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Martin Archer: Another Fantastic Individual

Read "Another Fantastic Individual" reviewed by Matt Parker

This album is perhaps slightly less immediate than some of Martin Archer's other recent releases, such as the eponymous debut album of the Krautrock-esque trio Das Rad, but no less essential and, perhaps, in a sense, more impressive given that it was performed in its entirety by Archer alone. Another Fantastic Individual is a ...

ARTICLE: THE BIG QUESTION

Presenting Problem

Read "Presenting Problem" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Jazz often appears to exist within its own cultural and artistic paradigm, isolated from other arts and in its own discreet musical corner. Worse still from the perspective of those who would hope to make a living from it, it often seems that more people want to play the music than listen to it or, more ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Avanti o indietro?

Read "Avanti o indietro?" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

La più o meno contigua uscita di reperti d'epoca di Jarrett, Osborne e Soft Machine ci induce a una disamina a largo raggio su cos'era e verso dove si muoveva il jazz, pur inteso in senso lato, nell'epoca in cui tanti ragazzi provenienti dal rock più o meno progressivo vi confluivano a frotte. Cercando anche di ...

SOS

Label: Ogun Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Country Dance; Wherever I Am; Chordary; Where

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alan Skidmore - Mike Osborne - John Surman: SOS

Read "SOS" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il trio formato dai sassofonisti britannici Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne e John Surman rimase in vita un paio d'anni, tra il 1973 e il 1975 incidendo quest'unico album (nel febbraio 1975) che prese il titolo dalle iniziali dei tre cognomi, appunto S O S. Finalmente, dopo una lunghissima assenza dal mercato discografico quell'incisione viene ristampata in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alan Skidmore / Mike Osbourne / John Surman: SOS

Read "SOS" reviewed by John Eyles

It is wonderful to have this album available for the first time on CD--and scary to realise that it was recorded and released in 1975! It is worth dwelling for a moment on how the (jazz) world has changed in the intervening years. In 1975, the idea of an all-saxophone group was unheard of; the countless ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The SOS Big Band: Show and Ballroom Live / Sound of Vegas

Read "Show and Ballroom Live / Sound of Vegas" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The SOS (Sound of Swing) Big Band, formed ten years ago by Stefan Nordin and comprised mainly of music teachers and musical hobbyists, is based in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s clear from these two discs, recorded in concert in 1995 ( Ballroom ) and ’97 ( Vegas ), that this is a band that plays to its ...


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