AMN Reviews: Inside/Outside – Territory and Rooms [bandcamp]

Electronics artist Don Campau and percussionist Russell Leach have released several albums as the duo Inside/Outside. For their two most recent releases they have constructed suites featuring the two of them alone (Territories), and a collaboration with seven kindred experimentalists (Rooms).

a0033418682_10For Rooms, Campau and Leach recorded individual tracks for each collaborator, who would then overdub a part. From the first track, a country & western inflected improvisation for Baltimore pedal steel player Susan Alcorn, through to the last, a haunting setting for vocalist Robin O’Brien, the finished pieces succeed in reflecting the individual voices of Campau and Leach’s collaborators, thus capturing the particular sounds of very different artists. Highlights include violinist Mike Khoury’s raga-like contribution; oboist Kyle Bruckmann’s extended techniques overlaid with analogue electronics; Bryan Day’s sparse plucked strings and objects; and Al Margolis’s collage of manipulated found sounds.

a2134722938_10The double release Territory is a kind of follow-up to Rooms. Begun when Campau and Leach were completing Rooms, the first seven tracks were recorded for No Pigeonholes EXP, Campau’s essential radio show of experimental music. A second group of tracks was then recorded as a suite in seven parts. Here one gets Inside/Outside by itself, crafting its own unique sound. And that sound is richly atmospheric, consisting in the fecund crossing of pre-modern, sometimes exotic rhythms with modern instruments and production, all in the service of reverberant, often shimmering textures.

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 03/2015

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

Scorpion Eater: Tony Malaby, Ts, Ss/ Dan Peck, Tuba/ Christopher Hoffman, Cello/ J Hollenbeck, Dr, Perc, P

the Detour Fish: Fulco Ottervanger, P/ Susana Santos Silva, Tp, FL/ Lieven Van Pée, B/ Simon Segers, Dr

Ramon Prats
Pandora: Sandrine Robiliard, Cello/ Julian Sanchez, Tp/ Martin Leiton, B/ Ramon Prats, Dr

Sindicato Ornette: Ernesto Aurignac, Sax/ Julian Sanchez, Tp/ Paco Went, B/ Ramon Prats, Dr

Pearls: Domenic Landolf, Ts, Bcl/ Rainer Bohm, P/ Jochen Ruckert, Dr/ Arne Huber, B

Circum Disc
Le Diapason: Quartet Base

the Haircut: Jeremy Ternoy, Fender Rhodes/ Ivann Cruz, G/ Peter Orins, Dr

Tachen/drache: Mark Holub, Dr/ Irene Kepl, Vln, Elec

Fiorenzo Bodrato
Futile Muziek: Fiorenzo Bodrato, B/ Luca Calabrese, Tp/ Carlo Actis Dato, Ts, Bari S, Bcl/ Chiqitico, Perc/ Dario Mazzucco

Reflective Drime: Isaiah Ceccarelli, Perc/ Bernard Falaise, G/ Joshua Zubot, Vln, Mandolin

Viret Ferlet Moreau
L’ineffable: J P Viret, B/ E Ferlet, P/ F Moreau, Dr

the People Who Left: Keith Kely, Ss, Ts, FL, Bcl/ Ari Chersky, G/ Shaun Lowecki, Dr/ Doug Stuart, B

Why Do You Ride?: Darrel Katz and the Jca Orchestra

Blue: Mostly Other People Do the Killing

All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Woven Entity
Woven Entity (Babel Label)

Dave Burrell / Steve Swell
Turning Point (NoBusiness Records)

Variable Density Sound Orchestra
Evolving Strategies (NotTwo Records)

Giovanni Di Domenico – Alexandra Grimal
Chergui (Ayler Records)

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Bird Calls (ACT Music)

William Hooker & Liudas Mockūnas
Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival (NoBusiness Records)

Gebhard Ullmann/Basement Research
Hat And Shoes (Between the Lines)

Subjective Experience In A Commercial Free Zone (pfMentum)

Andrew Drury
Content Provider (Soup And Sound Recordings)

Dave Rempis Multiple Reviews
Dave Rempis: Zen Master

Ken Vandermark Profiled and Interviewed

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Ken Vandermark 

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark is one of the most persuasive, personified arguments for why every state’s liquor laws should be amended to allow minors to attend concerts if accompanied by a parent or guardian. While still in his tweens, Ken was enjoying jazz clubs in his hometown of Boston at the side of his father Stu, who wrote for jazz/improv bible Cadence Magazine. “I was out three nights a week at hundreds of shows like Art Blakey and Johnny Griffin. That’s where I fell in love with jazz, figuring out that they were playing the same pieces different ways every night. I was captivated by that.” His epiphany arrived when his dad gave him free-jazz saxophonist Joe McPhee’s “Tenor” album at the age of 17 from a stack of Cadence promos.