Cyclic Defrost Reviews

From Cyclic Defrost:

Sky Needle – Creeperton 7″ (Independent Press)
Maleficia – Maleficia (Isounderscore)
Dead Voices On Air – Michael and the Angels Fought (Lens Records)
Matthew Shaw – Lanreath (Apollolaan)
Various Artists – Lost In The Humming Air: Music Inspired By Harold Budd (Oktaf)

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Ratchet Series at the Skylark

From Chicago’s Ratchet Series:

The Ratchet Series at the Skylark
2149 S. Halsted St., Chicago
Tel: (312) 948-5275
all shows 10pm
donations

ratchetseries.blogspot.com

This week’s installment of the Ratchet Series will feature a large ensemble led by Matt Lux, including:

Matthew Lux
Toby Summerfield
Jeff Greene
Dan Thatcher
Anton Hatwich
Khari Lemuel
Katinka Kleijn
Leroy Bach
Doug McCombs

— Upcoming Performances —

Monday, March 26

ANTON HATWICH’S 333

Keefe Jackson – reeds
Anton Hatwich – bass
Jason Adasiewicz – drums

All About Jazz Reviews

Wadada Leo Smith
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From All About Jazz:

Daunik Lazro / Jean Francois Pauvros / Roger Turner
Curare (No Business Records)

Andrew Cyrille / Haitian Fascination
Route de Freres (TUM Records)

Motorpsycho and Stale Storlokken
Motorpsycho and Stale Storlokken Present: The Death Defying Unicorn (Rune Grammofon)

Wadada Leo Smith‘s Mbira
Dark Lady of the Sonnets (TUM Records)

The Claudia Quintet + 1 featuring Kurt Elling and Theo Bleckmann
What Is The Beautiful? (Cuneiform Records)

Gebhard Ullmann
Gebhard Ullmann and Theo Nabicht: Clarinets plus Basses

Olavi Trio & Friends
Triologia (TUM Records)

FAB Trio
History of Jazz In Reverse (TUM Records)
Multiple Artists
The Free-bassing Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

Raoul Bjorkenheim / Bill Laswel / Morgen Agren
BLIXT (Cuneiform Records)

São Paulo Underground
Três Cabenças Loucuras (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose