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Resavoir: Resavoir

Read "Resavoir" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

In the early 1950s, David Axelrod was hanging out in a Los Angeles park when a group of thugs mistook him for their target and sliced the musician with a knife. It feels apt to mention this in tandem with Resavoir's debut album for two reasons. Firstly, the shimmering spirit of Axelrod's music is a clear ...

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Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble: Where Future Unfolds

Read "Where Future Unfolds" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

A creative force known as the Black Renaissance emerged on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s and developed through the next decades. This movement produced visual artists, writers and musicians, who explored new ideals of black culture via theatre, art works and composition to address social issues.

Damon Locks might seem a modern torch-bearer ...

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Makaya McCraven: Where We Come From (Chicago X London)

Read "Where We Come From (Chicago X London)" reviewed by Chris May

A summit meeting starring luminaries from two of the planet's bleeding-edge jazz scenes--London and Chicago--Where We Come From was recorded at London's Total Refreshment Centre in late 2017 and was first released as a mixtape and a download. It pitches Chicago drummer Makaya McCraven alongside four leading faces on the young London scene--tuba player Theon Cross, ...

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Makaya McCraven: Universal Beings

Read "Universal Beings" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Figlio d'arte--il padre Stephen è stato batterista di Sam Rivers e Archie Shepp, la madre Agnes Zsigmondi è una cantante folk ungherese--Makaya McCraven, nato a Parigi ma cresciuto a Chicago, della Wind City è diventato in breve tempo uno dei musicisti più richiesti. Con la pubblicazione nel 2015 del suo secondo album In the Moment e ...

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Jaimie Branch: Fly Or Die

Read "Fly Or Die" reviewed by John Sharpe

Since breezing in from Chicago, trumpeter Jaimie Branch has quickly become a major presence on the NYC scene, thanks not only to her instrumental chops but also her ceaseless organizing. However that influence has yet to translate into a commensurate discography. Fly Or Die (the name variously of the album, the band, the suite and a ...

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Hear In Now: Not Living In Fear

Read "Not Living In Fear" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

A otto anni dal loro incontro e dopo cinque dall'uscita del primo album, Mazz Swift, Tomeka Reid e Silvia Bolognesi -ovvero il fantastico trio d'archi al femminile Hear in Now -tornano con un nuovo CD, ancorché registrato in due sessioni del 2012 e del 2014. Nel frattempo non solo le tre protagoniste hanno continuato le loro ...

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Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die

Read "Fly or Die" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Un debutto discografico all'età di trentaquattro anni è evento raro in un mercato dove abbondano baby fenomeni, giovani promesse, fuoriclasse del futuro e dischi del secolo. Evento raro e prezioso perché questo Fly or Die è disco di sconvolgente bellezza. La protagonista è Jaimie Branch, trombettista e compositrice sconosciuta ai più, frequentazioni importanti nella scena avant ...

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Jaimie Branch: Fly Or Die

Read "Fly Or Die" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Improvisational trumpeter and electronics artist Jaimie Branch, a Chicago native, began playing trumpet at the age of nine. Doing double-duty, she has also worked around her home town as a sound engineer for Tim Daisy and Ken Vandermark. A relative newcomer, Branch moved to New York to complete a Master's degree in in Jazz Performance and ...

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Jeff Parker: The New Breed

Read "The New Breed" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There are certain artists that you know you can always count on. Whenever they are involved in something, at least it is going to be interesting and often it will be great. Guitarist Jeff Parker is one of those artists.

It has been an undivided pleasure following Parker through his many constellations, whether ...

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Rob Mazurek/Emmett Kelly: Alien Flower Sutra

Read "Alien Flower Sutra" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

It's nothing new for Rob Mazurek to travel the road less taken. What's surprising is that he continues to locate so many alternate routes of expression; his creative compass pointing in directions rarely seen by others. Alien Flower Sutra , a (mostly) duo outing with Emmett Kelly, explores yet another artistic set of elements that should ...