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Paul Rutherford

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Born Greenwich, London, 29 February 1940, trombone, euphonium, piano. A stalwart of the early UK free scene who has played in, and contributed positively to, just about every available possibility, in more structured musics as well as obvious free situations: Globe Unity Orchestra, London Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Mike Westbrook Orchestra,and what appears to be a myriad of small groups, e.g.: Iskra 1903, duo with Paul Lovens, Quintet Moderne, and, recently, in trio with Anthony Braxton and Evan Parker. Perhaps most famous for solo trombone improvisations, and while many would dispute the fact that The Gentle harm of the bourgeoisie is the best solo trombone recording, it can't be far from the truth

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Sabu Toyozumi / Mats Gustafsson: Hokusai

Read "Hokusai" reviewed by Mark Corroto


This tantalizing duo between Mats Gustafsson and Sabu Toyozumi was recorded at two live concerts in Chiba, Japan in 2018. Probably most listeners are familiar with the Swedish saxophonist from his avant--garage trio The Thing with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love and dozens of other ensembles including Fire! Orchestra, The End, and Cuts with Masami ...

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The Octet Broadcasts 1969 and 1979

Label: Gearbox Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Disc One: Dreams; Forever; Merry-Go-Round. Disc Two: Chaturanga; Manhattan Variation; Vienna; Robatsch Defense; Kingside Breakthrough.

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Alan Wakeman: The Octet Broadcasts 1969 and 1979

Read "The Octet Broadcasts 1969 and 1979" reviewed by Chris May


Despite a perception fostered by the more breathless media coverage given to the young lions who have emerged on the London scene since the mid 2010s, an identifiably British strand of jazz did not kick off when Shabaka Hutchings' Sons Of Kemet released its debut album in 2013. The groundwork was laid back in the 1950s ...

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London Jazz Composers Orchestra: That Time

Read "That Time" reviewed by John Sharpe


Issued to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, That Time uncovers a fascinating window on the early years of the pioneering company which are only sparsely documented elsewhere. The first two tracks from Berlin and Donaueschingen date from 1972, some six months after the LJCO's debut album Ode (Intakt, ...

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Ken Vandermark / Marker: Roadwork 1/Roadwork2/Homework1 (Box Set)

Read "Roadwork 1/Roadwork2/Homework1 (Box Set)" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Reed player, composer and improviser Ken Vandermark has led, or been a part of, more than fifty different groups in his prolific twenty-year recording career. Along the way he has played with many of the top talents in experimental, free, and avant-garde jazz, including Joe McPhee, Joe Morris, Paul Lytton, Marcin Oles, Adam Lane, Ab Baars, ...

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The Last Night At The Old Place

Read "The Last Night At The Old Place" reviewed by Duncan Heining


By any standards the release of The Last Night At The Old Place will prove to be one of archive releases of the year, second only, perhaps, to the 'Lost' Coltrane album. All power, therefore, to Mike Gavin who has inherited the Cadillac catalogue from the late John Jack with his first release of archive material. ...

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Itaru Oki: Kami Fusen

Read "Kami Fusen" reviewed by Nicola Negri


Kami Fusen è il secondo capitolo della serie di registrazioni inedite curata da NoBusiness e Chap Chap Records, dopo l'eccellente The Conscience di Paul Rutherford e Sabu Toyozumi. Questa volta, i musicisti provengono tutti dall'Estremo Oriente. Itaru Oki è stato tra i primi musicisti giapponesi ad esplorare il linguaggio del free jazz nei ...

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Paul Rutherford: The Conscience

Read "The Conscience" reviewed by Nicola Negri


La lituana NoBusiness Records è tra le etichette più significative nel panorama free jazz attuale, specializzata nella diffusione di registrazioni d'archivio, solitamente live, oltre che nella promozione di nuovi progetti. All'inizio del 2017, NoBusiness ha inaugurato una collaborazione con un'altra etichetta che condivide le stesse strategie, la giapponese Chap Chap Records. Attiva fin dai primi anni ...

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Paul Rutherford: In Backward Times

Read "In Backward Times" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello


Si parla sempre troppo poco di Paul Rutherford, uno dei maestri assoluti dell'improvvisazione europea, trombonista avventuroso, scomparso nel 2007 a soli 67 anni. Sebbene il suo ruolo fondamentale nell'ambito dei linguaggi più radicali, a partire dagli anni Settanta, non sia mai stato messo in dubbio, è più facile che a essere citati siano Derek Bailey o ...


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