The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Simon Nabatov's Great Passion for Subversive Russian Literature
By Eyal Hareuveni Prolific pianist Simon Nabatov was born in Moscow, Russia, sixty years ago and although he left Russia forty yea...
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Tiger Trio - Map of Liberation (RogueArt, 2019) ****
By Keith Prosk Map of Liberation reunites Nicole Mitchell (flutes), Joëlle Léandre (contrabass), and Myra Melford (piano) for the ...
Friday, September 20, 2019
Ricardo Arias / Santiago Botero / Kim Myhr – Contrived (Raw Tonk, 2019) ***½
By Fotis Nikolakopoulos For the past three years at least Raw Tonk has been one of the most consistent labels in the whole free...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Liquid Quintet – Bouquet (Sirulita Records, 2019) ****
By Colin Green “Fully ‘biodegradable’ structures, starting to disintegrate the moment they have been assembled, are nowadays the ...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit – April Is The Cruellest Month (Blank Forms Editions, 2019) ****
By Chris Haines There’s lots of ‘what if’s in life that can lead us to ponder key crossroads in our lives’ journeys and what might h...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Steve Dalachinsky (1946-2019)
We were surprised to learn about the sudden passing of poet Steve Dalachinsky early Monday morning. Steve was a omnipresent figure on the Do...
Vergara/Longberg-Holm/Zarzutzki – Five arias for nalca (Inexhaustible Editions, 2019) ****
By Fotis Nikolakopoulos It makes me really happy that there seem to exist a million ways to explore the possibilities of sound. In...
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Fictive Five – Anything Is Possible (Clean Feed, 2019) ****
By Troy Dostert On Anything Is Possible , the second release from the Fictive Five, the band continues its efforts to make music w...
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Recent Solo Piano Albums from Elsewhere
By Eyal Hareuveni The Elsewhere label offers for its first year anniversary new ways of listening, experiencing or perceiving new and...
Friday, September 13, 2019
A Conversation with Mette Rasmussen
By Fabricio Vieira In this special guest post Fabricio Vieira, who runs the Brazilian music blog www.freeformfreejazz.org , intervi...
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