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Rova Orkestrova: No Favorites!

Read "No Favorites!" reviewed by Troy Collins

Ever since its formation in 1977, Rova, the pioneering West Coast saxophone quartet, has been augmenting its ranks to explore structured improvisation. No Favorites! pays homage to Lawrence D. “Butch" Morris, the inventor of Conduction, a revolutionary system for organizing large-ensemble improvisation using coded gestures. This ambitious album epitomizes a working relationship that Rova began with ...

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John Shiurba 5x5 with Anthony Braxton: 1.2=A

Read "1.2=A" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il chitarrista californiano John Shiurba è un improvvisatore radicale difficilmente classificabile non solo in relazione alle macro-definizioni dei generi musicali ma anche alla galassia della libera improvvisazione. Cadence magazine l'ha definito “un chitarrista selvaggiamente creativo... anti-jazz, anti-ogni altra cosa, sebbene altamente irresistibile". Ha suonato in vari festival di musica sperimentale e suonato con artisti come Fred Frith, Eugene Chadbourne e ...