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"
"On this, his debut solo CD, Andy Moor explores a wide spectrum of his unusual guitar style, resulting in an exciting, varied and challenging collection, ranging from melodic solo guitar pieces to atmospheric soundscapes and wild outbursts of radical sound. -Unsounds"
"This is Ballister. Handle with care. Named after the origins of the crossbow, Paal Nilssen-Love (Drums), Fred Lonberg-Holm (Cello, Electronics), and Dave Rempis (Saxophones), collectively pull back the arrow with all their might and pull the trigger with no regard for innocent bystanders. -Phillip Coombs, Free Jazz Blog"
"The four musicians of Lean Left are not just good at playing together, they know how to make the whole performance come together as a whole, without any compositions or preconceived movements every section is followed by something that takes the music in a new direction. Like a well made film noir you know what kind of trip you’re in for, but you’ll be surprised where it takes you. "
Mette Rasmussen / Tashi Dorji
Mette Rasmussen & Tashi Dorji
""The density of the improvisations isn’t of the overlapping non-communicative variety, but is rather sympathetic and well timed. When one provides hard lines, the other provides color. Their excellent rapport makes for a very compelling listen; let’s hope we hear a great deal more from this duo in the near future." -Nick Metzger, Free Jazz Blog"
"100% of the funds collected from the purchase of Mezzaluna [CAA-026] will go to Community Voices Heard (www.cvhaction.org), an organization suggested by Chris. CVH "is a member-led, multi-racial organization principally comprised of women of color and low-income families in New York State. CVH tackles tough issues and builds power to secure racial, social and economic justice for all New Yorkers. Through grassroots organizing, leadership development, policy changes, and creating new models of direct democracy CVH is creating a truly equitable New York State.""
Tashi Dorji & John Dietrich
""These cats set up and go. Both disorienting and elevating, this set of improv guitar is likely to rattle your mind." - J.M. Hart"