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posted a review of Dominik Strycharski, Ksawery Wójciński, Paweł Szpura - Prophetic Fall. 12 days ago
This trio was a force!
It's amazing to hear the recorder used in this free-wheeling context,
and Strycharski is a master.
posted a review of Itaru Oki And Benjamin Duboc - Nobusiko. about 1 month ago
Brilliant !!!
This is what "listening" for the common good of improvised music is all about ....
submitted Vasco Trilla - Unmoved Mover. 2 months ago
posted a review of Szilard Mezei Piano Quartet - Live In Magyarkanizsa (2006). 2 months ago
Brilliant music-making !!
Rather murky recording (it is live) but the vitality of the music trumps
such flaws.
submitted Scratching Fork - Scratching Fork. 4 months ago
posted a review of Marcin & Bartłomiej Oleś Duo - Spirit of Nadir. 8 months ago
Remarkable!! One of the BEST bass & drum duo albums I've ever heard, encompassing rhythms
and melodies from all over the sphere.
posted a comment on KMB Jazz. 8 months ago
Does anyone know what the first 5 KMB releases issued were?
submitted Tetsu Saitoh - Tokio Tango. 9 months ago
posted a review of Steve Dalachinsky, Joëlle Léandre - The Bill Has Been Paid. 9 months ago
Just listen! To this masterpiece of improvised art, each sharing themselves and listening. A joy.
submitted Tommy Babin / Kenton Loewen / Paul Plimley - Artful Dodgers. 9 months ago
posted a review of Decoy (13) With Joe McPhee - AC / DC. 11 months ago
Rambunctious and bluesy as hell..... a leading candidate for best recording of 2020 !!
Plus Big Joe vocalizing - what more can we ask?!?
posted a review of Steve Noble, Yoni Silver - Home. 11 months ago
To quote the absurd FB emoji: "WOW".
Check it out ....
submitted Gordon Grdina's The Marrow - Safar-e-Daroon. about 1 year ago
submitted David Mott - The Sky Ringing In An Empty Bell. about 1 year ago
submitted Various - Not Two... But Twenty. about 1 year ago
submitted Marilyn Lerner, Ken Filiano, Lou Grassi - Intention. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Floros Floridis, Peter Kowald, Günter Baby Sommer* - Αφορισμοί - Aphorisms (26 Statements On The Situation). about 1 year 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. about 1 year ago
Good fun, good grooves; a genuine collaborative effort!
A pleasant surprise.
posted a comment on Kristoffer Lo - The Black Meat. about 1 year ago
Agreed! A very innovative approach to music-making by the sea.
submitted Lori Freedman, John Heward - On No On. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Angles 9 - Disappeared Behind The Sun. about 1 year ago
One of the various Angles ensembles' very best! Improves with each and every listen.
submitted William Hooker - Symphonie Of Flowers. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Tigersmilk - Android Love Cry. about 1 year 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 . about 1 year ago
posted a review of Bill Frisell - East / West. about 1 year 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years ago
The title says it all. Music to rouse the spirit.
posted a review of Edward Vesala - Satu. over 2 years 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. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Hession / Wilkinson / Fell - Bogey's. over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
submitted Szilard Mezei Piano Quartet - Live In Magyarkanizsa (2006). over 3 years ago
submitted Szilard Mezei Piano Quartet - Maszkok/Masks Vol 1 (2005). over 3 years ago
submitted Szilárd Mezei Piano Quartet* - Maszkok = Masks Vol. 2 (2005). over 3 years ago
submitted Pascal Niggenkemper - Sound Within Sound/ Wuppertal Diary . over 3 years ago
submitted Edward Perraud - Prehistoire(s). over 3 years ago
posted a review of Circulasione Totale Orchestra - Accent. over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
submitted Tetsu Saitoh - InvitAtion - Contrabass Solo. over 3 years ago
submitted Weaver*, Nakatani* - Weaver Nakatani. over 3 years ago
submitted Georg Hofmann, Lucas Niggli - Mute Songs & Drumscapes. over 3 years ago
submitted Equilibrium (16) - Liquid Light. over 3 years ago
submitted Handslang - Handslang. over 3 years ago
submitted Steve Hubback - The Quest. over 3 years ago
submitted Mezei Szilárd Trió* - A Kölyökkutya Reszketése = Trembling Of The Puppy. over 3 years ago
submitted Szilárd Mezei Septet - Cet. over 3 years ago
submitted Szilárd Mezei, Máté Pozsár, Ernő Hock - Nút. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Herb Robertson, Dave Kaczorowski, Adrian Valosin - Party Enders. over 3 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.