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Taking stock, a year half over

Read "Taking stock, a year half over" reviewed by Mark Corroto

This month, at the halfway point in the year of music, we are taking stock, and there have been so many great discs released. Here is my list (in no particular order) of the best albums so far. I predict many of these will make final top ten 2013 lists. Sorry, I couldn't keep my list ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steve Beresford / Martin Kuchen/ Stale Liavik Solberg: Three Babies

Read "Three Babies" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Free improvisation is a relatively new form of musical art but it has already introduced a variety of approaches for spontaneous, creative and collaborative musical articulation. The trio comprises of one of the forefathers of the British school of improvised music, pianist Steve Beresford and fellow Scandinavian conspirators, Swedish saxophonist Martin Küchen and Norwegian drummer Ståle ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Catching Up With Guitarist John Russell

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2012 has been a memorable year for guitarist John Russell. It marked the twenty-first anniversary of his concert series Mopomoso which meets monthly at The Vortex jazz club in Dalston, London, making it the city's longest-running improvised music series. The year was also the thirtieth anniversary of Fete Quaqua, his annual festival of improv. Both Mopomoso ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jason Roebke / Brian Labycz: Duo

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The abstraction of improvised music, and the additional distance that a recording (over a live performance) subjects a listener to, may be cause for concern. But listeners open to the conceptual and possibly transcendental experience that such music brings are often rewarded. Listening to this duo between Jason Roebke and Brian Labycz is one of those ...