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Albert Mangelsdorff: Albert Mangelsdorff And His Friends

Read "Albert Mangelsdorff And His Friends" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The afterlife for Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer's storied MPS Records has been tough to track. After Brunner-Schwer sold the rights to Philips in the early '80s, the label changed hands several times--Polydor picked it up and passed it through a subsidiary, Universal Music Group acquired its holdings, Speakers Corner Records took over on the vinyl side of ...

Filippo Vignato

Read "Filippo Vignato" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. How Town -I Dare You Sea (Kleine Opa -2016).
Per me una rivelazione, è il terzo album di questo gruppo vocale (leader il contrabbassista belga Lennart Heyndels) formato da giovani improvvisatori ed improvvisatrici nord-europei di immenso talento gravitanti attorno alla vivace scena olandese. Disco visionario per scrittura, suono, ricerca sulle possibilità dello strumento vocale ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eberhard Weber: Hommage à Eberhard Weber

Read "Hommage à Eberhard Weber" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Hommage celebrates the 75th birthday of bassist/composer Eberhard Weber. His distinctive custom-built, five-string electro-acoustic upright bass sound has been the foundation of many ECM recordings, almost right from the beginning: as leader of his own groups; longtime sideman for saxophonist Jan Garbarek; and other ECM recording artists including Ralph Towner, Gary Burton, Wolfgang Dauner, Pat Metheny ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Eberhard Weber: Positive Pragmatism

Read "Eberhard Weber: Positive Pragmatism" reviewed by John Kelman

There are plenty of positives about getting older: wisdom, maturity and a more balanced outlook are just three of them. But it would be unrealistic to suggest that there aren't a few negatives thrown in there. When bassist Eberhard Weber woke up in his hotel room on the morning of April 23, 2007, in Berlin, Germany, ...

Don "Sugar Cane" Harris: Cup Full of Dreams

Read "Cup Full of Dreams" reviewed by John Kelman

While Sugar Cane's Got the Blues (MPS, 1972; Reissued Promising Music, 2008), teamed the violinist with Europeans including Norwegian guitarist Terje Rypdal, German keyboardist Wolfgang Dauner and British (though, with a life-changing accident looming, not for long) drummer Robert Wyatt, Cup Full of Dreams finds Don “Sugar Cane" Harris back on American turf, with a group ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Paul Hubweber / Philip Zoubek: Archiduc Concert: Dansaert Variations

Read "Archiduc Concert: Dansaert Variations" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Paul Hubweber's trombone may be pitched in Bb, as all tenor trombones are, an octave below the trumpet, but the trombonist being an itinerant spirit, makes twists and turns of pitch and, therefore, timbre, until he turns his instrument into a chorus of voices. On Archduc Concert : Dansaert Variations Hubweber comes bursting out of the ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Eberhard Weber: Colours

Read "Eberhard Weber: Colours" reviewed by John Kelman

As the jazz-rock fusion movement gained ground from its early years in the late 1960s through its glory days in the early-to-mid-1970s--blending the more sophisticated harmonies of jazz with rock music's rhythmic power and high volume--all too often it was about muscular chops and complex writing for the sake of it. Little attention was paid to ...

Wolfgang Dauner: Free Action

Read "Free Action" reviewed by John Kelman

Wolfgang Dauner is yet another case of an artist who's achieved a considerable reputation in Europe, but for whom greater exposure in North America has remained elusive. The multidisciplinary keyboardist has done everything from free jazz to opera, and can be heard in fine jazz/rock form on Don “Sugar Cane" Harris' recently released 1972 MPS disc, ...