Live In Copenhagen
Peter Brötzmann, Steve Swell, Paal Nilssen-Love
"The trio goes nuclear on the opening piece, the 30-minute “Copenhagen Maneuvers”. Brötzmann, in top fiery form, outlines the urgent, angry theme, sets the trio dynamics on a volcanic course that gains more volume and more momentum... The other, shorter pieces highlight further the rich and profound vocabulary of this trio. “Actionable Rhetoric” surprises with its reserved lyricism... “Expressionable Ephemera” resumes the trio's explosive, muscular mode, balanced as a tight, organic unit... The last, shortest “Last Night Was, For Sure” is the most poetic one, introduced by Swell otherworldly breaths, followed by Brötzmann moving melodic theme, immediately echoed by Swell and resonated by Nilssen-Love cymbals work, slowly building its tension, but releasing it in subtle, compassionate manner (Eyal Hareuveni, The Free Jazz Collective) "
Live In Japan Vol. 1
Diskaholics Anonymous Trio
". At some moment of spontaneous union, everything coalesces to the extent that it's difficult to determine who exactly is playing what, with Gustafsson's attenuated tones fusing exquisitely and inseparably with Moore's sculpted feedback and O'Rourke's analog thrum."
Live In Ljubljana
Trumpets And Drums
"Given the unorthodox instrumentation, there's a little more than meets the eyes and ears on this quartet effort recorded at a jazz festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia. -Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz"
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) "
Live On Tour 2010
"It is fascinating how Trio X treats this material. The musicians are masters of thematic improvisation, you can find the character of the motif in each phrase of the improvisation, very often either the rhythmic or the melodic shape remains – even if it is compressed or extended. The central motif is constantly altered and while listening to it from different perspectives, its meaning is permanently changed and renewed."
Tim Daisy and Alex Inglizian
"Eight electro-acoustic improvisations recorded by two creative minds in one afternoon."
Loop Language (Relay Digital 012)
Kyle Bruckmann & Tim Daisy
"Bay area oboist and composer Kyle Bruckmann and Chicago based percussionist Tim Daisy continue their two decades long musical partnership with a set of electro - acoustic duo compositions and improvisations inspired by the visual art of Annabeth Rosen. "
Kokono n 1
"The lyrics are a bitter comment on the social situation in the Congo. This CD is a tribute to Konono No.1, to that first ever gig in Holland. It's a rough recording, recorded in stereo directly from the mixing-desk. But the music speaks for itself. PLAY LOUD! -Terp Records"
"The lyrics are a bitter comment on the social situation in the Congo. This CD is a tribute to Konono No.1, to that first ever gig in Holland. It's a rough recording, recorded in stereo directly from the mixing-desk. But the music speaks for itself. PLAY LOUD! -Terp Recorrds"
"Lunch Music by composer Yannis Kyriakides is a set of pieces for voices, percussion and live electronics, inspired by the 1959 book Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs. On this recording the virtuosity of percussionists Slagwerk Den Haag (recently heard on the recording of Michael Gordon’s Timber) and contemporary vocal specialists of Silbersee are embedded in a rich sonic environment of electronics, modulated voices, grinding pulses and hallucinatory noises. -Unsounds"
Joe Morris & Do Yeon Kim
"Do Yeon Kim is a masterful performer on the gayageum or kayagum, a kind of zither or harp from Korea. Joe Morris is the better-known performer here, playing guitar on this album. Their duo is an impressive and captivating example of incredible skill and a diversity of approaches from both players, including pointillistic improv, rich rivers of chords, languid moments of beauty, and moments where it's difficult to discern who's playing what. It may take several listens to embrace the "space" they occupy in performance, but the mix of exotic interplay and the fascinating challenge of hearing a unique combination of instruments that yields unexpected results draws in the listener. Morris and Kim are clearly captivated by their own playing, and their focus and flow in their dialogs keeps this album interesting from start to finish."
Mad Dogs On The Loose
Barry Guy New Orchestra: Small Formations
"Recorded during the 7th Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival. Alchemia, Kraków, Poland (November 21-22 2012) Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] - Trevor Watts / Baritone Saxophone [Baritone Sax], Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax], Reeds [Fluteophone] - Mats Gustafsson / Bass - Barry Guy / Percussion - Paul Lytton, Raymond Strid / Piano - Agustí Fernández / Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax], Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax] - Evan Parker / Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax], Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax], Clarinet [Clarinets] - Hans Koch / Trombone - Johannes Bauer / Trumpet - Herb Robertson / Tuba - Per-Åke Holmlander / Violin [Baroque Violin] - Maya Homburger."
Maja af Svea
Maja af Svea
""Bulgarian born Maja Spasova came to Sweden 1984. She makes performances, videoinstallations and many other spatial works. In all fields a unique forerunner. She works internationality, at the moment living in Berlin. She is in many ways a pioneer. Like KlinKlangplan that was installed in a subwaystation in Stockholm 1991.When people arrived waiting for the train suddendly they heard voices and bells from the loudspeakers normally used for other business, like delayed trains. In most of her works sound plays an important role. Thus we asked her to remix some of her works from an aspect of sound to fit into a CD. A few of her own remixes were then given to different musicians, who in their turn made new remixes.""