Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Friends
"The sound is full, warm, accessible and guaranteed to suck you in and keep you captivated till the last note has died out. -Stef, Free Jazz Blog"
Evan Parker / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton
""What is important is: a sapphire symbolises and invokes quietude, peace, purity. States that Evan Parker, Barry Guy and Paul Lytton reached during the set presented here. By means of music, rough and wild, which condenses organically into something of angular beauty. A union which ultimately makes for the «purity» of this set. A magical, mysterious set for posterity." — Frank von Niederhäusern"
"On this new record – their first in three years – we hear Rempis adding more space, breath, and humor to his firebreathing as he matures into his mid-career status. Nilssen-Love increasingly incorporates influences from his ongoing work in Ethiopia and Brazil, often trading his remarkable ability to generate rhythmic drive for newfound subtleties. And check out the sheer breadth of Lonberg-Holm’s musical experience on display here; someone whose discography spans every genre imaginable over the last four decades, and whose jaw-dropping abilities as a musical chameleon gives him a truly singular voice in the improvised music world."