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DUMItRIO: Proverbe

Read "Proverbe" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

DUMItRIO's debut album Future Nostalgia (Self-produced, 2014) combined elements of jazz, rock, classical, electronic and Eastern European music. Proverbe, while still rooted in diverse influences, is more focused and holds together in its consistency. This new collection generates a captivating atmosphere, informed by Romanian folk music and buttressed by the readings of native proverbs and unstructured ...

AVA Trio: Music From An Imaginary Land

Read "Music From An Imaginary Land" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The recently formed AVA Trio has a distinctly original sound that blends the musical influences of the Mediterranean, Middle-East and Western jazz on their debut recording Music From An Imaginary Land. The three young musicians play original compositions that owe more to jazz than to global influences but they incorporate their native heritages, along with somewhat ...

Lisa Cay Miller: 682/681

Read "682/681" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Canadian pianist Lisa Cay Miller has been playing her instrument since the age of four, later taking up flute as well. Her divergent intermingling of improvisation, avant-garde and classical music has been on display in two previous projects with the improvising cellist Peggy Lee. On her unique 682/681, abstract improvisation rules across twenty-two vignettes. The title ...

C.B.G: Les Indignés

Read "Les Indignés" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The acronym “CBG" is the proxy for the Celano/Baggiani Group. The improvisational group is based in the Netherlands and has been active for more than ten years. Guitarist Guillermo Celano and drummer Marcos Baggiani have been the mainstays in a rotation that has experienced a number of personnel changes as they have veered between quartet and ...

Oğuz Büyükberber/Tobias Klein: Reverse Camouflage

Read "Reverse Camouflage" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Outside the classical genre, clarinet duos are not common but Turkish native Oğuz Büyükberber and German, Tobias Klein, each play an assortment of clarinets including the lower octave bass and contrabass versions. Along with the more familiar Bb instrument, the two musicians cover a full spectrum of woodwind sounds. Both artists, now residing in The Netherlands, ...

Oguz Buyukberber, Simon Nabatov, Gerry Hemingway: Live at Bimhuis

Read "Live at Bimhuis" reviewed by Vic Albani

Trentuno minuti e cinquantaquattro secondi possono bastare per dare un'idea delle indubbie capacità improvvisative di uno dei grandi nomi del free turco di questi ultimi lustri. Oguz Büyükberber, oltre che a Istanbul, è di casa anche ad Amsterdam, visto che ci vive e che con la crema della musica improvvisata europea si muove -a proprio agio ...

Michael Fischer / Marcos Baggiani: bAgg*fisH

Read "bAgg*fisH" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The duo bAgg*fisH--Austrian saxophonist and violinist Michael Fischer, and Amsterdam-based Argentinian drummer Marcos Baggiani began working together in 2003. The two were determined to redefine the sonic options of such a duo, blurring the conventional distinctions between muscular free jazz, post-rock, psychedelic dramas and noisy outbursts. The duo's music is wrapped in an experimental, risk-taking envelope, ...

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Spinifex: Hipsters Gone Ballistic

Read "Hipsters Gone Ballistic" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Basso elettrico e chitarra elettrica acchiappano da subito con spietata inesorabilità, con la violenza del rock più aggressivo e la capacità di infiltrarsi e stravolgere le trame musicali attraverso la sensibilità e la prontezza del jazz. Poi i fiati, magmatici e cristallini, imprevedibili e sarcastici, laceranti come un urlo nella notte, inquietanti come una ninna nanna ...

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Spinifex: Hipsters Gone Ballistic

Read "Hipsters Gone Ballistic" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Amsterdam-based group Spinifex--named after a tough Australian species of grass--is a modular collective of Dutch musicians. The Spinifex quintet that released its debut, the aptly titled Hipsters Gone Ballistic, is a part of a collective that includes the Spinifex Orchestra (that released its debut Triodia back in 2008 on Karnatic Lab Records), Spinifex Tuba Band ...

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Celano - Baggiani Group: Alienology

Read "Alienology" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Una scaletta di nove brani originali compone Alienology, l'interessante album licenziato dal Celano Baggiani Group, un quintetto pronto nel percorrere fuori-pista stilistici dal sapore free, ma anche in grado di sviluppare un suono d'insieme coerente e ben delineato. Tracce dal carattere vivo e dallo sviluppo imprevedibile, che sanno di germinazione spontanea ("El cortito") dalla quale fioriscono melodie fantasiose, ...