The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Friday, September 21, 2018
25th annual Guelph Jazz Festival
By Connor Kurtz For me, the 25th annual Guelph Jazz Festival opened with a solo set from Spanish pianist Agustí Fernández – a free...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
William Parker - Lake Of Light (Gotta Let It Out, 2018) ****½
By Stef Gijssels Truly great musicians refine their art over the years, and the truly creative ones reinvent themselves. William Parker ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Schnell - Live at Sowieso (Clean Feed, 2018) ****
By Martin Schray “Schnell“ is the German word for “fast“ or “quick“ and in this case the band’s name say...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Fish-Scale Sunrise - No Queen Rises (Relative Pitch Records, 2018) ****½
By Eyal Hareuveni “Melodious skeletons, for all of last night's music / Today is today and the dancing is done" This s...
Monday, September 17, 2018
Clarice Jensen - For This From That Will Be Filled (Miasmah, 2018) ****
By Stef Gijssels It's amazing that musicians release solo albums as their first album ever. A daring undertaking, but Clarice Jensen...
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Chad Taylor - Myths and Morals (eyes&ears Records, 2018) ****
By Eric McDowell Better than perhaps any other instrument, the drums embody tension—not the physical tension necessary for the pro...
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Listen now: "There's No Such Thing As Live Music - Free Jazz Festivals" on SWR2
Listen to Martin and host Julia Neupert on SWR2 for another excellent hour of Free Jazz talk and music, this time on festivals. It'...
Kidd Jordan, Joel Futterman, Alvin Fielder, Steve Swell – Masters of Improvisation (Valid Records, 2018) ****
By Nick Ostrum I know of Kidd Jordan because of his work with musicians from Chicago and New York (at whose Vision Festival he made...
Friday, September 14, 2018
Solo bass - Celebrating 50 years of "Journal Violone"
By Stef Gijssels In 1968, American bassist Barre Phillips recorded a solo bass performance as the basis for further compositions for Max...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
VWCR (Ken Vandermark - Nate Wooley - Sylvie Courvoisier - Tom Rainey) - Noise Of Our Time (Intakt Records, 2018) ****
By Gustav Lindqvist Ken Vandermark: Saxophone, Clarinet Nate Wooley: Trumpet Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano Tom Rainey: Drums The membe...
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