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Fred Lonberg-Holm

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Chicago based cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm grew up in Wilmington Delaware where he began formal cello studies at the age of 10. Eager to move away, he did so immediately after High School relocating to New York. There he studied with a variety of teachers in a number of schools and other situations. After receiving his bachelors in composition at Brooklyn College, he attended Mills College where he spent time with Anthony Braxton among others. Since then he has moved to Chicago where he leads his Valentine Trio (with Jason Roebke, bass and Charles Rumback, drums) and organizes intermittent concerts for his large ensemble, the Lightbox Orchestra

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For New Zealand

Label: NotTwo Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Composite 13 - For New Zealand; Welcome To The Red Island; Sketch 6; Yoyo; BA-8; Variations On A Masterplan (Part 1).

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Chrysopoeia

Label: Not Two Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Strapling; Muffit.

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The Sweet Spot

Label: Rogue Art
Released: 2022
Track listing: Malachai; AMS; Free 3; Human Being; e320; The Sweet Spot; For Django.

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Article: Album Review

Dave Rempis: Chrysopoeia

Read "Chrysopoeia" reviewed by John Sharpe


Recorded at Krakow's legendary Alchemia just two days before Znachki Stilyag (Aerophonic Records, 2020), on the same European tour, the power trio Ballister comprising saxophonist Dave Rempis, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, demonstrates an astonishing level of consistency in terms of both energy and excellence. Chrysopoeia constitutes the triumvirate's tenth release over some dozen ...

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Article: Album Review

Ballister: Chrysopoeia

Read "Chrysopoeia" reviewed by Mark Corroto


It is difficult to imagine a Ballister recording having its origins in any setting other than a live performance. The trio of saxophonist Dave Rempis, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love fuels each performance with the audience's energy on all their recordings, including Chrysopoeia, their tenth. Not that the trio could not produce their music ...

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Article: Interview

Michael Bisio: In His Own Words

Read "Michael Bisio: In His Own Words" reviewed by Mark Corroto


If you happen to be a liner note geek you probably have noticed the name Michael Bisio mentioned frequently on album sleeves. Whether the author is the session leader or analyst, the general consensus is the bassist is the cornerstone upon which great music is built. His playing allows a fellow musician to access not only ...

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The Art Spirit

Label: ESP Disk
Released: 2021
Track listing: Not A Souvenir Of Yesterday; r. henri; Both Keys Belong To You; Use Them; Orange Moon Yellow Field; Things Hum; Like Your Work As Much As; A Dog Likes To Gnaw A Bone.

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Article: Year in Review

Karl Ackermann's Best Creative Music of 2021

Read "Karl Ackermann's Best Creative Music of 2021" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


2020 was a disaster and 2021 was less than a beacon of hope. COVID-19 is in the rear-view mirror but closer than it appears. The political clown cars are over capacity, still running on fossil fuel and spilling occupants into the drinking water. That said, jazz and creative music flourished in ways that could make us ...

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Article: Album Review

Fred Lonberg-Holm, Abdul Moimême & Carlos Santos: Transition Zone

Read "Transition Zone" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Chicago-based cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm has long been in the vanguard of free improvisation. But along with free jazz, he has recorded in the rock and country genres, and composed concert works. He is joined on Transition Zone by two leaders of Lisbon's creative music scene. Dual-electric guitarist/composer Abdul Moimême and electronics artist/composer Carlos Santos bring their ...


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