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Content by tag "Bill Laswell"

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Live From The New Stone School: Brandon Ross, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Laswell & Susie Ibarra

Read "Live From The New Stone School: Brandon Ross, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Laswell & Susie Ibarra" reviewed by Martin Longley

Phantom Station
The Stone at The New School
June 17, 2017

The Stone is pulling its shutters down for the last time, come the close of 2017. John Zorn's excellent Alphabet City corner venue has spent 12 years being an uncompromising centre for questioning music, but its mastermind has now ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Satoko Fujii / Wadada Leo Smith / Natsuki Tamura / Ikue Mori: Aspiration

Read "Aspiration" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The soul of Gato Libre, and the glue that holds numerous global jazz orchestras together, are in the musical and personal partnership that has mastered creative music in a variety of formations and settings. Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura are prolific and boundless and Aspiration is the latest of their more than sixty recordings together. Aspiration ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Craig Taborn and his multiple motion

Read "Craig Taborn and his multiple motion" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Craig Taborn is among the most creative musicians on today's scene. His music is shaped by a deep intellectual curiosity towards a wide range of artistic forms and sources of knowledge. His technical, stylistic, emotional and mental versatility have allowed him to collaborate with a large range of recognized masters in diverse styles of contemporary jazz. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Il moto multiplo di Craig Taborn

Read "Il moto multiplo di Craig Taborn" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Prima di leggerne le parole precise ed esaurienti nell'intervista, è il caso di ricordare alcune cose di Craig Taborn, pianista quarantasettenne che si colloca ai massimi livelli della scena contemporanea.
In primo luogo la sua profonda curiosità intellettuale, che lo porta a un intreccio di interessi nei confronti di forme diverse dell'espressione artistica e della ...

The Master Musicians Of Jajouka & Material: Apocalypse Live

Read "Apocalypse Live" reviewed by Martin Longley

This is another entry for M.O.D.'s new download-only Digital Incunabula series, which concentrates on live recordings from the Bill Laswell vaults. Here's a Jajouka/Material set from 2015's Gent Jazz Festival in Belgium, a performance actually witnessed by your scribe. The five-piece Jajouka Sufi trance contingent (from the eponymous mountain village in Morocco) are led by Bachir ...

Derek Bailey

Read "Derek Bailey" reviewed by John Eyles

Guitarist Derek Bailey was one of the more prominent and influential musicians from the “first generation of free improvisation" that developed in London in the mid-sixties and gradually promoted the music around the world. Although several members of that generation were leaders, Bailey often seemed the de facto leader of the group. Partly, this was a ...

Reflections in Cosmo: Reflections in Cosmo

Read "Reflections in Cosmo" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Comparisons to Bill Laswell's Last Exit band with guitarist Sonny Sharrock are noted on the record label's website along with the quartet billed as purveyors of Skronk and free jazz. Add a few semblances of experimental prog-metal and jazz rock into the mix and you should have a good reference point for what this Norwegian band ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Konstrukt: Molto Bene

Read "Molto Bene" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Many listeners still cannot fathom the concept of Turkish free jazz. Consider though, the origins of free jazz both in North American. The United States claims John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, and Cecil Taylor. But let us recognize that Europe produced Evan Parker (England), Bengt Nordström (Sweden), John Tchicai (Denmark), Peter Brötzmann (Germany), ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Harriet Tubman: Araminta

Read "Araminta" reviewed by Vic Albani

Se il buon giorno si vede dal mattino, il 2017 già dai suoi primi passi potrebbe evidenziarsi come la classica annata da ricordare. La musica in giro in questo periodo (specialmente laddove non si grida alla crisi ad ogni piè sospinto) sembra davvero valere più che la semplice menzione cronachistica. Dopo l'ultimo lavoro dei Kneebody (Anti-Hero), ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Peeter Uuskyla / Tellef Øgrim / Anders Berg: Ullr

Read "Ullr" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Thirty years ago, the trio Power Tools made a one-off recording Strange Meeting (Antilles New Directions, 1987). The long out-of-print LP by Bill Frisell, Melvin Gibbs, and Ronald Shannon Jackson is on many a collector's want list. While only a short-lived band, its memory persists. It was for many, a perfect storm of free-metal-jazz music. If ...


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