Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
Joe McPhee, Dave Rempis, Tomeka Reid, Brandon Lopez, Paal Nilssen-Love – Of Things Beyond Thule Vol. 2 (Aerophonic, 2020) *****
Gary Peacock Tribute
Jeremy Cunningham – The Weather Up There (Northern Spy, 2020) ****
Kaja Draksler Octet – Out for Stars (Clean Feed, 2020) *****
Two Lisbon Large Ensembles
Christopher Icasiano – Provinces (Origin Records, 2020) ****½
Source: Touching Extremes.
R.P.M. – Circle Line
COOPER-MOORE & STEPHEN GAUCI – Conversations Vol.1
DANE JOHNSON & ÁLVARO DOMENE – Beneath The Earth There Are Machines
Source: Can This Even Be Called Music?
The Sound that Ends Creation, R’luhh, Alpha du Centaure, Bave, Ghost Rhythms, and Camila Nebbia Sep
Hinterlandt, Tigran Hamasyan, Seven Chains, Hard Art Groop, ONJ, and Horse Torso Aug
Source: Citizen Jazz (rough translation from French):
If there is a musician who makes fun of styles, boxes and labels, it’s Cory Smythe. A celebrated virtuoso pianist, he has been heard as much in Darmstadt as in the Banff Center and seen alongside violinist Hillary Hahn and Tyshawn Sorey without having a feeling of bifurcation. Long considered a performer with an unlimited spectrum, with a penchant for contemporary music, he has for several years been a prolific and demanding composer, who owes as much to Anthony Braxton as to Iannis Xenakis and cites Alan Lomax in his records as well as Andrew Hill.