Bagatellen Reviews

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Torben Snekkestad – Conic Folded

Inspired by Jimmy Giuffre’s trio with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow, Norwegian Torben Snekkestad – here featured on saxophones and clarinet – releases his first solo CD after having honed his skills in various positions, either relative to jazz or chamber music: he can play with the London Improvisers Orchestra and The Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen […]

Jim McAuley – The Ultimate Frog

Releases like The Ultimate Frog don’t come around very often, if at all. This double-disc set from Los Angeles guitarist Jim McAuley is a true transcendence of musical genres; though mostly improvised it does speak to the idea of a gestational improvised music, or of improvisation as the “first” music (the “dik” […]

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