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“"Pianist/improviser Cecil Taylor’s intuitive, energetic, loosely structured flow is an important source of inspiration for this composition. Endless, nearly exhausting variations, caused by material I often employ as an improviser. Open strings are an essential colour throughout the composition. The Luna String Quartet was a great sparring partner in developing the material. The title is a sentence taken from Nicole Krauss’s novel 'The History of Love', which stuck in my memory.
'Outside the Rain has stopped' will be released at the Wig label together with other pieces performed on my 75th birthday Composers portrait." -Ig Henneman”
Tashi Dorji & Susie Ibarra
Master of Time
“Like a terma passed down to us from another era, Master of Time is a capsule uncovered from a specific moment in time, a ritual performed and then sealed in a bottle for the people of the future. This is an album which deserves to be heard, again and again, by those who would discover the secret to making some of the best improvised music out there today." -Peter Tracy, A Closer Listen”
Chris Corsano & Massimo Pupillo
“"Massimo Pupillo (of italian jazznoise monsters ZU) and Chris Corsano - drummer of Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop), Chikamorachi (with Akira Sakata & Darin Gray), and in kicking projects with Joe McPhee, Evan Parker, Okkyung Lee, Bill Orcutt, team up for an overwhelming heavy drum&bass Improv studio-session…". -Trost Records”
Giovanni Di Domenico / Peter Jacquemyn / Chris Corsano
A Little Off The Top
“'Three adept protagonists in the free improv arena assemble in a multinational gathering on A Little Bit Off The Top. Both Italian pianist Giovanni di Domenico and Belgian bassist Peter Jacquemyn are active on the Brussels scene, while American drummer Chris Corsano shares experience with the pianist of hook ups with the likes of guitarist Jim O'Rourke and veteran Japanese saxophonist Akira Sakata. The limited edition LP presents a threesome with an egalitarian outlook, manifest in the how the focus doesn't remain settled on any one participant but shifts restlessly around the group." -John Sharpe, All About Jazz”
Paul Flaherty / Chris Corsano
The Hated Music
Feeding Tube Records
“"The Hated Music is one of the best extended drum/sax forays you’ll ever hear. If we could have done it on vinyl back then, we would have, but no one was buying the stuff much right then. Jerks. That has changed a bit now. For the good. And we got the great Gary Panter to do new cover, since the old one was CD sized and weird. But everything else is the same. And it totally rips a hole in the universe. Now and forever. Amen." -Byron Coley, 2018”
“This new product of Jaap Blonk's abundant phantasy is a book of 81 colourful and playful drawings, adding new dimensions to writing. Myriads of little beings populate each page. As in the artist's 2019 book "111 Recipes" they are distant descendants of Blonk's earlier phonetic signs.
From the introduction by Canadian writer, artist and scholar Derek Beaulieu: "Each possible garden is a harvest of sound and image, of script and performance, which asks the reader to be open to a new menu."”
Stampscapes Vol. 1
“20 full-colour cards (6" x 9'") on heavy stock, packed in a clear box.
Images made with inked stamps, combined with hand-drawn elements and short asemic statements.”
Frieda Bertelsohn Martholdy: Streichquartette – Entschlummern Sollst Du, Sollst Entschlummern
“"the Baldrian Quartett is not a chamber string quartet as the cover art suggests. It matches two like-minded duos - the Swiss duo of electronics player Gaudenz Badrutt and accordion player Jonas Kocher, that has been working since 2009 and are the artistic directors of the bRUit label, together with the duo of German clarinetist Kai Fagaschinski, known from The International Nothing duo, and Viennese Christof Kurzmann who plays on the ppooll software, both released a duo album in 2006 under the moniker Kommando Raumschiff Zitrone (First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Quincunx Sound Recordings) and continued to collaborate in the Magic I.D. quartet." -Eyal Hareuveni, Free Jazz Blog”