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Olie Brice Quintet: Immune to Clockwork

Read "Immune to Clockwork" reviewed by John Eyles

For some time, bassist Olie Brice has been a highly-regarded member of the London improvising community, so it is a genuine pleasure to welcome Immune to Clockwork, his debut album as a leader. Many ingredients combine to mark out effective band leaders from the less successful ones; on this showing, Brice ticks enough boxes to indicate ...


Mark Hanslip - Javier Carmona: Dosados

Read "Dosados" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sono passati solo pochi mesi dalla recensione di Twice, ultimo lavoro discografico del trio Blink (sempre per Babel Label). Nelle prime righe di quell'articolo scrivevo del quasi assioma che vuole che le proposte più interessanti del new jazz contemporaneo sembrino oggi tutte arrivare dalla terra d'Albione. In più, s'incensava il nugolo di ottimi musicisti facenti capo ...


Twelves: The Adding Machine

Read "The Adding Machine" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The addition of guitarist Rob Updegraff to Twelves, the U.K. band that started as a trio in 2008, tenders a compact yet expandable group focusing largely centered on asymmetrical pulses, layered sound-sculpting, and toggling between the misty divisions of free jazz and free-bop. The guitarist and saxophonist Mark Hanslip act as searchers perched atop oscillating currents, ...