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Articles by Clifford Allen

  1. Weasel Walter / Mary Halvorson / Peter Evans: Electric Fruit
    544
    Published: 2011-03-18
    Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans
    Weasel Walter / Mary Halvorson / Peter Evans: Electric Fruit
  2. The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer
    320
    Published: 2010-12-22
    Wadada Leo Smith / Ed Blackwell
    The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer
  3. Decoy and Joe McPhee: Oto
    800
    Published: 2010-09-16
    Decoy and Joe McPhee
    Decoy and Joe McPhee: Oto
  4. Michael Gregory Jackson: Clarity
    715
    Published: 2010-06-08
    Michael Gregory
    Michael Gregory Jackson: Clarity
  5. Bit Heads
    246
    Published: 2010-05-24
    Daniel Blacksberg
    Bit Heads
  6. Wadada Leo Smith: Spirit Catcher
    324
    Published: 2010-05-12
    Wadada Leo Smith
    Wadada Leo Smith: Spirit Catcher
  7. Von Freeman: Vonski Speaks
    589
    Published: 2010-05-10
    Von Freeman
    Von Freeman: Vonski Speaks
  8. Giuseppi Logan: The Giuseppi Logan Quintet
    754
    Published: 2010-04-08
    Giuseppi Logan
    Giuseppi Logan: The Giuseppi Logan Quintet
  9. Sounds of Liberation: New Horizons
    718
    Published: 2010-03-11
    Byard Lancaster
    Sounds of Liberation: New Horizons
  10. Motion Trio
    134
    Published: 2010-02-26
    Rodrigo Amado
    Motion Trio
  11. Marion Brown: Why Not?
    763
    Published: 2010-01-13
    Marion Brown
    Marion Brown: Why Not?
  12. [no cover]
    794
    Published: 2009-12-19
    Peter Brotzmann
    Peter Brotzmann: Die Like A Dog
  13. Creative Addition
    204
    Published: 2009-12-08
    Bengt Nordstrom
    Creative Addition
  14. Bobby Bradford: With John Stevens and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble
    800
    Published: 2009-10-23
    Bobby Bradford
    Bobby Bradford: With John Stevens and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble
  15. David S. Ware Quartet: Live in Vilnius
    881
    Published: 2009-10-19
    David S. Ware
    David S. Ware Quartet: Live in Vilnius
  16. Canada Day
    346
    Published: 2009-10-04
    Harris Eisenstadt
    Canada Day
  17. House of Art
    376
    Published: 2009-09-03
    Rasul Siddik
    House of Art
  18. The White Album
    256
    Published: 2009-07-23
    The New Black
    The White Album
  19. Walk that Fine Thin Line
    342
    Published: 2009-07-11
    Greg Nagy
    Walk that Fine Thin Line
  20. Nathan Davis: The Best of Nathan Davis '65-'76
    686
    Published: 2009-06-11
    Nathan Davis
    Nathan Davis: The Best of Nathan Davis '65-'76
  21. Peak Inn
    191
    Published: 2009-06-03
    Vinnie Sperrazza
    Peak Inn
  22. Solidarity Unit, Inc.: Red Black & Green
    574
    Published: 2009-05-07
    Solidarity Unit, Inc.
