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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Evil Genius: Experiments on Human Subjects

Read "Experiments on Human Subjects" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

It would be an uplifting experience to see this trio go at it in a live setting. For those who need comparisons, think of a cross-pollination between some of John Zorn-produced kinetic avant-garde jazz fusion, psych and rock ensembles along with Frank Zappa influences, and punk jazz groups.

Guitarist Max Kutner is the lead ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brilliant Corners 2018

Read "Brilliant Corners 2018" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brilliant Corners 2018
Black Box
jny: Belfast, N. Ireland
March 3-10, 2018

Compared to Dublin or cities in the UK, Belfast is usually overlooked when jazz groups tour. When the likes of Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Ahmad Jamal, Keith Jarrett or Brad Mehldau come to Ireland it's usually a one-stop ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas: The World Of Captain Beefheart

Read "The World Of Captain Beefheart" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Gary Lucas has been a long time fan of the one-of-a-kind mutant rock-jazz-blues of Captain Beefheart. This led to his being part of Beefheart's Magic Band in the '80s and to his revisiting the music after Beefheart's 1985 retirement in various formats including a raucous jazz tribute band, Fast 'n' Bulbous. This time he goes back ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Roland Kirk: Here Comes The Whistleman

Read "Roland Kirk: Here Comes The Whistleman" reviewed by Duncan Heining

This December, it will be thirty-nine years since Rahsaan Roland Kirk split the scene for good. He was forty-one and about two-thirds of that short life span had been spent as a professional musician. He might not have been around long but he left behind a powerful legacy that may have no parallel in jazz or ...

ARTICLE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Sean Noonan e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Sean Noonan e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

All About Jazz: Il tratto principale della mia musica.

Sean Noonan: “Questo, questo." “Sì?" “Questo è il CONTRARIO di noioso" (come ha detto qualcuno su http://louderthanwar.com/sean-noonan-cantus-domus-stargaze-haldern-pop-2016).

AAJ: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me.

SN: Che abbiano sempre voglia di rischiare e che non abbiano ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Gary Lucas & Jann Klose Release "Stereopticon" Online

Gary Lucas & Jann Klose Release "Stereopticon" Online

Guitarist Gary Lucas and singer Jann Klose’s new album, Stereopticon is now out on Cosmic Trigger Records/The Orchard. This is a songwriter’s album, probably most at home with fans of AAA, indie, acoustic folk-pop/“urban Americana” music. Also active songwriters, Gary and Jann collaborated on songs over the past three years. Their friend Dan Beck, who has written ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Bilston: Samantha Fish, Jah Wobble & The Magic Band

Read "Live From Bilston: Samantha Fish, Jah Wobble & The Magic Band" reviewed by Martin Longley

Samantha Fish/Laurence Jones
The Robin R&B Club
November 11, 2015

The blues has a youthful future, across both sides of the Atlantic. Singer and guitarist Laurence Jones is the latest upstart to stir the UK scene, possessing a very 1960s sensibility, as if he's a throwback to the scene ...

Paolo Angeli: S'û

Read "S'û" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

S'û is the sound of a master musician. The master in question is Paolo Angeli, a virtuoso player of the prepared Sardinian guitar (an instrument he has developed over the past 20 years). Angeli has worked with musicians from many genres--including jazz players such as Pat Metheny, Hamid Drake, Evan Parker and Fred Frith--developing an ever-increasing ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dave King: We do music, so we know music

Read "Dave King: We do music, so we know music" reviewed by Ben Scholz

Ever the emphatic artist, drummer Dave King is most famous as a founding member of the contemporary trio The Bad Plus. Rooted in jazz, The Bad Plus has taken creative music to a new abstract height, examining reinterpretations of works by artists as diverse as Stravinsky, Nirvana and Tears for Fears. However, his re-definition of a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mike Dillon: Band of Outsiders

Read "Band of Outsiders" reviewed by Dave Wayne

There are so many different ways to rebel in life, and Mike Dillon has done them all. Or so it seems, if the music on Band of Outsiders is any indication. Dillon is that rare musician who can take tropes from any number of disparate musical worlds-metal and Brazilian samba school for example-mash them together and ...