The Free Jazz Collective
Reviews of Free Jazz and Improvised Music
Friday, February 28, 2020
Grünen - Disenjambement (Trokaan Records, 2020) ****½
By Martin Schray Grünen first performed in April 2009 when Robert Landfermann (bass) invited Achim Kaufmann (piano) and Christian Lill...
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Brian Groder Trio - Luminous Arcs (Latham, 2019) ****½
By Stef This is the third album by the trio of Brian Groder on trumpet & flugelhorn, Michael Bisio on double-bass, and Jay Rosen on ...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
By Nick Ostrum Founded in 2001, Infrequency Editions is dedicated to cinematic electro-acoustic soundworlds. It documents the work of ...
Monday, February 24, 2020
Latest New York-Toronto Collaborations
Rob Clutton and Tony Malaby – Offering (Snailbongbong Records, 2019) ***½ By Nick Ostrum Between numerous releases on Clean Feed...
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Two Solos from Brandon Lopez
By Keith Prosk 2019 was quite a year for solo contrabass, and here’s two more from Brandon Lop...
Saturday, February 22, 2020
1201 Alarm - Hello World (s/r, 2020) ****½
By Sammy Stein What happens when a musician with a scientific bent and the understanding of how new technology can be applied to creativ...
Friday, February 21, 2020
Josh Sinton - Stone Cold Classics of 21st-Century Sax Repertory
Here is an interesting, evolving project from Brooklyn based woodwind player Josh Sinton . After a recent break from music, Sinton has retur...
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Fred Van Hove - Fred Van Hove at 80 (Dropa Disc 2019) ****½
By Hinrich Julius In 2017 the 80 th birthday of Fred Van Hove, one of the founders of European Free Jazz was celebrated in Belgium....
Fred Van Hove - Fred Van Hove at 80 (Dropa Disc, 2019) ****½
By Nick Metzger Fred Van Hove at 80 is comprised of an 80 page book along with three CDs of new music by the Belgian pianist (one of...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The Deconstructed Guitars of Burkhard Stangl
By Eyal Hareuveni Viennese guitarist-composer Burkhard Stangl has played in a variety of musical contexts, from modern, chamber jazz ...
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