    Solidarity Unit, Inc.: Red Black & Green
  23. Sunny Murray: Big Chief
    609
    Published: 2009-04-03
    Sunny Murray
    Sunny Murray: Big Chief
  24. Charles Tyler: Saga of the Outlaws
    376
    Published: 2009-03-24
    Charles Tyler
    Charles Tyler: Saga of the Outlaws
  25. Journey into the Valley
    334
    Published: 2009-02-25
    Faruq Z. Bey with the Northwood Improvisers
    Journey into the Valley
  26. Small Spaces
    206
    Published: 2009-02-24
    Mike Baggetta
    Small Spaces
  27. Sleepthief
    350
    Published: 2009-01-25
    Ingrid Laubrock
    Sleepthief
  28. Live in Vilnius
    652
    Published: 2009-01-19
    Trio X
    Live in Vilnius
  29. Anthony Braxton: The Complete Arista Recordings
    1,265
    Published: 2009-01-19
    Anthony Braxton
    Anthony Braxton: The Complete Arista Recordings
  30. Grachan Moncur III: Evolution
    476
    Published: 2008-12-30
    Grachan Moncur
    Grachan Moncur III: Evolution
  31. J.R. Monterose: J.R. Monterose
    461
    Published: 2008-12-23
    J.R. Monterose
    J.R. Monterose: J.R. Monterose
  32. Re:Action
    328
    Published: 2008-12-21
    Sean Conly
    Re:Action
  33. In Former Times
    385
    Published: 2008-12-20
    Memorize The Sky
    In Former Times
  34. Roscoe Mitchell: Nonaah
    738
    Published: 2008-09-28
    Roscoe Mitchell
    Roscoe Mitchell: Nonaah
  35. Trauma
    163
    Published: 2008-08-21
    The Flying Luttenbachers
    Trauma
  36. Solo in Berlin 1975
    199
    Published: 2008-08-07
    Paul Rutherford
    Solo in Berlin 1975
  37. Up To Earth
    293
    Published: 2008-07-20
    Chris McGregor
    Up To Earth
  38. In the Midst of Chaos
    261
    Published: 2008-07-03
    Orange
    In the Midst of Chaos
  39. New York Eye and Ear Control
    303
    Published: 2008-06-15
    Albert Ayler
    New York Eye and Ear Control
  40. Sucker Punch Requiem: An Homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat
    158
    Published: 2008-05-01
    Lisle Ellis
    Sucker Punch Requiem: An Homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat
  41. Pendulum
    222
    Published: 2008-04-07
    Mike Taylor
    Pendulum
  42. Bitter Love Songs
    184
    Published: 2008-03-16
    Scott Fields
    Bitter Love Songs
  43. New York Art Quartet
    301
    Published: 2008-03-07
    New York Art Quartet
    New York Art Quartet
  44. Globe Unity Orchestra: Globe Unity - 40 Years
    783
    Published: 2008-02-10
    Globe Unity Orchestra
    Globe Unity Orchestra: Globe Unity - 40 Years
  45. Peter Br
    562
    Published: 2007-08-15
    Peter Brotzmann
    Peter Br
  46. Intention
    272
    Published: 2007-07-21
    Amanda Monaco 4
    Intention
  47. Don Cherry: Live At Cafe Montmartre 1966
    263
    Published: 2007-06-30
    Don Cherry
    Don Cherry: Live At Cafe Montmartre 1966
  48. [no cover]
    607
    Published: 2007-05-27
    Allen Lowe
    Allen Lowe: Jews In Hell/Radical Jewish Acculturation
  49. Blown Bone
    304
    Published: 2007-01-01
    Roswell Rudd
    Blown Bone
  50. Middle Earth Masters
    256
    Published: 2006-12-09
    Soft Machine
    Middle Earth Masters
Read more album reviews by Clifford Allen
  1. Read "Byard Lancaster: From A Love Supreme to The Sex Machine"
    1,010
    Published: 2012-08-25
    Profiles
    Byard Lancaster: From A Love Supreme to The Sex Machine
  2. Read "Joe McPhee: A Band Apart"
    177
    Published: 2011-10-13
    Multiple Reviews
    Joe McPhee: A Band Apart
  3. Read "Tatsuya Nakatani: Essences and Abiogenesis"
    396
    Published: 2010-09-17
    Multiple Reviews
    Tatsuya Nakatani: Essences and Abiogenesis
  4. Read "Une, Deux, Trois: Solo, Duo and Trio Improvisation from Europe"
    399
    Published: 2010-09-14
    Multiple Reviews
    Une, Deux, Trois: Solo, Duo and Trio Improvisation from Europe
  5. Read "Rag, Saddle and All: Curlew and George Cartwright / Davu Seru"
    278
    Published: 2010-07-19
    Multiple Reviews
    Rag, Saddle and All: Curlew and George Cartwright / Davu Seru
  6. Read "Muhammad Ali: From a Family of Percussionists"
    1,171
    Published: 2010-07-07
    Interview
    Muhammad Ali: From a Family of Percussionists
  7. 325
    Published: 2010-06-12
    Multiple Reviews
    David Haney: Blue Flint Girl and Live from Yoshi's
  8. Read "Frode Gjerstad: A Feral Storm from Norway"
    425
    Published: 2010-05-31
    Multiple Reviews
    Frode Gjerstad: A Feral Storm from Norway
  9. Read "Keefe Jackson and Aram Shelton: Seeing You See and Two Cities"
    417
    Published: 2010-05-29
    Multiple Reviews
    Keefe Jackson and Aram Shelton: Seeing You See and Two Cities
  10. Read "David S. Ware and Joe Rigby: Loft Jazz Soloists"
    400
    Published: 2010-05-23
    Multiple Reviews
    David S. Ware and Joe Rigby: Loft Jazz Soloists
  11. Read "Michael Jefry Stevens: What About...?; Memphis; A Scent in Motion; Remembering the Future"
    312
    Published: 2010-05-15
    Multiple Reviews
    Michael Jefry Stevens: What About...?; Memphis; A Scent in...
