Free Jazz Blog Reviews

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From Free Jazz:

Friday, November 13, 2009
Ralph Towner & Paolo Fresu – Chiaroscuro (ECM, 2009) ****
Tomasz Stanko – Dark Eyes (ECM, 2009) ****

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Borah Bergman & Stefano Pastor – Live At Tortona (Mutablemusic, 2009) ****
Stefano Pastor – Chants (SLAM, 2009) ***

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tribute To Albert Ayler – Live At The Dynamo (Futura Marge, 2009) *****

Monday, November 9, 2009
Raphael Rogi?ski – Bach Bleach (Multikulti, 2009)
Eyal Maoz’s Edom – Hope And Destruction (Tzadik, 2009)
Ahleuchatistas – Of The Body Prone (Tzadik, 2009)
N.E.W. – Newtoons (Bo’ Weavil, 2009)
Rolf Kühn & Tri-O – Close-Up (Jazzwerktsatt, 2009) ****

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Vandermark 5
Annular Gift (Not Two Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Dave Douglas
A Single Sky (Greenleaf Music)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Avanti! (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Stellari String Quartet
Gocce Stellari (Emanem)
Reviewed by John Eyles

Carla Bley
Carla’s Christmas Carols (Watt/ECM)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Gary Peacock / Marc Copland
Insight (Pirouet Records)
Reviewed by Martin Gladu

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Releases Reviews

DMG Newsletter May 8th, 2009

From DMG:

Peter Evans solo 2 CD set! Keith Tippett Septet! Magma: Tokyo 2005! Marilyn Crispell Groups! KOJ & Louis Sclavis! Arne Henriksen With David Sylvian! J. G. Thirlwell (Foetus) Cartoon Music! Mike Patton Cranked Up! Ernst Reijseger!

Live DVDs from: Thirteenth Assembly [Taylor Ho Bynum, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, Tomas Fujiwara], Michael Vlatkovich Qt, Weasel Walter Trio with Halvorson and Evans!

Richard Bliwas! Tom Hamilton! Throbbling [sic] Gristle! Jon Mueller tri-format release! David Rosenboom! Peter Garland! Evelyn Glennie! John Luther Adams!

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Alva.Noto
Album: Xerrox, Vol. 2
Label: Raster-Noton
Review date: Apr. 1, 2009

Artist: The Thirteenth Assembly
Album: (un)sentimental
Label: Important
Review date: Mar. 31, 2009

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March 29, 2009
Frank Gratkowski & Thomas Heberer, Downtown Music Gallery
Frank Gratkowski, Thomas Heberer

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Marilyn Crispell: Uncompromising Power and Grace

An interview from All About Jazz:

Her notes crash like waves at sea on a stormy winter’s night; they gently float and slowly fall like early morning mist; yet it’s the silence—the silence between the notes—which provides the haunting poetic beauty that is the music of pianist Marilyn Crispell.

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New David Sylvian Release on the Way

From David Sylvian:

We’re preparing for the release of David’s new album ‘Manafon’. It’s a powerfully bold, uncompromising work featuring contributions from Evan Parker, John Tilbury, Keith Rowe, Christian Fennesz, Otomo Yoshihide, and many more. We’ll be sharing more information on the release shortly.

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Through The Eyes Of Magic

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John “Drumbo” French has a book coming out on his time with Captain Beefheart called Through The Eyes Of Magic – Vol 1.

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