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Free Fall: Furnace

Read "Furnace" reviewed by Rex  Butters


With drummer-less clarinet trio named after a radical album by a drummerless clarinet trio, you have prolific Ken Vandermark’s latest collaboration, this with Norway’s Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Havard Wiik on piano. Vandermark frequently shines a light on an elder, and this one points to the pioneering Jimmy Giuffre/Paul Bley/Steve Swallow trio. Additionally, Merce Cunningham, Frank O’Hara, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, and Bley in particular get their due on this collection. As with past dedications, the music stands ...

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Tone Time: Susie Ibarra/Mark Dresser

Read "Susie Ibarra/Mark Dresser" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell


Veterans of many of John Zorn’s improv nights and game pieces, drummer/percussionist Susie Ibarra and bassist Mark Dresser convened last July for a rare studio collaboration. The result is Tone Time —15 intimate studio improvisations that allowed the musicians the space and time to develop a profound musical dialogue. As the title suggests, exploration of sounds and textures is central, and both musicians are masters of coaxing the possibilities from their instruments. As formidable composers and improvisers, Ibarra and Dresser ...


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