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Matthias Müller / Eve Risser / Christian Marien: Formation < Deviation

Read "Formation < Deviation" reviewed by John Sharpe


Two German improvisers, trombonist Matthias Mueller and drummer Christian Marien, join forces with French pianist Eve Risser for a brace of intriguing collectives under the moniker Cranes. Müller and Marien have performed together since 2006 as Superimpose, often appearing with guests, including saxophonist John Butcher, trumpeter Nate Wooley and vocalist Sofia Jernberg on their 2021 release With (Inexhaustible Editions). Prior connections with Risser include Müller's participation in her large ensembles, like the Red Desert Orchestra, while Marien and Risser first ...

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Trigger: The Fire Throws

Read "The Fire Throws" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


The Fire Throws is a stunning poetic soundscape by the Berlin-based wind trio Trigger, composed of Chris Heenan on contrabass clarinet, Matthias Müller on trombone, and Nils Ostendorf on trumpet. The instrumentation recalls the classic big band front line, but this group takes that tradition and turns it inside out and backwards. This is bold, courageous music--the musicians are free from the conventional parameters assigned to their instruments, and they're completely unfettered by any notions of what music is or ...


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