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John Butcher, Thomas Lehn, Gino Robair: Shaped & Chased

Read "Shaped & Chased" reviewed by Mark Corroto

To mark John Butcher's 65th birthday in 2019, a series of concerts was held (mostly in Berlin) which produced five well-appointed limited edition LPs of 300 from the folks at Ni Vu Ni Connu. The varied albums include Induction, a trio with Burkhard Beins and Werner Dafeldecker, La Pierre Tachée, a duo with Sophie Agnel, Shaped & Chased, a trio with Thomas Lehn and Gino Robair, Lamenti Dall'infinito, a quartet with Liz Allbee, Ignaz Schick, and Marta Zapparoli, and Glints, ...

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Jon Raskin Quartet: Singing Songs As One

Read "Singing Songs As One" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

In 2021, innovative saxophonist Jon Raskin released a number of stimulating concerts which were initially streamed live on Oakland's NIR radio station in 2009. The last of the series is the intriguing and unique celebration of sound called Singing Songs As One. On it Raskin leads a like-minded quartet for a superbly cohesive performance. In addition, the engineer Eli Crews did some real-time overdubbing, enhancing the music's haunting effect. “Configuration and Positioning," the longest track of the set, ...

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Jon Raskin Quartet: Up & Down, Sideways

Read "Up & Down, Sideways" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Innovative saxophone improviser Jon Raskin continues to put out, on his own label Temescal, never before released sessions from his catalogue. The intriguing Up & Down, Sideways finds him in a quartet with long standing associates, a group that Raskin himself calls the most significant in his career outside of Rova. This short album consists of a dozen, stimulating, electronically enhanced soundscapes that unfold with an eerie charm. On “(Plot Line) Allow for Tenderness," Raskin plays a wistful ...

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Ernesto Diaz-Infante - Manuel Mota - Gino Robair - Ernesto Rodrigues: Our Faceless Empire

Read "Our Faceless Empire" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Interessante l'organico originale impegnato in questa performance dovuta all'incontro tra i due musicisti portoghesi Ernesto Rodrigues alla viola e Manuel Mota alla chitarra elettrica con i californiani Ernesto Diaz-Infante alla chitarra acustica e Gino Robair, percussionista che, oltre a modellare fenomeni elettrici e a tradurli in suoni, si è occupato della realizzazione del CD (editing, missaggio e masterizzazione). Mentre gli ottimi improvvisatori sono impegnati in contesti non facili da gestire, nei quali si può rischiare realmente di perdere un filo ...


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