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Olie Brice / Rachel Musson / Mark Sanders: Immense Blue

Read "Immense Blue" reviewed by John Sharpe

Even given today's abundance of new issues in whatever genre, there are still bands which travel beneath the radar. One such is the trio of established UK improvisers comprising bassist Olie Brice, saxophonist Rachel Musson and drummer Mark Sanders which releases Immense Blue as its debut album. As a unit it has been around for a while, but the connections go deeper still. Brice and Musson have a duet nearing fifteen years old, while the saxophonist and drummer are two ...

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Christoph Gallio, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders: Live at Café Oto London

Read "Live at Café Oto London" reviewed by John Eyles

Swiss saxophonist Christoph Gallio has been playing with the trio DAY & TAXI for over three decades during which time he has been the only ever-present member, and the trio has released twelve albums. Early in July 2022, Gallio arrived in jny: London at the beginning of a six-month sabbatical stay at the London Atelier of the Kanton Aargau. This was not a new experience as he had previously stayed in the Berlin Atelier, in 2009, and in the Buenos ...

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The Flame: Towards The Flame Vol 1

Read "Towards The Flame Vol 1" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Three of Europe's most acclimated and proven improvisers--pianist Robert Mitchell (Steve Coleman, Greg Osby), bassist Neil Charles, and drummer/percussionist Mark Sanders (Jah Wobble, Rachel Musson)--band together as The Flame for the first time and emerge from pandemic isolation, and the forever wars and broken civics that accompanied it, with a hypnotic performance captured absolutely live on Towrads the Flame. Recorded at London's Cafe Otto in February of 2022, The Flame comes to life like most screams do: with ...

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Gabriele Mitelli: Three Tsuru Origami

Read "Three Tsuru Origami" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Nuovo progetto originale di Gabriele Mitelli, in trio con una epica ritmica inglese —John Edwards e Mark Sanders hanno lavorato assieme con personalità come Evan Parker o Veryan Weston —, ispirato e dedicato idealmente ai volatili e alle loro migrazioni, ricco di riferimenti alle stagioni più libere e aperte della musica jazz. Il disco è incastonato tra due emblematici omaggi: il primo è “New One," del sassofonista sudafricano Sean Bergin, protagonista prima della stagione della diaspora degli artisti ...

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Xhosa Cole: Ibeji

Read "Ibeji" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Few places on the global jazz scene are enjoying the enthusiastic resurgence of the genre more than the UK. Names that are becoming more familiar—Binker Golding, Nubya Garcia, Idris Rahman, Shabaka Hutchings and others—have triggered something of a youth movement. Emerging in that group is yet another top-notch saxophonist, Xhosa Cole. Cole's sophomore release, Ibeji is full of terrific music, wrapped in a missed opportunity. Ibeji takes its name from the Yoruba religion, and features six percussionists individually ...

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Gabriele Mitelli / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Three Tsuru Origami

Read "Three Tsuru Origami" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Birds of a feather, as they say, flock together. Proof positive is the trio of Italian trumpeter Gabriele Mitelli (who also doubles on soprano saxophone and electronics), and the Englishmen, bassist John Edwards and drummer Mark Sanders. Three Tsuru Origami (tsuru is the Japanese word for crane) continues the avian theme with the bulk of the material dedicated to our feathered friends. Sanders and Edwards are familiar names in free jazz and improvisation circles, being the first call ...

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John Butcher / Dominic Lash / John Russell / Mark Sanders: Discernment

Read "Discernment" reviewed by John Sharpe

As part of his 40th birthday celebration at Cafe Oto in January 2020, bassist Dominic Lash convened a quartet of some of the UK's finest improvisers, completed by guitarist John Russell, saxophonist John Butcher and drummer Mark Sanders. With such experienced practitioners, there are any number of prior connections which help ensure a successful and empathetic outing. Russell, who died in January 2021, was one of the so-called second generation of British improvisers, often working closely with Butcher ...

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UCC Concert Series presents Matana Roberts, Han-earl Park and Mark Sanders

UCC Concert Series presents Matana Roberts, Han-earl Park and Mark Sanders

Source: Han-earl Park

Get ready for a truly international musical exploration of technique, craft and tradition by three extraordinary improvisers. Chicago-born, New York-based saxophonist Matana Roberts, leading Birmingham-based drummer Mark Sanders, and Cork-based Korean-American guitarist Han-earl Park perform as part of the University College Cork Concert Series on Thursday, 25 November 2010 at 8:00 pm in the Ó Riada Hall, UCC Music Building, Sundays Well, Cork. Tickets are $10 ($5 concessions) and available from Music, School of Music and Theatre, UCC. The event ...



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Immense Blue

West Hill Records


Three Tsuru Origami

We Insist! Records



Self Produced


Togetherness Music...

Intakt Records



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