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Michel Doneda

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KORR: Tombé de la voûte

Read "Tombé de la voûte" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Let's face the truth of free improvisation. It is a hit-and-miss endeavor. Three musicians starting from naught and trying to create something, something from nothing. If the musicians are seasoned, maybe they fall back on clichés and stock phrasings, that approach being the banal equivalent of nothing. When improvisers hit upon something fresh it ...

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Insufficient Funs: Insufficient Funs

Read "Insufficient Funs" reviewed by Ian Patterson


An original name, if not quite such an original concept. Saxophone and drum duets used to be as rare as the proverbial hen's teeth, with John Coltrane and Rashied Ali's 1960s collaboration always the benchmark. In recent years, however, this striking duo combination has seen something of a boom. Charles Lloyd and Billy Higgins; Dave Rempis ...

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A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?

Read "A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?" reviewed by Duncan Heining


"Art alone makes life possible." --Joseph Beuys. The Glasgow Improvisers' Orchestra is unique. It's an over-used word, I know, but in this case fully justified. GIO are unique in so many ways--in the way they formed, the way they make decisions, in their make-up, how they work and most importantly how they sound. They ...

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Bergljot: Solen avløser regnet som avløser solen

Read "Solen avløser regnet som avløser solen" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


The Czech-Norwegian trio Bergljot is now at its third incarnation. The trio--Czech pianist Vojtěch Procházka, whose musical background includes experimenting with extensive work with electronic keyboards, classical Indian music, as well as jazz--along with Norwegian double bassist Adrian Myhr, who explores the sonic vocabulary through preparations and extended bowing techniques, and drummer Tore Sandbakken, who plays ...

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Linge

Label: Blue Note
Released: 2013

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Le Belvédère Du Rayon Vert

Label: Blue Note
Released: 2013

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Three New Another Timbre Releases

Read "Three New Another Timbre Releases" reviewed by John Eyles


As it approaches its sixth birthday, the Another Timbre label is into an exciting period of consolidation and development, building on the foundations laid down in its first five years. The label's latest releases are evidence of this, as all three of them feature musicians who have already made significant contributions to the Another Timbre catalogue. ...

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Lol Coxhill & Michel Doneda: Sitting on Your Stairs

Read "Sitting on Your Stairs" reviewed by John Eyles


In July 2012, London-based saxophonist Lol Coxhill died, aged 79, after a prolonged period of illness in a hospital. A favorite with London audiences for decades, in the months following his death Coxhill was fondly celebrated and remembered by the city's extensive improvised music community. Now, Sitting on Your Stairs is the first album of Coxhill's ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Katsura Yamauchi Duets

Read "Katsura Yamauchi Duets" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Japanese saxophonist Katsura Yamaychi is a unique musician in the Japanese experimental and avant-garde scene. He comes from the industrial town Beppu, far from the traditional creative center around and in the bigger cities of Japan. He picked up the saxophone in the early seventies, but it took until 2012 for Yamaychi to quit his regular ...


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