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Assif Tsahar: In Between the Tumbling a Stillness

Read "In Between the Tumbling a Stillness" reviewed by Mark Corroto

As the saying goes, In Between The Tumbling A Stillness, recorded in 2015 in Tel Aviv, “comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Saxophonist Assif Tsahar, who sticks to tenor throughout, opens “In Between" like a lion, if that lion were Albert Ayler. The 35-minute piece draws from the fire music of ...

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Assif Tsahar / William Parker / Hamid Drake: In Between the Tumbling a Stillness

Read "In Between the Tumbling a Stillness" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Israeli saxophonist/clarinetist Assif Tsahar has deep roots in the free-jazz genre, having played with Cecil Taylor, Butch Morris, Peter Kowald, Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark, Herb Robertson, Cooper-Moore, and many others. Among his other associations are two albums with bassist William Parker, Sunrise in the Tone World (AUM Fidelity, 1995) and Mass for the Healing of the ...

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Harold Rubin, Barre Phillips, Tatsuya Nakatani: 3 on a Thin Line

Read "3 on a Thin Line" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Obiettivo e prerogativa dell'improvvisazione assoluta sono quelli di saper costruire un flusso narrativo dal senso compiuto, concatenato e denso di qualità melodiche, dinamiche e timbriche, senza poter contare su temi noti e condivisi. Non che manchi l'esigenza di ricercare e trovare spunti melodici, anzi sono proprio la qualità e la spontanea naturalezza di queste invenzioni melodiche ...

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Digital Primitives: Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin'

Read "Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin'" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Nella loro storia i Digital Primitives non hanno inciso molti dischi: questo doppio che raccoglie Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' (tra l'altro contenente registrazioni del 2011) è solo il terzo della serie, ma in tutta onestà non ci sentiamo di dire che la scelta -sempre che di scelta si tratti -sia in qualche modo scriteriata, non solo ...

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Assif Tsahar, Gerry Hemingway, Marc Dresser: Code Re(A)d

Read "Code Re(A)d" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Ogni tanto fa piacere imbattersi in lavori che mostrino di raccogliere con la dovuta coerenza filologica (che non vuol dire riciclo mani e piedi) la lezione del free jazz storico. È quanto accade in questo bell'album, che riunisce una volta di più una coppia ritmica (chiamiamola così, per comodità) in sella ormai da una trentina d'anni ...

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Mark Dresser / Gerry Hemingway / Assif Tsahar: Code Re(a)d

Read "Code Re(a)d" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Code Re(a)d documents the live, free improvised meeting of Israeli saxophonist Assif Tsahar with the massive rhythm section of double bass master Mark Dresser and powerful drummer Gerry Hemingway, recorded at Tshar's home base, the Levontin 7 club in Tel Aviv in May 2011. Dresser and Hemingway began to play together in the legendary Anthony Braxton ...

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Tatsuya Nakatani / Harold Rubin / Barre Phillips / Assif Tsahar

Read "Tatsuya Nakatani / Harold Rubin / Barre Phillips / Assif Tsahar" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's last visit to Israel produced two albums. Both are totally different in their spirit. Both feature Nakatani's unique manner of shaping and extracting sounds from the cymbals and the skins of the drums that blossom as a memorable music.



Harold Rubin / Barre Phillips / Tatsuya ...

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Digital Primitives: Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin'

Read "Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin'" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

This is only Digital Primitives' third recording, released four years after Hum Crackle & Pop (Hopscotch), but the trio sounds as if its three members have been playing together for ages. This double disc is comprised of two sets--Lipsomuch and Soul Searchin'. The trio--reed player Assif Tsahar, multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore and drummer Chad Taylor--have created their own ...

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Maya Dunietz - Steve Noble - John Edwards: Cousin It

Read "Cousin It" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Fate con calma. Registrato quattro anni fa e “provato" dal vivo lo scorso anno sul palco del celebrato Cafe Oto londinese, vede finalmente la luce questo accattivante Cousin It, disco d'esordio di un trio davvero unico formato dalla pianista israeliana Maya Dunietz, da una colonna del bassismo britannico quale John Edwards (il collegamento primario di rimando è con Evan Parker, ...

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Maya Dunietz / John Edwards / Steve Noble: Cousin It

Read "Cousin It" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

This freely improvised meeting brings together Israeli pianist Maya Dunietz and British master free players, bassist John Edwards and Steve Noble--an experienced and powerful rhythm section. The trio celebrated the release of this recording at a live concert at Cafe OTO in London in December, 2011.

Dunietz is one of the leading voices ...