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Kid Millions & Jim Sauter: Fountain

Read "Fountain" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Fountain, the duo by Jim Sauter and Kid Millions, could easily be mistaken for the work of noise artist Merzbow and Hungarian drummer Balázs Pándi, Japanese guitarist Keiji Haino and Rashied Ali, or guitarist Ed Ricart and Chicago drummer Tim Daisy. Sauter of the infamous free jazz noise band Borbetomagus creates sound often mistaken for guitar feedback. The kind comparable to the above artists or an extended solo by the late Jimi Hendrix, but he does all this with an ...

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Loren Connors / Jim O'Rourke: Two Nice Catholic Boys

Read "Two Nice Catholic Boys" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk


Musicians who collaborate with Loren Connors have to be prepared to enter his world. Connors is fixed firmly in his own distended blues, in wandering, mournful melodies and heavy quiet noise. The meeting won't be based on rhythm or key or swapping chops but waves of emotion laid bare. Nobody (save Connors' wife, singer Suzanne Langille) has met that challenge as well, or as often, as Alan Licht. But running a close second is his guitar duo ...

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Tigersmilk: Android Love Cry

Read "Android Love Cry" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Just as a graphic novel will never be awarded the book of the year honors, Android Love Cry will never be acknowledged as album of the year. Why? Think about science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. Science fiction is your first clue, we don't suppose great literature can be science fiction, but Dick wrote some fantastic fiction, even a story (forty years before Philip Roth) pondering what if the Nazi's had won W.W.II and occupied the United States. But you'll ...

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Tigersmilk: From The Bottle

Read "From The Bottle" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Tigersmilk's second release, while not conciously trying to do so, could make free improv fans out of even the most metronome-needy listeners. Having said that, let me add a note of caution: smooth jazz fans should run as fast as they can from this music.

The trio of Rob Mazurek (Chicago Underground, Isotope 217), Jason Roebke (Rapid Croche, Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio, Terminal 4), and Dylan van der Schyff (Talking Pictures, Dave Douglas) makes free music accessible. Not saccharine ...

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Cold Bleak Heat: It

Read "It" reviewed by Mark Corroto


One of my favorite lines from the old Monty Python television series was the response to a request for a skit to end. After the actor states “That's it, I've had enough, Graham Chapman replies in his matter-of-fact British way, “No you haven't. And the mayhem continues.

Several times while spinning It's Magnificent, But It Isn't War I called for it to end, only to be informed that I hadn't quite had enough yet. And as they say, ...

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Tigersmilk: Tigersmilk

Read "Tigersmilk" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The creative jazz trio Tigersmilk makes improvised music that not only tastes good, it might even be good for you.

The significant attraction here is cornetist Rob Mazurek of Chicago Underground, Isotope 217, and Brokeback. Mazurek’s latest disc Silver Spines (Delmark 2002) is a solo effort that comes off as less than inspiring. He needs the kind of interaction he has had with the likes of Jeff Parker and Chad Taylor.

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