The Brötzmann/Swell/Nilssen-Love trio returns with its third live release on Not Two. After their performances at Alchemia in Krakow and at the Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, this record captures the trio at its usual high power at Levontin 7 in Tel Aviv.”
Joe McPhee, Dominic Duval
The Dream Book
A fascinating duo collaboration inspired by the work of Ornette Coleman and by many of those -Dewey Redman, Don Cherry, Scott LaFaro- who have played in the great saxophonist’s groups...The music is stately, sometimes grave; there is no attempt to pastiche Ornette; and there is a rigorous equality between the two voices (Richard Cook & Brian Morton, The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings)”
Joe McPhee, Damon Smith, Alvin Fielder
“TELL ME, HOW LONG HAS TRANE BEEN GONE
by Joe McPhee - From the rafters of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, The heavenly hosts, Albert Ayler's Quartet and Ornette Coleman's Quartet, Sang songs of Praise, Dear Lord.
And we remember and remember, Chasin' The Trane.
Tell me, how long has Trane been gone? [excerpt, from the liner notes]”
“Seattle has become my home away from home... When the opportunity of a solo concert arose, I learned of the passing of Bill Dixon and Fred Anderson and decided to make the focus of the performance a celebration of the lives, and music, of these two legendary heroes (Joe McPhee)”
“Unsounds is proud to present Anne La Berge’s new piece: RAW. Originally from Stillwater, Minesota and based in Amsterdam, the avant-flutist, improviser and composer has written an open-ended work for ensemble and electronics made up of fragmented gestures and shards of skeletal speech.”
Delicate Paths - Music For Shô
“The music of ‘Delicate Paths’ features acoustic shō solos and group improvisations with Evan Parker, Nilan Perera and Suba Sankaran, electroacoustic works, and highlights unusual approaches to recording the shō... The listening experience is contemplative and sensuous, immersing one in the luminous sound of this traditional instrument, approached in a contemporary way.”
A Family of Three (Band Photo)
“Alessandro Bosetti returns to Unsounds with Family of Three (Band Photo) : it is the fruit of urgency and sediment – a vibrant story bringing together sounds, images and texts that have emerged over time in Alessandro Bosetti’s imagination, in his life experience and through live concerts. Tangents, ideas and themes revolve around cautiousness, desire, Italy, ways of doing, uncertainty and longing.”
“SUBVOICE is a collection of nine recent works by composer Yannis Kyriakides for various ensembles ranging from single instrument to large orchestra, that represent an investigation into ideas of voice and language. The music is built on traces of voices and texts that seem to speak or sing in an intimate form of dialogue, either as text that is directly encoded into music, or in traces of voice that are embedded and dissolved into the musical fabric.”