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, Free Jazz Blog"
Live in Zurich
Joe Morris & Christian Weber
"Proceeds raised from sales of this recording will go toward the Jazz Coalition, an organization suggested by Joe that has been granting $1000 to many musicians, particularly people of color and women, during this period of limited concert possibilities (www.jazzcoalition.org/coalition). T"
Live On Tour 2008
"Even though the band has evolved over the years, it has stuck to its origins: to merge very forward-looking sounds with the sensitivity and the material of tradition, a little bit in the same concept as Albert Ayler, fusing "power and warmth", as Bob Rusch writes in the liner notes. -Stef, Free Jazz Blog"
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. -Martin Schray, Free Jazz Blog"
Deep Listening Band
"Rediscovered archival tapes from a recording on June 14 & 15, 1999 at the Deep Listening Studios in Kingston, NY.. Released in memory of David Gamper."
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."
Joe McPhee / Dominic Duval / Jay Rosen / Mikolaj Trzaska
"The musicians inspire and interact with one another in exceptionally intricate and subtle ways. The smallest details of the playing fill volumes of space with intelligent musical conversation, no matter whether one, two, three or all four are involved in the improvisation. The instrumental layering is so clear and unique that listening is an extraordinarily fulfilling challenge. There is bubbling and boiling, but absolutely no mayhem. -Lynn Horton, JazzTimes"
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.""
Joe McPhee & Jerome Bourdellon
"Manhattan Tango captures the intimacy of two friends playing in two friends' living room, materializing fire. -Rex Butters, All About Jazz"
Mark In the Water
"Wether playing open pieces or portraits what Ken Vandermark is really doing is looking in the mirror and making a self-portrait. And it comes out as a picture of an excellent musician, remarkable artist and sensible soul that is as deeply passionate about music as one can be. A mere chapter on his musical journey, a document of his self-conscious development as an artist and a musician. A picture of a mark in the water (trying to capture and fix what never stays the same). I loved the concert, I love the album"