December 2, 2020

But one constant of the relationship has been mutual influence. From the beginning, the relationship between jazz and Western art music–“classical” music–has been complex. At least since Darius Milhaud composed “La crêation du monde” following a 1922 visit to Harlem, classical composers have drawn melodic ideas from jazz, have adapted jazz timbres, dynamics, and its […]

December 2, 2020

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews December 2, 2020December 1, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The Free Jazz Collective. Køs – An Uncaught Bird (Forlaget Kornmod, 2020) **** Rich Halley, Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio, Newman Taylor Baker – The Shape of Things (Pine Eagle, 2020) ****½ Susan Alcorn Quintet – Pedernal (Relative Pitch, 2020) ***** Bill Orcutt – […]

December 2, 2020

You can see the score on my website now. Here’s a photo of us playing together in his band in Hoboken last year. Jason Kao Hwang Update December 2, 2020December 1, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Jason Kao Hwang I’m in the midst of recording tracks for Andrew Drury’s Tentet. It was great to play “live” with […]

December 2, 2020

THE COSMOS Hardcell CRAIG TABORN PIANO TOM RAINEY DRUMS TIM BERNE ALTO RECORDED LIVE IN 2007 and 3/4 xFORM Prezens David Torn guitar/loops Tim Berne alto Tom Rainey drums Craig Taborn keyboards/electronics Recorded live in 2007 and 5/8ths New Archival Releases this Week from Screwgun Records December 2, 2020December 1, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Screwgun Records.

December 2, 2020

HOWARD STELZER / PETER WRIGHT – Utsuro-Bune MARCO SCARASSATTI – Mojubá Exu FABIO PERLETTA + LUIGI TURRA – Ma 間 RESTROY – Sketches Touching Extremes Reviews December 2, 2020December 1, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Touching Extremes.

December 1, 2020

TNB (The New Blockaders) + K2 – Kyomu-No-Ne HAARE – Karesansui M.B. (Maurizio Bianchi) / FRAG (Head Of David/Tunnels Of Āh) – Psychation DEDALI / MURDER CORPORATION – Bleeding Images SUTCLIFFE JUGEND – Slaves No More DEMONOLOGISTS – Dissociative Themes 4iB Records New Releases December 1, 2020November 30, 2020 ~ Mike Source: 4iB Records.

December 1, 2020

CHRIS OPPERMAN – CHAMBER MUSIC FROM HELL (Purple Cow, 2020) ANDREW SMILEY – LOOMING AS LIGHT TORN (SELF-RELEASED, 2020) TomeToTheWeatherMachine Reviews December 1, 2020November 30, 2020 ~ Mike Source: TomeToTheWeatherMachine.

December 1, 2020

MULLER – BLUE CANYON PLEQ & HAKOBUNE – ADRIFT SIMON SCOTT – APART MONOGOTO – PARTIAL DELETION OF EVERYTHING (VOL 1) MICHAEL A. Fluid Radio Reviews December 1, 2020November 30, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Fluid Radio.

December 1, 2020

Musique Machine Reviews December 1, 2020November 30, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Musique Machine. Norfolk Trotter – Reel-to-Reel Flint Loop Werewolf Jerusalem- – Black Chapel Scholl – Stadelheim Prison Mantras Sun Ra Arkestra – Swirling This Valley of Old Mountains – Self Titled Colin Webster & Andrew Lisle – New Invention Rubicon Quartet – Crosscurrents Urban […]

December 1, 2020

New Releases From Cold Spring Records December 1, 2020November 29, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Cold Spring Records. JAGATH ‘Devalaya’ ‘I REMEMBER YOU’ (ÓSKAR THÓR AXELSSON) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack COIL ‘A Guide For Beginners – The Voice Of Silver / A Guide For Finishers – A Hair Of Gold’ CONTROLLED DEATH (MASONNA) / RUDOLF EB.ER ‘Death […]

November 30, 2020

The long improvisation of Part Five, which includes delicate passages of conventional technique alongside of aggressively dense forays into extended technique, captures the spirit of the entire album in miniature. Daniel Barbiero The space in fact becomes something of a duet partner, particularly on Part Two, where its reverberations double Jessen’s furiously cascading sheets of […]

November 30, 2020

Can This Even Be Called Music Reviews November 30, 2020November 29, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Can This Even Be Called Music. Fuck the Facts, Eclecta, Cody Carpenter, Liturgy, Nova incepta, and Nerest Focusrights, Vultress, Abhasa, Beaten to Death, Botanist, and Agonanist

November 30, 2020

Cryo Chamber Overview Page Published November 30, 2020November 29, 2020 ~ Mike We have gathered our reviews of albums released on the Cryo Chamber label and re-published them on an overview page. Born in Sweden and now residing in Oregon, Heath has focused the label on a similar style, with cinematic drones as well as soundtrack-like […]

