The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Monday, January 25, 2021
Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartett - Free Postmodernism, BBQ with Fred Frith - USA 1982 (SÅJ, 2020) *****
By Nick Metzger I just about fell out of my chair when I saw this recording pop up in my Bandcamp feed this Fall, what an un...
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Aki Takase - Aki Takase Plays Fats Waller at Babylon Berlin 2009 (Jazzwerkstatt, 2020) ***(*)
By Stephen Griffith It seems like fate dictated that this digital only release be made. While her husband, Alexander von ...
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Two From Sarah Hennies
By Keith Prosk Composer and percussionist Sarah Hennies builds steam with each passing year. I cover three commissioned work...
Friday, January 22, 2021
Catalytic Sound Stream: Q&A with Ken Vandermark and Sam Clapp
https://stream.catalyticsound.com/ By Paul Acquaro During our conversation this summer, player, composer, organizer, and Catalytic Sound co...
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Piano sax duo
By Stef Gijssels The sheer volume of music released last year forces us to write combined reviews, now on the topic of sax and piano duos. ...
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The Underflow - Instant Opaque Evening (Blue Chopsticks, 2021) ****½
By Eyal Haeruveni The sophomore album of the über-trio The Underflow - Swedish sax titan Mats Gusataffson and American guitarist ...
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
John Russell (1954 - 2021)
John Russell (photo by Peter Gannushkin ) By Martin Schray It was German saxophonist Stefan Keun...
Monday, January 18, 2021
Keith Tippett - The Monk Watches the Eagle (Discus Music, 2020) ****
By Gary Chapin The choral cantata tradition is one of my favorite things, especially baroque cantatas. There was a time when I serio...
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Sergio Merce - en lugar de pensar (Edition Wandelweiser, 2020) ****
By Keith Prosk In circles, cycles, and sines, microtonal saxophonist Sergio Merce examines the intuitive unconscious in musicmakin...
Saturday, January 16, 2021
By Stef Gijssels Sometimes I wonder how far we can go in reviewing avant-garde music. When does it transgress the "jazz" position...
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