Been listening to the two records that Danish guitarrist Mikkel Ploug recorded with the “Mikkel Ploug Group” for the Fresh Sound New Talent Label. Both disc have the same line-up: Ploug on guitars, Mark Turner on tenor saxophone, Jeppe Skovbakke on bass & Sean Carpio on drums.
Kurt Rosenwinkel is for me the most important jazz guitarist of my generation. And i don't say this lightly or without having previously heard almost all his recorded output and collaborative efforts with other musicians.
Today Allaboutjazz posted a previously unpublished interview by pianist Esbjörn Svensson made around 2006 - "Requiem"; in homage to his work and life. Esbjörn died prematurely last June in a dive accident on the coast of Stockholm; and also a extended preview of they're final album "Leucocyte".