  12. Read "Andrew Cyrille: Tell Us Only the Beautiful Things; Opus de Life & The Dark Tree"
    626
    Published: 2010-04-03
    Multiple Reviews
    Andrew Cyrille: Tell Us Only the Beautiful Things; Opus de Life...
  13. 371
    Published: 2010-04-03
    Multiple Reviews
    Thomas Lehn: Backchats and Somethingtobesaid
  14. Read "Curtis Clark, Marilyn Lerner and Chad Taylor: Chasing the Piano"
    406
    Published: 2010-03-12
    Multiple Reviews
    Curtis Clark, Marilyn Lerner and Chad Taylor: Chasing the Piano
  15. Read "High Octane Free Improv: Adam Caine Trio & Vinny Golia/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter"
    433
    Published: 2010-02-18
    Multiple Reviews
    High Octane Free Improv: Adam Caine Trio & Vinny Golia/Damon...
  16. Read "Harris Eisenstadt"
    726
    Published: 2010-02-07
    Profiles
    Harris Eisenstadt
  17. 265
    Published: 2010-02-06
    Multiple Reviews
    Burton Greene and Perry Robinson: Two Voices in the Desert;...
  18. 368
    Published: 2010-01-16
    Multiple Reviews
    Duck Baker: Everything That Rises Must Converge; The Waltz...
  19. Read "Alone, Again (Naturally): Peter Brotzmann, Olaf Rupp, Henry Kaiser, John Butcher, Woody Sullender and Frank Rosaly"
    334
    Published: 2010-01-11
    Multiple Reviews
    Alone, Again (Naturally): Peter Brotzmann, Olaf Rupp, Henry...
  20. 635
    Published: 2009-12-25
    Record Label Profiles
    FMP Records: A Snapshot of German Jazz History
  21. 490
    Published: 2009-11-07
    Multiple Reviews
    Revolutionary Ensemble: Vietnam and Beyond the Boundary of Time
  22. Read "Transit: Quadrologues & Nate Wooley: The Seven Storey Mountain"
    356
    Published: 2009-11-07
    Multiple Reviews
    Transit: Quadrologues & Nate Wooley: The Seven Storey Mountain
  23. Read "Bobby Bradford: Self-Determination in the Great Basin"
    1,237
    Published: 2009-10-28
    Interview
    Bobby Bradford: Self-Determination in the Great Basin
  24. Read "Harris Eisenstadt: From Mbalax to Canada Day"
    1,398
    Published: 2009-10-05
    Interview
    Harris Eisenstadt: From Mbalax to Canada Day
  25. Read "William Parker: Live at the Sunset, In Transition, Live at Dunois, Double Sunrise over Neptune"
    383
    Published: 2009-10-03
    Multiple Reviews
    William Parker: Live at the Sunset, In Transition, Live at...
  26. Read "Bill Dixon: In Medias Res"
    1,555
    Published: 2009-09-15
    Interview
    Bill Dixon: In Medias Res
  27. 244
    Published: 2009-09-05
    Multiple Reviews
    Four on Clean Feed: Darren Johnston, Luis Lopes, Daniel Levin,...
