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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), ...

Virginia Genta: Rough Enough

Read "Rough Enough" reviewed by Nicola Negri

Virginia Genta is a young Italian saxophonist that has already established herself on the international free jazz scene with the hard working, constantly touring Jooklo Duo (with David Vanzan on drums) and through countless collaborations with important figures in improvised music, from Sonny Simmons and Famoudou Don Moye to Thurston Moore and Kawabata Makoto. This new ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Konstrukt & Peter Brötzmann: The Message: Live At Kargart

Read "The Message: Live At Kargart" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Breathe, just keep breathing, you tell yourself as the latest offering from the free jazz saviors spins on the turntable. Pressed in an edition of just 200 LPs, The Message: Live At Kargart is a treasure of sound. Actually it is more than just sound, it is an independent self-contained space craft carrying music from a ...

Konstrukt and William Parker: Live At NHKM

Read "Live At NHKM" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let me propose the notion that American poet Emily Dickinson was a free jazz fan. Sure, you have to look past the fact that she died in 1886, when Buddy Bolden was but nine years old. But consider her words: “The worthlessness of Earthly things/The Ditty is that Nature Sings -/And then -enforces their delight/Til Synods ...

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Konstruct rules the world

Read "Konstruct rules the world" reviewed by Mark Corroto

KonstruKt with Marshall Allen, Barlas Tan Özemek, and Hüseyin Ertunç
Vibrations Of The Day
Holidays Records
2014

If you are old enough, you might remember when four lads from Liverpool conquered America with rock-and-roll, or how the Rolling Stones redefined the blues tradition. The American blues tradition, that is. Add ...