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Album Review

Michel Doneda/Jack Wright/Tatsuya Nakatani: From Between

Read "From Between" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Once, a very long time ago, “jazz" was about “that swing." The substance without which it didn't mean a thing manifested itself externally in the rhythms, the walk, the “fashion" of the hipster. Once co-opted by Madison Avenue, jazz then kept its hipness either well-hidden or moved it constantly like a weapon of mass destruction.

That knowing hipness today has no public face, fashion, or spokesman. It is to be found in the open-ended, hit-and-sometimes-miss music of free ...

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Michel Doneda: Anatomie des clefs

Read "Anatomie des clefs" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


On “Anatomie des clefs”, Michel Doneda presents himself as a one man “idea-factory”. Doneda, a highly regarded European improviser performs solo soprano sax within the framework of 3 lengthy pieces. Doneda’s resume is quite impressive. Extensive work with bassist Barre Philipps, guitarist Elliot Sharp, saxophonist Lol Coxhill, collaborations with actors, poets and improvisational institutions in France.

The opener “Creux actif” is a 31 minute piece which features the hypnotic blowing sound of air flowing through his soprano sax transcending into ...


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