The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Craig Scott's Lobotomy - I Am Revolting (s/r, 2021) ****
By Sammy Stein Inspired by dissatisfaction with improvised music's transience, Craig Scott has released his second album, Craig Scott...
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Petter Eldh and Christian Lillinger: Quantum Mechanics with Sudden Interruptions
Punkt.Vrt.Plastik (Kaja Draksler/ Petter Eldh/ Christian Lillinger) - Somit (Intakt, 2021) **** ½ Koma Saxo – Live (We...
Monday, April 19, 2021
Bye Bye Free Jazz Blog by Email
Dear Email Subscribers, We are very unhappy to report that Google is removing the automated email function from Blogger (which is used to ho...
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Thumbscrew - Never Is Enough (Cuneiform Records, 2021) ****½
By Anthony Simon We listen to music for many reasons: to relax, for inspiration, to connect to feelings both held deeply within...
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Ingrid Schmoliner, Adam Pultz Melbye & Emilio Gordoa - Griff (Inexhaustible Editions, 2020) ****½
By Stef Gijssels The first track of the album starts with a single repetitive bass tone, played with power and insistency. After 2.30 minut...
Friday, April 16, 2021
A Context for Mutual Aid Music
By Keith Prosk Mutual Aid Music has a history. Its first audible bud might be Battle Pieces from 2015, featuring half of ...
Nate Wooley - Mutual Aid Music (Pleasure of the Text Records, 2021) *****
By Paul Acquaro I think it is easy to get a little intimidated by a new Nate Wooley recording. There is usually a concept that tries to ans...
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Andrew Barker + Jon Irabagon Duo – Anemone (Radical Documents, 2021)****
By Fotis Nikolakopoulos Living on the margins of Europe makes it very easy to miss out a lot of the current interesting stuff happening i...
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Zeena Parkins / Mette Rasmussen / Ryan Sawyer - Glass Triangle (Relative Pitch, 2021) ****
By Eyal Hareuveni Glass Triangle offers a new free-improv trio of electrified, voicing strings, breath and bell and horn and dru...
Sunday, April 11, 2021
By Stef Gijssels Catching up with some albums that have been waiting to be reviewed. A whole bunch of solo sax albums. Here is music for eve...
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