The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Barry Altschul’s 3Dom Factor – Live in Krakow (Not Two, 2017) ****
By Gustav Lindqvist Line-up: Jon Irabagon - tenor and sopranino saxophones Joe Fonda - bass Barry Altschul - drums Following the 20...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Hans Peter Hiby/Michael Bardon/Paul Hession - Roots (NotTwo, 2017) **** ½
By Martin Schray Saxophonist Hans Peter Hiby is one of the great mysteries in Germany’s free jazz scene. He grew up in Wuppertal, in th...
Monday, January 15, 2018
Mark Dresser - Modicana (NoBusiness, 2017) ****½
By David Menestres Modicana is the new album from the legendary bassist Mark Dresser. If you’re a fan of free jazz, or a regular rea...
Sunday, January 14, 2018
By Dan Sorrells For decades there has been a porous relationship between indeterminate composition and improvisation. Some improvising mus...
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Some statistics - Our readership keeps growing - Thanks for the loyalty
Last month we had a record viewership with 195,558 page views. On a normal day like yesterday, we had 4,953 page views. These statistics...
Lotte Anker - Plodi (Klopotec, 2017) ****½
By Stef I like albums to have one single concept, instead of a collection of loose pieces, just joined together to fill the space of...
Listen to Free Jazz on Air
Listen to Free Jazz on Air with Martin Schray with host Julia Neupert, broadcasted on German public radio station SWR 2 (Südwestrundfu...
Friday, January 12, 2018
Martin Küchen - Lieber Heiland, laß uns sterben (Sofa, 2017) *****
By Gustav Lindqvist Martin Küchen knows how to pick titles. It already starts with the title of the album; “ Lieber Heiland, laß uns ...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition – Agrima (Self-released, 2017) ****½
By Troy Dostert The first two cuts from Rudresh Mahanthappa’s latest release, Agrima , give one the impression that the music will b...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Free Jazz On Air Returns!
Free Jazz on Air: Martin Schray is making radio great again with host Julia Neupert this Friday at 11 p.m CET on German public radio s...
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