Content by tag "Last Exit"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The End: Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen

Read "Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius

The End emerge as a massive collaboration among Norwegian baritone saxophonist Kjetil Møster, Swedish baritone sax hooligan Mats Gustafsson, Norwegian noise-jazz guitarist Anders Hana, the San Francisco-based avant-rock band Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier and miraculous singer Sofia Jernberg.

The quintet's debut “Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen" manages to grasp several musical traditions. It sounds ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Craig Taborn and his multiple motion

Read "Craig Taborn and his multiple motion" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Craig Taborn is among the most creative musicians on today's scene. His music is shaped by a deep intellectual curiosity towards a wide range of artistic forms and sources of knowledge. His technical, stylistic, emotional and mental versatility have allowed him to collaborate with a large range of recognized masters in diverse styles of contemporary jazz. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Forebrace: Steeped

Read "Steeped" reviewed by John Eyles

Steeped is the second album release from Forebrace, the welcome follow-up to Bad Folds (Copecod, 2013). For those who delighted in that album, the good news is that the quartet's line-up remains unchanged, and the balance between composed and improvised music is as before--composed pieces credited to Forebrace's leader and clarinetist, Alex Ward, alternating with improvisations ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Haitian Rail: Solarists

Read "Solarists" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

La musica di Haitian Rail si distende al meglio in “Flare Star," diciassette minuti di elaborazione complessa che unisce elementi tematici e improvvisazione collettiva simultanea, in grado di informare sia sulla personalità dei singoli che sulla coesione di gruppo.

Il quartetto propone un originale accostamento timbrico tra chitarra elettrica e trombone, sebbene i ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Milford Graves/Bill Laswell: Space / Time - Redemption

Read "Space / Time - Redemption" reviewed by John Sharpe

Drummer Milford Graves boasts a pedigree stretching back to the first tide of Free Jazz in the 1960s, most prominently as the drummer for the storied New York Art Quartet. His infrequent forays onto disc since have resulted in underground classics such as Nommo (SRP, 1966) with pianist Don Pullen and Babi Music (IPS, 1976) with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Last Exit: Iron Path

Read "Iron Path" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In saxophonist Peter Brötzmann's interview memoir We Thought We Could Change The World (Wolke Verlag Hofheim, 2014) he spoke about meeting Sonny Sharrock in Berlin 1969, when the guitarist was working for Herbie Mann. Brotzmann never forgot the meeting, and when bassist Bill Laswell conceived the idea of Last Exit in the mid-1980s, Sharrock was on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Peter Brotzmann, Sonny Sharrock: WHATTHEFUCKDOYOUWANT

Read "WHATTHEFUCKDOYOUWANT" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Si aprano le porte dell'inferno!
L'ottima Trost Records convince Peter Brotzmann a ripescare nei propri archivi questo bruciante set del 1987 in duo con la chitarra di Sonny Sharrock; unico precedente della detonante coppia, il vinile Fragments per la Okkadisk, che però è registrato un paio di anni più tardi e uscito nel 2003. ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Stories of Friendship and Family Ties: The Gonzalez Clan Rides Out

Read "Stories of Friendship and Family Ties: The Gonzalez Clan Rides Out" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The family unit of trumpeter Dennis González and his sons bassist Aaron González and drummer Stefan González, known as Yells At Eels, has been operating since 2000. Dennis González played and recorded with countless innovative musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, and in recent years solidified his musical bonds with Polish and Portuguese musicians. His ...

ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILES

Cuneiform Records: Growing Progressive Music for 27 Years

Read "Cuneiform Records: Growing Progressive Music for 27 Years" reviewed by Mark Redlefsen

Twenty seven years is a long time for a niche progressive music label such as Cuneiform Records not just to survive, but to remain inventive and, in the best sense, ambitious. Steve Feigenbaum founded Cuneiform back in 1984, and with his wife, Joyce, runs it from Silver Springs, Maryland. Hosting bands such as Universe Zero, digging ...