The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Friday, July 20, 2018
Kongsberg Jazz Festival, July 2018
By Paul Acquaro Early(ish) on an unseasonable warm and bright Saturday morning in Norway, the final day of the Kongsberg Jazz Festival...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Peter Bruun's All Too Human - Vernacular Avant-Garde (Ayler, 2018) ****
By Chris Haines Peter Bruun's All Too Human outfit is a quartet that consists of Kasper Tranberg, trumpet & cornet, Simon To...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Thomas Johansson - Home Alone (Taamtz Records, 2018) ****
By Martin Schray How can you release a convincing solo trumpet album after so many outstanding ones by Bill Dixon, Wadada Leo Smi...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Latest from Paal Nilssen-Love
By Eyal Hareuveni Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love is, no doubt, one of the hardest working musicians in our galaxy. He always pushe...
Monday, July 16, 2018
Daunik Lazro, Joe McPhee, Joshua Abrams, Guillaume Séguron, Chad Taylor - A Pride of Lions (The Bridge Sessions, 2018) **** ½
By Nick Ostrum I came across Franco-American network known as The Bridge by chance in 2015. A list of luminaries from the Chicago an...
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Mats Gustafsson / Jason Adasiewicz - Timeless (Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2018) ****
By Martin Schray Fans of improvised music, free jazz and crossover genres know Mats...
Rodrigo Amado / Joe McPhee / Kent Kessler / Chris Corsano - A History of Nothing (Trost, 2018) ****
By Eyal Hareuveni The title of the second album of Portuguese-American quartet led by tenor sax player Rodrigo Amado - featuring legend...
Saturday, July 14, 2018
The Latest Releases of Guitarist Ed Pettersen
Norwegian-American guitarist Ed Pettersen is unique character in the field of free-improvisation. Pettersen is also a folk/American singer-s...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Anthony Braxton - Solo (Victoriaville) (Victo, 2018) ****½
By Nick Metzger This album is documentation of a solo alto saxophone performance given by Anthony Braxton at the Colisée Desjardins in...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
CLT - Every Second Is a Blues (CLT Records, 2018) ****
By Sammy Stein CLT is a trio of three musicians who have had significant impact on the Danish and international jazz scene. Double b...
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