The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Alex Cline, Dan Clucas, Peter Kuhn, Dave Sewelson, Scott Walton– Dependent Origination (Dependent Origination Music, 2018) ***½
By Nick Ostrum "Dependent origination” is a Buddhist concept defining the existential linkages between and, therefore, interdepende...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Ken Ikeda & Eddie Prévost - The Whole Moon Rests in a Dewdrop on the Grass (Matchless, 2018) ****
By Nick Metzger The Whole Moon Rests in a Dewdrop on the Grass presents another fantastic duo release from Eddie Prévost on his Match...
Monday, March 18, 2019
Zach Rowden, Jarrett Gilgore & Ian McColm - First Lapse (Raw Tonk Records, 2019) ****
By Fotis Nikolakopoulos Raw Tonk’s releases offer a hard to beat two-way deal: the recycled cardboard card-pak cases are aestheticall...
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Anthony Braxton - GTM (Syntax) 2017 (New Braxton House, 2019) ***** (Part III)
Part III of III - Third Species: Accelerator Class By Keith Prosk To quickly reiterate, the accelerator class of the third species ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Anthony Braxton - GTM (Syntax) 2017 (New Braxton House, 2019) ***** (Part II)
Part II of III - 2nd Species By Lee Rice Epstein Composition No. 239 (+108b, 169) (dedicated to the multi-instrumentalist/compo...
Friday, March 15, 2019
Anthony Braxton - GTM (Syntax) 2017 (New Braxton House, 2019) ***** (Part I)
Part I of III - First Species By Keith Prosk Approaching Braxton is difficult for some listeners. Not only is the volume of his ...
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Meet the Experimental Vocalists #3
By Eyal Hareuveni Three vocal artists, three distinct extended vocal techniques and improvisation strategies, and three different atmosphe...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Evan Parker & Paul G. Smyth
Calenture and Light Leaks (Weekertoft, 2019) ***** The Dogs of Nile (Weekertoft, 2019) ***** By Lee Rice Epstein First, of course...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Two from Chris Corsano - Featuring Mette Rasmussen, Okkyung Lee, and Ches Smith
By Nick Metzger Percussionist extraordinaire Chris Corsano had another busy year as usual, playing traps on multiple releases in 2018, one...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Andrew Barker & John Dikeman – All Things Are Possible (Phantom Ear Music, 2018) ****
By Fotis Nikolakopoulos I was reading an interview with the great late Bill Dixon just recently, the one that was included in the liner no...
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