Live in Sant' Anna Arresi
"Recorded at the Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz Festival in Sant' Anna Arresi in September of 2016, this first time meeting between four of the most active members of the improvised music community did much more than live up to its "all star" expectations. Hamid Drake, Luc Ex, Mats Gustafsson, and Ken Vandermark presented a concert of cutting edge music that shifts and turns with constant surprise, built on the incredible rhythmic foundation provided by Hamid and Luc and the burning frontline of Mats and Ken. The Summit Quartet came back to Sardinia this September for a return engagement, celebrating the release of this album with a performance that burned with all the fire indicated on this LP."
Live In Tel Aviv
Peter Brötzmann, Steve Swell, Paal Nilssen-Love
"If ever a group deserved the title of “free jazz power trio,” it would be this one. Legendary reedist Brötzmann, American trombonist Steve Swell, and the mighty Nilssen-Love have been playing together since early 2015, and have two masterful live sets under their belt, Krakow Nights and Live in Copenhagen. Both of those recordings boast a dense, muscular, yet occasionally free-wheeling sound that, in many ways, perfectly encapsulates just what these three players are all about - namely, raw power and fierce creativity. Live in Tel Aviv, which documents an October ‘16 performance by the trio, is the perfect entry-point for those who might be intimidated by the relatively long lengths of those prior albums - at only three-quarters of an hour, it is a thrilling condensation of the group’s strengths (Derek Stone, The Free Jazz Collective) "