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Penetralia: Grix

Read "Grix" reviewed by John Sharpe

Three Greeks based in the musical melting pot of Berlin comprise the cooperative Penetralia. Best known may be reedman Floros Floridis, who has worked with both late master bassist Peter Kowald and drummer Gunter “Baby" Sommer (on the bassist's Off The Road (Rogue Art, 2007) DVD). Completing the trio are Antonis Anissegos on piano and Yorgos ...

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Irene Schweizer - Pierre Favre: Live in Zurich

Read "Live in Zurich" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Swiss pianist Irene Schweizer's celebrated duets with jazz drumming greats, Andrew Cyrille, Han Bennink and Gunter “Baby" Sommer must have been impressive spectacles. This album denotes her third duo album with her infamous fellow countryman, drummer Pierre Favre. Needless to state, the artists' extraordinary interactions are in full force via these concise pieces that were not ...

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Günter “Baby” Sommer – Matthew Shipp

Read "Günter “Baby” Sommer – Matthew Shipp" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dialoghi: jazz per due - XIII edizione, Pavia, 24.03.2011 Dei quattro concerti proposti nell'edizione 2011 dalla rassegna “Dialoghi: jazz per due," l'incontro tra le percussioni di Günter “Baby" Sommer ed il pianoforte di Matthew Shipp era senza alcun dubbio il più intrigante, in quanto metteva a confronto due universi artistici distinti, sia a livello generazionale che geografico. L'uno cinquantenne, ...

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Wadada Leo Smith at Cafe Oto in London

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Wadada Leo Smith
Café Oto
London
July 24, 2010

Following the unprecedented acclaim for AACM trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's appearance at London's Freedom of the City Festival in May, Cafe Oto had quickly invited him back to town for a two night residency in north London. Unable to replicate Smith's celebrated set with twin drummers, ...

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Vision Festival 2010: Day 6, June 28, 2010

Read "Vision Festival 2010: Day 6, June 28, 2010" reviewed by John Sharpe

Prologue | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7
Marilyn Crispell, Joelle Leandre, Roy Campbell, Mat Maneri, Wadada Leo Smith, Gunter “Baby" Sommer, Joe Morris, Mike Reed
Vision Festival
Abrons Arts Center

New York City

June 28, 2010

With only ...

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Vision Festival 2010: Day 5, June 27, 2010

Read "Vision Festival 2010: Day 5, June 27, 2010" reviewed by John Sharpe

Prologue | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7
Perry Robinson, Guillermo E Brown, Billy Bang, David S. Ware, Dave Burrell
Vision Festival
Abrons Arts Center

New York City

June 27, 2010

Sunday June 27 was another big day ...