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Content by tag "Clean Feed Records"

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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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David Stackenäs: Bricks

Read "Bricks" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Hailing from Sweden, David Stackenäs (Per Zanussi Ensemble, Lina Nyberg Band) may be one of the best lesser-known global guitarists out there. Active in jazz and experimental ensembles in Europe and beyond, the artist follows up his previous solo acoustic guitar outing Separator (2009, Found You) with a cunning and at times, mesmeric exposition. In the ...

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Der Verboten: Der Verboten

Read "Der Verboten" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Violist Frantz Loriot and pianist Cedric Piromalli previously joined forces under the German moniker, Treffpunkt. And Der Verboten signifies the new lineup with the addition of saxophonist Antoine Chessex and drummer Christian Wolfarth for a fascinating album captured live at a French venue. And while the lone extended track “Der Dritte Treffpinky," is firmly situated in ...

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Gard Nilssen: Live In Europe

Read "Live In Europe" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Clocking in at just a minute over two-hours of music, the three CDs (or LPs, if you'd like) that make up Live in Europe provide an audacious excursion into creative music. The drummer, known for his work in multiple groups such as the quartets Cortex and Starlite Motel, Bushman's Revenge, Zanussi Five, and the Trondheim Jazz ...

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Dre Hocevar: Surface of Inscription

Read "Surface of Inscription" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Drummer, composer Dre Hocevar is a deft improviser who largely produces music that casts his out-of-the-box thinking. With his sextet, including vocalist Charmaine Lee's avant-garde wordless chants, iterations, and conventional singing, we hear a consortium of bizarre sound designs, tonal disparities and radical spins on just about everything imaginable. It's all executed with asymmetrical cadences along ...

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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 ...

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Alforjs: Demons 1

Read "Demons 1" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The two extended tracks on this album generate enough excitement to offset the 28-minute album length that reverts into the extended play category. Here, the Portuguese trio's second album surfaces as a futuristic primordial endeavor, featuring the musicians background chants to perhaps a higher being along with cyclical African pulses, EFX and bizarre sojourns into the ...

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Cortex: Avant-Garde Party Music

Read "Avant-Garde Party Music" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Do you have Blue Zone envy? You know the places where people live the longest and happiest lives on the planet. They seem to get more physical activity then we do, eat better, love their communities and politicians. Politicians? I know. They even make some of the best modern jazz. Case in point the Norwegian quartet ...

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Trespass Trio: The Spirit Of Piteşti

Read "The Spirit Of Piteşti" reviewed by John Sharpe

Swedish reedman Martin Küchen ploughs a rich variety of furrows, from explorative improvised summits to his rambunctious Angles aggregations, but one of the most enduring has been his Trespass Trio. On The Spirit Of Pitești, the fourth entry in the band's discography, he is joined by the same crew there since the inception, bassist Per Zanussi ...

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Kaja Draksler Octet: Gledalec

Read "Gledalec" reviewed by John Sharpe

Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler mines musical forms from much of the last century and beyond for her two CD collection Gledalec. This Octet date constitutes a departure from her more widely distributed work to this point, represented by the impressive solo performance The Lives Of Many Others (Clean Feed, 2013) and the intimate duet This Love ...


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