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Skyjack: The Hunter

Read "The Hunter" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


This South African / Swiss combo might seem like an unlikely pairing on paper, but turns out to be more than fruitful on record. The Hunter represents the sophomore effort by the collaboration between Swiss winds Marc Stucki and Andreas Tschopp and the South African rhythm section made up of Shane Cooper and Kesivan Naidoo on ...

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Article: Album Review

Skyjack: The Hunter

Read "The Hunter" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


This second album from South African-Swiss cooperative Skyjack strikes a smart balance between ideation and instinct. Feedback loops fire the imagination of the album's five participants, with input and output acting and reacting to one another in real time. As on the band's eponymous debut, independence and interdependence each play a role in these romping games. ...

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Art Ensemble of Chicago, William Tatge & Hans Ludemann

Read "Art Ensemble of Chicago, William Tatge & Hans Ludemann" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode evokes special memories of my first exposure to the Art Ensemble of Chicago many years ago. I was left in awe at the spectacle, let alone the originality and power of the music. We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, the new release from Pi Recordings brings that concert and much more ...

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Skyjack

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Tafattala; En Passant; Anonymous In New York; Grandmere Dansant; Black Box; Flying Without Leaving The Ground; Sakura; The Last Rainbow Doesn't Fade; Freedom Dance.

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Skyjack: Skyjack

Read "Skyjack" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Don't let the name fool you here. There's no hostile takeover at twenty-thousand feet, no violent occupation of a specific vehicle, and no saboteur to wreak havoc on this voyage. Skyjack is a cooperative venture that's about the art of creation and community, not the co-opting of a certain airspace or the pursuit of pure destruction. ...


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