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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

Read "Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit.

Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Iron Kim Style: Iron Kim Style

Read "Iron Kim Style" reviewed by Mark Redlefsen

On Iron Kim Style, guitarist Dennis Rea has created a CD of entirely improvised music, set against themes mostly about North Korea and it's nefarious ruler, Kim Jong-Il. Rea might not have possibly foreseen just how much the tension between North and South Korea would escalate as it has in recent times. The art work on ...

Iron Kim Style: Iron Kim Style

Read "Iron Kim Style" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Iron Kim Style is quite humorous but serious too--The eponymous debut of an improvisational jazz-rock quintet that is: Built around two guitars, with no keyboards, plus trumpet and bass clarinet as the other solo voices; named for both the North Korean dictator and the martial arts style instructed by Grandmaster “Iron" Kim; and, creative home for ...

Iron Kim Style: Iron Kim Style

Read "Iron Kim Style" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Mettete assieme la lucida follia del chitarrista Dennis Rea e la pazzia mediterranea/atlantica dello straordinario producer Leonardo Pavkovic, scuotete bene, aggiungete, tanto per gradire, un dittatore coreano in visita pastorale e avrete uno dei migliori dischi dell'anno. E lo diciamo in anticipo, visto che l'anno è ancora lungo. Ma difficilmente saremo smentiti. Perché l'energia di questo album è davvero ...

Iron Kim Style: Iron Kim Style

Read "Iron Kim Style" reviewed by Nic Jones

It could be argued that the music Miles Davis was cutting about forty years ago still casts a shadow. Iron Kim Style stands in its shade, and for all of the original, offbeat stuff going on it's hard to shake the impression.

According to the slipcase, all the music was freely improvised, which might be a ...