This first July show features the debut of a new record label with a focus on improvisation: Tau Forms. The artistic director is drummer Whit Dickey, and it happens that his new Expanded Light is one of first two releases by the label; the other comes from pianist Matthew Shipp. Good luck to Tao Forms! I thought I'd throw in a little Zappa for you this episode, but it's not Frank, it's his saxophone-playing nephew, Stanley Jason Zappa who teamed up with the great Finnish drummer Simo Laihonen for WeJazz Records and the new Muster Point. Another saxophonist also traveled for his latest: Canada's François Carrier documented his trip to Japan to freely improvise with some excellent Japanese players. Sara Serpa's new Recognition: Music for a Silent Film is an important release and that gets sampled too. And there's more, so don't touch that mouse!
Eivind Opsvik "Punchball" from Overseas 2002 -2012 (Loyal Label) 00:00
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