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Cecil Taylor: Live At Fat Tuesday's February 9, 1980 First Visit

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For some years, Werner X. Uehlinger's Ezz-thetics label has been bringing smiles to the faces of countless lovers of free jazz by re-releasing albums featuring such luminaries as Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Jimmy Giuffre, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor (to name but a few of many) all with state-of-the-art sound quality. The label's distinctive orange ...

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Two New Composers on Elsewhere

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Of the twenty-nine Elsewhere albums that had been released before the two discussed below, well over sixty percent of them have focused on compositions for piano played by the composer themselves, such as Melaine Dalibert, or by other pianists, such as Reinier van Houdt and Dante Boon playing Jurg Frey's pieces for two pianos. (If double ...

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John Butcher, Thomas Lehn, John Tilbury: Lights

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Lights was recorded live at Cafe Oto, London, on May 26th 2016. It features the trio of John Butcher on saxophones, German-born Thomas Lehn on analogue synthesizer and John Tilbury on piano. If the line-up looks familiar, that may be because the same trio had recorded a studio album Exta at City University Music Studio in ...

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John Bisset / Milana Sarukhanyan: Verbo i vido - Willow & water

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Milana Sarukhanyan began singing as a young child in Ukraine. Later on, she attended the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatoire in St. Petersburg, Russia, for two years. From there, she moved to London where she studied at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with first-class honours in 2018 and a Master of Arts diploma in 2020. Her specialities ...

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Paul Newland: Things That Happen Again

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Born in 1966, British composer and musician Paul Newland studied composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, at the Royal Academy of Music, in London, and at Royal Holloway, University of London, receiving his doctorate in 2006. He has taught composition at Guildhall School of Music since 2006 and is currently a Professor of Composition ...

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Marco Baldini: Maniera

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When Marco Baldini's first ever album, Vesperi (reviewed here), was released by Another Timbre in 2023, its arrival was not exactly awaited with bated breath. Born in 1986, near Florence, Italy, Baldini had no degree in music or composition and had not studied with an established composer. He had attended university, where he studied Roman archaeology, ...

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American Composers On Another Timbre

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When the batch of four Another Timbre releases came out in February 2024, one aspect was particularly noticeable; of the four, two albums featured composers who were born in the U.S.A. and still reside there, Nomi Epstein and Paul Paccione. Although the label honored deceased American composers John Cage and Morton Feldman with highly-praised box sets, ...

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Michel Doneda & Alexander Frangenheim: Murmuration (Doneda & Frangenheim)

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Murmuration is the fruit of a long collaboration between the German double bassist Alexander Frangenheim and French saxophonist Michel Doneda. Born in Wuppertal in 1959, Frangenheim has a varied history, as illustrated by past appearances with the Cecil Taylor Ensemble and the Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble during Taylor's renowned 1988 residency in jny:Berlin, and also as ...

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Christoph Gallio, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders: Live at Café Oto London

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Swiss saxophonist Christoph Gallio has been playing with the trio DAY & TAXI for over three decades during which time he has been the only ever-present member, and the trio has released twelve albums. Early in July 2022, Gallio arrived in jny: London at the beginning of a six-month sabbatical stay at the London Atelier of ...

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Frank Denyer: Screens

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Composer Frank Denyer was born in London, in April 1943. Screens, recorded at the Menuhin School in Surrey, England, in September 2022, serves to mark the milestone of Denyer's eightieth birthday. It is his sixth album on Another Timbre, his first having been the label's third release, Music for Shakuhachi (2007); that featured four Denyer compositions ...


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