The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Dave Rempis with Reid/Abrams/Daisy/Damon – The COVID Tapes (Aerophonic, 2021) *****
By Tom Burris 2020 was a bad experience for everyone. And if you were a musician you pretty much lost your gig. Recordings don'...
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
The Rempis Percussion Quartet – Sud Des Alpes (Aerophonic, 2021) *****
By Tom Burris On their way to a gig in Geneva, the Rempis Percussion Quartet encountered issues with the train they were riding. S...
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
More electro-acoustic alchemy from Tim Olive
By Nick Ostrum Pickups and analog alchemist Tim Olive could easily fall into doldrums of repetition, or variations so subtle only ...
Monday, July 26, 2021
By Stef Gijssels We love solo bass albums, and it seems that they keep coming in great numbers. The overview below is indeed nothing more t...
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue – Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses (Pi Recordings, 2021) ****½
By Anthony Simon The way that I relate to Jen Shyu’s work has evolved. When I first listened some years ago, it ...
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Samo Salamon and Hasse Poulsen’s String Dancers (Samo Records, 2021) ****
By Matthew Banash Samo Salamon and Danish guitar master Hasse Poulsen deliver new sounds at the nexus of jazz...
Friday, July 23, 2021
Recent Releases from Pianist Philip Zoubek
By Eyal Hareuveni Cologne-based, Austrian pianist Philip Zoubek integrates many fascinating sonic universes. You can find in his c...
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Two from William Parker: Painter's Winter & Mayan Space Station
William Parker/Daniel Carter/Hamid Drake - Painter’s Winter (AUM Fidelity, 2021) ***** By Kenneth Blanchard So...
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Ben Goldberg – Everything Happens to Be. (BAG Production Records, 2021)****
By Troy Dostert Despite the odds, a surprising number of musicians have been able to remain relatively prolific durin...
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog—Hope (Northern Spy, 2021) *****
By Gary Chapin For a guy who has a book coming out in August titled Unstrung: Stories and Rants of a Noise Guitarist, there’s not a ...
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