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Album Review

I.P.A.: Bashing Mushrooms

Read "Bashing Mushrooms" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Comprised of an impressive roster of Scandinavian all-stars, I.P.A. might only need a better name if the group is to break through to wider notice. Harnessing its commitment to post-bop freedom to thoughtful tunecraft, the band's music is both accessible and tough-edged, cerebral and hard-grooving in equal measure. The quintet's first Cuneiform release, I Just Did Say Something was a highlight of 2016, and its follow-up on the venerable label, Bashing Mushrooms, is another winner, albeit with somewhat more muted ...

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Atle Nymo: Solo for Trio

Read "Solo for Trio" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

While the reduction of instrumentation is a typical occurrence in the world of music--most commonly practiced for piano--the opposite is rarer. Norwegian woodwind virtuoso Atle Nymo seems to have this concept in mind on Solo for Trio--his debut album as a leader. Supported by ECM-associated Mats Eilertsen on bass and talented Slovakian drummer/percussionist Michaela Antalová, Nymo creates an atmosphere that is based around the careful unveiling of tonality. Note by note and sound by sound, textures and structures seem to ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Bashing Mushrooms

Cuneiform Records


Solo for Trio

Losen Records


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