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Ultralyd: Inertiadrome

Read "Inertiadrome" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been nearly four years since Ultralyd released its 2007 Rune Grammofon debut, Conditions for a Piece of Music, and a lot's happened since that time. The members of this electrified quartet continue to weave their way through the fabric of the cutting-edge Norwegian improvising scene, ranging from the Coltrane-inspired, early Garbarek-tinged modal freedom of The Core's Office Essentials (Jazzland, 2008), which featured Ultralyd saxophonist Kjetil T. Møster, to the more structured attack of MoHa!'s One-Way Ticket to Candyland (Rune ...

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Ultralyd: Conditions for a Piece of Music

Read "Conditions for a Piece of Music" reviewed by John Kelman

Cross-pollination is one of the things that keeps music moving forward, as artists from different groups come together in new permutations that have clear reference points from where they came, but also create something new and distinctive. Guitarist Anders Hana and percussionist Morten J. Olsen make up the Norwegian noise improv duo MoHa!, whose Norwegianism (Rune Grammofon, 2007) makes a strong argument that not all noise improv sounds alike. While some of the textures they explore in MoHa! are brought ...


40 Years Of The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal

The Montreal Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th edition this year with some outstanding presentations scheduled at various venues around the city. Running from June 27 to July 6, this year's festival includes both indoor and outdoor events, free and ticketed events, with a program that includes Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Brad Mehldau, Kendrick Scott, Richard Galliano, Stacy Kent, Joshua Redman, John Pizzarelli, Keyon Harrold, Gilad Hekselman, Roberto Fonseca, Donny McCaslin and more.

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