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Otomo Yoshihide & Paal Nilssen-Love: Otomo Yoshihide & Paal Nilssen-Love

Read "Otomo Yoshihide & Paal Nilssen-Love" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The musical bond between Japanese guitarist and sound sculptor Otomo Yoshihide and Norwegian powerhouse drummer Paal Nilssen-Love was solidified through previous successful collaborations. First with Nilssen-Love Scandinavian power trio The Thing's Shinjuku Crawl, (Smalltown Superjazz, 2009), then with Peter Brotzmann's Chicago Tentet Concert for Fukushima Wels 2011 DVD, (PanRec, 2013) and finally with an ad-hoc trio ...

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Musik For Seks Elektriske Guitarer: Musik For Seks Elektriske Guitarer

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Music For Six Electric Guitars was created by Danish guitarist Anders Lauge Meldgaard--member of the music and arts collective yoyooyoy--who wanted to expose the mysteries of the electric guitar. Meldgaard began to focus on the idea of a six-electric guitar choir after traveling through Mali and Burkina Faso, encountering the local music--its simplicity, discipline and tightly ...

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Kumiko Takara/Massimo Pupillo/Paal Nilssen-Love: Raids On The Unspeakable

Read "Raids On The Unspeakable" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

This limited edition, 12" vinyl album features a rare meeting of threeof-a-kind powerhouse musicians who blur the boundaries between contemporary improvised music, avant-rock and shifting grooves. Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and Italian electric bassist Massimo Pupillo (founding member of punk-jazz trio Zu) are the driving rhythm section behind saxophonist Peter Brötzmann's Hairy Bones quartet, and collaborated ...

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Emergency!: Live In Copenhagen

Read "Live In Copenhagen" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Surprisingly, drummer Yasuhiro Yoshigaki's band, Emergency!--formed in 2001--never performed outside of Japan until this 2006 date in Denmark. The quartet, also featuring guitarists Otomo Yoshihide and Ryoichi Saito, plus bassist Hiroaki Mizutani, covers the jazz compass in the same manner as 1990s Downtown bands Rootless Cosmopolitans and Junk Genius; that is, they sometimes reimagine standards by ...