Fernwarme
Fernwarme

Michael Rother

Fernwarme

1982

Kraut Rock

During the fertile period that followed his involvement with Neu! and Harmonia, krautrock pioneer Michael Rother recorded a string of highly-regarded solo albums, the fourth of which, 1982's enchanting Fernwärme, alternated between meditative and darkly introspective.

- Timothy Monger

Capuchin Swing
Capuchin Swing

Jackie McLean

Capuchin Swing

April 17, 1960

Hard Bop

While the altoist's future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some solos here, the majority of this set is classic hard bop. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, JM doesn't simply churn out pat jam-session fare but offers provocative charts and solos in a series of mid-to fast-tempo swingers and blues.

- Stephen Cook