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Lifting The Bandstand

Label: Fundacja Sluchaj
Released: 2021
Track listing: Desperados.

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Article: Album Review

Cecil Taylor Quintet: Lifting The Bandstand

Read "Lifting The Bandstand" reviewed by Mark Corroto


No other artist, except maybe Miles Davis, created the sort of event/happening that surrounded a Cecil Taylor performance. As Taylor's career advanced from the 1960s on, his presentation became an almost pure expression, one not limited by the terms 'jazz,' 'poetry,' and 'dance.' Of the many chapters his art held, for many fans ...

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Tetratne

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2020
Track listing: Tetratne 1 - 4.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

The Art of ILK

Read "The Art of ILK" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Formed in 2007, ILK (an abbreviation of Independent Label of København) is an artist-run label based in Copenhagen, encompassing a collective of 21 adventurous musicians. They started out as the young rebels of the Danish jazz scene but have become the established pioneers of the new Danish avantgarde. If you think of the avantgarde as an ...

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Alexander von Schlippenbach: Slow Pieces For Aki - Piano Solo

Read "Slow Pieces For Aki - Piano Solo" reviewed by John Sharpe


At the behest of his wife Aki Takase, fellow pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach presents 21 short unaccompanied tracks on Slow Pieces For Aki. It is only his fourth solo record in a career spanning over 50 years, during which he has blazed trails with both large ensembles, notably Globe Unity Orchestra, and small groups, in particular ...

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Article: Album Review

Paul Lovens | Florian Stoffner: Tetratne

Read "Tetratne" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


German drummer Paul Lovens' distinguished career within European free jazz / improvising circles is well-documented. Generally speaking, he's performed with a who's who of futurists and others who tend to stretch the limits of standard musical regimens. On this outing he partners with Swiss experimental guitarist Florian Stoffner for an interconnection of spurious ideas in front ...

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Article: Album Review

Alexander von Schlippenbach: Slow Pieces For Aki: Piano Solo

Read "Slow Pieces For Aki: Piano Solo" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach began recording in the 1950s. Twenty years into the new millennium, he continues to do so prolifically, with twenty-five albums under his own name listed on Wikipedia--a seeming short shrift; his three solo albums on the Intakt Records label from 2005 and 2012 somehow didn't make the list, suggesting there are more. ...

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Article: Album Review

Evan Parker / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Concert In Vilnius

Read "Concert In Vilnius" reviewed by John Sharpe


In a world riven by climate chaos and the attack on truth, on both sides of the Atlantic, it is reassuring that some things remain constant. At this stage of an existence dating back to the early 80s, the superlative British trio of saxophonist Evan Parker, bassist Barry Guy and drummer Paul Lytton plays only a ...

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Keune, Russell, Schneider, Lovens.: Nothing Particularly Horrible: Live in Bochum ‘93

Read "Nothing Particularly Horrible: Live in Bochum ‘93" reviewed by John Eyles


Recorded live in concert, in October 1993, at Museum Bochum, during the Ruhr Jazz Festival, this album is not a reissue but is being released for the first time, its wryly amusing title indicating that it has been declared fit for public consumption. In fact, the album's four tracks, being the only recordings of this Anglo-German ...


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