Paul Rutherford - Tetralogy (Emanem, 2009) ***½
The second CD starts with three lengthy pieces for solo trombone, and to me these are the highlight of the album, showing the trombonist's richness of voice and experimental power. The last three pieces are a trio performance with Paul Rogers on double bass and Nigel Morris on drums. An interesting album for fans of Rutherford. The non-electronic solo performance and the brass quartet alone would have made a great record. Now, it sounds more like a collection, rather than a unified listening experience.
The Astronomical Unit - Relativity (Jazzwerkstatt, 2010) ****
Gail Brand & Mark Sanders - Instinct & The Body (Regardless, 2009) ***½
Watch Brand and Sanders on Youtube.