All About Jazz Reviews

Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007.
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From All About Jazz:

Positive Catastrophe
Garabatos Volume One (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Dave Douglas Tiny Bell Trio
Constellations (Hatology)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Forty Fort (Hot Cup Records)
Reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Wadada Leo Smith
Spiritual Dimensions (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Barry Guy / London Jazz Composers Orchestra / Irene Schweizer
Radio Rondo (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Grosse Abfahrt
Vanity (Emanem)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Larry Och’s Sax & Drumming Core
Stone Shift (Rogue Art)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Chicago Underground Duo
Boca Negra (Thrill Jockey)
Reviewed by Chris May

Greg Burk
Many Worlds (482 Music)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Myra Melford’s Be Bread
The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12 Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

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Innova Recordings Profiled

From All About Jazz:

Minnesota’s Innova Records is one of the more prolific and longer-standing independent labels working in the US. An extension of the St. Paul-based American Composers Forum, Innova has been issuing a healthy number of discs in a surprising array of styles since 1982. Formal and quirky composed works sit alongside extended improv and teenager radio dramas in the label’s catalogue of over 700 titles. But as with any healthy eclecticism, it isn’t the point but a byproduct of people following their instincts.

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Geoff Leigh / Yumi Hara
Upstream (Moonjune Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Eri Yamamoto Trio
In Each Day, Something Good (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

Enrico Pieranunzi / Marc Johnson / Joey Baron
Dream Dance (Cam Jazz)
Reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Ergo
Multitude, Solitude (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Chicago Underground Duo
Chad Taylor & Rob Mazurek: Chicago Underground Duo
Reviewed by David Adler

Joe Morris
Joe Morris: Today on Earth; Colorfield; The Necessary and the Possible; Fine Objects
Reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie

Tony Malaby
Tony Malaby: Voladores, Houria
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell: Renegades, Anaya, Collective Creativity
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Eri Yamamoto
The Multiple Musical Personalities of Eri Yamamoto
Reviewed by Tom Greenland

Gerald Cleaver
Gerald Cleaver: Downtown’s Hardest Working Drummer
Reviewed by Tom Greenland

John Zorn
O’o (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Stuart Broomer

Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things
About Us (482 Music)
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Soft Machine
Soft Machine: Live At Henie Onstad Arts Centre 1971 (Reel Recordings)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Myra Melford’s Be Bread
The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12 Records)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

100nka and Herb Robertson
Superdesert (Not Two Records)
Reviewed by Robert Iannapollo

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Multiple Artists
Alone, Again (Naturally): Peter Brotzmann, Olaf Rupp, Henry Kaiser, John Butcher, Woody Sullender and Frank Rosaly
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Ned Rothenberg / Catherine Jauniaux / Barre Phillips
While You Were Out (Kadima Collective)
Reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Tom Hamilton / Bruce Eisenbeil
Shadow Machine (Pogus)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Forty Fort (Hot Cup Records)
Reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Ergo
Multitude, Solitude (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Evan Parker
set: For Lynn Margulis (Psi)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Nicolas Masson Parallels
Thirty Six Ghosts (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Zevious
After the Air Raid (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Dave Rempis / Frank Rosaly
Cyrillic (482 Music)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Joe McPhee
Alto (Roaratorio Records)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

Grutronic
Essex Foam Party (Psi)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Sun Ra
Sun Ra Quartet in Italy, 1978 (Art Yard)
Reviewed by Robert Dugan

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All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

Ergo
Multitude, Solitude (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Sun Ra
Sun Ra Quartet in Italy, 1978 (Art Yard)
Reviewed by Robert Dugan

Evan Parker
House Full Of Floors (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Medeski, Martin & Wood
Medeski, Martin & Wood: Radiolarians – The Evolutionary Set
Reviewed by Doug Collette

Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6
Dulcet Crush (Hatology)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Paul Rutherford
Tetralogy (1978-82) (Emanem)
Reviewed by John Eyles

Anthony Braxton / Joelle Leandre
Duo (Heidelberg Loppem) 2007 (Leo Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

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Newsbits

Gino Robair
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All About Jazz has a long feature on Vijay Iyer.

