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Irreversible Motions

Label: Inexhaustible Editions
Released: 2018
Track listing: Atomists; Looping Through Time; Truth; Real Legacy; The Works.


Article: Radio

Wayne Horvitz, Kamil Piotrowicz and More

Read "Wayne Horvitz, Kamil Piotrowicz and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This week we focus on a number of intriguing 'firsts.' The playlist includes acclaimed saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's first foray into composing orchestral works, Wayne Horvitz' first traditional piano trio format recorded in the mountains of Montana, as well as Polish rising star pianist Kamil Piotrowicz and his sextet, Krzysztof Komeda's compositions interpreted by a top Australian ...


Article: Album Review

Empty Cage Quartet: Empty Cage Quartet

Read "Empty Cage Quartet" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The sixth album of West Coast Empty Cage Quartet features this unique, hard -riving outfit in its most abstract mode to date. During the last decade, the quartet focused on exploring new ways of integrating diverse influences into an original, creative blend--from modern forms of jazz improvisation to contemporary experimental practices. This self-titled, ...


Article: Album Review

Harris Eisenstadt: Canada Day Octet

Read "Canada Day Octet" reviewed by John Sharpe

Drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt has developed into one of the most imaginative writers on the scene for larger ensembles. On Canada Day Octet, he presents the latest installment following on from such larger scale works as All Seeing Eye + Octets (Poo-bah, 2007), and the wonderful Woodblock Prints (No Business, 2010). But this time, the difference is ...


Woodblock Prints

Label: GR2 Classics
Released: 2011
Track listing: 01. Hasui (for brass trio); 02. The Floating World; 03. After Jeff Wall; 04. Hiroshige (for woodwind trio); 05. Hokusai; 06. Andrew Hill. Tutte le composizioni sono di Harry Eisenstadt.


News: Festival

October 5th thru 8th, the Tri-Centric Foundation presents a 4-day festival "Energies, Ideas, Intuitions: The Tri-Centric Music of Anthony Braxton" at Roulette's new venue

October 5th thru 8th, the Tri-Centric Foundation presents a 4-day festival "Energies, Ideas, Intuitions: The Tri-Centric Music of Anthony Braxton" at Roulette's new venue

This is the most comprehensive portrait of Anthony Braxton ever presented in the United States, with Braxton himself performing or conducting every night, leading a total of 60+ musicians. There will be world and U.S. premieres every evening. Prior to the event, we have released a FREE special sampler CD of Braxton's works, spanning over 3 ...

Article: Album Review

Harris Eisenstadt: Woodblock Prints

Read "Woodblock Prints" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nonostante l'ancor giovane età - è nato a Toronto nel 1975 - Harris Eisenstadt vanta numerose collaborazioni di prestigio (Sam Rivers, Paul Rutheford, Wadada Leo Smith, etc.) ma soprattutto ha già delineato una originale prospettiva musicale ed estetica attraverso una produzione selezionata e di qualità. Con Jalolu (CIMP - 2004) e Guewel (Clean Feed - 2008) ...


Article: Album Review

Harris Eisenstadt: Woodblock Prints

Read "Woodblock Prints" reviewed by John Sharpe

Canadian drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt is making a compelling case for complete player status. His name on the CD sleeve does not necessarily predict the contents. Examples include his joyous marriage of jazz and West African rhythms on Jalolu (CIMP, 2004) and Gewel (Clean Feed, 2008), his compositions for large ensembles such as Ahisma Orchestra (Nine Winds, ...



Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: 01. Again A Gun Again A Gun Again A Gun - 10:40; 02. Feerdom Is On The March - 2:26; 03. Old Ladies - 3:03; 04. The Power Of The Great - 5:20; 05. We Are All Tomorrow's Food- 8:30; 06. Steps Of The Ordinarily Unordinary - 2:07; 07. Aurobindo - 3:20; 08. Through The Doorway Of Escape Come The Footsteps Of Capture - 13:57; 09. Beedie And Bob - 0:45; 10. The Illusion Of Transparency - 3:17; 11. Don't Hesitate To Change Your Mind - 17:24.


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