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Piotr Baron, Benjamin Deschamps & More

Read "Piotr Baron, Benjamin Deschamps & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Pianist Jacob Sacks summoned some of the best musicians he could find to create Fishes, his latest release for Clean Feed. Saxophonists Ellery Eskelin and Tony Malaby, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Dan Weiss tackle Sack's quirky compositions and ideas and the result is a great recording. Also in this episode, music from a live performance ...

The Space Age of Mark O'Leary

Read "The Space Age of Mark O'Leary" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Irish guitarist Mark O'Leary continues to produce intriguing concept albums, each time with different collaborators. Two recent albums feature O'Leary's forays in a symphonic-ambient style, similar to the symphonic-progressive rock of the 1970s, but with a less grandiose character.

Mark O'Leary / Jeff Herr / Søren Kjærgaard

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Mark O'Leary / Peter Friis-Nielsen / Stefan Pasborg: Stoj

Read "Stoj" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In the aptly named Guerilla Series, for Ayler Records, this trio does, indeed, fight a “little war," recording this limited release (400 copies) as a hit-and-run ambush of destruction and noise.

Støj is quite surprising for O'Leary, whose previous outings found him detailing more muted sounds with the likes of Supersilent on St. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mark O'Leary: St Fin Barre's

Read "St Fin Barre's" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La maestosa cattedrale di Cork fa da perfetto fondale per questo album del chitarrista Mark O'Leary, un esponente un po' defilato dell'avanguardia musicale che trova spesso rifugio nelle produzioni della coraggiosa Leo Records. Per questa avventura, piuttosto difforme rispetto ai suoi album precedenti, O'Leary sceglie come compagni di viaggio gli scandinavi Stale Storlokken e Stein Inge Braekhus, rispettivamente all'organo ...

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Mark O'Leary / Matthew Shipp: Labyrinth

Read "Labyrinth" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Like impressionist painters, guitarist Mark O'Leary and pianist Matthew Shipp execute a colorific sequence of abstracts, consisting of semi-structured theme-building developments and free-form dialogues. With blitzing firepower, the duo also fuses nuance and temperance into the big picture. They dish out linear, micro-motifs amid subtle shadings, and fragmented exchanges, but O'Leary ups the ante during several ...

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Irish Guitarist Mark O'Leary, In His Own Words, at AAJ

Irish Guitarist Mark O'Leary, In His Own Words, at AAJ

Irish guitarist Mark O'Leary emerged on the global improvised music scene in the last few years, pushing his bold vision and broad scope of musicality through constantly-changing collaborations. O'Leary can cross easily between genres, from progressive, synth-laden rock and seventies fusion to free jazz and abstract soundscapes.

The guitarist's encyclopedic interests and remarkable prolificacy are amongst ...

Mark O'Leary: Plucking the Flower

Read "Mark O'Leary: Plucking the Flower" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Irish guitarist Mark O'Leary emerged on the global improvised music scene in the last few years, pushing his bold vision and broad scope of musicality through constantly-changing collaborations. O'Leary can cross easily between genres, from progressive, synth-laden rock and seventies fusion to free jazz and abstract soundscapes.

The guitarist's encyclopedic interests and remarkable ...

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Mark O'Leary & Sunny Murray: Ode To Albert Ayler

Read "Ode To Albert Ayler" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The digital download-only Ode To Albert Ayler captures gifted Irish guitarist Mark O'Leary improvising with free-jazz and former Albert Ayler and Cecil Taylor drummer Sunny Murray during a 2002 studio session. Here, O'Leary delves into free-form jazz shaded music at the onset of his recording career, prior to his extensive recording projects for Leo Records and ...

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Mark O'Leary: St Fin Barre's

Read "St Fin Barre's" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This trio outing, recorded live with no rehearsals at St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork City, Ireland, would signify a new chapter in Irish guitarist Mark O'Leary's rapidly expanding discography. However, the session took place in 2002 featuring Norwegian keyboardist Stale Storlokken performing on church organ and drummer/percussionist Stein Inge Braekhus. On a side note, the session ...

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Mark O'Leary / Kenny Wollensen / Jamie Saft: The Synth Show

Read "The Synth Show" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Irish guitarist Mark O'Leary has built a nice relationship with Leo Records over the last few years, having recorded for the label with Mat Maneri, Matthew Shipp, Eyvind Kang, Uri Caine, Steve Swallow and others. O'Leary seems to favor the trio setting and enjoys throwing himself into new contexts. His ninth Leo release, The Synth Show, ...