"Live recordings from guitarist Joe Morris, performing solo at Bimhuis in Amsterdam in two Octobers from 2013 to 2014, showing remarkable technical and creative skills while captivating his audience with accessible progressions and story-telling; masterful!"
Solo Songs for Instruments
"[...] Ig Henneman has discovered a third route, a fusion of the Lied's finesse with the straightforwardness of a jam session. Her Solo Songs for bassoon, bass clarinet, violin, viola and cello trace a semi-improvised road towards song, starting from an instrument. The musician plays, and plays on, till a tipping point is reached where text presents itself as an answer to the questions uttered by the notes as they were groping, searching, dancing, growling, whining. At this point, replete with climactic musical energy, the musician starts to sing, pressed by an urgency too strong for the voice to withhold: it must speak out. It is the turning point. The words of Ingeborg Bachmann, Anneke Brassinga, Emily Dickinson, Sarah Lawson and Nanao Sakaki provide first aid, in magical ambiguity. [...]. —Bas van Putten"
Something to Hunt
"Designed by Daniel Flodin and Jesper Canell, the artist's book features documentation from Ash Fure's immersive performances, commentary by the composer, an interview with Sound American editor Nate Wooley, and contributions from Zachary Woolfe (New York Times), Steve Smith (New Yorker), and others."
Song for the Big Chief
Joe McPhee & Paal Nilssen-Love
"In the introduction to the concert McPhee made the announcement that tonight’s performance would be in honour to the memory of one the great giants of free music [Sunny Murray]. True to Murray’s spirit this didn’t meaning playing a night of cover tunes, but creating new sounds and pushing the music into the future."
Songs of Little Sleep
"Blonk's commanding vocals are highly expressive, convincing in its inventive phrasing and committed delivery of the experience of sleepless nights, including the occasional nightmares, but with an eccentric-dadaist, dark sense of humor. . . . Blonk, surprisingly enough, succeeded in creating a coherent album out of these disturbing songs. All offer enough lively vocal adventures to keep the listener alert and regrettably, awake despite the insomnia. (All About Jazz)"
"The album was recorded at Cankarjew Dom, a concert hall in Ljubljana/Slovenia in 2012. It is one of the most fabulous recent solo recordings and we highly recommend it, because being Joe McPhee is most of all being pure joy for all the listeners. -Janus And Karl, Free Jazz Blog"
Sounds In A Garden
Wolter Wierbos / Jasper Stadhouders / Tim Daisy
"An album worth repeated listens, this will be spun on my commute for days to come while keeping me dreaming of this secret garden and the sounds that it makes over the concrete i’ll be driving on. Closing statement, turn of the key, I’ve arrived. —Phillip Coombs, Free Jazz Blog"
"They play with spontaneous sonic searches, exploring their instruments' timbres, colors and shifting dynamics with commanding reserve and respectful interplay. -Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz"
LEVIN / HAKER FLATEN / CORSANO
"Three innovative improvisers, Daniel Levin on cello, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums, in a studio album of collective free playing that traverse both ferocious and introspective aspects of their dialog with tremendous technical skill and wonderful creative strategies."
Mats Gustafsson & Paal Nilssen-Love
""Splatter" is very much a percussion-driven record, with short bursts of sounds and rapid-fire interactions. The music is intense in the sense that it is not a violent blowing session, but you have the impression that most of the music is not getting out of their instruments, but stuck somewhere between mind and reality. -Free Jazz Blog"
Decoy with Joe McPhee
"McPhee allows the trio space to stretch out and they reciprocate by diligently seeking ways to set off his pocket trumpet and saxophone to best advantage. In spite of the generational differences all four are accomplished breakers of new ground. -John Sharpe, All About Jazz"
Lasse Marhaug & Paal Nilssen-Love
"Paal Nilssen-Love with Lasse Marhaug, recorded and edited by Fe-mail/Spunk Hild Sofie Tafjord to create 6 fascinating free-form compositions of sound and texture. "A really fascinating album." -Eyal Hareuveni"
"The band's debut release on Touch And Go. This is is a wonderful record for adventurous listeners. Let The Ex jump start your weary ears."
Steam In the Casa
Frode Gjerstad Trio
"There's an infectious enthusiasm in the proceedings, with the musicians constantly interacting with each other's ideas without fear of dismantling effective combinations, always in search of new paths to explore. "
Duo Baars - Henneman
"Eminent Dutch multi-reedman Ab Baars is known to skirt the fringes of modern jazz within a variety of mechanisms. Stof presents a largely minimalist portraiture of his craftsmanship, within a tight-knit duo framework with cellist Ig Henneman. Consisting of improvisations that are occasionally embedded into structured compositional elements, the artists pursue freedom of expression throughout. -GLENN ASTARITA, All About Jazz"