Music and More Reviews

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From Music and More:

Eberhard Weber – Little Movements (ECM, 2009)

Gebhard Ullman – Don’t Touch My Music Vol. 2 Don’t Touch My Music Vol. 2 (Not Two, 2009)

Eberhard Weber – Yellow Fields (ECM 1976, 2010)

Dennis Gonzalez Yells at Eels – The Great Bydgoszcz Concert (Ayler, 2009)

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New Releases from Ayler Records

From Ayler Records:

Snus – Niklas Barnö, Joel Grip, Didier Lasserre
This trio was first put together by Marc Fèvre, the active foreman of parisian dynamic wine and free music venue, l’Atelier Tampon, for the celebrations of legendary bassist Alan Silva’s 70th birthday. Ayler Records liked this, and decided to record and produce a CD with the group a few months later. The meeting between the two swedes, Joel Grip and Niklas Barnö, and the frenchman Didier Lasserre, is a clash of free minds, nestled up in improvisation, stating their now’s with a firm but gentle slap in your face. Free music it is, and energ(et)ic all the more. A special blend of free jazz and free improv, a sophisticated mix of talents that tastes different, fresh and highly addictive.

Free Unfold Trio – Ballades
(J. Le Masson, B. Duboc, D. Lasserre)
The Free Unfold Trio ventures, and we with them, where many would instead turn round and go back : to the edge of the unknown, to secret places where an underlying depth permeates every gesture; where it feels good to lose oneself now and again. On the razor’s edge, in the open air, wandering about between silence and what’s unplayed. Four stretched out ballads, their melodies in dotted lines, as if diffracted, of dazzling brightness – gleaming seen as an art form.

Nuts (B. Duboc, R. Siddik, I. Oki, D. Lasserre, M. Sato)
Symphony for Old and New Dimensions
These men are calling home. These men are crying for home. For many a home. France. United States. Japan. Elsewhere… When Benjamin Duboc gathered these four men around him, he knew he had to bring forth an underlying intuition that the gathering, the very act of gathering individuals was the key of music-making today. NUTS is a playground of gathered individuals caught in the act of meeting each other. Live.

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All About Jazz Reviews

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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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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

DJ Spooky
The Secret Song (Thirsty Ear Recordings)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Peter Evans
Nature/Culture (Psi)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Acoustic Ladyland
Living With A Tiger (Strong And Wrong)
Reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

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

Eugene Lee
equilibrium (Pure Potentiality Records)
Reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Evan Parker
Evan Parker Solo 1975 & 1989
Reviewed by Martin Longley

New Jazz Composers Octet
The Turning Gate (Motema Music)
Reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Fred Frith
Fred Frith: To Sail, To Sail, Pas de Deux & The Big Picture/Still Urban
Reviewed by Marc Medwin

Harris Eisenstadt
Canada Day (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Eyal Maoz / Asaf Sirkis
Elementary Dialogues (Ayler Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Oliver Lake
Makin’ It (Passin’ Thru Records)
Reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Split the Difference (Reel Recordings)
Reviewed by Andrey Henkin

William Parker
William Parker: Live at the Sunset, In Transition, Live at Dunois, Double Sunrise over Neptune
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Gerry Hemingway
Gerry Hemingway Twofer: Less is More & Demon Chaser
Reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Multiple Artists
Globe Unity: Denmark
Reviewed by Tom Greenland

The Fonda/Stevens Group
Memphis (Playscape Recordings)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Upsilon Acrux
Radian Futura (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

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From Free Jazz:

Friday, December 5, 2008
Frode Gjerstad – On Reade Street (FMR, 2008) ****
Circulasione Totale Orchestra – Open Port (Circulasione Totale, 2008) ***

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Mario Pavone – Ancestors (Playscape, 2008) ****

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Abdelhaï Bennani – There Starts The Future (Ayler, 2008) ****½
Didier Lasserre Trio – Live At L’Atelier Tampon (Ayler Records, 2008) ***½

Monday, December 1, 2008
Ben Stapp – Ecstasis (Uqbar, 2008) ****

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Le Son du Grisli Reviews

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Some reviews (in French) from Le Son du Grisli:

Maryanne Amacher: Sound Characters, Vol. 2 (Tzadik)

Abdelhaï Bennani: There Starts the Future (Ayler Records)

Gunter Hampel: Music from Europe (ESP)

Braxton, Graves, Parker: Beyond Quantum (Tzadik)

Odean Pope: Plant Life (Porter Records)

Akiyama, Taxt, Lønning, Reinertsen: Varianter av døde trær (Sofa)

John Hudak: On and On (Presto!?)

Bernard Santacruz: Lenox Avenue (Rude Awakening)

Jeb Bishop: Tiebreaker (Not Two)

Rombolá, Algora, Zach: … de las piedras (Another Timbre)

David Murray, Mal Waldron: Silence (Justin Time)

Michel Lambert, Rakalam Bob Moses: Meditation on Grace (FMR)

William Parker: Petit oiseau (AUM Fidelity)

Guy Girard: Sainkho Namtchylak (La Huit )

Carrier Band: Voice Coil (Deep Listening)

Fred Frith, John Zorn: The Art of Memory II (Rèr Recommended)

Omit: Interceptor (Helen Scarsdale Agency)

Matthew Shipp: Right Hemisphere (Rogue Art)

Yoshi Wada: The Appointed Cloud (EM Records)

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New on Ayler Records

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From Ayler Records:

New CD release
Abdelhaï Bennani Trio – There Starts the Future
Recorded at Les Instants Chavirés on June 6, 2007. A. Bennani, ts – B. Duboc, b – E. Perraud, dr.
Bennani is a player of great restraint, working on melodic fragments and «low overtones» with an odd tormented and dark tone made of plaintiff almost painful mutterings, that can swell up with rage and determination when the rhythm section heats up.
(from Gérard Rouy liner notes)

François Carrier Digital Box
François is one of Canada’s essential musical voices, a saxophonist who has combined commitment and discipline with intuition and inspiration to gradually realize an arresting musical vision, one that is compounded of free-jazz traditions and a compellingly personal melodic invention. Discover 7 exclusive recordings featuring Pierre Côté, Michel Donato, Sonny Greenwich, Michel Lambert, Dewey Redman and Ron Séguin.

Stephen Gauci’s Stockholm Conference
Live at Glenn Miller Café (2 CDs + 1 DL)
Recorded July 9 and 10, 2007.
w/ Magnus Broo, Mats Äleklint,
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten & Fredrik Rundqvist.
This recording documents Stephen Gauci’s first trip
to Stockholm. Most of what the band played during
2 nights at Glenn Miller Café can be heard in these nearly 3 hours of music. Enjoy!

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