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Label: Alister Spence Music
Released: 2023
Track listing: Dry Wood Talking; And Yet She Turns; The Extent To Which We Still Need Beauty; Curious Terrain; Strange Luminant; Mythographer; Put To Sea.


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Alister Spence / Tony Buck: Mythographer

Read "Mythographer" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Duo recordings, no matter what the particular instrumentation, are able to showcase musical mind-melds. Two artists conversing, trading and extrapolating on each other's ideas. Pianist Alister Spence and drummer Tony Buck try the format on for size with Mythographer. This spontaneous, one-day-session recording opens with “Dry Wood Talking." It sounds as if the talking ...


Article: Album Review

Alister Spence Trio With Ed Kuepper: Asteroid Ekosystem

Read "Asteroid Ekosystem" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Australian pianist/keyboardist Alister Spence—with his avant-garde credibility established via free-roaming work with his trio and collaborations with pianist/composer/bandleader Satoko Fujii—takes another let's-see-what-happens exploratory step in a collaboration with guitarist Ed Kuepper on the double CD outing, Asteroid Ekosystems, a sonic trek into the extraterrestrial area of space debris between Mars and Jupiter. Or not. ...


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Imagine Meeting You Here 1

Label: Alister Spence Music
Released: 2019
Duration: 9:53


Imagine Meeting You Here

Label: Alister Spence Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Imagine Meeting You Here 1 (Imagine); Imagine Meeting You Here 2 (Meeting); Imagine Meeting You Here 3 (You); Imagine Meeting You Here 4 (Here); Imagine Meeting You Here 5 (Postscript).

Article: Album Review

Alister Spence / Satoko Fujii: Intelsat

Read "Intelsat" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Registrato dal vivo in Giappone, al jazzclub dal quale prende il nome, Intelsat è il nono dei dodici album usciti nel 2018 per festeggiare i sessant'anni di Satoko Fujii. La pianista è all'opera in duo con Alister Spence, pianista e tastierista elettrico con il quale collabora attivamente da oltre dieci anni e che qui è impegnato ...

Article: Album Review

Alister Spence & Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe: Imagine Meeting You Here

Read "Imagine Meeting You Here" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Un bell'organico composto da musicisti in orbita-Satoko Fujii (a partire dal marito e compagno di mille battaglie musicali Natsuki Tamura) rilegge pagine orchestrali frutto della vis compositiva dell'australiano Alister Spence, con cui la pianista nipponica ha ripetutamente collaborato in tempi più o meno recenti (il loro primo incontro risale al 2007). L'impianto è—per ...


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Satoko Fujii's Orchestras

Read "Satoko Fujii's Orchestras" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Among pianist and composer Satoko Fujii's many and varied ensembles are the orchestras she leads in various cities. These two releases contrast Fujii's approach to orchestral music with the results of another composer writing for one of her orchestras. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo Kikoeru Libra 2018 Kikoeru ...


Article: Album Review

Alister Spence: Imagine Meeting You Here

Read "Imagine Meeting You Here" reviewed by Doug Hall

Imagine Meeting You Here (Alister Spence Music, 2019) is the release by Alister Spence, a recognized leader in Australia's new music directive and one of his country's most original and distinctive jazz pianists and composers of orchestral pieces. Certainly there is a reflection in the title of this release that is his biographical journey and meeting ...


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