  28. 375
    Published: 2009-08-08
    Multiple Reviews
    Trio 3: At This Time and Berne Concert
  29. Read "Weasel Walter: Revolt"
    1,176
    Published: 2009-08-03
    Interview
    Weasel Walter: Revolt
  30. Read "Nels Cline: Acoustic Guitar Trio & Gauci/Cline/Filiano/Pride"
    333
    Published: 2009-06-28
    Multiple Reviews
    Nels Cline: Acoustic Guitar Trio & Gauci/Cline/Filiano/Pride
  31. Read "Nate Wooley: Throw Down Your Hammer and Sing and Crackleknob"
    371
    Published: 2009-05-09
    Multiple Reviews
    Nate Wooley: Throw Down Your Hammer and Sing and Crackleknob
  32. Read "Alexander von Schlippenbach, Aki Takase and Rudi Mahall: Betting on Tradition"
    415
    Published: 2009-05-05
    Multiple Reviews
    Alexander von Schlippenbach, Aki Takase and Rudi Mahall:...
  33. Read "Cleve Pozar: The Web of Percussion"
    565
    Published: 2009-05-03
    Profiles
    Cleve Pozar: The Web of Percussion
  34. Read "Give The Cellist Some: Okkyung Lee / Daniel Levin / Peggy Lee / Alexander von Schlippenbach"
    508
    Published: 2009-04-04
    Multiple Reviews
    Give The Cellist Some: Okkyung Lee / Daniel Levin / Peggy Lee /...
  35. Read "Joe Morris: MVP LSD, Elm City Duets, High Definition and Rejuvenation"
    451
    Published: 2009-04-04
    Multiple Reviews
    Joe Morris: MVP LSD, Elm City Duets, High Definition and...
  36. Read "Ravish Momin: The Business of Time"
    1,539
    Published: 2009-03-03
    Interview
    Ravish Momin: The Business of Time
  37. Read "Alfred Harth: Forty Years of Synaesthetic Improvisation"
    1,664
    Published: 2009-01-05
    Interview
    Alfred Harth: Forty Years of Synaesthetic Improvisation
  38. Read "Weasel Walter: Oculus ex Abyssus and Firestorm"
    464
    Published: 2008-11-30
    Multiple Reviews
    Weasel Walter: Oculus ex Abyssus and Firestorm
  39. Read "Louis Moholo: with the Chris McGregor Trio and Marilyn Crispell"
    455
    Published: 2008-11-28
    Multiple Reviews
    Louis Moholo: with the Chris McGregor Trio and Marilyn Crispell
  40. Read "Joe Morris: What You Can Throw & The Story of Mankind"
    352
    Published: 2008-10-07
    Multiple Reviews
    Joe Morris: What You Can Throw & The Story of Mankind
  41. 679
    Published: 2008-10-04
    Record Label Profiles
    Porter Records: A Collector's Rewards
  42. Read "Elton Dean /  Steve Miller Trio / Soft Heap: British genre-benders"
    387
    Published: 2008-08-24
    Multiple Reviews
    Elton Dean / Steve Miller Trio / Soft Heap: British...
  43. Read "Michael Dessen / Cosmologic:  Between Shadow and Space / Eyes in the  Back of My Head"
    505
    Published: 2008-07-25
    Multiple Reviews
    Michael Dessen / Cosmologic: Between Shadow and Space / Eyes...
  44. 193
    Published: 2008-07-19
    Multiple Reviews
    Guitar and Drums Duos: Derek Bailey/Tony Oxley, Mark...
