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Touching & Blood Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2021
Track listing: Cartoon; Touching; Start; Mazatlan; Closer; Both; Pablo; Blood.

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Article: Album Review

Paul Bley Trios: Touching & Blood Revisited

Read "Touching & Blood Revisited" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Pianist Paul Bley (1932—2016) wasn't just a witness to jazz history, he was a key contributor. Bley performed with Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Sonny Rollins, yet his true sound was set in motion when he performed with Ornette Coleman in California, evidenced by Live At The Hillcrest Club 1958 (America Records, 1971). While ...

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Article: Radio

A tribute to Tony Allen plus some new releases

Read "A tribute to Tony Allen plus some new releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week a tribute to the great Nigeria drummer, percussionist and songwriter Tony Allen. One of the main collaborators, and musical director, of Fela Kuti's band Africa '70 from 1968 to 1979, he was a central figure in Afrobeat music. In later years he embraced a variety of musical styles, developed “Afrofunk" and worked with a ...

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Article: Radio

chuffDRONE, Treesearch & Mark Segger

Read "chuffDRONE, Treesearch & Mark Segger" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode is a mixed bag of some newer releases and some recent ones definitely worthy of revisiting. The Austrian quintet chuffDrone takes an interesting approach to its highly polished improvisation, while the duo of bassist Rob Clutton and saxophonist Tony Malaby create an album of gems on Offering; it's the kind of personal connection that ...

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Article: Album Review

Bobby Bradford / Frode Gjerstad / Kent Carter / John Stevens: Blue Cat

Read "Blue Cat" reviewed by John Sharpe


Following on from Day Two (2019), the Lithuanian NoBusiness imprint issues another archive tape by Detail, the collective founded by Norwegian reedman Frode Gjerstad and English drummer John Stevens. By 1991 when this live set was captured, original bassist Johnny Dyani had died and had been replaced by expatriate American Kent Carter. Also on the album ...

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Article: Radio

Nicole Mitchell, Brom & Thomas Morelli-Bernard

Read "Nicole Mitchell, Brom & Thomas Morelli-Bernard" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode features another of those wonderful bassists from Portugal: Carlos Bica. His latest release with his trio, Azul, makes its One Man's Jazz debut and an earlier album with Prima Matéria closes the show with a familiar melody. Nicole Mitchell's latest, Maroon Cloud, the German trio, Brom, and the latest instalment of Satoko Fujii's birthday ...

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Article: Jazz Poetry

Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology

Read "Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology" reviewed by Duncan Heining


My intention here is to offer a detailed but inevitably incomplete chronology of poetry and jazz. The focus is solely on the combination of the two art forms in performance, not on poetry about jazz or jazz musicians or poetry inspired by jazz but not performed to music. My definition of 'poetry' is fairly broad and ...

Article: Album Review

Steve Lacy: Free For a Minute (1965/72)

Read "Free For a Minute (1965/72)" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello


Non erano mai stati ufficialmente ristampati su CD né Disposabilty né Sortie, due momenti a loro modo significativi nell'evoluzione del linguaggio del sassofonista Steve Lacy durante gli anni Sessanta. Li ripropone oggi la Emanem, in un doppio CD completato da alcuni interessanti inediti. Pubblicati originariamente in Italia (Lacy si era stabilito ...

Article: Book Review

Francesco Spampinato e Julius Wiedemann: Art Record Covers

Read "Francesco Spampinato e Julius Wiedemann: Art Record Covers" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Art Record Covers Francesco Spampinato e Julius Wiedemann 448 pagine Taschen 2017 Quasi quattro chili di peso per un formato che è più o meno quello degli LP. Sfogliando per la prima volta questo libro monumentale si rimane affascinati e sovrastati dalle immagini, talvolta a tutta pagina, ...


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