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Joe McPhee / Pascal Niggenkemper / Ståle Liavik Solberg: Imaginary Numbers

Read "Imaginary Numbers" reviewed by John Sharpe

Veteran multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee always seems open to encounters with like-minded spirits wherever he finds them. Some of his finest albums have stemmed from his collaborations with groups of younger musicians, such as Spontaneous Combustion (Otoroku, 2015) with Decoy and Skullduggery (Clean Feed, 2015) with Universal Indians. On Imaginary Numbers he teams up with two high-profile ...

Alexander von Schlippenbach / Globe Unity Orchestra: Globe Unity - 50 Years

Read "Globe Unity - 50 Years" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's Globe Unity Orchestra (GUO) employs a similar head-scratching process to that utilized to make geuze, a much-treasured Belgian beer. Both elicit the “how did they do that?" question, and both seem to be a gift from Mother Nature. Schlippenbach brings together a choice assemblage of improvisers, like the ingredients of guesze (wheat ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Florian Stoffner, Paul Lovens, Rudi Mahall: Mein Freund der Baum

Read "Mein Freund der Baum" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Svizzero, classe 1975, Florian Stoffner è il primo firmatario del disco di cui ci occupiamo, che lo vede interagire col cinquantunenne clarinettista tedesco Rudi Mahall e con un'autentica icona della free improvisation europea, Paul Lovens, in un lavoro che appunto l'aleatorietà più esplicita ed eloquente pratica senza mezzi termini. Con tutto il corollario di rito (perché ...

Evan Parker

Read "Evan Parker" reviewed by John Eyles

In his biography of Robert Wyatt, Different Every Time (Serpent's Tail, 2015), author Marcus O'Dair describes Evan Parker as “perhaps the finest British free-jazz saxophonist of his generation." The only words in that phrase that seasoned Parker followers might take issue with are “perhaps," “British" and “free-jazz," preferring just to describe him as the finest improvising ...

Anemone: A Wing Dissolved In Light

Read "A Wing Dissolved In Light" reviewed by John Sharpe

Meetings of peripatetic improvisers form regular occurrences in these straitened times, but by uniting a quintet of musicians from three continents, each from different countries, Anemone takes the custom to extremes. Of course free improvisation provides a touchstone which transcends any cultural or language differences. Perhaps the surprise comes in realizing that A Wing Dissolved In ...

Alexander von Schlippenbach: Warsaw Concert

Read "Warsaw Concert" reviewed by Rosarita Crisafi

Una formazione leggendaria e portabandiera della via europea del jazz: il trio del pianista Alexander von Schlippenbach assieme a Evan Parker e Paul Lovens. Dopo più di quattro decenni continuano a stupire per la loro freschezza musicale. In Warsaw Concert si ascolta una lunga suite di 51 minuti, registrata dal vivo a Varsavia il 16 ottobre ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Releases On NoBusiness Records -- March 2017

New Releases On NoBusiness Records -- March 2017

NoBusiness Records has just released four new vinyls and three new CD's. Look for them on NoBusiness Records website. NoBusiness Records in cooperation with Japanese Chap-Chap Records has started a series of releases of unreleased concerts that took place in Japan in the 90s. Concerts were organised by big fans of free jazz and improvised music Takeo ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Schlippenbach Trio: Warsaw Concert

Read "Warsaw Concert" reviewed by John Sharpe

There can't be too many outfits still going strong after 44 years, especially with an unchanged roster. But that's exactly the situation German pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach faces with his trio of countryman Paul Lovens on the drum stool and the legendary Evan Parker on tenor saxophone, give or take an occasional bassist. As a consequence ...

ARTICLE: DISCOGRAPHY

La discografia completa di Gianni Lenoci

Read "La discografia completa di Gianni Lenoci" reviewed by Donatello Tateo

Gianni Lenoci (Monopoli, 6/6/1963), pianista, compositore, didatta, performer multimediale ed artista visuale, è personalità artistica inquieta e sperimentatrice, come evidenziato dalla ormai pluridecennale corrispondenza empatica con alcuni compagni di avventure (in particolare Steve Potts, Kent Carter, Gianni Mimmo), e dal suo progetto Hocus Pocus, gruppo a geometria variabile dal trio fino alla dimensione orchestrale.

Take Five With Charles Chace

Read "Take Five With Charles Chace" reviewed by Charles Chace

About Charles Chace:
I'm a contemporary artist and musician from Massachusetts. I've shown my art in galleries in jny: New York City, jny: Miami and North Carolina. My recent works consist of a multimedia installation that included paper collage, video, and manipulatable noise machines. My most recent visual work includes a series of portrait ...