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The Meeting with Steve Swallow

Label: AMM
Released: 2020
Track listing: Tristesse; Jeg Er Havren; Jeg vet en dejlig rosa; Ladies in Mercedes; Steve and Carla; Lazy Afternoon; Ever After; Boys Night Out; Lawns

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Hans Ulrik & Anders Mogensen: The Meeting with Steve Swallow

Read "The Meeting with Steve Swallow" reviewed by Thomas Fletcher

The partnership between Danish saxophonist Hans Ulrik and American bassist Steve Swallow can be traced back to the late '90s when they toured Europe and recorded three albums including Tin Pan Aliens (Stunt Records, 2005). Meanwhile drummer Anders Mogensen's collaboration with Swallow also began in the '90s, his busy calendar saw him perform alongside musicians such ...

In Memory of Lou Gare

Read "In Memory of Lou Gare" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Best known for his work with the experimental, avant-garde collective AMM Music, Lou Gare began his career in jazz in the early 1960s, playing in one of Mike Westbrook's early groups. In more recent times, in Devon, he reconnected with Westbrook and became a stalwart member of Westbrook's orchestra and an inspiration to its younger musicians. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Jazz Jantar 2017

Read "Jazz Jantar 2017" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazz Jantar Klub Zak Gdańsk, Poland November 9-12, 2017 Jazz Jantar is one of the less well-known Polish festivals (outside of Poland), but it has been running in the northern port of Gdańsk for two decades, and is housed by Klub Zak, an arts centre that has roots ...

Evan Parker

Read "Evan Parker" reviewed by John Eyles

In his biography of Robert Wyatt, Different Every Time (Serpent's Tail, 2015), author Marcus O'Dair describes Evan Parker as “perhaps the finest British free-jazz saxophonist of his generation." The only words in that phrase that seasoned Parker followers might take issue with are “perhaps," “British" and “free-jazz," preferring just to describe him as the finest improvising ...

AMM at 50

Read "AMM at 50" reviewed by John Eyles

The group that would evolve into AMM was formed in 1965, making it one of those rare ensembles to have survived fifty years of continuous existence--in common with The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones. Just like those two bands, along the way AMM gained and lost members at regular intervals. Across some thirty AMM albums, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

As Alike As Trees Returns to Café Oto

Café Oto, London, Saturday 12 October and Sunday 13 October. In 2011, the inaugural As Alike as Trees festival was held at The Rag Factory near Brick Lane in London. Organised by drummer Eddie Prévost, saxophonist David O'Connor and violinist Jennifer Allum, it drew from the pool of musicians who had been participants, alumni or sympathisers ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers, and Free Fusioneers: British Jazz, 1960-1975

Read "Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers, and Free Fusioneers: British Jazz, 1960-1975" reviewed by Duncan Heining

From Duncan Heining's Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers (Equinox, 2012) and is taken from from Chapter 11, “The Best Things in Life are Free," which discusses free jazz and free improvisation in British jazz. In this section, Heining examines the early work of the avant-garde group AMM and discusses its philosophy and wider influence ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

AMM

Read "AMM" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Area Sismica - Forlì - 17.1.2009 Gli AMM sono un pezzo di storia della musica: fra i padri dell'improvvisazione radicale ed elettro-acustica, il loro nome ha quasi il sapore della leggenda, evoca l'eco di un'epoca eroica (gli anni '60) in cui ribollivano fermenti d'innovazione e scoppiavano rivoluzioni di ogni genere. Un loro concerto quindi non può ...


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