Home » Jazz Musicians » Roger Turner

Roger Turner

Sign in / sign up and request update access to the Roger Turner page.


Album Review

Sergio Armaroli: I Dream I Was An European

Read "I Dream I Was An European" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Un disco a suo modo “perfetto," questo di Sergio Armaroli, che si circonda di abituali e splendidi collaboratori come Giancarlo Schiaffini e Roger Turner, vi aggiunge un monumento dell'improvvisazione come Phil Minton, e con loro esegue nove sue composizioni nelle quali l'improvvisazione la fa da padrona. La “perfezione" sta soprattutto nelle individualità, anzi nei colori e nelle espressività che ciascuna di esse porta in dote: due percussioni timbricamente opposte e dalle invenzioni complementari, il vibrafono di Armaroli e ...

Album Review

Phil Minton / Pat Thomas / Dave Tucker / Roger Turner: Scatter: On A Clear Day Like This

Read "Scatter: On A Clear Day Like This" reviewed by John Sharpe

Recorded on the first night of a Pat Thomas residency at north London's Cafe Oto, On A Clear Day Like This by the collective Scatter demonstrates the breadth of the pianist's artistry, following as it did an opening set of Duke Ellington tunes. Aside from Thomas, who founded the group in 1992 and performs on piano and electronics, the outfit comprises three further luminaries in Phil Minton on voice (he does so much more than the term vocalist would suggest), ...

Album Review

NAIL (Doneda Frangenheim Turner): NAIL in Ulrichsberg

Read "NAIL in Ulrichsberg" reviewed by John Eyles

The trio of saxophonist Michel Doneda, double bassist Alexander Frangenheim and drummer Roger Turner has been together for about three years, long enough for the cosmopolitan threesome (French, German, British, respectively) to decide upon a suitably short, snappy name instead of the roll call of their surnames. So, we welcome NAIL and their first album NAIL in Ulrichsberg on the bassist's own label, Concepts of Doing. Recorded by Frangenheim, on October 7th 2022, at Jazzatelier Ulrichsberg, the album comprises four ...

Album Review

Sergio Armaroli, Roger Turner: Dance Steps

Read "Dance Steps" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Nell'intervista dello scorso anno Sergio Armaroli ci parlò dell'interessante rapporto artistico che aveva con Roger Turner, batterista e percussionista inglese che da oltre cinquant'anni esplora l'improvvisazione e la musica creativa. Quella collaborazione può essere ascoltata su questo disco edito dalla Leo Records, nel quale i due dialogano in nove brani di lunghezza e clima diversi, sempre però all'insegna dell'improvvisazione. La cosa che colpisce particolarmente di questo lavoro è la semplicità e la rilassatezza con cui i due affrontano ...

Album Review

Axel Dörner, Roger Turner, Urs Leimgruber, and Ribo Flesh: Untitled (London Leipzig Luzern)

Read "Untitled (London Leipzig Luzern)" reviewed by Troy Dostert

With a lineup comprising some of the leading figures in free improvisation, fans of the genre will surely want to give Untitled (London Leipzig Luzern) a close listen. Trumpeter Axel Dörner, saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and percussionist Roger Turner have made their mark on hundreds of recordings featuring all of the household names: Evan Parker, Sam Rivers, John Butcher, Joëlle Léandre, and many others. Indeed, all three musicians arguably belong in the pantheon themselves, and there's something to be said for ...

Album Review

Roger Turner & Otomo Yoshihide: The Last Train

Read "The Last Train" reviewed by John Eyles

Recorded at Tokyo's Hara Museum in February 2013, this duo brings together London's Roger Turner on percussion with Japan's own Otomo Yoshihide on guitar and amplifier, an improv meeting of two masters with very different but equally impressive histories. Across four tracks ranging in length from four to sixteen-and-a-half minutes--forty minutes altogether--they give an object lesson in the art of duo improvisation, a format in which both players are constantly exposed with no easy place to hide, although that clearly ...

Read more articles



Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.