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Hedvig Mollestad

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Jazz Women From All Over The World

Read "Jazz Women From All Over The World" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This program features female jazz musicians from foreign countries such as Satoko Fujii, Hedvig Mollestad, and Nelly Pouget as well as Americans like Catherine Russell, Maria Schneider and Jamie Baum. The opening seconds of the introduction are cut off on this show but all the music is intact. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Two William Parker Trios

Read "Two William Parker Trios" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


The prolific bassist and composer William Parker has been making music with groups of all sizes and configurations for decades, Here are two new releases featuring him in wildly divergent trios. William Parker Painters Winter AUM Fidelity 2021 On this CD Parker teams up with two long-time ...

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Article: Album Review

William Parker: Mayan Space Station

Read "Mayan Space Station" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The immediate impact of the recording Mayan Space Station is that of a sheer out-and-out physicality presented by this music. While it is obvious the musicians—guitarist Ava Mendoza, bassist William Parker and drummer Gerald Cleaver—are engaged in the nonautomatic operation of their respective musical instruments, their Herculean efforts are conspicuous. While rarely recognized, credit must be ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Hedvig Mollestad, Wayne Horvitz, Anne Pacéo, Chris Potter & Other New Releases

Read "Hedvig Mollestad, Wayne Horvitz, Anne Pacéo, Chris Potter & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we put together an energy-packed playlist to boost us towards the finish line of the winter season. At the heart of the show is electric jazz, from a rather guitar-centric set of albums. They oscillate between the shredding power of Hedvig Mollestad or Marbin, and the legacy of the New York Downtown scene that ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Fire And Ice: Two Nordic Contrasts

Read "Fire And Ice: Two Nordic Contrasts" reviewed by Gareth Thompson


The twin forces of ice and fire have long existed in Nordic mythology. In the twenty-first century, northern European music has offered stark contrasts too, with a scene as vibrant and compelling as any on earth. Labels such as Hubro, Odin, Rune Grammofon and Jazzland have brought us many artists with a common grounding in jazz ...

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Article: Album Review

Joy On Fire: Hymn

Read "Hymn" reviewed by Gareth Thompson


The industrial anarchists Throbbing Gristle stood by their notion that noise and frequency could change states of consciousness. Listening to saxophonist Anna Meadors of Joy On Fire, with her pitch-shifting and time-stretching, might back this idea up. Certainly the audience enters many realms of awareness on the band's album Hymn . Even the cover artwork, a ...

Article: Album Review

Per Oddvar Johansen: The Quiet Cormorant

Read "The Quiet Cormorant" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Collaboratore di alcuni dei più importanti musicisti scandinavi—da Trygve Seim a Christian Wallumrød fino alla giovane Mette Henriette—il batterista norvegese Per Oddvar Johansen è qui alla guida di un trio completato dai connazionali Helge Lien al pianoforte e Torben Snekkestad alle ance, che in due brani si allarga a quartetto con l'ingresso della chitarra di Hedvig ...

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Article: Album Review

Hedvig Mollestad: Ekhidna

Read "Ekhidna" reviewed by Gareth Thompson


In 2003, the English writer John Murray published his Booker Prize-listed novel Jazz Etc. It narrated the life and times of a female guitarist, the improbably named Fanny Golightly, from working class Cumbria. One observer in the story describes Golightly's playing thus: “I suppose jazz is the only name for it. It was as delirious as ...

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Article: Album Review

Sérgio Tavares/Nuno Trocado/Tom Ward: Vestiges

Read "Vestiges" reviewed by Mark Corroto


A new trio is born and its inaugural document, Vestiges, is a smorgasbord of free improvisation from noisy shred to minimal electronics. Made up of the Portuguese bassist Sérgio Tavares and guitarist Nuno Trocado and UK-resident saxophonist Tom Ward, the three deliver nine improvised pieces as they investigate differing approaches to instant composing. The musicians had ...


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