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A Fireside Chat with Wolfgang Fuchs

Read "A Fireside Chat with Wolfgang Fuchs" reviewed by AAJ Staff


As the leader of the King 'b' 'rchestr', Wolfgang Fuchs' place in the European improvisation lineage is safe. Moreover, Fuchs' '89 recordings of various duets with Evan Parker, Louis Sclavis, and Hans Koch on the FMP label (Duets, Dithyrambisch) is a case study in duel improvisation. In particular, Fuchs and Parker are monsters. Fuchs sat down with the Roadshow on a recent trip to Los Angeles, where he played the line space line Festival. I am honored to have Wolfgang ...

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Album Review

Wolfgang Fuchs: New Flags

Read "New Flags" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk


What's immediately notable about New Flags is the notes. The music contained is a remarkable, fast-paced meeting of reeds, percussion, the koto-like stringed guzheng and voice: tightly wound, impressionistic improv, of-the-moment and not restrained by traditional jazz idioms. (And as it was recorded at the German new music festival Total Music Meeting, this comes as no surprise). But the notes present the music as a meeting of cultures, of European and East Asian influences, as, somehow, traditionalist. ...

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Album Review

Wolfgang Fuchs - Thomas Lehn - Fabrizio Spera: Lingua

Read "Lingua" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


This newly released production features a compilation of live material recorded by multi-woodwind ace, Wolfgang Fuchs and notable proponent of the analogue synthesizer, Thomas Lehn along with Italian drummer/electronics performer, Fabrizio Spera. Essentially, these revered experimentalists embark upon a series of slippery themes, that weave in and out of existence amid multi-layered three-way dialogue consisting of Fuch’s micro-passages, Spera’s rumbling, odd-metered percussion work and Lehn’s subtly executed 70’s Sci-Fi like subliminal backdrops. At times, the trio engages in verbose expressionism, ...


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