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Wadada Leo Smith, Sabu Toyozumi & More

Read "Wadada Leo Smith, Sabu Toyozumi & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Shades of Colors, a new recording by Slovenian saxophonist Cene Resnik and his Trio Watch for Dogs puts the lie to the belief that there is no beauty in avant-garde or free jazz. There are some sublime moments in this recording as Resnik, Italian bassist Giovanni Maier and Slovenian percussionist Zlatko Kaučič create like master painters, ...

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Wayne Horvitz, Kamil Piotrowicz and More

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This week we focus on a number of intriguing 'firsts.' The playlist includes acclaimed saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's first foray into composing orchestral works, Wayne Horvitz' first traditional piano trio format recorded in the mountains of Montana, as well as Polish rising star pianist Kamil Piotrowicz and his sextet, Krzysztof Komeda's compositions interpreted by a top Australian ...

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Benoît Delbecq - Jorrit Dijkstra - John Hollenbeck: Linger

Read "Linger" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Thes New England-based record label, Driff Records, was established in 2012 by Jorrit Dijkstra (reeds, electronics) and Pandelis Karayorgis (piano) with the intentions of creating “transatlantic improvised music." Dijkstra and drummer, composer John Hollenbeck have enjoyed a productive working relationship since the 1990s, and invited forward-thinking French pianist Benoît Delbecq into this beguiling and uncanny improvisational ...

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Trios and Quartets In Abundance

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This episode is dominated by trios and quartets. Making her One Man's Jazz debut is English saxophonist Josephine Davies and her trio Satori with a pair of tracks from In the Corner of Clouds, while bassist Michael Formanek, no stranger to this show, debuts a new quartet with Kris Davis, Ches Smith and Tony Malaby. His ...

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Devin Gray, Jakob Bro Trio and More

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This episode of One Man's Jazz is in its usual global mode with new releases from Portugal's José Lencastre and his Nau Quartet, the Jakob Bro Trio, Medeski Martin & Wood, Devin Gray, France's Stéphane Kerecki Quartet and Bruno Tocanne, Norway's Anders Lønne Grønseth, Earthflow and the Gondwana Orchestra (with Dwight Trible) from England, and the ...

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A tribute to Hamiet Bluiett, and new releases

Read "A tribute to Hamiet Bluiett, and new releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne

A large part of this show features a tribute to the late Hamiet Bluiett, one of the pre-eminent exponents of the baritone saxophone known for his outstanding solo work and a key member of the World Saxophone Quartet. There are also a selection of new releases with some highlights from the ECM back catalogue.

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Bathysphere: Bathysphere

Read "Bathysphere" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il sassofonista olandese Jorrit Dijkstra e il pianista greco Pandelis Karayorgis vivono negli Stati Uniti da vari anni (il primo dal 2002, il secondo dal 1985). Entrambi sono docenti al New England Conservatory di Boston, sono compositori interessati alla libera improvvisazione e all'elettronica e collaborano nel quartetto Matchbox e nel più noto The Whammies, un ensemble ...

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The Claudia Quintet: Super Petite

Read "Super Petite" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Except for a brief dalliance with the ingénue Lucy, drummer and bandleader John Hollenbeck has been faithful to his Claudia for nearly twenty years. Super Petite is the 8th release and 7th on Cuneiform Records. Actually, the band leader has had others. Besides his Lucy Quartet, there is his John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Refuge Trio, duos ...

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La generosità di Jorrit Dijkstra

Read "La generosità di Jorrit Dijkstra" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Cinquantenne sassofonista di Eindhoven, anima (fra le altre) di The Whammies, gruppo dedito alla rilettura del songbook di Steve Lacy, Jorrit Dijkstra sforna album con una certa generosità tramite la sua etichetta discografica Driff Records, evitando accuratamente i colpi a salve.

Jorrit Dijkstra, Pandelis Karayorgis, Nate McBride, Curt Newton
Matchbox

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bathysphere: Bathysphere

Read "Bathysphere" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Driff Records labelmates, pianist Pandelis Karayorgis and reedman Jorrit Dijkstra assembled this impressive lineup with the intentions of keeping the “individual musicians in mind." The group moniker relates to a deep-sea submersible apparatus that draws a parallel to the ensemble's deep dive musical exploits. The band imparts a translucent region of sound via asymmetrical elements of ...