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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound

Read "Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

When Werner X. Uehlinger, the founder of Hat Hut Records, was asked about a statement on why he liked Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron's music, the answer was clear, short and succinct: “The quality of surprise." Uehlinger discovered Shocron's music through her work with the SLD Trio and he liked their debut Anfitrión so much that the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Liudas Mockūnas / Arnas Mikalkenas / Håkon Berre: Plunged

Read "Plunged" reviewed by John Sharpe

Recorded at the 2014 Vilnius Jazz Festival by a band comprising two Lithuanians and a Norwegian, which was one of the standouts of the 2017 Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival, Plunged proves an unexpected delight. Of the three participants, reedman Liudas Mockūnas is likely best known, having recorded with bassist Barry Guy, drummer William Hooker and saxophonist ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Edgefest 2017: Give the Drummers Some, Part 1-2

Read "Edgefest 2017: Give the Drummers Some, Part 1-2" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Part 1 | Part 2

Edgefest
Ann Arbor, MI
October 18-19, 2017

When mid-October rolls around, many fans of avant-garde jazz and creative music prepare to converge on Ann Arbor, Michigan for their annual pilgrimage to the Kerrytown Concert House, home of the Edgefest festival. Now in its ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2016 secondo Giuseppe Segala

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Selezionare i migliori dischi e concerti dell'anno è un bel gioco. Un gioco molto serio, che inizia in modo spensierato, mentre si inseriscono i primi titoli, ma diventa sempre più difficile quando ci si accorge che si è già verso la fine e si affollano ancora tanti lavori meritevoli. Iniziano dunque le considerazioni, si tracciano e ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

William Hooker: Light - The Early Years 1975-1989

Read "Light - The Early Years 1975-1989" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

L'etichetta lituana NoBusiness Records, orientata verso il free storico e la musica più recente che ne è derivata, si distingue anche per le raffinate riedizioni in tiratura limitata. Light, sottotitolato The Early Years, 1975- 1989, presenta in quattro CD l'attività del batterista e compositore William Hooker, catturata in quegli anni in locali, studi radiofonici, loft e ...

Five New From Konvoj Records

Read "Five New From Konvoj Records" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you are a free jazz fanatic, you probably look for those out-of-print vinyl offerings from labels like Hat Hut, FMP, Sonet, and El Saturn Records. Sadly, you would have to be either independently wealthy or Mats Gustafsson to acquire the rarest of the rare music. But take heart, there are small labels producing the free ...

William Hooker, Thomas Chapin: Crossing Points

Read "Crossing Points" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

L'aggiornato e appassionato blog Free Jazz dedica a questo disco una recensione di pochissime righe, quasi una lista di tags che forse meglio di ogni ragionamento riesce a dare le coordinate della musica del duo tra il batterista William Hooker e il sassofonista Thomas Chapin.

Certo, a elencare qualità [a volte anche apparentemente ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dialogo su Thomas Chapin, con Stefano Pastor e Stefano Leonardi

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La realizzazione del documentario Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song ci offre l'occasione di fare una chiacchierata con il violinista Stefano Pastor e il flautista Stefano Leonardi, due tenaci e impavidi musicisti e improvvisatori che nel 2014 hanno pubblicato, in quartetto con Fridolin Blumer al contrabbasso e Heinz Geisser alla batteria, il CD Conversations about Thomas Chapin: ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

William Hooker: Light The Early Years 1975-1989

Read "Light The Early Years 1975-1989" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The good news is that record executives are no longer the gatekeepers of taste and style in music today. Inexpensive recording equipment and the advent of digital music allow the artist, and the audience to cast a wide net these days. This wasn't the case forty years ago, especially for the improvised jazz scene. Studio time ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

William Hooker: Light

Read "Light" reviewed by John Sharpe

Light constitutes another welcome instalment from the back pages of NYC free jazz by the Lithuanian No Business imprint, following on from Jemeel Moondoc's Muntu Recordings (2009), Commitment's Complete Recordings 1980/1983 (2010) and William Parker's Centering: Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (2012) box set, among others. The label has released some of drummer William Hooker's most accomplished ...