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Brötzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink: Fifty Years After...

Read "Fifty Years After..." reviewed by Mark Corroto

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the game changing recording Machine Gun (BRÖ, 1968), saxophonist Peter Brötzmann recruited drummer Han Bennink from the original session, plus pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach. While Schlippenbach wasn't in the house for Machine Gun (the pianist was Fred Van Hove), he can be heard on the Peter Brötzmann Group's fully automatic ...

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The Heat Death: The Glenn Miller Sessions

Read "The Glenn Miller Sessions" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La libera improvvisazione free vive e profilica nei paesi scandinavi e trova ospitalità nel catalogo della portoghese Clean Feed. Sotto il riferimento a Glenn Miller (accostamento più lontano e irriverente non si poteva trovare) il quintetto Heat Death presenta tre ore di musica legata alla free improvisation europea degli anni settanta. Per intenderci quella di Evan ...

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Jazz Jantar 2017

Read "Jazz Jantar 2017" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazz Jantar Klub Zak Gdańsk, Poland November 9-12, 2017 Jazz Jantar is one of the less well-known Polish festivals (outside of Poland), but it has been running in the northern port of Gdańsk for two decades, and is housed by Klub Zak, an arts centre that has roots ...

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Defibrillator & Peter Brötzmann: Conversations About Not Eating Meat

Read "Conversations About Not Eating Meat" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Imagine the fight posters we could create for the various musical boxing matches organized for saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. His profile picture would be facing a fellow competitor with all the relevant statistics--height, weight, reach, and age. The boxing poster image often comes to mind when he grapples with plugged-in artists and those dealing with electronics, as ...

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Konstrukt & Joe McPhee: If You Have Time

Read "If You Have Time" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There was a time when free jazz was a mysteriously strange and exotic beast, a music that evoked the “what did I just hear?" response. Today's jazz snob may quote the motto of the rock band Jane's Addiction and tell you “nothing's shocking." And that may be true. That is, if one's ears are not open ...

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New Atlantis Octet: Unto The Sun

Read "Unto The Sun" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore and ex-Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins have brought free jazz players to the attention of new and younger audiences. Moore has recorded with and promoted the music of Paul Flaherty, William Hooker, John Zorn, Chris Corsano, and Mats Gustafsson and Rollins (back in the 90s) with Matthew Shipp, Roscoe Mitchell, and ...

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konstruKt: Turkish Free Music

Read "Turkish Free Music" reviewed by Mark Corroto

When we think of the term “virus," we equate it with human disease or an infection, as in a computer virus. But consider the musical virus known as free jazz, or improvisation. Its origins can be traced back to a Louis Armstrong solo deviating from his brass band's arrangement. Quickly, his extemporizing blossomed into jazz music ...


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