By Stef Gijssels
Confinement leads to isolation and personal creativity. We have heard many solo releases this year, including for solo trumpet, by Susana Santos Silva, Luis Vicente, Lina Allemano, Kris Tiner.
The following albums are also noteworthy in the same category.
Kasper Tranberg - Suite Dilation (ILK, 2020)
Danish trumpeter Kasper Tranberg's "Suite Dilation" is part of a trilogy of three CDs, the other two being Terzet, a trio, and Strawboss, a sextet performance.
As he writes it himself: "My solo ambition forced me to, seriously, to reflect on my life with all its transformative events, and to go deeper in all my studies. I am still looking for the beautiful and surprising in the tensions I find in the music and in the moment.. no fucking overdubs! The compositions create the framework around what I am discovering, and I seldom leave the material when I improvise."
João Almeida - Solo Sessions (Self, 2020)
Listen and download from Bandcamp.