The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: July 2019 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

This is the best year for jazz ever. Do I say that every year? Maybe I do—but every year I mean it. Nevertheless, 2019 is sizing up to be something special for modern jazz and improvised music. How can you not toss around the phrase “golden age” when month after month, there are an outstanding array of new releases? This month’s selections—just a small part of a larger whole—provide heartening proof that jazz is not the sole province of just one generation or just one city. London to Brisbane to Johannesburg to Chicago to Barcelona to New York City to La Plata, Argentina… it’s the best year ever for jazz, everywhere.

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Rempis/Abrams/Ra + Baker – “Apsis” (Aerophonic Records, 2019)

Simon Proffitt and Ash Cooke – “Gwrth​-​gitâr” (Linear Obsessional, 2019)

Jeb Bishop / Alex Ward / Weasel Walter – “Flayed” (Ugexplode Records, 2019)

Koglmann, Franz Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D’Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert): Fruits Of Soli (Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics)

Christian Marclay & Mats Gustafsson – “Link” (Smalltown Supersound, 2019)

Gayle/Barcella/Cabras – “The Alto Sessions” (El Negocito Records, 2019)

Nature Work – “Nature Work” (Sunnyside Records, 2019)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1195

Source: Vital Weekly.

EDWARD KA-SPEL – THE MOON CRACKED OVER ALBION (CD by Neuteka) *
STEPHAN MATHIEU – RADIOLAND (2CD by Schwebung) *
ASMUS TIETCHENS & FRANS DE WAARD – OORDEEL (CD by Auf Abwegen) *
EDWARD SOL & FRANS DE WAARD – SIBILANTS REPERTOIRE (2 cassettes by Sentimental) *
[ISM] – METAPHOR (CD by Umlaut Records)
GIOVANNI MAIER & PIETRO RICCI & RICCARDO MORPURGO – MESMER (CD by Palomar Records) *
ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS & ANLA COURTIS – PROTOZOIC ROCK EXPRESS (CD by Public Eyesore) *
DAN ARMSTRONG – A LONG TIME COMING (CD by Reflection Records) *
MASSIMO TONIUTTI – CAVA XI.XI.86 (CD by Ferns Recordings) *
OVOD – FOREST THOUGHTS (LP by Ovod Music) *
MATT WESTON – A NEW FORM OF CRIME (LP by 7272 Music) *
IDEA FIRE COMPANY – THE LIGHT THAT NEVER CEASES TO FAIL (LP by Feeding Tube Records) *
TÖRST & CANECAPOVOLTO – IN FRANCE (CDR by Törst) *
GIUSEPPE FALIVENE – VISIONS (cassette by Cloudchamber) *
GIOVANNI LAMI – RAW (cassette by Cloudchamber) *
AUDIO OBSCURA – OBSIDIAN TIMELINES (cassette by Cloudchamber) *
KRUELECO – TERREUR A UNE ETOILE (cassette by Stupro Rituale)
JACKEN ELSWYTH/ALULA DOWN (split cassette by Betwixt & Between)
JACK VAN DER WEIDE & ALFRED BOLAND – INKTVINGERS: DE STENCILKUNST VAN
KNUST 1983-2019 (book by Uitgeverij Vantilt)
TOWNER (CDR/cassette by Crush Grove Records)

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Bálazs Pándi, Roswell Rudd ‎– Ceremonial Healing (RareNoise Records, 2019) ****½

Party Knüllers X Jaimie Branch – Live at the Casa (Self-released, 2019) ****

Jazz em Agosto, Day 8

Jazz em Agosto, Day 7

Elephant9 ‎– Psychedelic Backfire I & II (Rune Grammofon, 2019) ****

Jazz em Agosto, Day 6

Matthew Shipp & Mat Maneri – Conference of the Mat/ts (RogueArt, 2018) ****½

Jazz em Agosto, Day 5

Bastarda – Ars Moriendi (Lado, 2019) ****

The Attic – Summer Bummer (No Business, 2019) ****½

Sequenza21 Reviews

Source: Sequenza21.

Joseph Benzola – 3 Haikus

David Gunn – The Third Highway

SUSTAIN: Works for Piano & Percussion Instruments

Isaac Schankler – Because Patterns

Jeffrey Holmes – May the Bridges I Burn Light My Way

Peter Thoegersen – Three Pieces in Polytempic Polymicrotonality

Nadia Shpachenko – The Poetry of Places

Michael Byron – Fabric for String Noise