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Trio Blurb: W

Read "W" reviewed by John Eyles

Trio Blurb--the combination of Maggie Nichols' voice, Mia Zabelka's violin and voice, and John Russell's guitar--first came together in 2010 at the Alpenglow II--Styria meets UK festival in London. In June 2011 they played together at The Vortex, where the guitarist hosts his long-running monthly improv music club, Mopomoso. The results of that Vortex performance were ...

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The Core Trio featuring Matthew Shipp: The Core Trio Live, featuring Matthew Shipp

Read "The Core Trio Live, featuring Matthew Shipp" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

What we have here is no-nonsense free improvisation where the track titles are chronologically functional but the music has a mind of its own. This is the Core Trio, who in direct opposition to that kind of pragmatic naming convention, have consistently performed and recorded as a small combo with an additional guest. Robert Boston, Steve ...

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Fiorenzo Bodrato, Stefano Battaglia, Andrea Massaria, Massimiliano Furia: Bartleby The Scrivener

Read "Bartleby The Scrivener" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Sebbene sia stato registrato ormai quasi cinque anni fa e sia uscito nel 2013, questo lavoro in quartetto, ispirato all'inquietante e bellissimo racconto lungo di Herman Melville, merita ampiamente di essere preso in considerazione: si tratta infatti di un un disco complessivamente strepitoso, davvero un piccolo capolavoro.

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Sequoia: Rotations

Read "Rotations" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Sequoia is an international, Berlin-based double bass quartet comprised of German Meinard Kneer, active on both the Dutch and Berlin improvisation scenes and the founder of Evil Rabbit Records; Klaus Kürvers, who initiated this project, a former architect and cultural historian and another player of the Berlin improvised scene; Canadian Miles Perkin, a frequent collaborator of ...

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Ab Baars / Meinard Kneer / Bill Elgart: Give No Quarter

Read "Give No Quarter" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Dutch reeds master Ab Baars and German double bassist Meinard Kneer began to work as a duo and recorded an acclaimed album, Windfall (Evil Rabbit, 2010). While playing a gig in 2010 at the Bimhuis Club in Amsterdam, the duo hosted veteran American drummer Bill Elgart, known for his collaborations with Paul Bley and Lee Konitz, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mark Alban Lotz & Meinrad Kneer CD Release "U-Ex(perimental)"

Mark Alban Lotz & Meinrad Kneer  CD Release "U-Ex(perimental)"

Holland based multi flutist Mark Alban Lotz and German bassist Meinrad Kneer released a new CD with 26 tracks of extreme textures and atmospheres with both established, as well as emerging new talents of the Dutch improvised scene. An example of the present-day developments and diversity of free music in Holland. u-ex(perimental) is an improvised music ...

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Lotz / Kneer: U-EX(perimental)

Read "U-EX(perimental)" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

In 2009, Dutch flautist Mark Alban Lotz and bassist Meinrad Kneer initiated a monthly creative music series, titled U-EX(perimental), at Centraal Museum in Utrecht, presenting performances of spontaneous free improvisations. After about 120 concerts Lotz and Kneer decided to document some of these unique musical meetings in a tiny studio in Amsterdam--so tiny that there was ...

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Klare / Platz / Kneer / Elgart: Modern Primitive

Read "Modern Primitive" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Steeped in various aspects of jazz tradition as much as it is on the cutting edge, the sonic territory covered by Modern Primitive is vast, to say the least. The music here, all freely improvised, has a warmth and immediacy that comes from intense, shared listening. Though there are no tunes or changes per se, that ...

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Mark Alban & Islak Kopek: Istanbul Improv Sessions May 4th

Read "Istanbul Improv Sessions May 4th" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Flautist Mark Alban Lotz played two concerts of improvised music with different bands of musicians in Istanbul in May 2010. Istanbul Improve Sessions, May 5th (LopLop Records, 2011) was the first to be released. The performance from the previous day, with Islak Köpek, now makes its appearance and finds Lotz playing in real time duo, trio ...