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Vandeweyer / Van Hove / Lovens / Blume: Quat Live At Hasselt

Read "Quat Live At Hasselt" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This live sound recorded at a Belgian venue vividly transfers to disc, augmenting the dual percussionist-backed quartet's investigative mechanics amid crashing cadenzas, moments of quietude, and multilayered formulations. Featuring eminent Belgian pianist Fred Van Hove and vibraphonist Els Vandeweyer on the front end, the improvisational format yields a democratic approach as the musicians generally operate from the same temporal plane atop bristling asymmetrical movements and a polytonal soundstage. The artists' lucid creative faculties shine radiantly on “H2," as ...

Album Review

Vandeweyer / Van Hove / Lovens / Blume: Quat Live At Hasselt

Read "Quat Live At Hasselt" reviewed by John Sharpe

In one sense the cover of Quat Live At Hasselt could act as a metaphor for what lies within, due to its focus on a narrow spectral range. At first glance the black appears uniform, punctuated only by the white text. But on further scrutiny, an intricately patterned network of various shades of grey becomes apparent, like the view while flying over mountains at night. Of course the original comparison oversimplifies the wondrous exploration of percussive potential contained within the ...

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IMI Kollektief: Snug As A Gun

Read "Snug As A Gun" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questo disco è un bell'esempio dell'universalità espressiva del jazz. Il quintetto che ne è protagonista opera a Lisbona ed è composto dal sax tenore brasiliano Alipio Carvalho Neto, dal trombettista francese Jean-Marc Charmier, dal vibrafonista belga Els Vandeweyer e da una sezione ritmica portoghese: il bassista João Hasselberg ed il batterista Rui Gonçalves. Tanto per ampliare l'eterogeneità culturale, in un brano s'aggiunge il brasiliano Paulo Matricó, che canta e suona la zabumba. Sarebbe scontato immaginare una sorta di world music, ...


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