The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Oli Steidle & The Killing Popes – Ego Pills (Shhpuma, 2019) ****
By Nick Ostrum It begins with a synthesizer imbued with the warmth of pre-millennium Saturday morning cartoon music, but with a...
Friday, July 19, 2019
Derek Bailey / Han Bennink / Evan Parker - Topographie Parisienne Dunois April 3d 1981 (Fou Records, 2019) *****
By Eyal Hareuveni We all owe a great debt to the great archival project of French sound engineer-producer-Fou Records label owner...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Two from Joe Morris
By Keith Prosk Guitarist Joe Morris joins two up-and-comers for two outings of free playing in loose methodologies/thematics, both rec...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
10 million pageviews
We have reached the astonishing number of 10 million page views since we started counting in 2010. In reality, the number is much highe...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Denzler/Grip/Johansson – Zyklus 1 (Umlaut/SAJ Records, 2019) ****½
By Fotis Nikolakopoulos “Jazz is certainly a music of perfumes (on and in bodies)”, declares the saxophonist Seymour Wright in...
Monday, July 15, 2019
Christoph Schiller and Anouck Genthon – zeitweise leichter Schneefall (New Wave of Jazz, 2019) ***½
By Nick Ostrum As the title, zeitweise leichter Schneefall (Intermittent Light Snowfall) , suggests, this album is delicate, textured, a...
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Ackley/Frith/Kaiser/Shelton - Unexpected Twins (Relative Pitch, 2019) ****½
By Nick Metzger Now here is a record with a very interesting premise that is also very, very good. It harkens back to a formative ...
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Der Finger - Le Cinque Stagioni (Toten Schwan, 2019) ****
By Stef Despite the band's German name, and the album's Italian title, this is music from Russia, performed by a band consisti...
Friday, July 12, 2019
Dave Douglas with Uri Caine and Andrew Cyrille – Devotion (Greenleaf Music, 2019) ****
By Troy Dostert Perpetually iconoclastic, idiomatically omnivorous, and always surprising, Dave Douglas and Uri Caine have for over ...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Jozef van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch – An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil (Sacred Bones Records, 2019) ****
By Nick Ostrum How does one begin to describe this duo? First, Jim Jarmusch is the Jim Jarmusch, director and sometimes screenwriter of ...
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