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Ken Vandermark / Marker: Roadwork 1/Roadwork2/Homework1 (Box Set)

Read "Roadwork 1/Roadwork2/Homework1 (Box Set)" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Reed player, composer and improviser Ken Vandermark has led, or been a part of, more than fifty different groups in his prolific twenty-year recording career. Along the way he has played with many of the top talents in experimental, free, and avant-garde jazz, including Joe McPhee, Joe Morris, Paul Lytton, Marcin Oles, Adam Lane, Ab Baars, ...

Tomeka Reid, Kyoko Kitamura, Taylor Ho Bynum, Joe Morris: Geometry of Caves

Read "Geometry of Caves" reviewed by Troy Dostert

A free-jazz veteran meets up with three musicians quickly establishing their own impressive legacies on the bewitching Geometry of Caves, a wholly improvised affair that offers plenty of intrigue and vigorous four-way dialogue during seven imaginative pieces.

Guitarist Joe Morris's long recording career has seen him working with giants like William Parker, Anthony Braxton ...

Jamie Saft Quartet: Blue Dream

Read "Blue Dream" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

If RareNoise Records has a characteristic sound as ECM Records has a characteristic sound, that sound is defined Jamie Saft. Whether it is the unholy ministry of Slobber Pup or the plaintive solo piano of his recent Solo A Genova (RareNoise, 2018), multi-instrumentalist Saft has brought Giacomo Bruzzo's and Eraldo Bernocchi's eclectic-electric British label front and ...

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Noah Kaplan: Cluster Swerve

Read "Cluster Swerve" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Nel 2011 il sassofonista e compositore Noah Kaplan aveva pubblicato l'album Descendants, con lo stesso quartetto che comprende Joe Morris alla chitarra, Giacomo Merega al basso elettrico e Jason Nazary alla batteria. La matrice della sua musica con questo organico si mostrava ben focalizzata sui parametri free derivanti dallo studio degli intervalli microtonali al New England ...

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Detail: At Club 7

Read "At Club 7" reviewed by Vic Albani

Questo disco è tratto da una registrazione su semplice e storica audiocassetta, effettuata nel leggendario Club 7 di Oslo nel settembre del 1982. I Detail, l'unico vero free-jazz group del tempo in Norvegia, erano stati chiamati a fare da set di apertura della band Masqualero, guidata dall'eroe locale Arild Andersen (con Jon Christensen, Nils Petter Molvaer ...

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Lucia Cadotsch: Speak Low

Read "Speak Low" reviewed by Niccolò Lucarelli

Accade che un artista, sia esso musicista, scrittore, pittore o scultore, avverta l'urgenza di rifugiarsi nella semplicità espressiva, di guardare a forme essenziali dal sapore primitivo e ancestrale, per poi dialogare con la contemporaneità. “Retrofuturismo acustico." Così Lucia Cadotsch definisce nelle note di copertina Speak Low, la sua ultima fatica musicale. Il sostantivo spiega questo suo ...

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Unlimited 31 - Mary Halvorson "Ribbons of Euphoria"

Read "Unlimited 31 - Mary Halvorson "Ribbons of Euphoria"" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti

The 31st edition of Unlimited Festival, in Wels, titled “Ribbon of Euphoria," was curated by American guitarist Mary Halvorson. who organized a program focused on guitar-oriented groups, offering to the audience a wide range of improvised music. Performers included Halvorson, Stephan Crump, Ellery Eskelin, Tomas Fujiwara, Mira Lu Kovacs, Susana Santos Silva, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jessica ...

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Mat Maneri: Sounding Tears

Read "Sounding Tears" reviewed by John Sharpe

In the wake of Evan Parker's 2013 and 2014 residencies at New York's The Stone, a slew of tremendous recordings has emerged showcasing the British saxophonist's encounters with the luminaries of the downtown scene. Prominent among them are Miller's Tale (Intakt, 2016) with the electronics of Ikue Mori, violinist Mark Feldman and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, Either, ...

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William Parker: Meditation / Resurrection

Read "Meditation / Resurrection" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

La forza assertiva e la schiettezza sono caratteristiche evidenti nella musica di William Parker. Schiettezza intesa come combinazione limpida di atteggiamento positivo, umano, fiero. Dice lo stesso contrabbassista: “La musica riguarda la vita; ha sempre riguardato la gente e la salute dello spirito. Attraverso la musica, la vita sperimenta cambiamenti." E Joe Morris, chitarrista e contrabbassista, ...

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Zack Clarke: Random Acts of Order

Read "Random Acts of Order" reviewed by John Sharpe

Pianist Zack Clarke's Random Acts Of Order presents a threesome making waves on the NYC scene. Each of the trio studied with guitarist/composer Joe Morris, who appropriately contributes the liners to this release. Slovenian drummer Dre Hocevar may have the most visibility due to his series of discs on the Clean Feed imprint, the third of ...