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Xavier Charles

Album

Avis Aux Réacteurs

Label: Inexhaustible Editions
Released: 2018
Track listing: Entrée............. Compresseur............. Combustion............. Turbine............. Réducteur............. Tuyère............. Poussée.

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

John Butcher

Read "John Butcher" reviewed by John Eyles


In the Building a Jazz Library article on Evan Parker, it says that seasoned Parker followers would describe him as the finest improvising saxophonist of his generation. Curiously, many of those same people would use exactly that phrase about John Butcher. The simple explanation for this apparent contradiction is that we are talking about two generations; ...

Album

Flux Reflux

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Début; Flux; Reflux; Interlude; Ce que le vent d'ouest n'a pas vu; Fin

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Article: Album Review

Platform: Flux Reflux

Read "Flux Reflux" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


French clarinetist Xavier Charles along with three inventive Norwegian instrumentalists acutely align their imaginative powers amid a curiously interesting soundstage, steeped in free-form minimalism, ambience, layered tonal shadings and so on. Fractured storylines, along with oddball tunings and Charles' multidimensional phrasings and acoustic effects may fake the listener into thinking the program contains electronics ...

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Article: Live Review

Hamid Drake Carte Blanche at Bimhuis Amsterdam: PUNKT+ICP

Read "Hamid Drake Carte Blanche at Bimhuis Amsterdam: PUNKT+ICP" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Hamid Drake, Punkt + ICP Bimhuis Carte Blanche Amsterdam January 23, 2016 World-renowned Amsterdam Bimhuis invited illustrious Chicagoan drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake for a carte blanche night on January 23rd. This article covers the event and adds some background notes. Hamid Drake frequently performs at this venue. To date he played ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Eric Normand

Read "Take Five With Eric Normand" reviewed by Eric Normand


Meet Eric Normand:Eric Normand is a composer, improviser, bassist, instrument designer, singer-songwriter, and a record and concert producer. He defines himself as an inter-disciplinary musician--a free electron driven by its yearning for meetings. In his book, composition cannot exist without exchange since composition consists of setting up a territory that will facilitate improvisation.

Album

Gaycre (2)

Label: Metropolitan
Released: 2012

Album

Tsstt!

Label: Metropolitan
Released: 2012

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Article: Year in Review

Eyal Hareuveni's Best Releases of 2012

Read "Eyal Hareuveni's Best Releases of 2012" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


A list of some of the new releases that enriched life in 2012. In no particular order... Peter Brötzmann Chicago TentetWalk, Love, SleepSmalltown Superjazz A long time ago I lost count of how many albums I have by Peter Brötzmann. Or how many I still want ...


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