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Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound

Read "Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

When Werner X. Uehlinger, the founder of Hat Hut Records, was asked about a statement on why he liked Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron's music, the answer was clear, short and succinct: “The quality of surprise." Uehlinger discovered Shocron's music through her work with the SLD Trio and he liked their debut Anfitrión so much that the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

William Parker: Embracing The Unknown

Read "William Parker: Embracing The Unknown" reviewed by Luke Seabright

His is one of the most distinctive and respected voices on double bass today. William Parker, the tireless composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator and poet, is still today omnipresent on the contemporary free jazz scene. What's more, he has been consistently for the last four decades. The William Parker Sessionography: A Work in Progress by Rick Lopez clocks ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nu Band: Live In Geneva

Read "Live In Geneva" reviewed by John Sharpe

Everything must change as the Nina Simone song puts it. That's as true in music as anywhere else, and changing one of the parts inevitably affects the whole. When NYC-based German trumpeter Thomas Heberer replaced the late lamented Roy Campbell in The Nu Band, it must have been heart-in-mouth time for colleagues bassist Joe Fonda, reedman ...

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The Nu Band: The Final Concert

Read "The Final Concert" reviewed by John Sharpe

The title refers to trumpeter Roy Campbell's last appearance with the outfit he founded with drummer Lou Grassi twelve years before. Campbell died in 2014 at the age of 61, 21 months after this March 2012 live date from Bad Hofgastein, Austria at the conclusion of a European tour. This limited edition LP constitutes the seventh ...

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DE3 (Duane Eubanks, Eric McPherson, Dezron Douglas): Live at Maxwell's

Read "Live at Maxwell's" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Il trio DE3 (Eubanks-Douglas-McPherson) è toccato dalla grazia in questa incisione dal vivo al Maxwell's di New York.

Già la formula di tromba-contrabbasso-batteria è piuttosto rara, vengono in mente al volo Roy Campbell e Kirk Knuffke, ma è la lingua comune fra i tre che si sprigiona già nell'esordio di “Brainfreeze" a catturare ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joëlle Léandre: A Woman's Work...

Read "A Woman's Work..." reviewed by Mark Corroto

How do you sum up the career of an improvising artist like Joëlle Léandre? Do you reissue a package of recordings from her 40 years of performance? That is probably not possible, given the multiple labels and the location and ownership of the masters. Besides, free improvisation, almost by definition, dissipates (or probably should dissipate) upon ...

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John Lindberg BC3: Born in an Urban Ruin

Read "Born in an Urban Ruin" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Trio di squisita fisionomia cameristica, qui registrato nel maggio 2016, il BC3 di John Lindberg riporta sotto i riflettori il bassista del Michigan con un lavoro degno dei suoi migliori trascorsi. Già la conformazione clarinetto-vibrafono-contrabbasso denota quanto ci si avvicini a un'idea--appunto-- cameristica del fare jazz, non senza rimandare qua e là a colui che fu ...

Meet Roberta DeNicola

Read "Meet Roberta DeNicola" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Roberta DeNicola, a favorite of musicians on New York City's downtown and experimental jazz scenes, has very broad taste in jazz--from straight-ahead to out--but the more out it is, the more she needs to experience it live. She saw her first jazz concert (jazz flutist Hubert Laws) on a date with her teenage boyfriend. However, it ...

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William Hooker: Light - The Early Years 1975-1989

Read "Light - The Early Years 1975-1989" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

L'etichetta lituana NoBusiness Records, orientata verso il free storico e la musica più recente che ne è derivata, si distingue anche per le raffinate riedizioni in tiratura limitata. Light, sottotitolato The Early Years, 1975- 1989, presenta in quattro CD l'attività del batterista e compositore William Hooker, catturata in quegli anni in locali, studi radiofonici, loft e ...

Cortex: Live in New York

Read "Live in New York" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Do you remember when you first heard Ornette Coleman's The Shape Of Jazz To Come (Atlantic, 1959)? It could have been fifty years ago or five, but its life force remains. Its music was/is nearly impossible to ignore. The same can be said of the Norwegian quartet Cortex's Live In New York. It sizzles with a ...