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Ken Vandermark / Marker: Roadwork 1/Roadwork2/Homework1 (Box Set)

Read "Roadwork 1/Roadwork2/Homework1 (Box Set)" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Reed player, composer and improviser Ken Vandermark has led, or been a part of, more than fifty different groups in his prolific twenty-year recording career. Along the way he has played with many of the top talents in experimental, free, and avant-garde jazz, including Joe McPhee, Joe Morris, Paul Lytton, Marcin Oles, Adam Lane, Ab Baars, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Running The Bas(s)es

Read "Running The Bas(s)es" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

In baseball parlance, “touch 'em all" refers to hitting a four-bagger, a home run. In this week's episode, we try to “touch" a whole bunch of wonderful contemporary bassists. The following would make up a pretty darn good all-star team of “bass" runners: John Hébert with Marty Ehrlich, Joshua Abrams, Drew Gress in Free Country, Sean ...

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Doek Festival 2018 - This Is Our Music

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"This Is Our Music": many sides of the flourishing Amsterdam improv scene were revealed at the 2018 Doek Festival, with well-known musicians and international guests. This event signalled the return of the Amsterdam-based collective Doek to its roots: personal projects by its individual core members. The result is a richly varied program including two nights at ...

Ab Baars: And She Speaks - A Collection Of Ballads

Read "And She Speaks - A Collection Of Ballads" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Mike Doughty of the rock band Soul Coughing wrote the lyric “is Chicago, Is Not Chicago..." to the song of the same name, followed by “a man cuts in half, just like he snaps a pencil..." The same could be said of And She Speaks -A Collection Of Ballads by saxophonist / clarinetist Ab Baars. This ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kaja Draksler Octet: Gledalec

Read "Gledalec" reviewed by John Sharpe

Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler mines musical forms from much of the last century and beyond for her two CD collection Gledalec. This Octet date constitutes a departure from her more widely distributed work to this point, represented by the impressive solo performance The Lives Of Many Others (Clean Feed, 2013) and the intimate duet This Love ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 23-26, 2017

Amongst the most significant challenges that face any festival is, as the gray and no-hair crowd continues to age, finding ways to cultivate and grow a younger audience. But when you're a Canadian festival, another major challenge is a simple fiscal fact: most ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Zlatko Kaućić, Ab Baars: Canvas

Read "Canvas" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Registrato a Cracovia nell'ottobre del 2014, questo CD documenta una delle performances di due maestri dell'improvvisazione europea, che si conoscono e collaborano da molti anni, quali sono il percussionista sloveno Zlatko Kaućić e il sassofonista e clarinettista olandese Ab Baars.

Le sette tracce iniziano con un'improvvisazione piuttosto lunga (quasi ventidue minuti), molto tormentata e ...

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Perch Hen Brock & Rain: Perch Hen Brock & Rain/Live @ The Jazz Happening Tampere

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When most couples get together, they play some tennis doubles, maybe card games, or go to dinner. When Ab Baars and Ig Henneman invite Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey over, it's to do some cooking. By that I mean to serve up some improvised musical delights.

As with most busy couples, finding time for ...

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Suoni Per Il Popolo 2016

Read "Suoni Per Il Popolo 2016" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Suoni Per Il Popolo
La Sala Rossa
Montréal, Canada
June 2-19, 2016

The final weekend of the 16th Suoni Per Il Popolo featured several notable performances by jazz-based artists: Myra Melford and Francois Bourassa; Luc Ex's Assemblee; and The Thing, with guest James Blood Ulmer.

The program by pianists ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Giovanni Maier e Zlatko Kaučič: intervista sull'Orchestra Senza Confini

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L'Orchestra Senza Confini è un ensemble ampio (nel disco che la documenta consta di diciassette elementi), con musicisti provenienti dal Friuli Venezia Giulia e dalla Slovenia. Suddivisa in due sezioni, è diretta con una conduction doppia e contemporanea da Giovanni Maier e Zlatko Kaucic. L'iniziativa, in sé molto originale, ha anche esiti entusiasmanti sia dal vivo ...