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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 ...

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Borah Bergman/Peter Brötzmann/Frode Gjerstad: Left

Read "Left" reviewed by John Sharpe

Left brings together a particularly uncompromising triumvirate of veterans in pianist Borah Bergman (who died in 2012), German saxophone icon Peter Brötzmann and Norwegian reedman Frode Gjerstad. Although all three recorded after this date in various combinations, this performance from the 1996 Molde International Jazz Festival was the threesome's first and only appearance together on disc. ...

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Peter Brötzmann / Heather Leigh: Ears Are Filled With Wonder

Read "Ears Are Filled With Wonder" reviewed by John Sharpe

Iconoclastic German reedman Peter Brötzmann has appeared in almost every conceivable combination and circumstance over the years, from the maelstrom of Last Exit to the austere horn choir of Sonore, via hook ups with almost everyone in between, counting such free jazz luminaries as Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton and Evan Parker. However on Ears Are Filled ...

Generations Quartet: Oliver Lake/Joe Fonda/Michael Jefrys Stevens/Emil Gross: Flow

Read "Flow" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

As the name would imply, the Generations Quartet spans the ages of its personnel. An off-shoot (of sorts) from the Trio Generations group, it's a semantic difference as saxophone legend Oliver Lake was a guest in the lineup that performed in 2015. From that same tour, we get Flow, a festive exercise of freedom and comradery ...

Barry Guy / Ken Vandermark: Occasional Poems

Read "Occasional Poems" reviewed by John Sharpe

For British bassist Barry Guy the concert that produced this fine double disc package occurred at the end of a four day intensive residency in Krakow culminating in the premier of an ambitious new work by his Blue Shroud Band. While for Chicago reedman Ken Vandermark, the event was the final episode in two months on ...


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