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Roy Powell studied piano and avant-garde composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester England before defecting to jazz. He first came to prominence in 1994 with his debut recording A Big Sky which was hailed as “a real bench mark in British contemporary electric jazz” by Jazz on CD He then emigrated to Oslo, Norway where he collaborated on an album of free improvised music �" Holus which was described as “ an outstanding success” by Jazz journal International. His next release as a leader- North by Northwest featuring Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen has also been a critical success as well as being selected as Best Jazz CD of 2001 by Amazon.co.uk

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Article: Album Review

Lorenzo Feliciati: Koi

Read "Koi" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi


Lorenzo Feliciati colpisce ancora. L'ormai noto bassista, compositore e produttore cresciuto a Led Zeppelin e Jaco Pastorius arriva alla sua sesta prova discografica, dopo i due album con i Naked Truth (in compagnia di Pat Mastelotto e Roy Powell), il lavoro da solista Frequent Flyer, Beserk! insieme a Lorenzo Esposito Fornaciari e il convincente Twinscapes in ...

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Article: Album Review

Pat Mastelotto / Tobias Ralph: ToPaRaMa

Read "ToPaRaMa" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


The King Crimson connection is inherent on this program by two powerhouse drummers Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, David Sylvian) and Tobias Ralph (Defunkt, Adrian Belew Power Trio). After performing via a dual-drumming attack for the spinoff The Crimson ProjeKCt, they sensed profuse synergy and capitalized on this aura by venturing into the studio, here featuring contributions ...

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InterStatic: Arise

Read "Arise" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


UK-reared keyboardist Roy Powell (Mumpbeak, Naked Truth)has called Norway home for several years while serving as a prime motivator for this futuristic UK-based, record label via sideman duties, and co-leading groups such as Interstatic. The band pushes the envelope yet again on this psycho, acid-rock slant on the jazz organ trio format. Nonetheless, the trio ups ...

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Article: Album Review

InterStatic: Arise

Read "Arise" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Interstatic è una sorta di power trio formato da virtuosi strumentisti quali il tastierista Roy Powell (Anthony Braxton, Art Farmer, Terje Rypdal), il batterista Jarle Vespestad (Supersilent, Tord Gustavsen) e il chitarrista Jacob Young (Karin Krog, Nils Petter Molvaer, Christian Wallumrod). Trio che ha trovato ragioni comuni solide e importanti visto che è alla terza incisione ...

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InterStatic: Arise

Read "Arise" reviewed by John Kelman


Its beginnings may have been a little closer to the jazz side of the jazz-rock equation with Anthem (PVY Records, 2011), but British expat keyboardist Roy Powell's and trio with Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young and drummer Jarle Vespestad has, since changing its moniker to InterStatic with the release of its first album on UK's RareNoiseRecords label, ...

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News: Recording

Interstatic's Arise With Roy Powell, Jacob Young, Jarle Vespestad, To Be Released On Rarenoise In August

Interstatic's Arise With Roy Powell, Jacob Young, Jarle Vespestad, To Be Released On Rarenoise In August

Interstatic Takes The Gloves Off On Third Recording For RareNoise. Arise Represents The Organ Trio's Most Intense Offering To Date. With each successive outing — first 2011ʼs Anthem followed by their raucous RareNoiseRecords debut, 2013ʼs InterStatic — the potent Norway-based trio of expatriate Brit organist Roy Powell, Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young and Norwegian drummer Jarle Vespestad ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Jacob Young: Forever Young

Read "Jacob Young: Forever Young" reviewed by John Kelman


While all groups aim for the kind of collective chemistry that can make, for example, five people speak with a single voice, how they get there can vary significantly. In some cases there's instantaneous chemistry; in other cases, it comes from pre-existing relationships amongst various permutations and combinations of its members; in still other instances it ...

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Article: Album Review

Mumpbeak: Mumpbeak

Read "Mumpbeak" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


When considering most instances of progressive rock, Mumpbeak is a horse of a different color. With four world- class bassists, chiefly performing on alternating tracks, and keyboardist Roy Powell's unearthly sound-shaping mechanisms garnered from an electronically souped-up Hohner clavinet, the band brashly merges a doomsday panorama with insurrectionary tactics. King Crimson drummer ...

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Interstatic

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Released: 2013
Track listing: 01. Stills; 02. First Vision; 03. Flatland 1; 04. Washed Up; 05. Reel Time; 06. Interstatic; 07. Water Music; 08. The Elverum Incident; 09. Americana; 10. Flatland 2.


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