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Spin Marvel: Infolding

Read "Infolding" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

As a Professor of Jazz (Drums/Percussion) at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and as contributor to recordings and performances by Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Bill Bruford's Earthworks and other progressive jazz thinkers, drummer, composer and bandleader Martin France is accustomed to deep and heady jazz waters. In Spin Marvel, France teams up with two ...

Music’s Where You Find It

Read "Music’s Where You Find It" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Ajoyo
Ajoyo
Ropeadope
2014

Multi-reed player Yacine Boulares has picked up, and left behind, musical footprints literally all around the world. He was born in North Africa (Tunisia) but grew up in Paris, where he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and jazz performance at the National Conservatory and New School ...

Spin Marvel: Infolding

Read "Infolding" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Nuove eruzioni dal vulcanico batterista britannico Martin France, alla guida degli Spin Marvel. Il musicista già ascoltato al fianco di Django Bates, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Arild Andersen, e Ralph Towner firma quest'anno un nuovo capitolo della sua storia musicale lanciando per RareNoiseRecords Infolding, affascinante e acido sbocco musicale che al jazz ...

Spin Marvel: Infolding

Read "Infolding" reviewed by John Ephland

A cross somewhere between Jon Hassell and Brian Eno, there's a funky brilliance here that keeps me coming back for more. There are jams packed into all six pieces, a bunch of running around in and outside of meters, serious soloing without being serious (or at least, showing off). The Hassell and Eno references, of course, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Spin Marvel: Infolding

Read "Infolding" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Spin Marvel is all about shaping sounds. Ambient landscapes, minimalistic tides, atmospherics, trance-inducing passages, and electro-acoustic marriages are all part of the package when this group gets going.

When drummer Martin France put Spin Marvel together and orchestrated the creation of its eponymous debut, the band was presented as a quartet with trippy ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Spin Marvel's Infolding With Nils Petter Molvaer - Upcoming RareNoiseRecords Debut

Spin Marvel's Infolding With Nils Petter Molvaer - Upcoming RareNoiseRecords Debut

Spin Marvel is the brainchild of British drummer Martin France, here joined by an all-star crew of celebrated Norwegian trumpeter and electronic music pioneer Nils Petter Molvaer, bassist Tim Harries (formerly of Bill Bruford’s Earthworks), Norwegian electronic sculptor Terje Evensen and remix maestro Emre Ramazanoglu. Together they create spacious and dramatic soundscapes of profound intensity on ...

Spin Marvel: Spin Marvel 2: The Reluctantly Politicised Mr James

Read "Spin Marvel 2: The Reluctantly Politicised Mr James" reviewed by Chris May

It's elephant in the room time. Though no-one likes to mention it, experience shows that it's wise to approach any band led by a drummer with a degree of caution. Drummers are primarily involved with rhythm--a crucial component in music, but only one of several. Unless, like Art Blakey or Chico Hamilton, a drummer/bandleader has an ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Martin France / Spin Marvel: Spin Marvel

Read "Spin Marvel" reviewed by John Kelman

Appearances can be deceptive. Martin France has built a career over the past two decades in largely acoustic environs. Along with being a member of the cooperative ECM group First House from the late 1980s, the British drummer has been involved in over fifty projects, including saxophonist Iain Ballamy's More Jazz (Basho, 2007) and pianist Gwilym ...