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Lina Allemano

LINA ALLEMANO is a Canadian trumpeter, improviser, and prolific composer with an active international career, performing and recording cutting-edge contemporary music primarily in experimental, conceptual, improvised and jazz settings, but also working in a wide array of other genres. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, Allemano moved to Toronto in 1993. She is educated in both classical and jazz trumpet and specializes in extended technique on her instrument. Allemano now splits her time between the music scenes in TORONTO and BERLIN, and she runs her own internationally-acclaimed record label LUMO RECORDS. Allemano composes music primarily for her forward-thinking acoustic quartet LINA ALLEMANO FOUR, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015, as well as her Berlin- based power-trio OHRENSCHMAUS

Trumpeter Lina Allemano branches out

Read "Trumpeter Lina Allemano branches out" reviewed by John Eyles

Nowadays, Canadian-born-and-educated trumpeter, composer and bandleader Lina Allemano commutes between Toronto and Berlin, as she has flourishing bands in each location. In Toronto, her acoustic Lina Allemano Four released its first album in 2003, on her own Lumo records, and has had a stable line-up of trumpet, alto sax, bass and drums since 2005, which has ...

OHRENSCHMAUS, Rats and Mice

Label: Lumo Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Year of the Eye; Geröstet Peanut; Rats, Mice and Everything Nice; Ostsee; Very Dirty; Grüner Schmaus; Hooray Norway.

Glimmer Glammer, solo trumpet

Label: Lumo Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Portrait of Sticks (for Nick); Clamour; Shimmer; Glimmer Glammer; Buchfink; One Man Down (for Justin).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nick Fraser / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby: Zoning

Read "Zoning" reviewed by Jack Bowers

What can be said in a positive vein about Zoning, an essentially inward-leaning and dissonant exercise in avant-garde or “free" jazz by drummer Nick Fraser, pianist Kris Davis and saxophonist Tony Malaby (supported on three numbers by tenor Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano). Well, it is music, of a sort—and it is (largely) improvised, or ...

Five of Us

Label: pfMentum
Released: 2019
Track listing: Please Help Me I'm Blowing Bubbles; 5 Winds Suite (Part 1: Six; Part 2: Twenty-Six; Part 3: Nineteen → No. 7; Part 4: Zero; Part 5: Five; Part 6: One; Part 7: Twenty-Four; Part 8: Nineteen; Part 9: Ninety-Three); For You; Natural Identical Flavors; People In My Wallet; (Alt), The Recognition Of Rhythm In The Life Of Worldly Things; What Question Did The Man With Seven Ears And Three Eyes Ask The Plastic Surgeon?; For The Protection Of Yourself And Others You'll Need To Wear Your Space Suit.

ARTICLE: RADIO

Mareike Wiening's Debut Album

Read "Mareike Wiening's Debut Album" reviewed by Bob Osborne

German drummer and composer Mareike Wiening released her debut album featuring her original compositions performed by an outstanding quintet of New York improvisers on November 1st . Metropolis Paradise is dedicated to Wiening's six year residence in the Big Apple and is the featured album on this show. We also preview the excellent new album from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nick Fraser - Kris Davis - Tony Malaby (with Ingrid Laubrock & Lina Allemano): Zoning

Read "Zoning" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Nate Cross' Astral Spirits imprint has steadily become one of the go-to options for fans of adventurous music. With over a hundred releases in its five-year existence, including well over thirty in 2019 alone, the label has maintained an impressive commitment to both quality and quantity. However, an output this extensive can result in a few ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Satoko Fujii: Ninety-Nine Years

Read "Ninety-Nine Years" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Com'è noto la vulcanica e prolifica bandleader giapponese ha pubblicato--nell'anno del suo sessantesimo--un album al mese con le formazioni a lei più congeniali. In questo lavoro è di scena la sua orchestra berlinese, con cui ha debuttato in Ichigo Ichie (Libra 2015) con un organico quasi simile: al posto del trombettista Nikolaus Neuser c'è ora Lina ...

Sometimes Y

Label: Lumo Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Sometimes Y; Kanada; Cowlick; Marina and Lou; Tweeter; Ö


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