All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Clean Feed Records

Content by tag "Clean Feed Records"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Avram Fefer Quartet: Testament

Read "Testament" reviewed by Mark Corroto

After a blindfold listening test, maybe the greatest compliment you can give Testament is to guess the leader's name to be drummer Chad Taylor, or maybe bassist Eric Revis, guitarist Marc Ribot or saxophonist Avram Fefer himself. This misapprehension is attributed to the equal footing each of the four musicians is given on the recording. Partly ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Evan Parker & Kinetics: Chiasm

Read "Chiasm" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Inciso a fine febbraio 2018 fra Londra e Copenhagen, come i titoli dei quattro brani su cui si snoda democraticamente ci dicono, al tempo stesso informandoci implicitamente che trattasi di improvvisazione senza rete, questo album fotografa la collaborazione fra un autentico santone del radicalismo jazzistico del Vecchio Continente e un giovane trio danese, che lo asseconda--sarà ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jørgen Mathisen´s Instant Light: Mayhall’s Object

Read "Mayhall’s Object" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Un coltranismo piuttosto spinto, non solo nell'approccio strumentale del leader ma anche proprio nell'idea musicale globale dell'intero quartetto, caratterizza questo nuovo lavoro del trentaquattrenne sassofonista norvegese Jørgen Mathisen. Ciò fin dalla titletrack che apre il disco, unico brano con Mathisen al soprano, senza che peraltro si deroghi di un millimetro da tale postulato nei successivi cinque ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mario Pavone Dialect Trio: Philosophy

Read "Philosophy" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In his review of their debut Chrome (Playscape Recordings, 2013), my learned colleague at All About Jazz, Dan McClenaghan described Mario Pavone's Dialect Trio as “a beautiful tumult." That description expanded with the trio's sophomore disc Blue Dialect (Clean Feed, 2015) and maybe further with their latest Philosophy. The maelstrom they foment is partly explained by ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Angles 9: Beyond Us

Read "Beyond Us" reviewed by John Sharpe

Swedish saxophonist Martin Küchen's versatile Angles agglomeration has appeared in assorted sizes from a trio up to a nonet. But whatever the dimensions, it possesses the familiar virtues of driving riffs, explosive soloing, and elemental yet affecting melodies. Beyond Us, recorded live during Groningen's splendid Summer Jazz Cycling Tour is no different. It's the fourth release ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

TGB: III

Read "III" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Si chiama TGB il trio portoghese in questione, come tuba, chitarra, batteria ossia gli strumenti utilizzati in questo terzo lavoro, uscito per Clean Feed, come i precedenti Evil Things (2010) e Tuba, Guitarra & Bateria (2004) sempre per l'etichetta di Pedro Costa. Un sodalizio di lunga data che risale dunque al 2004 quando l'inusuale strumentazione, abbinata ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Larry Ochs, Nels Cline, Gerald Cleaver: What Is To Be Done

Read "What Is To Be Done" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

"Siamo arrivati. Abbiamo improvvisato. Siamo partiti. Ogni serata è piuttosto diversa." Così Nels Cline, parlando di questo trio. Due lunghi brani con prevalenza di episodi abrasivi, arroventati, della durata di più di venti minuti ciascuno, e un terzo più disteso, seppure ricco di tensioni interne, molto più breve, a fare da cuscinetto, da valvola di relax, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mark Dresser Seven: Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You

Read "Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Brani ampi (sei) intercalati da fugaci “tavole preparatorie" (non più di un minuto), minimali anche in quanto a dispiegamento di forze in campo, con una dedica iniziale e una finale, fissano l'istantanea, la radiografia, di questo nuovo lavoro del notevole settetto riunito da Mark Dresser già tre anni or sono (una sola variante di organico: il ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Fictive Five: Anything Is Possible

Read "Anything Is Possible" reviewed by John Sharpe

Anything Is Possible constitutes the second release from a quintet first convened by San Francisco-based reedman Larry Ochs for his 2013 residency at The Stone in New York. Following that successful summit, and perhaps not unrelated, the pairing of trumpeter Nate Wooley and bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, players as at home in extemporized form as in adventurous ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gabriel Ferrandini: Volúpias

Read "Volúpias" reviewed by John Sharpe

Portuguese drummer Gabriel Ferrandini seeks out a different path on Volúpias. He puts aside the bustling asymmetric momentum, familiar from his tenure in the celebrated Red Trio and with saxophonist Rodrigo Amado's Motion Trio, to explore compositional realms. In 2016 he started his new approach with an artistic residency in the prestigious ZDB venue, where he ...