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Trio 3 (Andrew Cyrille, Reggie Workman, Oliver Lake): Visiting Texture

Read "Visiting Texture" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Ecco l'ennesimo capitolo della pregnante avventura del Trio 3, iniziata una trentina di anni fa con l'incontro di questi titani della musica e dell'improvvisazione contemporanea. Personalità forti, che nell'incontro hanno saldato una sintonia matura fin dal primo momento, ma nel corso del tempo sempre più organica e dialettica, tra libertà e rigore.

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Trio 3: Visiting Texture

Read "Visiting Texture" reviewed by John Sharpe

For a band whose moniker puts such emphasis on the number of its participants, another release featuring the core threesome of saxophonist Oliver Lake, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Andrew Cyrille has been a long time coming. Not since the outstanding Time Being (Intakt, 2007) in fact, with subsequent albums matching them with an eye catching ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Joëlle Léandre alla chiesa Saint-Eustache di Parigi

Read "Joëlle Léandre alla chiesa Saint-Eustache di Parigi" reviewed by Francesca Odilia Bellino

Joëlle Léandre
Chiesa di Saint-Eustache
Joëlle Léandre sur les routes. 40 ans de tribulations
Parigi
28.11.2016

1976-2016. Joëlle Léandre fissa due coordinate storiche per celebrare la sua prima permanenza negli Stati Uniti (Buffalo), i successivi quarant'anni sulle strade del jazz, e il suo punto d'arrivo ideale, a casa, finalmente ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

John Sharpe's Best Releases Of 2016

Read "John Sharpe's Best Releases Of 2016" reviewed by John Sharpe

Here are ten new releases, reviewed at All About Jazz, which stood out among those I heard this year.

Wadada Leo Smith
America's National Parks
(Cuneiform Records)

While the title might conjure up a string of luminous tone poems, the reality of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's magisterial collection goes ...

Irene Schweizer / Han Bennink: Welcome Back

Read "Welcome Back" reviewed by John Sharpe

For such an assuredly rhythmic player Swiss pianist Irene Schweizer shows an unexpected affinity to drummers, who feature disproportionately as partners in her discography. But even so Welcome Back constitutes only the second entry to pair Schweizer with maverick Dutch drummer Han Bennink, following their eponymous debut (Intakt, 1996), which was itself preceded by years of ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Barry Guy: A Prophet is Not without Honour (Part 2)

Read "Barry Guy: A Prophet is Not without Honour (Part 2)" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Barry Guy has been the artistic director and main composer of the London Jazz Composers' Orchestra throughout its now forty-five year history. Recordings and performances since Ode in 1972 have been sporadic but those forty-five years have resulted in eleven albums (including one with Anthony Braxton) ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Howard Riley: Howard Riley: Lush Life

Read "Howard Riley: Lush Life" reviewed by Duncan Heining

With the reissues of Discussions, Angle and The Day Will Come, the last few months have offered an embarrassment of riches for Howard Riley fans. We have here two recent solo recordings, one in the studio and one live in Lithuania, and a live duo album with the late, great Jaki Byard from 1985. Of course, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Irene Schweizer, Han Bennink: Welcome Back

Read "Welcome Back" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Correte ad acquistare questo strepitoso CD, se non lo avete ancora fatto. In questo progetto si ritrovano i risultati più inaspettati raggiunti dal jazz contemporaneo. Vi aleggia una gioiosa comunicativa, che si contraddistingue rispetto all'attuale produzione europea di stampo avanguardistico. A ciò si aggiungano ritmi ipnotici e danzanti che fanno di questo disco una rara avis. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Irene Schweizer - Han Bennink: Welcome Back

Read "Welcome Back" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Swiss pianist Irene Schweizer and Dutch drummer Han Bennink share a long and fruitful lineage within the Euro improvisation scene as Welcome Back marks the their second duo recording. However, the pianist has recorded duets with venerable drummers, Andrew Cyrille, Baby Sommer and others of note, while Bennink has participated in duets with pianists, Cecil Taylor ...

Irene Schweizer / Jurg Wickihalder: Spring

Read "Spring" reviewed by John Sharpe

On his only previous session in duet with piano -A Feeling For Someone (Intakt, 2008) -Swiss reedman Jurg Wickihalder's indebtedness to that master of the straight horn Steve Lacy was still evident. But on Spring, in the company of the iconoclastic pianist Irene Schweizer, Wickihalder sounds entirely his own man. Both principals boast serious avant-garde credentials, ...


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