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Igor Lumpert & Innertextures: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Il sassofonista Igor Lumpert è forse il più conosciuto tra la folta schiera di musicisti sloveni che si stanno imponendo all'attenzione di pubblico e di addetti ai lavori (Cene Resnik, Kaja Draksler, Dre Hocevar per citarne alcuni). Da anni trasferitosi a New York, di quella città ha gradualmente assorbito umori, pulsazioni, tensioni che insieme al naturale ...

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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2018: The Community Series at Koncertkirken

Read "Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2018: The Community Series at Koncertkirken" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Koncertkirken
Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Copenhagen
July 13-14, 2018

It was a flying visit of two days at this year's Copenhagen Jazz Festival with its 1500 concerts during 10 days. But with so many concerts spread over the city even two days demands serious decision-making and crisscrossing town. I was primarily ...

Nate Wooley: Knknighgh Minimal Poetry (for Aram Saroyan)

Read "Knknighgh Minimal Poetry (for Aram Saroyan)" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Il multiforme talento di Nate Wooley aggiunge una tessera significativa alla propria generosa produzione discografica, pubblicata in buona parte dall'etichetta Clean Feed. In scena è un quartetto che già nell'organico evoca il free storico, allineando tromba, sax alto, contrabbasso e batteria. In effetti, il CD esordisce con un richiamo al quartetto di Ornette, con delle cellule ...

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Dre Hocevar: Surface of Inscription

Read "Surface of Inscription" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Drummer, composer Dre Hocevar is a deft improviser who largely produces music that casts his out-of-the-box thinking. With his sextet, including vocalist Charmaine Lee's avant-garde wordless chants, iterations, and conventional singing, we hear a consortium of bizarre sound designs, tonal disparities and radical spins on just about everything imaginable. It's all executed with asymmetrical cadences along ...

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Zack Clarke: Random Acts of Order

Read "Random Acts of Order" reviewed by John Sharpe

Pianist Zack Clarke's Random Acts Of Order presents a threesome making waves on the NYC scene. Each of the trio studied with guitarist/composer Joe Morris, who appropriately contributes the liners to this release. Slovenian drummer Dre Hocevar may have the most visibility due to his series of discs on the Clean Feed imprint, the third of ...

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

Dre Hocevar: Collective Effervescence

Read "Collective Effervescence" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Slovenian drummer Dre Hocevar has expanded his trio via the 2015 Clean Feed release Coding of Eventuality with a quintet format for an electro-acoustic freely improvised set, where the artists operate within avant-garde circles while incorporating microtonal and minimalist forums and abstract classical persuasions. Electronics performer Phillip White intertwines subtle nuances and treatments yet does not ...

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Dre Hocevar Trio: Coding Of Evidentiality

Read "Coding Of Evidentiality" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

With his multinational trio, Slovenian drummer Dre Hocevar molds unorthodox instrumentation into a branded musical statement. He integrates an asymmetrical configuration of structure and improvisation, offering fragmented and rolling thematic designs with similes of gravitational pull during the artists' exchanges.

Electronics performer Sam Pluta makes his lone contribution to “Critical Discourse Analysis" and ignites ...

Dre Hocevar Trio: Coding Of Evidentiality

Read "Coding Of Evidentiality" reviewed by John Sharpe

Slovenian-born, New York based drummer Dre Hocevar may not be a familiar name to many but that will likely change after Coding Of Evidentiality. Hocevar has convened a trio which sits comfortably in the lineage of the Portuguese Red Trio (who can be heard to good effect on Empire (No Business, 2011, Stem (Clean Feed, 2012) ...

Dre Hocevar Trio: Coding Of Evidentiality

Read "Coding Of Evidentiality" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Given the title of drummer Dre Hocevar's recording, the question arises: can one classify or identify a system's disorder, i.e. entropy? The liner notes give us a hint. Laurence Donohue-Greene writes, this trio of Hocevar, pianist Bram De Looze and cellist St.Louis, “develop each improvisation compositionally and with tenacious unity." I suspect, when there is human ...