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Patrick Brennan / Abdul Moimême: Terraphonia

Read "Terraphonia" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Somewhere on a timeline that includes studying guitar in Madrid and architecture in Boston, Portuguese native Abdul Moimême studied saxophone with American artist Patrick Brennan. Moimême has been prolific as part of almost two-dozen leader/co-leader releases since his debut Nekhephthu (Creative Sources, 2008). Brennan is lightly recorded with four leader dates over the past two decades. What they have in common is a penchant for free improvisation and unusual constructs, physical and aural. Terraphonia is the pair's first recorded collaboration. ...

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Abdul Moimeme: Exosphere

Read "Exosphere" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Portuguese native Abdul Moimême moved to Dublin, Ireland, by way of New Mexico, at an early age. Something of a renaissance man, he studied guitar as a youth and later took up tenor saxophone with instruction from the cutting edge reed player Patrick Brennan. In between, he managed to study architecture in Boston, finalizing his degree in Lisbon. Moimême has also been writing for Portuguese jazz publications for almost twenty years. He is not well known in the States but ...

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Insubordinations celebrates Swiss-Portuguese connections

Read "Insubordinations  celebrates Swiss-Portuguese connections" reviewed by John Eyles

Since its inaugural release in 2006, the Swiss Insubordinations label and net label has issued over sixty albums, dedicated to improvised and/or electroacoustic music, as free-of-charge downloads and as limited editions on CD or CDr. Refreshingly, all Insubordinations releases remain fully downloadable under creative commons license. If that were not enough, Insubordinations is also an association that organises concerts, and co-ordinates the Insub Meta Orchestra (IMO), an ensemble of thirty-five or more improvisers gathered from Switzerland and beyond. ...


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