Anthony Braxton in Stockholm Reviewed

Source: Kulturbilagan. Rough translation via Google.

When the composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton visited Sweden this weekend for the first time in 15 years, it was to perform their music in Eric Ericson church next to the Modern Museum in Stockholm. A fitting place for a musician who over the years has become more anxious to present his music as a composer than as a soloist even though 50 years ago he released the first solo record for saxophone ever, For alto.

A Brief History of Jazz in Boston, Past and Present 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

The jazz scene in Boston—which includes free jazz, the avant-garde, and various hybrid styles—has experienced something of a resurgence in recent years, but its roots date back to the mid ‘50s.

“Cecil Taylor was a student at the New England Conservatory and Makanda Ken McIntyre, another guy on the scene, was studying at the Boston Conservatory,” Mark Harvey, a local jazz historian and senior lecturer at MIT, says. Harvey is the author of an 80-page companion booklet to the compilation The Boston Creative Jazz Scene, which collects crucial entries into the city’s ‘70s-era alternative jazz movement. “The two of them were really the forerunners of everything that came after. Taylor’s first recordings were made here in Boston with a Harvard graduate named Tom Wilson.” Wilson released Taylor’s debut, Jazz Advance, on his Boston-based label, Transition Records, in 1957 (he would later produce Bob Dylan’s first records, as well as LPs for Simon & Garfunkel, The Mothers of Invention, The Animals, and many more).

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

TOM RAINEY TRIO – “COMBOBULATED” (Intakt, 2019)

Gerry Hemingway, Tim Crofts, Norm Adams, Lukas Pearse – “Literal Lateral” (suddenlyLISTEN, 2019)

Zyft – “Midnight tea suite” (Creative Sources, 2019)

John Butcher / Joe McPhee – “At The Hill Of James Magee” (trost records, 2019)

Peixe Frito – “Jazz From Here” (Last Pork Records, 2018)

La Brique – “Dolphy’s Dolphins Doll Dream” (Sono Sordo, 2019)

Benjamín Vergara / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Aaron Zarzutzki – “Five Arias For Nalca” (Inexhaustible Editions, 2018)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1170

Source: Vital Weekly.

DIE PERSPEKTIVE – ALL IN FORM (CD, private) *
MAZUREK/SIENKIEWICZ – DROGI (CD by Bolt Records) *
ALFREDO COSTA MONTEIRO – NOT KNOWING (CD by Moving Furniture Records) *
ROSE & SANDY – HORIZONTAL ALLIANCES, VERTICAL CONFLICTS (CD by Moving Furniture Records) *
FABIEN ROBBE & JEROME GLOAGUEN – ANIMA ANIMUS (CD by Mazeto Square)
MARTIN TETREAULT – PLUS DE SNIPETTES!! (CD by Ambiances Magnétiques) *
AGNES HVIZDALEK & HARALD FETVIET – HVIZDALEK, FETVIET (CD by Sanntidsmusikk)
SAMARA LUBELSKI & BILL NACE – SAME (CD by Relative Pitch Records)
HAARMANNHOMMELSHEIM – DIE UMRANDUNG DES NICHTS (CD by Klangmöbel) *
JON HEILBRON – PIECES FOR CHORD ORGANS (CD by Intonema)
ZIBUOKLE MARTINAITYTE – IN SEARCH OF LOST BEAUTY (CD by Starkland) *
ANDRZEJ DOBROWOSLKI – MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA (CD by Bolt) *
NIDAROSDOMENS JENTEKOR, TRONDHEIMSOLISTENE & ANITA BREVIK – LUX (CD by 2L)
ABBILDUNG – AT THE GATES OF OULIN (CD by Winter-Light) *
BELP – CROCODILE (LP by Jahmoni/SVS Records)
KUHZUNFT – SLOTMACHINE (10″ by Gruenrekorder)
KENJI KIHARA – DAWN (CDR by Eilean Records) *
IAN NYQUIST – CUAN (CDR by Eilean Records) *
AMP – ENTANGLED TIME (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
TIM LINGHAUS – ABOUT B. (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
PROTOVULCAN – PSYCHIC PINBALL (cassette by Toy Moon)
MAKAROV/BELORUKOV & KOSTYRKO (split cassette by Urbsounds)
LE MEPRIS/LE MEPRIS – ECHONOMY SPLIT SERIES #2 (cassette by Otomatik Muziek) *
LATHER – BEYOND FADED/MORNING TINNITUS (cassette by Bob Heavens) *
LATHER & DREKKA – LIVE: CONCENTRATION CLUB (casette by Bob Heavens)
LATHER SOMMER DUO & OPEN SEX – A TRIBUTE TO TONY CONRAD (cassette by Bob Heavens)
EDWARD SOL – STRAYED FROM THE HERD (cassette by Village Tapes)
EDWARD SOL – BEFORE BLOOD (cassette by Quasi Pop)
THE DEAD MAURIACS – SOUPIRS MAGNÉTIQUES, BONS BAISERS DES EMEUTES (cassette by Sentimental Productions)
DEL STEPHEN – INTERDEPENDENCE MAP (cassette by Vacancy Recs.) *
DIRTY CLOTHES TOUR TAPE (cassette by Dity Tour Records)
COSTIS DRYGIANAKIS – CHAINED TO THE WORLD (cassette by Falt) *
MEGLAMANCHA – SILICA (cassette by Staertenbard Records) *

The Nels Cline 4 in Oakland Previewed

Source: East Bay Express.

Though he appeared unbilled at the talent-packed concert celebrating drummer Scott Amendola’s 50th birthday last week, Nels Cline was hard to miss on the crowded Freight & Salvage stage. Looking lean and lanky as ever, he swayed next to Berkeley guitarist John Schott and LA’s Jeff Parker, picking his spots to play a power chord or bend a note like a contortionist. The cameo served as both a tantalizing scene setter for the Bay Area debut of his new band The Nels Cline 4 at the Freight on Sunday, Feb. 17, and a potent reminder of his deep and abiding East Bay ties.