  45. 268
    Published: 2008-06-23
    Book Reviews
    A Power Stronger Than Itself
  46. 462
    Published: 2008-06-01
    Multiple Reviews
    Chris McGregor: Eclipse at Dawn and Very Urgent
  47. Read "New Chicago Underground: Jason Adasiewicz and Tigersmilk"
    311
    Published: 2008-05-11
    Multiple Reviews
    New Chicago Underground: Jason Adasiewicz and Tigersmilk
  48. Read "Ken Vandermark: Vandermark 5, Free Fall, Sonore & Territory Band"
    382
    Published: 2008-04-06
    Multiple Reviews
    Ken Vandermark: Vandermark 5, Free Fall, Sonore & Territory Band
  49. Read "Joe McPhee: A Legend In Heavy Company"
    188
    Published: 2008-03-16
    Multiple Reviews
    Joe McPhee: A Legend In Heavy Company
  50. 391
    Published: 2008-03-13
    Multiple Reviews
    Bob James and Paul Bley: Early Free Piano Trios on ESP-Disk
Read more articles by Clifford Allen

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  1. Read "Sunny Murray"
    2,341
    Published: 2003-10-14
    Interview
    Sunny Murray
  2. Read "Bernard Stollman: The ESP-Disk Story"
    2,068
    Published: 2005-11-21
    Interview
    Bernard Stollman: The ESP-Disk Story
  3. 1,340
    Published: 2003-12-16
    Profiles
    Buell Neidlinger: From Taylor to Zappa to the Carpenters
  4. Read "Bill Dixon: In Medias Res"
    1,555
    Published: 2009-09-15
    Interview
    Bill Dixon: In Medias Res
  5. Read "Prince Lasha's Inside-Outside Story"
    2,789
    Published: 2005-12-05
    Interview
    Prince Lasha's Inside-Outside Story
  6. Read "James Spaulding: '60s Sideman Extraordinaire"
    835
    Published: 2004-02-11
    Interview
    James Spaulding: '60s Sideman Extraordinaire
  7. Read "Barry Altschul: Another Time, Another Place"
    1,210
    Published: 2008-02-19
    Interview
    Barry Altschul: Another Time, Another Place
  8. Read "Warren Smith"
    1,133
    Published: 2004-11-30
    Interview
    Warren Smith
  9. Read "Pianist Burton Greene"
    1,843
    Published: 2004-06-11
    Interview
    Pianist Burton Greene
  10. Read "Sonny Simmons"
    1,108
    Published: 2004-07-24
    Interview
    Sonny Simmons
  11. Read "Alfred Harth: Forty Years of Synaesthetic Improvisation"
    1,664
    Published: 2009-01-05
    Interview
    Alfred Harth: Forty Years of Synaesthetic Improvisation
  12. Read "Byard Lancaster: From A Love Supreme to The Sex Machine"
    1,010
    Published: 2012-08-25
    Profiles
    Byard Lancaster: From A Love Supreme to The Sex Machine
  13. Read "The  Humus of Don Cherry"
    1,179
    Published: 2005-10-20
    Profiles
    The Humus of Don Cherry
  14. Read "Dizzy Reece: From In to Out"
    1,075
    Published: 2006-03-07
    Interview
    Dizzy Reece: From In to Out
  15. Read "Muhammad Ali: From a Family of Percussionists"
    1,171
    Published: 2010-07-07
    Interview
    Muhammad Ali: From a Family of Percussionists
  16. Read "Alvin Fielder: It's About Time"
    869
    Published: 2007-07-16
    Interview
    Alvin Fielder: It's About Time
  17. Read "Francois Tusques et le Nouveau Jazz Francais"
    990
    Published: 2006-01-10
    Profiles
    Francois Tusques et le Nouveau Jazz Francais
  18. Read "Anthony Braxton: The Complete Arista Recordings"
    1,265
    Published: 2009-01-19
    Extended Analysis
    Anthony Braxton: Anthony Braxton: The Complete Arista Recordings
  19. Read "Michel Portal: Meanings, Feelings and Rivers"
    802
    Published: 2005-07-01
    Interview
    Michel Portal: Meanings, Feelings and Rivers
  20. Read "Impressions of Eric Dolphy"
    1,010
    Published: 2008-03-12
    Profiles
    Impressions of Eric Dolphy
  21. Read "Ted Curson: Atypical Ted"
    1,252
    Published: 2005-06-02
    Profiles
    Ted Curson: Atypical Ted
  22. Read "Bobby Bradford: Self-Determination in the Great Basin"
