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Florian Chaigne: Blooming

Read "Blooming" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Registrato a cavallo tra 2015 e 2016 in Bretagna e Vandea, questo tutto sommato singolare album riunisce attorno al batterista Florian Chaigne, attivo da una ventina d'anni nella zona di Nantes, strumentisti di varia matrice e indole, a generare un prodotto il cui pregio e, se vogliamo, limite risiede in una certa eterogeneità.

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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Gregg Simpson: Avant-Garde from Vancouver

Read "Gregg Simpson: Avant-Garde from Vancouver" reviewed by Taran Singh

I came across Gregg Simpson's website while surfing the web for free jazz in Canada. It's amazing how the avant-garde scene in Canada is seldom talked about. Prior to getting acquainted with Gregg Simpson, the thought of free jazz in the 60s and 70s brought to mind New York, Paris, Berlin. Now it also makes me ...

Engine Records: Just Say No to Dumbass Music

Read "Engine Records: Just Say No to Dumbass Music" reviewed by Taran Singh

Engine Records is a very small New York based, basement-run record label that boasts thirty-one releases by original artists, amongst which are saxophonist Andrew Lamb, the unsung percussionist Warren Smith, and newcomers saxophonist Niko Higgins and bassist Paul Steinbeck. Engine Records' founder Steven Walcott records this literally underground music (recorded in his basement), and makes it ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ike Levin: Composing In the Moment

Read "Ike Levin: Composing In the Moment" reviewed by Taran Singh

Multi-reed player Ike Levin is an active contributor to the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area creative music scene and performs around North America with a variety of different improvisational music ensembles. Levin is also one of the founders of the independent music label Charles Lester Music which is dedicated to documenting spontaneous in-the-moment music. All About ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Marc Edwards: Free Jazz Drummer & Percussionist

Read "Marc Edwards: Free Jazz Drummer & Percussionist" reviewed by Taran Singh

Who's Marc Edwards? Cecil Taylor fans may remember him as the drummer on the legendary 1976 album Dark to Themselves. Charles Gayle fans may know of him as the drummer on More Live at the Knitting Factory. And David S. Ware fans must remember him as the first drummer of the David S. Ware trio and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Marco Eneidi: Still Here

Read "Marco Eneidi: Still Here" reviewed by Taran Singh

Alto saxophonist Marco Eneidi is one of contemporary creative music's unsung heroes. He studied with Jimmy Lyons and Sonny Simmons and has played and recorded with illustrious musicians including Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor, William Parker and Glenn Spearman.

Each of his albums is a special treat. Despite a significant discography ranging from trio to large ...