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Ed Pettersen - Martin Küchen - Roger Turner: The End of the Universe

Read "The End of the Universe" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


It may be a matter of semantics, but does the album title imply the physical end to the universe where all matter is extinguished, or is the trio at the edge of the universe and framing their collective improvisational skills on that notion? Either way, the music iterated here musters a cosmic reference point for these ...

Article: Album Review

Fred Van Hove, Roger Turner: The Corner

Read "The Corner" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Uno è pianista da considerare tra i pionieri del free jazz in Europa (da ricordare la sua partecipazione negli anni sessanta ai gruppi di Peter Brotzmann e, in particolare, al fondamentale album Machine Gun) l'altro è batterista fin dagli anni settanta coinvolto nelle vicende più ispirate dell'avanguardia e dell'improvvisazione inglese. Parliamo di Fred Van Hove e ...

Article: Live Review

Grande improvvisazione ad Angelica

Read "Grande improvvisazione ad Angelica" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Angelica Festival Bologna Teatro San Leonardo 21-22.05.2016 All'interno di un festival che programmaticamente non privilegia nessun genere musicale, ma che dà spazio ad autori delle più svariate provenienze e alle modalità più disparate del fare musica, è possibile imbattersi in alcune esperienze significative dell'improvvisazione assoluta. È quello che è capitato nell'edizione ...

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The Last Train

Label: Fataka
Released: 2015
Track listing: The Wait; The Sign; Crack; Run.

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Article: Album Review

Roger Turner & Otomo Yoshihide: The Last Train

Read "The Last Train" reviewed by John Eyles


Recorded at Tokyo's Hara Museum in February 2013, this duo brings together London's Roger Turner on percussion with Japan's own Otomo Yoshihide on guitar and amplifier, an improv meeting of two masters with very different but equally impressive histories. Across four tracks ranging in length from four to sixteen-and-a-half minutes--forty minutes altogether--they give an object lesson ...

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Article: Interview

Erland Dahlen: Rolling Bombers and Blossom Bells

Read "Erland Dahlen: Rolling Bombers and Blossom Bells" reviewed by Adriana Carcu


The drummer, percussionist and composer Erland Dahlen is one of the most proficient musicians of the Nordic jazz community. His collaborations with top ranking musicians, such as Nils Petter Molvaer, Stian Westerhus, Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang, as well as his solo projects, have an unmistakable rhythmic signature owing to his singular instrumental voice. ...

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Take Five With Eric Normand

Read "Take Five With Eric Normand" reviewed by Eric Normand


Meet Eric Normand:Eric Normand is a composer, improviser, bassist, instrument designer, singer-songwriter, and a record and concert producer. He defines himself as an inter-disciplinary musician--a free electron driven by its yearning for meetings. In his book, composition cannot exist without exchange since composition consists of setting up a territory that will facilitate improvisation.

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Urs Leimgruber / Roger Turner: The Pancake Tour

Read "The Pancake Tour" reviewed by John Eyles


The Pancake Tour finds Swiss saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and British drummer Roger Turner together as a twosome (sometimes referred to as The Pancake Duo), recorded in concert at The Loft in Cologne in October 2011. The sax-drums duo is a varied and demanding format which exposes each player to equal scrutiny, allowing no hiding place or ...

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Article: Live Review

Fete Quaqua: London, UK, August 19-21, 2012

Read "Fete Quaqua: London, UK, August 19-21, 2012" reviewed by John Eyles


Fete QuaquaThe VortexLondonAugust 19-21, 2012Fete Quaqua is the annual three-day festival of improvised music organized by guitarist John Russell as an offshoot of his monthly Mopomoso evenings at The Vortex. “Quaqua" is a Latin word which translates as “wherever," and encapsulates Russell's declared intention that the festival should “provide a fertile ...


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