The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Trio Generations - Unfolding (Particular Recordings, 2018) ****
By Eyal Hareuveni The Trio Generations brings together three singular, free-improvisers from different generations. The eldest is Brit...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Jeremiah Cymerman - Decay of the Angel (5049 Records, 2018) ****½
By Stef Gijssels If you've listened to the other albums by clarinetist Jeremiah Cymerman, you know that he has an approach that is u...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Jazzfest Berlin. November 1 - 4, 2018
By Paul Acquaro Thursday, November 1st The Haus der Berliner Festspiele is a mid-century modern split-level architectural gem and it is ...
Monday, November 12, 2018
Devin Gray - Dirigo Rataplan II (Rataplan Records, 2018) ****
By Alexander Dubovoy Dirigo Rataplan II , which features Ellery Eskelin on saxophone, Michael Formanek on bass, and Dave Ballou on tru...
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Günter Baby Sommer and Till Brönner – Baby’s Party (Intakt, 2018) **
Today we present two views on Günter Baby Sommer and Till Brönner's 'Baby’s Party.' Be sure to read Nick Ostrum's positive ...
Günter Baby Sommer and Till Brönner – Baby’s Party (Intakt, 2018) ****
Today we present two contrasting views of the Günter Baby Sommer and Till Brönner's 'Baby’s Party.' Be sure to read Martin Sch...
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Peter Jacquemyn - Fundament (El Negocito, 2018) ****½
By Stef Gijssels Belgian bass-player Peter Jacquemyn is probably best known for his collaborations with Evan Parker, Peter Kowald, André...
Friday, November 9, 2018
Cory Smythe - Circulate Susanna (Pyroclastic, 2018) *****
By Stuart Broomer Pianist Cory Smythe is emerging as a significant pianist in free improvisation and new music circles. He has appeared ...
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Jooklo Duo & Mette Rasmussen - Graz Live! (Insula Jazz, 2018) ****
By Nick Metzger Graz Live! presents a 2016 live performance of the Jooklo Duo paired up with Mette Rasmussen. I’ve been eager t...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Cold Voodoo - AB+ (Wide Ear, 2018) ***½
By Stef Gijssels Last year, we reviewed " Orion " by Im Wald, a dark and somber album by a quintet of young musicians. We find...
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