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Evan Parker/John Russell/John Edwards, Pat Thomas, Alison Blunt/Benedict Taylor/David Leahy, Kay Grant/Alex Ward: Making Rooms

Read "Making Rooms" reviewed by John Eyles

Originated by guitarist John Russell and pianist/trumpeter Chris Burn, Mopomoso is an improvised-music organisation that has run a series of monthly concerts in London ever since 1991, making it the longest-running such series in the UK. Between April 23rd and 30th 2013, Mopomoso embarked on a tour of England which visited seven cities outside London. At ...

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Two INSUB releases

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When Switzerland's INSUB records issued its first two releases in a new format in early 2014, that innovative format got nearly as much attention as the music itself. Solving the download vs. physical object debate, its combination of attractive packaging (including A3 poster-size artwork) with a download code gave customers the best of both worlds. That ...

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Adam Pultz Melbye: Gullet

Read "Gullet" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The title of the first solo album of prolific Danish double bassist Adam Pultz Melbye is inspired by a quote from Samuel Beckett novel Watt (published in 1953). Metaphorically, Melbye follows Beckett's words, determined to liberate himself from a symbolic deep-toned sonic gullet filled with known articulations, a reinvent and explore new dimensions, colors and sounds ...

London Improvisers Orchestra: Lio Leo Leon

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London Improvisers Orchestra
Lio Leo Leon
Psi
2011

Each year at London's Freedom of the City (FOTC) festival of improvised music, one of the most eagerly anticipated highlights is the Sunday evening appearance of the London Improvisers Orchestra (LIO). Although the LIO meets monthly throughout the rest of the year, ...

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London Improvisers Orchestra and Angeli / Parker / Rothenberg: Hard times, fine music

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Even before the crisis of capitalism, 2008 was not the most auspicious year for improvised music in London or in Britain generally. Early in the year, the closing of the Red Rose club in Seven Sisters Road robbed improv of one of its strongholds, a decent-sized venue that charged reasonable entrance fees. The fallout of the ...

London Improvisers Orchestra: 2003-4: Responses, Reproductions & Reality

Read "Responses, Reproductions & Reality" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Consisting predominantly of British free improvisers, this consortium is captured in live performance at the Freedom of the City festival on two dates: May 4, 2003 and May 3, 2004. With over thirty musicians, the orchestra's creative ways are partly signified by call and response dialogues, layered horns, and multicolored contrasts. Effectively, the artists pursue a ...

London Improvisers Orchestra: The Hearing Continues (2000)

Read "The Hearing Continues (2000)" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Cooking becomes significantly more complicated when you mix a lot of ingredients. This edition of the London Improvisers Orchestra features 37 musicians, and it's a prodigious combination: five clarinets, six saxophones, three cellos, four drummers, and so forth. The players here represent some of the most talented improvisers on the British scene. The LIO gets together ...

London Improvisers Orchestra: Proceedings

Read "Proceedings" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Proceedings by the “London Improvisers Orchestra” could also serve as a – comprehensive guide to large-scale improvisational deployment – or perhaps a nice composite glimpse of the current British Free-Jazz movement. A 2-CD set featuring a Who’s Who of modern day stylists along with those who helped write the book such as saxophonists Evan Parker, Lol ...