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Content by tag "Not Two Records"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nu Band: Live In Geneva

Read "Live In Geneva" reviewed by John Sharpe

Everything must change as the Nina Simone song puts it. That's as true in music as anywhere else, and changing one of the parts inevitably affects the whole. When NYC-based German trumpeter Thomas Heberer replaced the late lamented Roy Campbell in The Nu Band, it must have been heart-in-mouth time for colleagues bassist Joe Fonda, reedman ...

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Bobby Zankel: Celebrating William Parker at 65

Read "Celebrating William Parker at 65" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

This recording is of a live concert at the Painted Bride Arts Center in Philadelphia on January 21, 2017 to honor bassist William Parker on his 65th birthday and in which he served as bassist. Saxophonist Bobby Zankel composed, arranged, and led a four part Suite with Parker's influence in mind and which allowed ample room ...

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Kjell Nordeson: Walking with Mirabeau

Read "Walking with Mirabeau" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Collaboratore storico di Mats Gustafsson, il batterista svedese Kjell Nordeson si presenta qui in solitudine, impegnato a un set di percussioni composito e al vibrafono, strumenti che sente complementari, pur nella loro marcata diversità che lo spinge a suonarli alternativamente nelle varie tracce.

Il lavoro è interamente improvvisato e anche il titolo è dedicato ...

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Barry Altschul featuring Jon Irabagon & Joe Fonda: The 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow

Read "The 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Recorded live at the Alchemia Club in Krakow, Poland, Barry Altschul's 3dom Factor offers the third group release in an informal trilogy that began with their self-titled album (TUM, 2012). That debut--Altschul's first leader outing in a couple dozen years--consisted of nine Altschul originals, and one from Carla Bley. A blend of post-bop and free playing, ...

Evans, Fernandez, Gustafsson: A Quietness of Water

Read "A Quietness of Water" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Tre fuoriclasse dell'improvvisazione più o meno radicale (qui molto radicale) in un incontro senza rete che l'assenza di batteria e contrabbasso rende ancora più rischioso e audace. Potremmo sintetizzare così A Quietness of Water album che conferma, se mai ce ne fosse bisogno, l'attenzione posta dalla polacca Not Two Records verso le musiche non convenzionali.

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DKV Trio / The Thing: Collider

Read "Collider" reviewed by John Sharpe

Recorded live at Krakow Jazz Autumn in 2014, Collider unites two of the hardest hitting contemporary outfits in an off the wall summit. It's notable that all the members of the DKV Trio and The Thing, except bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, have a history of working with the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, the large improvising collective ...

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Joëlle Léandre: A Woman's Work...

Read "A Woman's Work..." reviewed by Mark Corroto

How do you sum up the career of an improvising artist like Joëlle Léandre? Do you reissue a package of recordings from her 40 years of performance? That is probably not possible, given the multiple labels and the location and ownership of the masters. Besides, free improvisation, almost by definition, dissipates (or probably should dissipate) upon ...

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The DKVThingTrio: Collider

Read "Collider" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Le ance di Ken Vandermark e Mats Gustafsson si sono spesso incrociate in avventure intrepide fin dalla metà degli anni Novanta. Nel 2013 erano giunte per la prima volta a confrontarsi in duo e ne era scaturito il notevole CD Verses, che nuovamente mostrava la forza empatica e l'ampia gamma espressiva/esplorativa di un'interazione basata sullo scandaglio ...

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Daniele D'Agaro, Giovanni Maier, Zlatko Kaućić: Disorder at the Border Plays Ornette

Read "Disorder at the Border Plays Ornette" reviewed by Nicola Negri

Ornette Coleman's compositions have been reinterpreted many times and by all kind of musicians, often with less than optimal results. His pieces, deceptively simple on the surface, have always some aspects that are quite difficult to grasp, and they are so personal that sometimes they seem to work only if the author (or some of his ...

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Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio: Desire & Freedom

Read "Desire & Freedom" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Rodrigo Amado's Motion Trio is the model of free jazz genuineness and efficiency, and by that I mean proficiency. They give off an impression of nonchalance here, but don't let their relaxed approach fool you, beneath the surface their music is burning with all the agitation of the 1960's New Thing in jazz.

After ...