The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Marker – New Industries (Audiographic Records, 2019) *****

Trevor Watts & RGG –RAFA (Fundacja Sluchaj, 2018) ***½

Michael Pisaro – Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation (Dumpf Edition, 2018) ****½

Duck Baker – Spinning Song (Triple Point, 2019) ****½

Polyorchard – Black Mountain and Polyorchard Sommian

No Idea Festival, Austin 2019

Hard Rubber Orchestra – Kenny Wheeler: Suite for Hard Rubber Orchestra featuring Norma Winstone (JTR, 2018) ***½

A New Wave of Jazz Festival Takes Place October in Belgium

Source: De Singer.

October 18, 2019

Jürg Frey & Elisabeth Frey-Bächli
Benedict Taylor & Anton Mobin
Dante Boon

October 19, 2019

Daniel Thompson & Colin Webster
Asmus Tietchens
Antoine Beuger
Martina Verhoeven & Kris Vanderstraeten

A NEW WAVE OF JAZZ acts as a library in both design and choice of music and succeeds in bridging the gap between free improvisation, coming from the free jazz scope, and the minimal contemporary acoustic music. Not only do they both value the freedom, the respect and the creative capacity of every musician to the larger whole, but they are also genres that can develop constantly, especially in a live environment, and that new cross-pollinations are created. This live ‘research’ is a very important element in the structure of the label. The two-day festival is an anthology of what already exists and is expected on the label as well as a symposium for the performers and composers to get to know each other and for the adventurous listener to delve into the varied offer of each evening.

Just Outside Reviews

Source: Just Outside.

Jakob Heinemann – Latticework (Scripts)

(Various) – Free Percussion (tsss tapes)

Eli Wallace – Barriers (Eschatology)

Bent Duo/Casey Anderson – ghostses (a wave press)

Gonçalo Almeida/Yedo Gibson/Vasco Furtado – Multiverse (Multikulti Project)

Axel Dörner/Augustí Fernández/Ramon Prats – Venusik (Multikulti)

The Robadors Quartet – 19:30 (Multikulti Project)

New World Records Releases

Source: New World Records.

Peter Thoegersen: Three Pieces in Polytempic Polymicrotonality

Peter Thoegersen, synthesizer

The author of these notes has spent his life explaining radical music, and the music on this disc may be the most radical I’ve ever written about. Peter Thoegersen (b. 1967) is not yet a name known to the music world; not for any lack of connection to other famous musicians, but because he came to composition late, and because his artistic aims are so broad and complex that they have taken years to evolve. His aesthetic is well defined, and he is upfront about having a name for it: “Polytempic Polymicrotonal Music.” That means he has musical layers simultaneously moving in different tempos, plus, even more radically, that he has different microtonal scales playing at the same time. Few composers have aimed at such fervent and heterogeneous multidimensionality. And yet, while Thoegersen’s music can seem overwhelming at first, running through it is a level of charm and simplicity that belies the initial impression.

Catherine Lamb: Atmospheres Transparent/ Opaque

Ensemble Dedalus:
Didier Aschour, electric guitar, music director; Amélie Berson, wood and metal flutes; Cyprien Busolini, viola; Yannick Guédon, voice, treble viola da gamba; Thierry Madiot, trombone; Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, saxophone, synthesizer; Christian Pruvost, trumpet; Silvia Tarozzi, violin; Deborah Walker, cello, voice

This recording is an excellent introduction to the distinctive sound world of Catherine Lamb (b. 1982), who studied with James Tenney and Michael Pisaro, in that it documents a recent large-scale piece that epitomizes her compositional aesthetic, Prisma Interius IX (2018), and was recorded under the composer’s supervision.