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Mette Rasmussen and new releases

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This week we focus on Mette Rasmussen, new releases from Endangered Blood and Master Oogway and a selection of recent and archive cuts. A more avant-garde/free selection than usual, but still a compelling playlist! Playlist Endangered Blood “Passion Fruit Birthday Cake" from Don't Freak Out (Skirl Records) 00:00 Master Oogway “Eddapliks Pt.1 Kan vi flytte til Mars" from The Concert Koan (Clean Feed) 04:29 Der Lange Schatten “Serenata Maledetta" from Concurrences (Trouble In The East) 13:00 Eva ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2018, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec May 19-20, 2018 In a span of now only seven concerts over two editions of Victo, the Eglise St Christophe d'Arthabaskahas has become a favourite among the festival venues, for the acoustic environment created by the high arch of the beautifully decorated nave. So it was the site for three of the most captivating concerts in the 34th edition of ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Mette Rasmussen/Paul Flaherty/Chris Corsano: Star-Spangled Voltage

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I prefer the moniker 'fire music' over the descriptor 'free jazz.' It does a better job illustrating what improvising musicians achieve when they venture into the driving rhythms and forward momentum of this music. Good free jazz sounds like a bonfire. Great free jazz sounds, and feels like a barely contained wildfire. This first meeting between saxophonists Paul Flaherty and Mette Rasmussen can be classified as a conflagration with drummer Chris Corsano as the accelerant. Corsano brought together ...

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Mette Rasmussen/Chris Corsano: All The Ghosts At Once

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Today's hypothesis states that all free jazz improvisation demands the musicians maintain the music's vigor like a juggler, to all appearances, keeping all the balls in the air at once. Proof of this theory is the opening piece “Train Track" from alto saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and drummer Chris Corsano's release All The Ghosts At Once. The music opens with wavy Evan Parker-like saxophone notes and cymbal scrapes that evolve into unblended energy jazz. The duo produces a buoyant sound, part ...