Windows: The Music of Steve Lacy
"Windows is an important step in Gustafsson's career, evidencing a mature combination of technical prowess, conceptual rigor, and sublimated passion. Highly recommended."
Wired For Sound
""Vandermark’s music is a moving target. Wired For Sound was recorded in September 2017, and since then the group has toured the Southern USA. If their final Chicago date, which occurred a couple weeks after that tour, is any indication, they’ve grown more fearless and forceful. Here’s hoping that this band stays together for a spell; it’d be great to hear what comes next." -Bill Meyer, Dusted Magazine, March 19, 2018 "5 stars" -Gustav Lindqvist, The Free Jazz Collective, February 21, 2018 "
"The album, recorded live in Graz, Austria in 2013, features Rempis on alto and tenor sax, Harnik on piano, and Zerang on percussion, yet even this simple listing misrepresents the range of each performer’s contribution. -Lee Rice Epstein, Free Jazz Blog"
Worse For The Wear
"After Effects must have keyframes selected from one layer in order to export them as text. -Victor Aaron, Something Else!"
Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Friends
"The sound is full, warm, accessible and guaranteed to suck you in and keep you captivated till the last note has died out. -Stef, Free Jazz Blog"
Joe McPhee & Michael Bisio
"The two make some of the best music around, and do it with elegant simplicity. Entirely original in concept, this is a perfect setting for the bassist and sometimes saxophonist (McPhee is elsewhere just as effective on brass), and features them at their best. The range of moods is astonishing, from soft, slow, and lazy to completely invigorating. -Steve Loewy, All Music"
Terrie Ex & Han Bennink
"Zeng! is the second duo-CD of drummer Han Bennink and guitar-player Terrie Ex. It contains nine improvisations, recorded at the Jottem Studio in Wormerveer, Holland. The pieces are wild and sweet, manic and relaxed, sonic and swinging, obnoxious and together. A story between two friends who don't make it too easy for each other! -Terp Records"
"On this new record – their first in three years – we hear Rempis adding more space, breath, and humor to his firebreathing as he matures into his mid-career status. Nilssen-Love increasingly incorporates influences from his ongoing work in Ethiopia and Brazil, often trading his remarkable ability to generate rhythmic drive for newfound subtleties. And check out the sheer breadth of Lonberg-Holm’s musical experience on display here; someone whose discography spans every genre imaginable over the last four decades, and whose jaw-dropping abilities as a musical chameleon gives him a truly singular voice in the improvised music world."
"Wooley’s purpose seems to be, more than the development of a composition, the ignition of a series of sound activities overlapping one on the other and interacting in a dramatic coexistence. Tones, hisses, sound shreds, scrapes, growls and groans are transformed into circuitous trumpet lines getting lost and winding up in unexpected peaks. -Paolo Casertano, Free Jazz Blog"