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Article: Album Review

Bruce Ackley / Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser / Aram Shelton: Unexpected Twins

Read "Unexpected Twins" reviewed by John Sharpe

Sometimes looking back can be a cause of regret, but it can sometimes inspire. Happily the latter is the case with Unexpected Twins by the doubled instrumentation of guitarists Henry Kaiser and Fred Frith and saxophonists Bruce Ackley and Aram Shelton. The original Twins emerged from the early free improvisation scene in North America in 1977, ...


Article: Live Review

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2018, Part 1

Read "Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2018, Part 1" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Part 1 | Part 2 Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 17-18, 2018 Keeping a middle-aged festival such as the Festival International de Musique Actualle de Victoriaville fresh and relevant is a challenge, but the program for this year's 34th edition of FIMAV assembled by ...

Article: Album Review

Dan Blake: The Digging

Read "The Digging" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Album interessante per trasversalità stilistica e uno spirito di ricerca che emerge fin dal titolo, questo The Digging è opera del sassofonista Dan Blake, accompagnato in trio senza pianoforte dal contrabbassista Dmitry Ishenko, con il quale ha una lunga collaborazione, e dall'ottima batterista Eric Harland. Blake è autore di tutte le composizioni e vi ...

Article: Album Review

Stefano Scodanibbio: Incontri & Reuniones

Read "Incontri & Reuniones" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Di Stefano Scodanibbio, contrabbassista marchigiano (Macerata, 1956) scomparso anzitempo all'inizio del 2012 in quel di Cuernavaca (come trentatré anni prima quasi esatti un certo Mingus, già), questo album di oltre un'ora e un quarto di durata raccoglie diciassette pezzi incisi dal vivo nelle località più disparate e con i partner più disparati fra il 1996 e ...


Article: Multiple Reviews

Larry Ochs: The Celestial Septet & We All Feel The Same Way

Read "Larry Ochs: The Celestial Septet & We All Feel The Same Way" reviewed by Marc Medwin

ROVA Sax Quartet/Nels Cline SingersThe Celestial SeptetNew World Records2010 Jones JonesWe All Feel The Same WaySoLyd2010 The synchronicity and boundless energy that separate great groupwork from everything else pervades these ...


Article: Megaphone

Re-Imagining "Ascension"

Read "Re-Imagining "Ascension"" reviewed by AAJ Staff

By Bruce Ackley Some of us still remember record stores where one could ask to hear something they'd never heard before. Imagine, the hunger to hear undiscovered sounds... In 1966 I was living in Cincinnati and headed to my local record shop with some friends to get some Coltrane music. ...


The Social/Science Set

Label: Emerald Green Sound
Released: 2002


The Hearing

Label: Avant
Released: 2001
Track listing: 1) Out of the Box 2) 1, 2, Radical 3 3) Juggernaut 4) Mr. Mood 5) JT 6) Syndrome 7) Serf Music 8) The Clear Sky 9) Actual Size 10) Ivan


Article: Album Review

Bruce Ackley Trio: The Hearing

Read "The Hearing" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Primarily known for his work with the time honored saxophone quartet “ROVA”, Bruce Ackley’s 1999 solo effort The Hearing deserves some special attention and is one of those modern jazz jewels that has seemingly suffered from a lack of publicity and/or widespread exposure. Along with the dynamic rhythm section consisting of drummer Joey Baron and bassist ...


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