Content by tag "France"

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Hear Palmer 2016 Featuring the Archie Shepp Quartet

Hear Palmer 2016 Featuring the Archie Shepp Quartet

Music in the Cellar, Music in the Soil It’s Château Palmer’s secret garden, in the shadow of its vineyards, at the heart of its village: the winery. It’s here, in the spring, that the year’s assemblages are expressed for the first time… in music. For, although these primeurs may certainly be tasted, they may also be heard. ...

Papanosh: A Chicken in a Bottle

Read "A Chicken in a Bottle" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

Papanosh originate in the northern French city of Rouen and have been together over 10 years. This second CD of somewhat discordant, deconstructed hard bop is another example of their concept of an imagined folklore, a new musical tradition created together by musicians and listeners in their shared synergy. It involves widely varied music that, with its sudden ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Babel Med Music 2017

Read "Babel Med Music 2017" reviewed by Martin Longley

Babel Med Music 2017
Marseille, France
March 16-18, 2017

Babel Med Music is at once a public festival, a conference and a trade fare, possessing the capacity to be experienced on multiple levels, as the ratios of these aspects are juggled by the individual attendee. Its thrust is primarily towards ...

La Marmite Infernale: Les hommes… maintenant!

Read "Les hommes… maintenant!" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Formazione storica dell'avanguardia francese più squisitamente iconoclasta (pur se di quell'iconoclastia disincantata, ironica e un po' cialtrona che è tipica della scena jazzistica d'oltralpe), La Marmite Infernale è realtà schiettamente live, un po' imbrigliata fuori dai tracciati di un palco (o di una piazza, o al limite di una strada), più o meno come accadeva al ...

Eric Bibb: Migration Blues

Read "Migration Blues" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Eric Bibb says in the sleeve note to Migration Blues, his most politicized album to date: “The way I see it, prejudice towards our brothers and sisters who are currently called 'refugees' is the problem. Fear and ignorance are the problems. Refugees are not 'problems'--they are courageous fellow human beings escaping dire circumstances."

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Derby Derby: Love Dance

Read "Love Dance" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Ormo Records is a small French label dedicated to producing out-of-the-mainstream music that has one foot in the jazz tradition and the other alternatively venturing into post-rock, minimalist, and freely-improvised idioms. Bassist Sylvain Didou is the driving force behind the label's music, as he's composed and appeared on each of their releases so far, one of ...

Michael Pisaro: Resting in a Fold of the Fog

Read "Resting in a Fold of the Fog" reviewed by John Eyles

The popularity of Michael Pisaro is ongoing; the composer and guitarist now averages an impressive four releases a year, not all on Editions Wandelweiser, as was once the case, but across a variety of labels including his own Gravity Wave, and Erstwhile. Potlatch is a recent addition to the fold; this release is the second on ...

NEWS: RECORDING

French Prog Ensemble Yang Release Highly Anticipated 3rd Album "The Failure Of Words"

French Prog Ensemble Yang Release Highly Anticipated 3rd Album "The Failure Of Words"

Founded by Frédéric L’Épée in 2002 (previously founder of the bands Shylock in the '70s and Philharmonie in the '90s), Yang is an instrumental quartet which compositions melt guitar counterpoints, odd time signatures, New Music with a hint of oriental modes all together with a powerful rock pulse. Their new opus, The Failure of Words, is a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Joëlle Léandre alla chiesa Saint-Eustache di Parigi

Read "Joëlle Léandre alla chiesa Saint-Eustache di Parigi" reviewed by Francesca Odilia Bellino

Joëlle Léandre
Chiesa di Saint-Eustache
Joëlle Léandre sur les routes. 40 ans de tribulations
Parigi
28.11.2016

1976-2016. Joëlle Léandre fissa due coordinate storiche per celebrare la sua prima permanenza negli Stati Uniti (Buffalo), i successivi quarant'anni sulle strade del jazz, e il suo punto d'arrivo ideale, a casa, finalmente ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Three saxophonists very different paths since "Propagations"

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Back in 2007, Marc Baron on alto, Bertrand Denzler on tenor and Jean-Luc Guionnet also on alto were three-quarters of the unnamed saxophone quartet that recorded the ground-breaking album Propagations (Potlatch, 2007), alongside Stéphane Rives on soprano. Together, the four reinvented the rule book for a saxophone quartet in the new millennium, ignoring the conventional vocabulary ...


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