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Album Review

Club d'Elf: You Never Know

Read "You Never Know" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


You Never Know is the Club d'Elf studio album that captures the whirling, overlapping orbits of acoustic, electric and exotic sounds of the floating improvisational collective, which has recorded and performed together for more than two decades, with crisp studio clarity. But more importantly, You Never Know celebrates light born from darkness. Bassist and bandleader Mike Rivard, the sole constant in the collective's 24-year run, suffered a near-death experience from a pulmonary embolism which struck him while he ...

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Club D'Elf: You Never Know

Read "You Never Know" reviewed by Chris May


Near-death experiences can reboot the mind, separating the important from the trivial. It seems to have worked like that for bassist and composer Mike Rivard, founder and leader of Boston's world-dub-jazz band Club D'Elf. A few years back, Rivard was nearly felled by a pulmonary embolism while seeking spiritual insight in the Amazonian rain forest. A long, dark period of depression followed, before Rivard emerged recharged into the light, having been sustained in large part by gnawa, the Moroccan trance ...

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Philipp Gerschlauer & David Fiuczynski: Mikrojazz!: Neue Expressionistische Musik

Read "Mikrojazz!: Neue Expressionistische Musik" reviewed by Doug Collette


Any musiclover who enjoys the sensation of immersion in a maelstrom of sound will no doubt relish Mikrojazz, especially those familiar with the work of guitarist Dave Fiuczynski. But even listeners who fear the abstract somewhat should find much to savor here because this five-piece band, including 'The Fuze" and co-led with Philipp Gershlauer, moves in and out of such realms throughout a dozen tracks. Every group of musicians requires a catalyst in order to function with the ...

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Philipp Gerschlauer/David Fiuczynski: Mikrojazz!: Neue Expressionistische Musik

Read "Mikrojazz!: Neue Expressionistische Musik" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


If you've followed guitarist David Fiuczynski's work in recent years, then you should already know that he's continually intensifying his search for what exists in the spaces between the spaces. While Fuze has always registered as something of a non-conformist, he's now completely shed a layer of skin and left conventional Western musical tuning behind, evolving into a microtonal guru working with a uniquely non-patternistic patois. Through his teaching at Berklee, and with albums like Planet MicroJam ...

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David Fiuczynski: Flam! Blam!

Read "Flam! Blam!" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Il chitarrista americano David Fiuczynski si lascia condurre per mano dall'ispirazione che nasce dal canto degli uccelli per questo suo album intrigante e misterioso. Ci vengono subito in mente due esperienze straordinarie come quella dell'Eric Dolphy degli anni sessanta che confidava agli amici di essere stato particolarmente colpito dello stesso fenomeno e di essere impegnato nella trascrizione di quelle saltellanti melodie. Allo stesso modo una decina di anni dopo il geniale bassista inglese Dave Holland consegnava alla nostra attenzione uno ...

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Interview

David Fiuczynski: Salt, Sweat, Love, Tears

Read "David Fiuczynski: Salt, Sweat, Love, Tears" reviewed by George Colligan


[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth] David Fiuczynski is a very unique guitarist. Many of you know him from his successful band called Screaming Headless Torsos. He's played with Hasidic New Wave, trumpeter Cuong Vu, and pianist Hiromi. I first met David at a rehearsal with drummer Billy Hart, and then we played a few projects with clarinetist Don Byron over the years. We've been working together in Jack DeJohnette's band ...

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Interview

David Fiuczynski: In the In Between

Read "David Fiuczynski: In the In Between" reviewed by Daniel Lehner


The most recent compositional premiere by guitarist David Fiucyznski has a title that almost manages to sum up his entire sphere of influence. “Flam! Pan-Asian Microjam for J Dilla and Olivier Messiaen" premiered at Berklee College of Music in 2012 and was inspired by a geographically and temporally enormous range of styles. Fiuczynski describes the piece as a trinity of inspirations with respect to rhythm, harmony and melody.“It's kind of a triangle between Pan-Asian music, Messiaen bird calls ...


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