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ARTICLE: RADIO

John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Miho Hazama & other great new releases

Read "John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Miho Hazama & other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The summer is almost over and the pace at which new albums are being released is picking up... This week we focus on a few new gems, including two remarkable tributes to Thelonious Monk, the mighty Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk (in six volumes!) by Miles Okazaki and the idiosyncratic The MONK: Live at ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Skuli Sverrisson: Strata

Read "Strata" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

A contemplative affair, Skuli Sverisson and Bill Frisell's Strata unfolds like a slow burning fire. The hovering notes and somber guitar lines evolve gradually, emerging like wind carved monuments visible through a hovering mist to reveal a stark, melancholic, and aridly beautiful landscape.

The album demonstrates a fluid, masterful interaction between the two artists ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Skuli Sverrisson with Bill Frisell: Strata

Read "Strata" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

On their two previous third-season releases, Andy Zimmerman's Half Light and Lionel Loueke's Close Your Eyes (both 2018), Newvelle Records pushed the envelope just a bit away from the deeply melodic formula that they have favored across seventeen albums to date. While those vinyl releases incorporated more elements of improvisational complexity, they were hardly foraying into ...

ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

Read "ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...

Jim Black, Óskar Gudjónsson, Elias Stemeseder, Chris Tordini: Malamute

Read "Malamute" reviewed by Vic Albani

Sembra che il signor Jim Black non sbagli praticamente mai un solo colpo. Il batterista di Seattle, dai primordi accanto a nomi faro quali quelli di Tim Berne, Ned Rothenberg o Dave Douglas e poi alle personali esperienze seminali di Pachora e AlasNoAxis è cresciuto come poche altre figure che nobilitano il movimento musicale del jazz ...

Allan Holdsworth: The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever!

Read "Allan Holdsworth: The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever!" reviewed by John Kelman

In a time when album sales are a challenge being mitigated, at least to some extent, by the release of deluxe editions and box sets, it's still more necessary than ever to grab potential listeners with imagery and words; the title of a box set can have, especially for those less than intimately familiar with the ...

Sunna Gunnlaugs: Distilled

Read "Distilled" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La scena musicale islandese non ha prodotto solo Björk, Sigur Rós e, per quanto riguarda il jazz, Mezzoforte e Skúli Sverrisson.
La pianista di questo trio, Sunna Gunnlaugs (il cognome per esteso è Gunnlaugsdóttir) è un'artista pregevole che ha vissuto negli anni Novanta a New York suonando con Drew Gress, Tony Malaby, Loren Stillman ...

Skúli Sverrisson: Sería / Sería II

Read "Sería / Sería II" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Skúli Sverrisson ha un curriculum da fare invidia. Dal 1991 fino a praticamente l'altro ieri ha partecipato come session man a oltre 100 CD. Ha avuto il privilegio di divedere e condividere le idee musicali con Wadada Leo Smith, Derek Bailey, Theo Bleckmann, Lou Reed, Jon Hassel, David Sylvian, Arto Lindsey, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Johann Johannsson. Musicisti i più disparati ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Jim Black: One Great Night...Live; Houseplant & Kyrill

Read "Jim Black: One Great Night...Live; Houseplant & Kyrill" reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie







Ellery Eskelin/Andrea Parkins/Jim Black

One Great Night...Live

hatOLOGY

2009

Jim Black's AlasNoAxis

Houseplant

Winter & Winter

2009

Achim Kaufmann

Kyrill

Pirouet Records

2009



For almost 15 years, drummer Jim Black's approach ...