Live at Blå
""There are all the violent shrieks and wails one expects from Gustafsson, the polyrhythmic, Paul Lovens-ian drumming of Paal Nilssen-Love and Flaten's updated Mingus style. But there also are enough quiet, almost introspective moments that highlight each musician's technical facility and make the louder portions even more forceful." -Andrey Henkin, All About Jazz"
Live at the Glenn Miller Cafe
AALY Trio + Ken Vandermark
"Gustafsson and Vandermark perform wide open during most of the album, honking, screaming, rasping and playing as rapidly as possible. "
Live at the Ironworks Vancouver
Ig Henneman Sextet
"(...) In this way Henneman developed a complete own language that shines with purity and authenticity (...) the six members own strong personalities that they like to show with guts, patience and measured discretion. -Tim Sprangers, Jazzinternationalrotterdam.nl"
Live at Vassar 1970
Joe McPhee Quintet / Ernie Bostic Quartet
"Poughkeepsie, NY, multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee organized a great double-bill at Vassar College in 1970, featuring himself and his local underground jazz peers. One discs in the 2-CD package of previously unreleased music consists of a complete set of music by McPhee's quintet - wild and deeply soulful free jazz quite close in spirit to McPhee's legendary debut, NATION TIME, with clear connections to Pharoah Sanders; on the second disc, a simmering Hammond B-3 set introduces the Ernie Bostic Quartet and serves as an on-the-ground, in-the-crib soul-jazz foil to McPhee's political and astral explorations. "
Live in Chicago
Heart of the Ghost
"Proceeds raised from sales of this recording will go in perpetuity to Black Lives Matter DC, an organization recommended by Luke (www.blacklivesmatterdmv.org). "
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. -Eyal Hareuveni, Free Jazz Blog"
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, 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"