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submitted Gordon Grdina's The Marrow - Safar-e-Daroon. about 1 month ago
submitted David Mott - The Sky Ringing In An Empty Bell. 2 months ago
submitted Various - Not Two... But Twenty. 2 months ago
submitted Marilyn Lerner, Ken Filiano, Lou Grassi - Intention. 2 months ago
posted a review of Floros Floridis, Peter Kowald, Günter Baby Sommer* - Αφορισμοί - Aphorisms (26 Statements On The Situation). 2 months ago
At the risk of sounding trite, this is truly "a meeting of three masters" - at undoubtedly the
best of all possible times (for this), in an ideal place (for our world), with just the right state of mind (for us).
***** 1/2 (that's 5 1/2 stars)
posted a review of Milko Lazar / Zlatko Kaučič - Second Round. 3 months ago
Good fun, good grooves; a genuine collaborative effort!
A pleasant surprise.
posted a comment on Kristoffer Lo - The Black Meat. 3 months ago
Agreed! A very innovative approach to music-making by the sea.
submitted Lori Freedman, John Heward - On No On. 3 months ago
posted a review of Angles 9 - Disappeared Behind The Sun. 4 months ago
One of the various Angles ensembles' very best! Improves with each and every listen.
submitted William Hooker - Symphonie Of Flowers. 5 months ago
posted a review of Tigersmilk - Android Love Cry. 6 months ago
The final and (by quite a margin) the poorest of the three Tigersmilk releases,
otherwise a fascinating trio of gifted musicians.
submitted Achim Kaufmann, Torsten Müller, Dylan Van Der Schyff - Cicatrices Intérieures . 8 months ago
posted a review of Bill Frisell - East / West. 9 months ago
I ask you, one and all ..... how can the first disc WEST be so stellar (61/2 out of 5) and the EAST be so least?
These are the vicissitudes of improvised music on "... any given night".
posted a review of The Convergence Quartet - Live In Oxford. about 1 year ago
If you don't own it, possess it !!
This is the real deal.... putting most quadrumvirates of creative music to shame.
posted a review of Mark Wastell - Quartet. about 1 year ago
Wilkinson never fails to astonish and send me reeling...with protean string support.
posted a review of David Torn, Mick Karn, Terry Bozzio - Polytown. about 1 year ago
Musicianship is phenomenal; atmospheric and layered and very much of the East.
posted a review of John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Jack De Johnette* - Timeless. about 1 year ago
The title says it all. Music to rouse the spirit.
posted a review of Edward Vesala - Satu. about 1 year ago
What a classic album!! All of Vesala's compositions so intricate, thoughtful, with
space for all interpreters in this stellar line-up.
submitted Jason Roebke - In The Interval. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Hession / Wilkinson / Fell - Bogey's. about 1 year ago
An absolute BLOW-OUT !!
Wilkinson - and his two henchmen in this onslaught - have rarely been recorded in better form.
Worth 10x the price of admission ...
submitted Takashi Itani - Somehow, Dreamlike. about 1 year ago
submitted Szilard Mezei Piano Quartet - Live In Magyarkanizsa (2006). about 1 year ago
submitted Szilard Mezei Piano Quartet - Maszkok/Masks Vol 1 (2005). about 1 year ago
submitted Szilard Mezei Piano Quartet - Maszkok/Masks Vol 2 (2005). about 1 year ago
submitted Pascal Niggenkemper - Sound Within Sound/ Wuppertal Diary . about 1 year ago
submitted Edward Perraud - Prehistoire(s). about 1 year ago
posted a review of Circulasione Totale Orchestra - Accent. about 1 year ago
Quite a Nordic free jazz/fusion/funkfest blow-out !!
Spotlight on Stevens, with ensemble compositions by a 1988 Gjerstad.
submitted Morris* / Oxoby* - Dancing With Penguins. about 1 year ago
submitted Tetsu Saitoh - InvitAtion - Contrabass Solo. about 1 year ago
submitted Mark Weaver, Tatsuya Nakatani - Weaver Nakatani. about 1 year ago
submitted Georg Hofmann, Lucas Niggli - Mute Songs & Drumscapes. about 1 year ago
submitted Equilibrium (16) - Liquid Light. about 1 year ago
submitted Handslang - Handslang. about 1 year ago
submitted Steve Hubback - The Quest. over 2 years ago
submitted Mezei Szilárd Trió* - A Kölyökkutya Reszketése = Trembling Of The Puppy. over 2 years ago
submitted Szilárd Mezei Septet - Cet. over 2 years ago
submitted Szilárd Mezei, Máté Pozsár, Ernő Hock - Nut. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Herb Robertson, Dave Kaczorowski, Adrian Valosin - Party Enders. over 2 years ago
Quelle surprise !
I have never heard HR so free-wheeling and unrestrained as on this live recording in Baltimore, with exceptional support on bass and drums.
Rousing and exuberant stuff.
posted a review of Ircha Mikołaj Trzaska Clarinet Quartet* - Black Bones. over 2 years ago
Some of the most heart-rendering and soulful playing you'll hear on this or any other planet....
posted a review of Marcin Oleś & Bartłomiej Brat Oleś* - Chamber Quintet. over 2 years ago
Highly endorsed !! Engrossing compositions and arrangements by the Brothers Oles here.
posted a review of Tetsu Saitoh - Travessia. over 2 years ago
This is intense... and easily one of the top 3 solo bass performances I have ever heard on record. Ever!
Long live Tetsu !
posted a review of The Apophonics - On Air. over 2 years ago
Wow, are you kidding me ?!? Astounding, telepathic, extraordinary trio-ism.
posted a review of Frode Gjerstad Trio - Steam In The Casa. over 3 years ago
C'est incroyable !! Truly steamin' it up.....check this in and out!
submitted Human (40) - Being Human. over 3 years ago
submitted Michael Snow, Jesse Stewart - Live at the National Gallery. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Jan Garbarek / Miroslav Vitous / Peter Erskine - Star. over 3 years ago
One of the very best releases ever on ECM; all three players subtly in sync here, never better.
submitted Gaetano Liguori - Un Pianoforte Per I Giusti. over 3 years ago
submitted Gaetano Liguori Idea Trio - Noi Credevamo (E crediamo ancora). over 3 years ago
submitted Peregrine Falls - Peregrine Falls. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Don Cherry - John Tchicai - Irène Schweizer*, Léon Francioli - Pierre Favre - Musical Monsters. over 3 years ago
A genuine unearthing - as in the mining of a gem - of a decades-long-past encounter between 4 European masters and one worldly demi-god of free jazz. Let's heap worthy praise on Troxler and Schweizer for the dedication to release it !