The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Are Tribute Albums Really of Interest?
By Stef Who is really waiting for tribute albums? They are created with the best of intentions, to celebrate the music and memory of an ad...
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Big Bold Back Bone - Emerge (Wide Ear Records, 2018) ****
By Derek Stone Last year, Big Bold Back Bone released the perplexing and astonishing In Search of the Emerging Species . In that re...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Samuel Blaser with Marc Ducret & Peter Brunn – Taktlos Zürich 2017 (Hatology, 2018) ****½
By Chris Haines Conventionally a jazz trio is generally seen as the minimum forces that would be needed to render the main charac...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (Impulse, 2018) ****
By Martin Schray In his book Black Talk from 1979, Ben Sidran shows how black music has expressed, consciously or not, its African ...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Sonar with David Torn - Vortex (RareNoiseRecords, 2018) ****
By Paul Acquaro Sonar is a mathematically oriented, rhythmically-based quartet from Switzerland, and recently, they've became a t...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Zeena Parkins - Three Harps, Tuning Forks & Electronics (Good Child Music, 2017) ****½
By Stef One more album which should have been reviewed much earlier, one more album that demonstrates the power of music and the poss...
Monday, May 14, 2018
While We Still Have Bodies - s/t (Neither/Nor, 2017) ****½
By Eyal Hareuveni How one can create music of madness? Or music that will follow the process of a man who turns mad, in a far away, f...
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Quoan - Fine Dining (Orenda, 2018) ****
By Lee Rice Epstein I want to start by highlighting the production on Quoan’s Fine Dining . This acoustic quartet’s debut, reco...
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Bulliphant - Hightailing (Creative Sources, 2017) ****
By Stef Belgian jazz is not known for its avant-garde leanings, with the possible exception of pianist Fred Van Hove, clarinetist Joachim...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Heliosonic Tone-tette – Heliosonic Toneways, Vol. 1 (ScienSonic, 2017) ****
By Troy Dostert Sun Ra’s Heliocentric Worlds album, released on the legendary ESP label in 1965, was an important record. Using...
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