, and sorry about the sad recording quality).
Etymon will be recording professionally next week with the CD expected some time in autumn. Watch this space, and remember the name!