Gino Robair blogs about download-only music from the perspective of a fan and a musician.

Paul Sears has posted a few videos of Thee Maximalists.

Brooklyn’s Spike Hill will be the locale of a January 4th show featuring the Landon Knoblock Group and Shot x Shot.

Dublin’s Yard has released a new experimental album for free download.

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All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

Empty Cage Quartet
Gravity (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Mike Keneally
Scambot 1 (Exowax)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Uwe Oberg / Christof Thewes / Michael Griener
Lacy Pool (Hatology)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Peter Brotzmann
Peter Brotzmann: Die Like A Dog
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Tony Malaby‘s Apparitions
Voladores (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Lucien Dubuis Trio with Marc Ribot
Ultime Cosmos (Enja Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Dave Douglas‘ Tiny Bell Trio
Constellations (Hat Hut Records)
Reviewed by Chris May

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All About Jazz Reviews

Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007.
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From All About Jazz:

Hans Tammen
Third Eye Orchestra (Innova Recordings)
Reviewed by Marc Medwin

Multiple Artists
Globe Unity: France
Reviewed by Fred Bouchard

John Butcher & Mark Sanders / Alex Ward & Roger Turner / John Tchicai & Tony Marsh
Treader Duos (Treader)
Reviewed by John Eyles

Rob Brown Trio
Live at Firehouse 12 (NotTwo Records)
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Michael Attias
Renku In Coimbra (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Martin Longley

Dom Minasi String Quartet
Dissonance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder (Konnex Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Gerry Hemingway
Songs (Between the Lines)
Reviewed by Martin Longley

Garrison Fewell
Variable Density Sound Orchestra (Creative Nation Music)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

Darius Jones
Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Dave Douglas
A Single Sky (Greenleaf Music)
Reviewed by Martin Longley

Ulrich Gumpert / Gunter Baby Sommer
Das Donnernde Leben (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Bengt Nordstrom
Creative Addition (Ayler Records)
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Ed Palermo
Eddy Loves Frank (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Ken Dryden

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Henry Grimes, Paul Dunmall & Andrew Cyrille: The Profound Sound Trio at the Vortex, London

A review from All About Jazz:

A buzz of anticipation gripped a full house at the Vortex for the London debut of the Profound Sound Trio—a collective of British reedman Paul Dunmall and a heavyweight rhythm section of Andrew Cyrille on drums and Henry Grimes on bass. Their genesis as a trio came in 2006 when Grimes traveled to England and linked up with Dunmall on the recommendation of sometime AAJ writer, Marc Medwin. Upon recognising kindred spirits, they extended their collaboration, adding Cyrille for an appearance at New York City’s prestigious Vision Festival in 2008. Such was the success of that occasion that it spawned the release of the concert recording as Opus de Life (Porter Records, 2008) and a subsequent appearance later that year at the Cheltenham Festival. In recognition that further exploration of the fertile possibilities inherent in the collective was merited, Birmingham Jazz organized a UK tour of which this was the third night of seven.

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All About Jazz Reviews

Yitzhak Yedid
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From All About Jazz:

Wadada Leo Smith
Spiritual Dimensions (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Eberhard Weber
Eberhard Weber: Colours (ECM Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Fred Frith
Nowhere / Sideshow / Thin Air (ReR Megacorp)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble: In C Remixed (Innovative Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Ahleuchatistas
Of The Body Prone (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Manifeste DeNsity (Moonjune Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Joelle Leandre / Maguelone Vidal / Raymond Boni
trace (Red Toucan Records)
Reviewed by Jerry D’Souza

Minamo
Kuroi Kawa – Black River (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Yitzhak Yedid
Since My Soul Loved (Between the Lines)
Reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Peter Brotzmann
Lost & Found (FMP Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
Restored, Returned (ECM Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Herculaneum
Herculaneum III (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

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