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Article: Album Review

Akusmi: Fleeting Future

Read "Fleeting Future" reviewed by Chris May


Anyone who enjoys the landmark albums that are Terry Riley's minimalist manifesto In C (Columbia, 1968) and Jon Hassell's fourth world masterpiece Dream Theory In Malaya (EG, 1981) is in for a big treat. Actually, a triple treat. French-born, London-based composer and producer Pascal Bideau's entrancing Fleeting Future is redolent of not one of those albums, ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Various Venues Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada June 30-July 4, 2022 Like everything else, the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in its tracks. Forced to cancel the 2020 festival, they instead presented a four-day virtual festival online on June 27-30. Another abbreviated ...

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Article: Album Review

Terry Riley: Keyboard Studies

Read "Keyboard Studies" reviewed by John Eyles


For some devotees of Terry Riley and John Tilbury the initial reaction to this album may be one of concern for the well-being of the two protagonists, Riley the composer and Tilbury the keyboardist, friends since the late '60s. After all, the sum of their ages exceeds one-hundred-and-seventy-something, and the music here is full-on throughout the ...

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Article: Album Review

Flock: Flock

Read "Flock" reviewed by Chris May


One of the strengths of the alternative jazz scene which has grown in London since around 2016 is the interconnectivity of its players. Everyone knows each other and ad hoc bands constantly come together. Flock is the latest such conclave and it is something of a supergroup. On this its first album--others are ...

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Article: Interview

Roberto Zorzi: esplorazione senza confini

Read "Roberto Zorzi: esplorazione senza confini" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il percorso musicale del chitarrista Roberto Zorzi è così ricco ed eclettico che è impossibile includerlo in un particolare genere musicale. L'iniziale amore per visionari artisti rock come Robert Fripp e Brian Eno s'è arricchito nel tempo di approcci, tanto liberi quanto anticonvenzionali, di Derek Bailey e altri esponenti dell'avanguardia inglese degli anni settanta. La ricerca ...

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Article: Album Review

Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens: In Common III

Read "In Common III" reviewed by Chris May


The third iteration of tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III and guitarist Matthew Stevens' In Common project is another delightfully lyrical and inventive affair. Each of the albums presents Smith and Stevens in the company of a different three-piece rhythm section. The first had vibraphonist Joel Ross, bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Marcus Gilmore. The second had ...

Article: Live Review

Palm Jazz 2021: Nils Petter Molvær & Wacław Zimpel

Read "Palm Jazz 2021: Nils Petter Molvær & Wacław Zimpel" reviewed by Martin Longley


The Nils Petter Molvær Quartet Jazovia Cultural Centre Gliwice, Poland October 10, 2021 Gliwice is in the south of Poland, not far from Katowice, or even Kraków. It has its own jazz festival, which usually spreads over several weeks, featuring two concerts each evening, in the dedicated Rynek ...

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Article: Album Review

Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad's Changing Tides

Read "Chris Trinidad's Changing Tides" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Bassist and composer Chris Trinidad released the quartet album Chris Trinidad's Certain Times (Iridium Records, 2015) five years after relocating from Vancouver to the San Francisco Bay area. The compositions were constructed from an assortment of sketches, built on grooves and simple harmonies to give the soloists freedom. For Chris Trinidad Y Con Todo (Iridium Records, ...

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Article: BackTracks

Your Eggs Scrambled, Any Way You Like

Read "Your Eggs Scrambled, Any Way You Like" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


This edition of BackTracks takes a look at a few selections that might rewire, reset, thoroughly scramble or even short-circuit the “normal" music pathways of your noodle. These five selections are each capable of this in subtle or sometimes not-so-subtle ways. Everything from stylistic jumbles and conceptual twists to abandonment of premeditated form and utter mayhem ...


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