Jamie Saft, of many Zorn-related projects, is interviewed.
A review of a recent Cuong Vu performance has been posted.
For good measure, here is another article showcasing the late Derek Bailey.
An article explores 12 of the more radical and innovative jazz albums with the goal of potentially using them to lure new people into jazz.
The latest reviews from One Final Note:
27 February 2006
Roscoe Mitchell Quintet
by Troy Collins
Even with four decades of involvement with creative improvised music, Roscoe Mitchell forges onward, ever evolving and still vital.
AgustÃ FernÃ¡ndez & Peter Kowald
Sea of Lead (Hopscotch)
by Derek Taylor
There are various junctures where FernÃ¡ndez steals the show with his aggressive ingenuity and resolve toward stretching the physical parameters of the piano.
Mary Lou Williams Collective
Zodiac Suite : Revisited (Mary)
by David Dupont
The Collective, actually Geri Allen’s working trio, presents Williams’ 12-movement composition with three other related pieces generously filling out the CD’s playing time.
Stephen Gauci Trio
First, Keep Quiet (CIMP)
by Jay Collins
Though previous records showcase Gauci within looser constructs, the stones previously laid down provide an accurate glimpse into the assortment presented here.
Noumena (Temporary Residence)
by Daniel Spicer
Tight and structured, intellectual and calculated, yet has enough surprises and moments of blissed-out trance to satisfy any diehard disciple of swing.
A review of this apparently one-off performance is available.
The legendary Faust will be playing Europe in April.
Krautrock legendary band Faust will be doing a short tour in Europe during April which includes the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Germany. The current lineup is formed by Hans-Joachim Irmler (keyboard), Steven Wray Lobdell (guitar), Michael Stoll (bass, flute), Lars Paukstat (percussion, vocals), Jan Fride-Wolbrandt (drums), and John Silk (sound).
-7 April: Haarlem, Netherlands, Toon Festival
-8 April: Antwerp, Belgium, Luchtbal
-14 April: Porto, Portugal, Casa da Musica
-30 April: Krems Klangraum, Donau Festival 2006