New Releases From Clean Feed Records

Source: Clean Feed Records.

Carlos Bica & Azul feat. Frank Möbus and Jim Black
Azul in Ljubljana


Celano / Badenhorst / Baggiani
Lili & Marleen

Live at Sowieso

Mário Costa
Oxy Patina

LFU – Lisbon Freedom Unit
Praise of Our Folly

Chrome Hill
The Explorer

Dave Ballou and Beephonk
The Windup

Mia Dyberg Trio

The Holy Mountain
Toad of Light

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Thomas Johansson – Home Alone (Taamtz Records, 2018) ****

Extra Large Unit, More Fun, Please (PNL, 2018) ****1/2

Otomo Yoshihide / Paal Nilssen-Love – 19th of May 2016 (PNL, 2018) ****

Daunik Lazro, Joe McPhee, Joshua Abrams, Guillaume Séguron, Chad Taylor – A Pride of Lions (The Bridge Sessions, 2018) **** ½

Mats Gustafsson / Jason Adasiewicz – Timeless (Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2018) ****

Rodrigo Amado / Joe McPhee / Kent Kessler / Chris Corsano – A History of Nothing (Trost, 2018) ****

London Experimental Ensemble – Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise (Split Rock Records, 2018) *****

Henry Kaiser & Ed Pettersen – We Call All Times Soon (Split Rock Records, 2018) ****

Henry Kaiser / Ed Pettersen / Martin Küchen / Tania Chen / Jeff Coffin / Damon Smith / Jordan Muscatello / Roger Turner – Interstellar Transmissions (Split Rock Records, 2018) ***

Anthony Braxton – Solo (Victoriaville) (Victo, 2018) ****½
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CLT – Every Second Is a Blues (CLT Records, 2018) ****

Mary Halvorson Profiled

Source: JazzTimes.

Halvorson has, over the past 10 years, released a steady stream of fiercely individual albums, beginning in 2008 with Dragon’s Head, a trio record featuring the drummer Ches Smith and the bassist John Hébert, on the Firehouse 12 label. Halvorson’s rough, dry attack, with virtually no reverb, was a refreshingly appealing extension of the jazz guitar tradition, in large part because it seemed to have few antecedents aside, perhaps, from Marc Ribot, a collaborator, and maybe the late Derek Bailey. “She seemed to know not only who she was as a musician,” the critic Nate Chinen writes of Halvorson in his illuminating new book, Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century, “but also precisely where she was headed.”

Red Bull Music Presents Round Robin in Chicago 

Source: Red Bull Music.

On August 30th at Thalia Hall, Red Bull Music will welcome a diverse and accomplished group of musicians, artists, and performers to participate in a unique event of live improvisation, entitled Red Bull Music Presents: Round Robin.A wide-ranging cast of performers who either reside in Chicago, are from Chicago or have deep Chicago roots, like celebrated master saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, singer/pianist and Noname musical director Akenya, cellist Katinka Kleijn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, producer and DJ The Twilite Tone, breakbeat poet and activist Kevin Coval, and drummer/producer Makaya McCraven, will perform on stage.

The Musical Legacy of Italian Film Composer Ennio Morricone

Source: Bandcamp Daily. Reviews of albums influenced by Morricone.

Morricone’s work for Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Western films is justly famous, but it’s only the very tip of an enormous mutant iceberg of musical genius. As an Italian film composer, Morricone worked within a huge number of cinema genres including Westerns, giallo, horror, and mainstream Hollywood productions like The Mission. His hugely influential compositions mix elements of classical music, jazz, and the avant-garde. Contemporary acolytes include artists from Radiohead to John Zorn to Jay-Z.