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Gard Nilssen: Drumming Music

Read "Drumming Music" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen is one of the most-in- demand and versatile musicians in the vibrant Nordic scene. The musical range of his own bands--Bushman's Revenge, sPacemonKEy, Astro Sonic, Cortex, Lord Kelvin, PUMA, saxophonist Eirik Hegdal's Team Hegdal and bassist Per Zanussi's quintet--encompasses free improvisation, modern and free jazz, techno, electronica, metal, noise and experimental ambient ...

Sven Ake Johansson: Jazzbox

Label: SÅj
Released: 2013
Track listing:

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Sven Ake Johansson: Jazzbox

Read "Sven Ake Johansson: Jazzbox" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Funny how listening to the five-CD Jazzbox by free jazz drummer Sven-Åke Johansson may remind you of the British punk rock band The Clash's first hit single “Train In Vain" (1980). Like Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, Johansson's career has been one that has worked to challenge the language of American music. In The Clash's case, ...

Die Harke und der Spaten

Label: Umlaut Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Winter im Schuppen - Getrennt; Vorfruehling - Das Holz wird Waermer; Obstbluete - Der Spaten kommt Hinaus; Fruhkartoffelernte - Beide Vereint; Herbstliches Aufraeumen im Garten - Einige Zacken der Harke werden Verbogen.

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Sven-Ake Johansson: Die Harke und der Spaten

Read "Die Harke und der Spaten" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Part performance piece, part free improvisation, Die Harke und der Spaten ("The Rake and the Spade") is a musical stage play composed by Swedish jazz legend Sven-Åke Johansson. This recording, made in Malmö, Sweden in 1998, features a Who's Who of European improvisers and proponents of free jazz--a European free jazz that distinguishes itself from American ...

Barcelona Series

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: 1-11

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Sven-Ake Johansson, Axel Dorner, Andrea Neumann: Barcelona Series

Read "Barcelona Series" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The musical implications portrayed here, seemingly hearken back to drummer, Sven-Ake Johansson’s flirtations with mechanistic noise music, most notably “Concerto for 12 tractors” and a concerto for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. With that notion in mind, the trio of trumpeter, Axel Dorner, Johansson and pianoharpist (a stripped down piano sans keys) Andrea Neumann engage in some unorthodox banter ...

Schlingerland/Dynamische Schwingungen

Label: Atavistic Records
Released: 2000
Track listing: Nahbild; Kurze Studie; Etwas Entfernt Vom Mikrofon.

Six Little Pieces For Quintet

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2000
Track listing: 1) Medium, freies tempo 2) Medium, ruhig (bom-zeke-bom) 3) Rasche achtel 4) Schnelle triolen 5) Forsches legato 6) Langsam


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