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Milton Man Gogh, Rachel Musson Curtis Nowosad & More

Read "Milton Man Gogh, Rachel Musson Curtis Nowosad & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Trios and quartets dominate this episode: three-quarters of the playlist are from groups of that size. Featured is German saxophonist Philipp Gropper and his quartet Philm with music from his new album Consequences. Another quartet heard for the first time is Ornicar from France, and OGJB is back. Of the threesomes, first timers are Gentiane MG ...


Jazzdor Berlin 2019

Read "Jazzdor Berlin 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Kulturbrauerei, Kesselhaus
Jazzdor Berlin
June 4-7, 2019

Jazzdor Berlin is one of the few truly, consistently and enduring European minded and spirited jazz festival events around—an initiative taken by Phillip Ochem, the artistic leader of the Strasbourg festival Jazzdor, more than a decade ago.

Long breath Unlike other ...


FUSK: Super Kasper

Read "Super Kasper" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

How does a band introduce freedom to its music? Does the band play free jazz or, to paraphrase saxophonist Joe Lovano, does it play its jazz free? Danish Drummer and leader of the Danish-German quartet FUSK, Kasper Tom Christiansen's, answer to this question is simple: “Who cares?" FUSK defines its own freedom, between contrapuntal springboard melodies, ...


Chimaira: Smoke & Mirrors

Read "Smoke & Mirrors" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'estrema vivacità della scena impro svizzera ha una realtà discografica relativamente nuova e ad essa principalmente dedicata, ovvero la Wide Ear Records, etichetta che con Smoke & Mirrors giunge alla sua sesta pubblicazione. Chimeira, il nome del giovane quartetto capitanato dal batterista Alex Huber - studi con Lucas Niggli e Pierre Favre e collaborazioni eccellenti alle spalle - colpisce da ...