November 30, 2020

Multiple Artists Three Matchless Recordings Rempis/Parker/Flaten/Cunningham Stringers & Struts (Aerophonic Records) Kevin Sun (Un)seaworthy (Endectomorph Music) Albert Ayler Albert Ayler 1965: Spirits Rejoice & Bells Revisited (ezz-thetics) Agustí Fernández / Liudas Mockūnas Improdimensions (NoBusiness Records) Rich Halley The Shape Of Things (Pine Eagle Records) Mary Halvorson Artlessly Falling (Firehouse 12 Records) Eric Revis Slipknots Through […]

November 30, 2020

Douglas Knehans, Edward Smaldone, Double Portrait Connor Chee, Scenes From Dinetah Devin Gray & Gerald Cleaver, 27 Licks Gapplegate Music Reviews November 30, 2020November 29, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Gapplegate.

November 30, 2020

New Releases From Room40 November 30, 2020November 29, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Room40. Double Bind Geneva Skeen Transit (15th Anniversary Edition) Lawrence English Praxis Chris Abrahams & Mike Cooper Appearance Chris Abrahams Happiness Will Befall (15th Anniversary Edition) Lawrence English Thrown (15th Anniversary Edition) Chris Abrahams Wallpaper Music IV Erik Griswold

November 29, 2020

Gerald Cleaver/Stephen Gauci, Pandemic Duets Recorded Live at Scholes Street Studio Michael Bisio/Stephen Gauci, Pandemic Duets Recorded Live at Scholes Street Studio Matthew Shipp/Stephen Gauci, Pandemic Duets Recorded Live at Scholes Street Studio Daniel Carter/Stephen Gauci, Pandemic Duets Recorded Live at Scholes Street Studio New Pandemic Duets From Stephen Gauci November 29, 2020November 29, 2020 ~ […]

November 29, 2020

JazzTrail Reviews November 29, 2020November 28, 2020 ~ Mike Source: JazzTrail. ALEX MASSA – WATER MUSIC CHRIS POTTER – THERE IS A TIDE INGRID LAUBROCK – DREAMT TWICE, TWICE DREAMT

November 29, 2020

Having released her second record as a leader, The Drag, in late 2019, she continues to experiment and explore new areas of her sound. Interview with Sarah Hughes  November 29, 2020November 28, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Jazz Right Now. I recently had the opportunity to talk with saxophonist Sarah Hughes. This interview focuses on her […]

November 29, 2020

A Closer Listen Reviews November 29, 2020November 28, 2020 ~ Mike Source: A Closer Listen. SP* Episode 15: EIDOLONS – with Kassel Jaeger [podcast] Mary Lattimore ~ Silver Ladders Sarah Hennies ~ The Reinvention of Romance CORECASS ~ V O I D

November 28, 2020

The Squid’s Ear Reviews November 28, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The Squid’s Ear. Theresa Wong / Frantz Loriot – Live At Zoom In (Creative Sources) – Klaus Filip / Moe Kamura – Passagein (Wind’s Measure)

November 28, 2020

Zappa Movie Now Streaming November 28, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Zappa Trust. With unfettered access to the Zappa Vault, and the archival footage contained within, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. 50% of net proceeds for every ticket sold will benefit […]

November 28, 2020

Silke Eberhard Potsa Lotsa XL Silk Songs for Space Dogs Axel Dörner Unversicht Lina Allemano Glimmer Glimmer Article XI Live in Newcastle Aaltonen/Kullhammar/Heikenheimo/Meaas Svendsen The Father the Sons and the Junnu European Echoes: Jazz Experimentation in Germany 1950-1975 By Harald Kisedu Yannick Chayer Gebilde Barre Phillips Thirty years in between Jazzword Reviews November 28, 2020November […]

November 27, 2020

Dusted Reviews November 27, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Dusted. Haptic — Initials SRH, JCM, AS (Bandcamp) Clara Engel — Hatching Under the Stars (self-released) Philipp Wachsmann — Writing in Water (Bead/Corbett vs Dempsey) Spires That In the Sunset Rise — Psychic Oscillations (FPE)

November 27, 2020

8:00 PM Zeena Parkins returns to Roulette to celebrate the release of LACE BOX SET VOL 1 on Case Study Records MV CARBON: VANISHING INCIDENTS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2020. 8:00 PM Vanishing Incidents explores the process of disintegration, preservation, and reconstruction, through tape loops, amplification, and cello. GRAHAM HAYNES WITH LUCIE VÍTKOVÁ AND SHAKUR HAKEEM […]

November 27, 2020

Coming to Cafe OTO November 27, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Cafe OTO. SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2020, 7.45PM LIVE STREAM: YAMA WARASHI / MERMAID CHUNKY / CLOUDSHOES WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2020, 7PM LIVE STREAM: NEXT FESTIVAL: GRAHAM LAMBKIN + STILL HOUSE PLANTS SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 2020, 7PM LIVE STREAM: NEXT FESTIVAL: DANIEL BLUMBERG + MONIKA SUBRTOVA & […]