The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Monday, June 1, 2020
LDP Trio & Thomas Lehn – Willisau (Jazzwerkstatt, 2019) ****½
By Nick Ostrum At the risk of unintentionally making this sound conventional, Willisau is exactly what I have come to expect from conte...
Sunday, May 31, 2020
By Martin Schray The releases from the Lithuanian NoBusiness label are often reviewed on our site. The reason is their...
Saturday, May 30, 2020
The Desolate Universe of Jeremiah Cymerman
By Stef New York clarinetist and sound artist Jeremiah Cymerman's musical universe is not one to cheer you up. It is desolate, filled ...
Friday, May 29, 2020
Haslam/Cohn/Kershaw – Ancient and Modern ( Slam Productions, 2019) ****
By Fotis Nikolakopoulos Slam is another one of those off the radar labels that even though they produce a lot of recordings...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Sumac and Keiji Haino - Even for just the briefest moment/Keep charging this “expiation”/Plug in to make it slightly better (Trost, 2019) ****1/2
By Nick Ostrum NB: I have omitted track titles, many of them are exceptionally long. Reviewing this album gave me a good e...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Two Chicago Drummers
By Stephen Griffith Two drummers, two generations. ...
Tongue Theory festival film
The Tongue Theory festival is available to stream online. Held over an early January 2020 weekend in Bristol, UK - Tongue Theory featured f...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Devin Gray - Socialytics (Rataplan Records, 2020) ****
By Paul Acquaro A few weeks ago drummer/composer Devin Gray released the thoroughly engaging Socialytics. The 24 minute release ...
Monday, May 25, 2020
Tim Berne & Nasheet Waits - The Coandă Effect (Relative Pitch Records, 2020) ****½
By Olle Lawson “The Coandă Effect is the tendency of a stream of liquid – or air – to st...
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Gordon Grdina Makes Music That Is Important for Humanity
By Eyal Hareuveni The Canadian, Vancouver-based guitarist and oud player Gordon Grdina knows that making art is a political act, especi...
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