Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 16/2017

English: Saxophonist Mark Whitecage at concert...

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Mike Bisio
Row for William O: Mike Bisio, B/ Kirk Knuffke, Cornet

Accortet: M Bisio, B/ Kir Knuffke, Cornet/ Art Bailey, Acc/ Michael Wimberly, Dr

Sides: Erika Dagnino, Poetry, Vo/ Ken Filiano, B/ Satoshi Takeishi, Perc

Lou Grassi
Live in Madrid: Lou Grassi, Dr/ Marilyn Kerner, P/ Ken Filiano, B

Nu Band Live in Geneva: Lou Grassi, Fr/ Joe Fonda, B/ Thomas Heberer, Tp/ Mark Whitecage, as

Blaise Siwula
Lisbon String Trio with Blaise Siwula: B Siwula, Cl/ Ernesto Rodriguez, Vla/ Miguel Mira, Cello/ Alvaro Rosso, B

Leo Records
Bright Yellow with Bass: Heath Watts, Ss/ Blue Armstrong, B

Live in Moscow: Clarinet Trio with Alexey Kruglove

Tani Tabbal
Triptych: Tani Tabbal, Dr/ Adam Siegel, as/ Mike Bisio, B

Mixed Motion: Tani Tabbal, Dr/ Adam Siegel, as/ Lew Scott, B/ Ben Newsome, Ts

Larry Roland
as Time Flows on: Larry Roland on Solo Bass and Poetry

Duets: Greg Mills on Piano Plays Duets with Various Musicians

Fill up your Lungs and Bellow: Mike Parr Burman, G/ Jamie Stackbrdge, as/ Adam Stapleford, Dr

The John Coltrane Record That Made Modern Music 

Interstellar Space

Source: GQ.

Today, exactly 50 years will have passed since the death of John Coltrane, one of the most groundbreaking and technically gifted jazz musicians ever. Over the course of his four decades on earth, Coltrane lived and breathed to create jazz saturated with dissonance and arrhythmia and tenacity—raw jazz, powerful jazz, jazz hundreds of stories tall.

To commemorate the half century that has passed since Coltrane’s death, many will revisit his most famous songs (“My Favorite Things,” “In a Sentimental Mood”) and records (Giant Steps, A Love Supreme, Blue Train). However, too few will reflect upon Coltrane’s most tenacious and inaccessible album, Interstellar Space, which was released posthumously and is, in many ways, Coltrane’s most influential record, its echoes still heard today in everything from electronic music to some of the world’s biggest hip-hop acts.

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri.

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Elliot Cardinaux – American Thicket (Loyal Label, 2016) ****
Miriodor – Signal 9 (Cuneiform, 2017) ****
Toshimaru Nakamura and Martin Taxt – Listening to the footsteps of living ones who are still on the ground (Ftarri, 2017) ****½
Cilantro: Angélica Castelló & Billy Roisz – Borderland (Mikroton, 2017) ****½
Ease: Klaus Filip / Noid – No No No, No (Mikroton, 2017) ****
Kurt Liedwart / Andrey Popovskiy / Martin Taxt – Hjem (Mikroton, 2017) ***½
Burkhard Beins / Lucio Capece / Martin Küchen / Paul Vogel – Fracture Mechanics (Mikroton, 2017) ***½
Spunk – Still eating ginger bread for breakfast (Rune Grammofon, 2016 ) ****
Blindflug – Without Doubt (Self Produced, 2017) ****
Tony Malaby, Mat Maneri & Daniel Levin – New Artifacts (Clean Feed, 2017) ****½

Bill Laswell Profiled

Source: Premier Guitar.

There are rules, and then there are exceptions to those rules. In the musical universe, Bill Laswell has cultivated an extraordinary body of work that pretty much breaks the mold.

Whether producing seminal albums like Public Image Ltd’s Album and Mötorhead’s Orgasmatron (both from 1986) or playing bass in bands like the intensely abrasive trio Painkiller, he’s spent most of his career defying convention. For his recent release on his M.O.D. Technologies imprint, The Drawing Center, he teams up with trumpeter Dave Douglas and drummer Hideo Yamaki and delves deeply into a boundless sonic experiment titled “The Science of Imaginary Solutions.” The 45-minute, single-track instrumental was recorded live at New York City venue the Drawing Center in August 2016 and affirms Laswell’s relentless pursuit of momentary creative expression. Not only is The Drawing Center a live record, it’s an improvisatory one. Laswell and his mates didn’t know what they were going to play when they showed up at the gig. They simply dove into the moment, trusted their instincts, and delivered an absolutely blistering set of music that defies categorization.