The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
C. Neto / Kaučič / Furlan - Bora: Blasts Of Chance (Klopotec, 2020) ***½
By Fotis Nikolakopoulos Zlatko Kaučič’s flexibility has lead him to a vast, eclectic and diverse discography. He seems to move freely an...
Monday, October 26, 2020
Okuden Quartet (Walerian/Shipp/Parker/Drake) - Every Dog Has His Day But It Doesn't Matter Because Fat Cat is Getting Fatter (ESP-Disk, 2020) ****½
By Nick Metzger It's been a few years now since we've seen an album led by the Polish composer and multi-instrumenta...
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Cory Smythe - Accelerate Every Voice (Pyroclastic, 2020) ****½
By Stuart Broomer Cory Smythe is one of America’s most interesting recently-emerged musicians, as creative a composer as he is an ...
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Martin Taxt - First Room (Sofa, 2020) ****
By Keith Prosk First Room is a droning ode to the Japanese tea room from Martin Taxt (microtonal tuba, sine waves) and Inga Margret...
Friday, October 23, 2020
Hermione Johnson - Tremble (Relative Pitch, 2020) ****½
By Eyal Hareuveni Hermione Johnson is a classically-trained pianist, composer, and free-improviser from Auckland, New Zealand, who...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
"You Cannot Imagine" Interview with Joëlle Léandre
Joëlle Léandre "You Cannot Imagine" By Ken Weiss Courtesy of Cadence Magazine Double bassist, improviser and composer, Joëlle ...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Two from Lao Dan
By Keith Prosk Flautist and saxophonist Lao Dan transgresses Chinese folk-tinged free jazz into the realm of noise and punk, such ...
Monday, October 19, 2020
RIP Toshinori Kondō 近藤等則 (December 15, 1948 - October 17, 2020)
Toshinori Kondo (Photos by Eyal Hareuveni) By Eyal Hareuveni The great Japanese trumpeter Toshinori Kondo passed away peacefully on th...
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