Content by tag "Free Jazz"

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Henrik Olsson

Henrik (Thor Oscar) Olsson is a swedish guitarist and composer, based in Copenhagen. He is taking the sonic expression of the electric guitar into new, unpredictable domains through unheard timbres and textures, often with the help of various preparations and unconventional playing techniques. His playing has attracted attention in different projects such as his own groups Hand of Benediction and Penumbra Ensemble, or collaborations like the improv duo Olsson/Rubin, the avantgarde/rock project The Hum, the noise-trio EHM and diverse improvisational contexts. He composed all the music for his Penumbra Ensemble, which has been very well received among critics and referred to as "a surrealist vision, a deeply personal expression of avant-garde rock, jazz, world music and poetic soundscapes" by All About Jazz

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Aaron Dolman

Aaron Dolman is a drummer born and based in Montreal who is rapidly establishing himself as an exciting voice in the city's music scene as a bandleader, composer and sideman. Having performed with many notable North-American Jazz musicians, including André White, Dan Faulk, Kevin Dean, Jean-Michel Pilc, Mike Rud and Sasha Berliner, as well as members of Canada’s diverse folk music scene, such as Connie Kaldor and Hart-Rouge, he is equally at home performing in contemporary Jazz and experimental musical contexts as he is in Folk, Rock and Pop settings. Aaron is currently involved in a diverse array of musical projects

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Bruno Raberg

BRUNO RÅBERG is an internationally renowned bass player and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, he has made ten recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed with numerous world-class artists. Some of the distinguished musicians Råberg has performed/recorded with include Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Mike Mainieri, Sam Rivers, Billy Pierce, Donny McCaslin, Dave Tronzo, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Adam Cruz, Jim Black, Matt Wilson, Ted Poor, David Gilmore, and John Medeski. Tours have taken Råberg throughout Europe, Scandinavia, USA, Japan, India, Africa, and Central America, and to jazz festivals such as Pori, Umbria, Monterey, Nancy, Bologna, Graz, Stockholm, Boston, and Cape Town

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Josh Bennier

Josh Bennier (born Adelaide, 1995) is an improvising trombonist and composer. After completing a Diploma of Music at the Elder Conservatorium at the University of Adelaide in 2013, he moved to Melbourne to study at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University. Studying under Paul Williamson, Jordan Murray, James Macaulay and Robert Burke has been an invaluable experience for him. Josh was awarded the Marjorie Garner Orchestral Scholarship for Trombone in 2013 and has since been nominated for the Sir Zelman Cowen Vice- Chancellor's scholarship twice. Josh won the Monash Jazz Composition Prize in 2017 and was a semi-finalist in the 2017 National Jazz Awards at Wangaratta Jazz Festival

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Tumi Árnason

Tumi Árnason is an Icelandic saxophone player & improvisor focusing on free jazz and experimental music. He’s an original member of uncategorizable rock unit Grísalappalísa and co-organizer of the Úsland Útgáfa free improvisation series. He also helps a lot of artists in need of saxophone skronking.

Spinifex

Spinifex explores the contrast between extremely tight irregular structures and extensive free improvisations. With its fearsomely explosive combination of musicians, Spinifex is all about compelling grooves, strong dynamics and challenging improvisations. 

Named after a tough Australian species of grass, Spinifex may at first sound like a combination of jazzcore, math-metal and other typically Western contemporary music. However, beneath the surface the listener will discover ancient cyclical rhythms of Turkish and Indian origin.

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Mwendo Dawa

SUSANNA LINDEBORG'S MWENDO DAWA is always an adventure listening to. They were a bit of pioneers when the group was formed in the 70th when it came to combining expression of Jazz and traditional instruments together with the possibilities given by new instruments of the time. And they still are. Apart from most others fascinated by the same possibilities at the time. Musically MWENDO DAWA is now working with improvisation in serial technique with electro acoustical backgrounds but with a strong rythmical approach. The group is still now, 30 years later, as much pioneers as ever before