Jazzword Reviews

Source: Jazzword.

Tom Jackson & Vid Drašler
At the Cultural Home

Rüdiger Carl, Joel Grip, Sven-Åke Johansson
In Early November

Fischer/Böttcher/Schmitz + Mahall
Sizzle Club mit Rudi

Jörgensmann/Dell/Ramond/Kugel
At the Fields Edge

Michel Doneda/Fréderic Blondy/Tetsu Saitoh
Spring Road 16

Courvoisier/Rothenberg/Sartorius
Lockdown

Trió Contraszt
Cryptic Scattered Images of the Forgotten

Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

John Cage — The Number Pieces (Another Timbre)

Sō Percussion, MEDIAQUEER, Adam Tendler, Alex Sopp, Beth Meyers, Shelley Washington, Grey Mcmurray — Stay On It (So Percussion Editions)

John Cage — The Piano Works 11 (Mode)

Improvisors Inside Electronics — The Birds of Four Mirrors (dx/dy)

Anthony Braxton Explores Latvia at Skaņu Mežs

Source: Downbeat.

Anthony Braxton once told author Graham Lock that he was less interested in playing one good gig than in establishing “a body of work that becomes his own reality.” Fifty-three years after the release of his first album, the 76-year-old composer, improviser, educator, bandleader and master of many reed instruments has made good on that ambition. His 304 album-length releases explore a multitude of methodologies. No single performance gives a complete accounting of Braxton’s means and priorities. Perhaps in recognition of this, the Skaņu Mežs festival in Riga, Latvia, recently presented Braxton’s music in two very different settings.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1306

Source: Vital Weekly.

CHRIS CAMPBELL – ORISON (CD/LP by Innova) *
SEAN ALI – A BLINK IN THE SUN (CD by Neither/Nor) *
MAGDA MAYAS & TINA DOUGLAS – OBJECTS OF INTEREST (CD by Room40) *
GUSTAVO COSTA – ENTROPIES AND MIMETIC PATTERNS (CD by Sonoscopia) *
NOAM BIERSTONE – MOUNTAINS MOVE LIKE CLOUDS (CD by No Hay Discos) *
TIMOTHEE QUOST – FLATTEN THE CURVE (CD by Carton Records) *
THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE – THE DAY COMPUTERS BECAME OBSOLETE (CD by No Type) *
MORCEAUX_DE_MACHINES – SAISON GONZO (CD by No Type) *
CARL LUDWIG HÜBSCH – THE MULTIPLE JOY(CE) ORCHESTRA (CD by Impakt) *
IMPROVISIERENDE IM INTERVIEW: WIEN (booklet)
IMPROVISERS IN INTERVIEW: THE BAY AREA (booklet)
NOBUKA – REIKO (LP by Esc Rec) *
CHRIS ABRAHAMS & CLAYTON THOMAS & MILES THOMAS – WORDS FAIL (2LP by Hospital Hill) *
TIM BRUNIGES- JULIAN DAY- MATT MCGUIGAN – VERY FAST & VERY FAR (LP by Hospital Hill) *
FREE MAGIC SHOW – AWKWARD WINNER (CDR by Minimal Resource Manipulation) *
BUNNY & THE INVALID SINGERS – FLIGHT OF THE CERTAINTY KIDS (CDR by Bearsuit Records) *
WILLIAM ST HUGH – THE CRACKING SHIP (CDR, private) *
MAD DISC – MATERIAL COMPOSITION (cassette by Cronica Electronica) *
POOL PERVERT – MASKING TAPE (cassette by Non Interrupt) *
ERB/MAYAS/HEMINGWAY – DINNER MUSIC (cassette by Veto Records)
CARL MICHAEL VON HAUSWOLFF & MICHAEL ESPOSITO (USB by Spectral Electric)

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Erin Rogers – 2000 Miles (Relative Pitch, 2021) ****½

Georg Graeve, Kjell Nordeson, Jon Raskin Trio – Live at NIR Studios (Temescal Records, 2021) ****

Carina Khorkhordina

Henry Threadgill – Poof (Pi Recordings, 2021) ****½

Satoko Fujii – 24 albums reviewed

Vinny Golia – Even to this day…Movement One: Inoculations for Orchestra and Soloists (Ninewinds & pfMENTUM, 2021) ****½

Bruno Duplant – Nocturnes (3 Études) ( Inexhaustible Editions, 2020) ****½

The Month In Jazz From Stereogum

Source: Stereogum.

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme is one of the most towering works of art of the 20th century. It represents an ideal of jazz composition and performance: its simple four-note bassline anchors some of the most passionate playing of his career, and there’s not a single note out of place from anyone in the band. Each of the piece’s four movements flows seamlessly and logically from the one before, and though it’s less than 33 minutes long, when it reaches its conclusion, you realize there’s nowhere else he and his bandmates could have taken the music. (This is particularly true when one realizes that the final track, “Psalm,” is Coltrane reciting, through his horn, the poem that appears in the liner notes. You can actually read along with the music, syllable by syllable.) It’s a perfect album.