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Mia Zabelka & Glen Hall: The Quantum Violin

Read "The Quantum Violin" reviewed by John Eyles

The Covid period has been kind to the extraordinary Austrian violinist and vocalist Mia Zabelka. Not only did she record and issue the much-praised album Aftershock (Subcontinental, 2021) in the company of extreme metal bassist and guitarist Arun Natarajan (aka Icos Tech) from India, and guest US trumpeter Joshua Trinidad, she also recorded The Quantum Violin with the equally cosmopolitan collaborators, Canadian electroacoustic improviser Glen Hall and Japanese guest vocalist Kenji Siratori...Oh, and along the way, in 2021, she was ...

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Glen Hall, Bernie Koenig: Overheard Conversations

Read "Overheard Conversations" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

È una duo improvisation abbastanza allo stato brado, quella praticata dall'accoppiata canadese composta dal polifiatista Glen Hall e dal batterista e filosofo (lo è diventato nel quindicennio in cui non ha potuto suonare a causa di un incidente) Bernie Koenig. Lo è, soprattutto, allorché Hall imbraccia i sassofoni e Koenig siede dietro i tamburi. Come sassofonista, Hall si colloca in effetti su una linea antivirtuosistica che nasce con la stessa avanguardia anni Sessanta (da Shepp in poi, per capirci), peraltro ...

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Glen Hall / trio_muo: Angles

Read "Angles" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Canadian multi-reedist Glen Hall is noted for pushing the envelope, largely within modern jazz and free improvisational domains. This trio release exemplifies that notion rather poignantly. His interesting compositional concepts reflect learning from the masters, while concurrently sculpting his own voice. The band slices up time signatures; Hall and the rhythm section execute contrapuntal maneuvers, all within a semi-structured format. Within various cycles, bassist Michael Morse engages in counter-harmonies with Hall, providing an interesting balance for Joe Sorbara's rim shots ...

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Glen Hall and Outsource: The Roswell Incident

Read "The Roswell Incident" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Glen Hall is a Canadian saxophonist, whose previous release was Hallucination: Music and Words For William Burroughs. I'm no fan of Burroughs' but Hall's collaboration there struck me as being the sort of almost-compilation one often finds on labels such as Sub Rosa. The numbers on that Leo disc varied from playful jazz to text with drone and echo; a dark ambient thing mixed with great improv tracks, some featuring Roswell Rudd.

On The Roswell Incident, “Tickled Pink" starts out ...

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Glen Hall: Hallucinations - Music and Words for William S Burroughs

Read "Hallucinations - Music and Words for William S Burroughs" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Hallucinations: Music and Words for William S. Burroughs is a tribute to the late writer William S. Burroughs. Here, multi-woodwind specialist Glen Hall paints a moving portrait of this now legendary figure with a series of pieces that cover an A to Z sonic spectrum, complete with synthesized voices, doses of grunge-rock, blues, electronics, abstracts, middle eastern themes and just about anything else imaginable. Trombonist Roswell Rudd and Canadian based bassist Don Thompson lend a helping hand along with a ...

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Glen Hall: Hallucinations

Read "Hallucinations" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Glen Hall plays tenor sax, soprano sax, bass flute, bass clarinet, as well as chipping in with electronics, samples, processing, and vocals. He is heard most clearly on tenor sax on this disc, and his is a strong voice, more bop-inflected than the environment of this disc might lead a listener to expect. For this is a tribute to the late great drughead William S. Burroughs, and it is vertiginous and just plain weird enough to satisfy old Burroughs' desiccated ...

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The Quantum Violin

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Slam Productions



Tarsier Records



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