    1,237
    Published: 2009-10-28
    Interview
    Bobby Bradford: Self-Determination in the Great Basin
  23. Read "Archie Shepp: Knowing the Life"
    891
    Published: 2007-08-23
    Interview
    Archie Shepp: Knowing the Life
  24. Read "Marshall Allen's Muse"
    942
    Published: 2004-10-18
    Interview
    Marshall Allen's Muse
  25. Read "Weasel Walter: Revolt"
    1,176
    Published: 2009-08-03
    Interview
    Weasel Walter: Revolt
  26. Read "Carlos Ward: A Tough and Lyrical Journey"
    951
    Published: 2007-09-22
    Profiles
    Carlos Ward: A Tough and Lyrical Journey
  27. Read "Hamiet Bluiett"
    794
    Published: 2004-04-17
    Profiles
    Hamiet Bluiett
  28. Read "Harris Eisenstadt: From Mbalax to Canada Day"
    1,398
    Published: 2009-10-05
    Interview
    Harris Eisenstadt: From Mbalax to Canada Day
  29. Read "Paul Rutherford: A Musician's Impulse"
    983
    Published: 2006-06-13
    Interview
    Paul Rutherford: A Musician's Impulse
  30. 820
    Published: 2005-12-16
    Live Reviews
    Minnesota Sur Seine 2005: Intercommunal Music on the Mississippi
  31. Read "Ted Daniel: Brass Tapestry"
    945
    Published: 2007-11-14
    Interview
    Ted Daniel: Brass Tapestry
  32. Read "Ravish Momin: The Business of Time"
    1,539
    Published: 2009-03-03
    Interview
    Ravish Momin: The Business of Time
  33. Read "Charlie Haden: An Analog Guy in a Digital World"
    1,074
    Published: 2004-03-01
    Interview
    Charlie Haden: An Analog Guy in a Digital World
  34. Read "Kent Carter and the Continental Continuum"
    1,052
    Published: 2004-08-13
    Interview
    Kent Carter and the Continental Continuum
  35. Read "Prince Lasha"
    920
    Published: 2004-12-01
    Profiles
    Prince Lasha
  36. Read "Jackie McLean: Destination Out"
    663
    Published: 2004-05-07
    Profiles
    Jackie McLean: Destination Out
  37. Read "Peter Br"
    562
    Published: 2007-08-15
    Extended Analysis
    Peter Brotzmann: Peter Br
  38. Read "Bobby Few is Coming Through"
    949
    Published: 2005-05-14
    Profiles
    Bobby Few is Coming Through
  39. Read "Misha Mengelberg: More than Instant Composition"
    1,004
    Published: 2005-05-24
    Profiles
    Misha Mengelberg: More than Instant Composition
  40. Read "Peter Brotzmann: Die Like A Dog"
    794
    Published: 2009-12-19
    Extended Analysis
    Peter Brotzmann: Peter Brotzmann: Die Like A Dog
  41. Read "Bill Dixon: The Morality of Improvisation"
    798
    Published: 2005-08-20
    Profiles
    Bill Dixon: The Morality of Improvisation
  42. 624
    Published: 2004-07-03
    Record Label Profiles
    Clean Feed Records
  43. 797
    Published: 2005-04-11
    Record Label Profiles
    Not Two Records
  44. 634
    Published: 2006-04-21
    Profiles
    Encore: Michael Gregory (Jackson)
  45. 305
    Published: 2005-10-10
    Multiple Reviews
    Eric Dolphy: Iron Man / Live at the Five Spot, Vol.1; Nathan Davis: The Other Side of Morning
  46. Read "Kent Carter"
    819
    Published: 2004-08-13
    Profiles
    Kent Carter
  47. 710
    Published: 2006-07-23
    Record Label Profiles
    Atavistic Records: Down Beats and No Wave
  48. Read "Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah's First"
    832
    Published: 2005-10-13
    Extended Analysis
    Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah's First
  49. Read "Irene Schweizer: Ramifications"
    638
    Published: 2007-11-27
    Profiles
    Irene Schweizer: Ramifications
  50. Read "Frank Wright: The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings"
    663
    Published: 2005-07-13
    Extended Analysis
    Frank Wright: Frank Wright: The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings

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