The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Friday, January 18, 2019
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings (International Anthem, 2018) *****
By Nick Metzger I got completely hung up on this album for the better part of a month and a half this fall. From its release date ...
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Pandelis Karayorgis' New Trios
By Eyal Hareuveni Two new trios from Boston based pianist-composer-educator Pandelis Karayorgis, both recorded in informal house sessions ...
Atomic @ NuBlu, NYC. 1-14-19
Fredrik Ljungkvist (sax) Magnus Broo (tpt), and Håvard Wiik (key) of Atomic By Eric Stern Atomic is a band which features players f...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Eave - Eave (Astral Spirits, 2018) ****
By Stef " Eave " is a new quartet of young Canadian avant-garde musicians, of whom Anna Webber is possibly the best known to v...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Mike Faloon - The Other Night at Quinn's: New Adventures In The Sonic Underground (Razorcake / Gorsky Press, 2018) ****½
By Paul Acquaro Beacon, NY is an old town, certainly by American standards. It was named after beacon fires that burned at the top o...
Monday, January 14, 2019
Rosalind Hall & Judith Hamann - Gossamers (Caduc, 2018) ****
By Stef " Gossamers " is a free improvisation album by two young Australian musicians: Rosalind Hall on alto saxophone and Jud...
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Winter Jazzfest, NYC 2019
By Eric J. Stern The Winter Jazzfest is back and with it returns the old debates of “what is jazz?” or, more precisely, why call this a ja...
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Introducing Percussionist Dane Rousay
By Keith Prosk I first heard percussionist Dane Rousay in duo with guitarist Parham Daghighi when they opened for Kuzu in Austin, Tex...
Friday, January 11, 2019
Shaku Joseph Jarman - Thanks! (September 14, 1937 - January 9, 2019)
By Stef From his earliest recording, "Song For" (Delmark, 1967) - with Fred Anderson on tenor, William Brimfield on trumpet, ...
In Memoriam: Alvin Fielder and Joseph Jarman
Over the past week, two important figures in the experimental music world, Joseph Jarman and Alvin Fielder, passed away. Alvin Fielder (...
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