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Keith Tippett: 100 Best Foots Forward

Read "Keith Tippett: 100 Best Foots Forward" reviewed by Duncan Heining

From the Albert Hall at twenty-two with a fifty-piece band to picking potatoes to make ends meet a decade later, Keith Tippett's life in music could sum up many a jazz career. After a grim '80s, things now look better for the composer, pianist and bandleader. “What I'm about to say is ridiculous but it was ...


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Keith Tippett: R.I.P.

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Keith Tippett's death on Sunday, 14th June 2020 robbed British and European music of one of its finest talents. The death on any musician of even minor significance often leads many critics reaching for the Thesaurus and tripping over their adjectives in a head-rush of hyperbole. In Keith's case, the simple phrase--"one of music's finest talents"--cuts ...


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Paul Rogers / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert: Three Stories About Rain Sunlight And The Soil

Read "Three Stories About Rain Sunlight And The Soil" reviewed by John Sharpe

It's always a pleasure to hear expat English bassist Paul Rogers, perhaps best known for his collaboration with reedman Paul Dunmall and the Mujician co-operative. This meeting with two stalwarts of the German improvised music scene in a Berlin studio imparts a particular delight. Guitarist Olaf Rupp boasts a healthy discography including performances with drummer Paul ...

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Paul Rogers & Emil Gross (Peal): Bag of Screams

Read "Bag of Screams" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Il veterano bassista inglese Paul Rogers, membro storico del quartetto Mujician, e il ben più giovane percussionista austriaco Emil Gross, stilisticamente piuttosto onnivoro, compongono il duo protagonista di questo album, inciso a Vienna nel settembre 2016 e dedito alla pratica, decisamente diffusa, dell'improvvisazione totale. Il contrabbasso di Rogers, su suo stesso brevetto, prevede ...


Article: Live Review

Aki Takase / Rudi Mahall and the Alexander von Schlippenbach Trio: London, UK, January 26, 2012

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Aki Takase / Rudi Mahall and the Alexander von Schlippenbach TrioThe VortexLondonJanuary 26, 2012 The last week in January at north London's Vortex was given over to a mini-festival curated by saxophonist Evan Parker, genteelly entitled “Might I Suggest." Sponsored by the Goethe Institute, it showcased several German-based musicians rarely seen ...


Article: Record Label Profile

Cuneiform Records: Growing Progressive Music for 27 Years

Read "Cuneiform Records: Growing Progressive Music for 27 Years" reviewed by Mark Redlefsen

Twenty seven years is a long time for a niche progressive music label such as Cuneiform Records not just to survive, but to remain inventive and, in the best sense, ambitious. Steve Feigenbaum founded Cuneiform back in 1984, and with his wife, Joyce, runs it from Silver Springs, Maryland. Hosting bands such as Universe Zero, digging ...


Article: Live Review

Mujician/Aki Takase at the Vortex in London: Tony Levin 70th Birthday Tour

Read "Mujician/Aki Takase at the Vortex in London: Tony Levin 70th Birthday Tour" reviewed by John Sharpe

Aki Takase, John Edwards, Tony Levin / Keith Tippett, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, Tony LevinThe VortexLondonOctober 11, 2010 When pianist Keith Tippett's young daughter was asked at school what her parents did, she replied: they're mujicians! That conflation of magic and music neatly sums up Tippett's method. Initially the name was ...


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Mujician: There's No Going Back Now

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I Mujician approdano con There’s No Going Back Now al settimo album con la consueta sensibilità improvvisativa. Diverse istanze confluiscono nel vocabolario del gruppo: dalla musica “eurocolta” al free di ispirazione afro-americana all’improvvisazione libera europea. Partita con un’introduzione densa e sostenuta, la musica si polarizza sul richiamo di cinque suoni ripetuti dal pianista, orientandosi verso un’espressività ...


There's No Going Back Now

Label: Cuneiform Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: There's No Going Back Now.


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