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Rasmussen, Flaherty, Rowden, Corsano: Crying in Space

Read "Crying in Space" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The question to be answered during this live performance was, “Will there be enough space for all the musicians' voices to be heard?" Recorded at Firehouse 12, in June 2019, this new ensemble is an adaptation of various duos and familiar trios. Saxophonist Paul Flaherty and drummer Chris Corsano have performed and recorded numerous discs together since the late '90s, releasing high-octane free jazz. The same can be said of the drummer's duo work with Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen; their ...

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Paul Flaherty / Mike Roberson / Randall Colbourne / James Chumley Hunt: Borrowed From Children

Read "Borrowed From Children" reviewed by John Sharpe

Four determinedly free players, who have existed outside of the big city bubbles for some 40 years, now unite for the first time on Borrowed From Children. Out of sight maybe, but not out of mind, as a voluminous discography on a multitude of independent labels attests. Perhaps most comprehensively documented is reedman Paul Flaherty, who has a track record with a range of heavyweight collaborators such as drummers Chris Corsano and Marc Edwards, and guitarist Thurston Moore, but also ...

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Paul Flaherty / Randall Colbourne / James Chumley Hunt / Mike Roberson: Borrowed From Children

Read "Borrowed From Children" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let's misquote a Rolling Stones' lyric here, with the music of Paul Flaherty “you can always get what you want," and maybe to a greater extent, “you get what you need." For more decades than he might want to count, the saxophonist has been making his self-described 'hated music.' We're talking hate as in a bugaboo, a bogey, or a thorn in one's flesh. Because his music is free. Free like a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting or a Warner Brothers Wile ...

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Paul Flaherty: Focused and Bewildered

Read "Focused and Bewildered" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Saxophonist Paul Flaherty has long been one of the foremost exponents of the fire-breathing, free-jazz tradition of Albert Ayler, Peter Brötzmann and Charles Gayle. He is certainly one of the most prolific, with scores of recordings under his belt. When he joins forces with frequent collaborators such as Chris Corsano, Wally Shoup or Bill Nace, the maelstrom that typically follows is about as hair-raising as it gets. But, what isn't as often noted is that Flaherty has a more subdued ...


Dialoghi ai confini del suono

Read "Dialoghi ai confini del suono" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Un paio di duetti avventurosi pubblicati dalla Relative Pitch Records. Questione di irriducibilità. Ai generi, alle mode, alla convenienza (quale essa sia). Paul Flaherty, Randall Colbourne Ironic Havoc Relative Pitch Records (2013) * * * ½ Il primo. Paul Flaherty e Randal Colbourne si conoscono e frequentano musicalmente da anni. Sassofono e batteria. Come John Coltrane e Rashied Alì (ma anche l'Elvin Jones di “Vigil," ...

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Paul Flaherty - Bill Nace - Thurston Moore: Flaherty-Nace-Moore

Read "Flaherty-Nace-Moore" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Si incrociano a Northampton, Massachussetts, i destini di Paul Flaherty, Bill Nace e Thurston Moore, protagonisti di questo nuovo disco di impro-noise senza compromessi. Protagonista di un memorabile sodalizio con il batterista Chris Corsano [ora trasferitosi in Europa e subito finito del mirino di artisti di ispirazione molto varia, da Evan Parker a Bjork], il sassofonista Flaherty, tra i più selvaggi blowers degli ultimi trentacinque anni, ha incontrato colà sia Nace che il più famoso Moore, che all'attività con i ...

Multiple Reviews

Paul Flaherty: Kaivalya Vol. #2, Bridge Out!, Simitu, In the Midst of Chaos

Read "Paul Flaherty: Kaivalya Vol. #2, Bridge Out!, Simitu, In the Midst of Chaos" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Paul Flaherty & Marc Edwards Kaivalya Vol. #2 Cadence Jazz 2008 Paul Flaherty & Randall Colbourne Bridge Out! Family Vineyard 2008 Cold Bleak Heat Simitu Family Vineyard 2007 Orange In the Midst of Chaos De Stijl 2008


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