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Henry Kaiser & Rome Yamilov and Bernard Allison: Blues Changes

Read "Henry Kaiser & Rome Yamilov and Bernard Allison: Blues Changes" reviewed by Doug Collette

Is blues music the most mutable of all musical forms? It's a question worth asking when taking into account the expanse of styles within the genre that stretch all the way from the skeletal acoustic likes of Son House and Reverend Gary Davis to the earthshaking electric onslaughts of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Henry Kaiser and Rome Yamilov's collaboration, The Lenoir Investigation, and Bernard Allison's Highs & Lows, are both contemporary interpretations of the blues in which consciously ...

Album Review

Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2 - Remixes

Read "Fractal Guitar 2 - Remixes" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Guitarist & composer Stephan Thelen's experimental guitar-fest Fractal Guitar (MoonJune Records, 2019) was followed by Fractal Guitar Remixes And Extra Tracks (MoonJune Records, 2019), a substantially fresh look at the material, as well as an expansion. For the sequel Fractal Guitar 2 (Moonjune Records, 2021) Thelen produced an even more radical approach to contemporary guitar-driven music. The remixes are also a step beyond. To start with, the album could just as well have been titled “Point Of Inflection ...

Radio & Podcasts

John McLaughlin, Henry Kaiser-Leo Smith, Asaf Sirkis, Igor Willcox

Read "John McLaughlin, Henry Kaiser-Leo Smith, Asaf Sirkis, Igor Willcox" reviewed by Len Davis

John McLaughlin Live In Paris Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith, Android Trio, {{m: Asaf Sirkis and Brazilian drummer Igor Willcox. Playlist John McLaughlin"Acid Jazz" from Live In Paris (Verve) 00:00 Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith “What I Say" from Upriver (Cuneiform) 10:17 Android Trio “Quark" from Other Worlds (Cuneiform) 20:39 Asaf Sirkis “Kinship" from Solar Flash (Moonjune) 30:52 CMD & The Nomads “I Told You So" from The Board Tapes (Red Dot) ...

Album Review

Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2

Read "Fractal Guitar 2" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Guitarist and composer Stephan Thelen's Fractal Guitar (MoonJune Records, 2018) found him stepping outside of his role in the band Sonar in a big way. An absolute feast of multiple guitars with electronic effects, live looping and soundscaping, it also featured a star-studded group of guest guitarists (not to mention a grooving rhythm section). The good news is that almost all of them are back for the second installment, along with some new friends. The original album was largely created ...

Radio & Podcasts

New releases from Gavin Harrison-Antoine Fafard, plus Trio Grande

Read "New releases from Gavin Harrison-Antoine Fafard, plus Trio Grande" reviewed by Len Davis

Contemporary Electric Jazz from Trio Grande, Henry Kaiser and Vinny Golia, plus much more.Playlist Henry Kaiser-Vinny Golia “Meditations-Joy" from A Love Supreme Electric (Cuneiform) 00:00 Trio Grande “Oberkampf" from Trio Grande (Whirlwind) 07:14 Marcus Klossek Electric Trio “Unexpected Skies" from Time was Now (Double Moon) 14:21 Go Go Penguin “Petit_a" from Live from studio 2 (Decca) 21:31 A Tribute to Roger Burn and Shapes “Oddly English" from A Tribute to Roger Burn and Shapes (Blue Canoe) 28:41 Scott ...

Album Review

Ivar Grydeland & Henry Kaiser: In the Arctic Dreamtime

Read "In the Arctic Dreamtime" reviewed by John Eyles

In January 2019, the renowned guitarists Ivar Grydeland and Henry Kaiser met in a studio in Oslo and, playing electric guitars, recorded a duet soundtrack for the Norwegian silent film Ellsworths flyveekspedition 1925, which is about an unsuccessful 1925 attempt by polar explorer Roald Amundsen to fly over the North Pole by plane. Norway's Grydeland is best known as a member of the trio Huntsville and the quartet Dans Les Arbres, while Kaiser is a member of America's “first generation ...

Album Review

Simon Barker, Henry Kaiser, Bill Laswell, Rudresh Mahanthappa: Mudang Rock

Read "Mudang Rock" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

Henry Kaiser aggiunge un'altra tessera alla sua ricerca etnomusicale sullo sciamanesimo coreano iniziata con Invite the Spirit nei primi anni Ottanta. Questa volta ad accompagnare il chitarrista californiano, paladino di un'avanguardia che da sempre centrifuga gli idiomi più disparati, dalla fusion alle musiche tradizionali, c'è un trio coi fiocchi formato dal bassista Bill Laswell, anch'egli esploratore irriducibile di sonorità orientali avendo suonato con il combo di percussionisti coreani SamuNori, il batterista australiano Simon Barker, studioso di ritmi e storia delle ...


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