Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2010
Jason Stein’s Locksmith Isidore – Three Less Than Between (Clean Feed, 2009)****
Jason Stein – In Exchange For A Process (Leo, 2009) ****

MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010
Die Enttäuschung – 5 (Intakt, 2009) ****

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2010
Free Unfold Trio – Ballades (Ayler Records, 2009) ****½

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2010
Michael Attias – Renku In Coimbra (Clean Feed, 2009) ****

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Peter Brötzmann at "Sonore" concert,...
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From Free Jazz:

Peter Brötzmann, Marino Pliakas, Michael Wertmüller – Full Blast/Black Hole (Atavistic, 2009)
Peter Brötzmann, Peeter Uuskyla, Peter Friis Nielsen – Noise Of Wings (Jazzwerkstatt, 2009)
Eddy Prévost – Invenio Ergo/Sum (Matchless, 2009)
Massimo Magee, Amos Manne, Lee Noyes – Sax, Bass, Drums (Array, 2009)
Zé Eduardo Unit – Live In Capuchos (Clean Feed, 2009)
JD Allen – Shine (Sunnyside, 2009)
Charles Gayle Trio – Our Souls (NoBusiness, 2009) ***½

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Samuel Blaser Quartet – Pieces Of Old Sky (Clean Feed, 2009) ****½

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Lucien Dubuis Trio & Marc Ribot – Ultime Cosmos (Enja Records, 2009) ****

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Music and More Reviews

From Music and More:

Monday, August 03, 2009
Frank Morgan – City Lights: Live at the Jazz Standard (Highnote, 2004)

Saturday, August 01, 2009
Buffalo Collision – (duck) (Screwgun, 2009)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Trespass Trio – …was there to illuminate the night sky… (Clean Feed, 2009)

Sunday, July 26, 2009
Darren Johnston – The Edge of the Forest (Clean Feed, 2008)

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From Free Jazz:

Monday, May 25, 2009
Avram Fefer Trio – Ritual (Clean Feed, 2009) ****

Sunday, May 24, 2009
Rob Mazurek – Sound Is (Delmark, 2009) *****

Friday, May 22, 2009
Gato Barbieri – In Search Of The Mystery (ESP, 2009) ****

Thursday, May 21, 2009
Franz Koglmann – Lo-Lee-Ta (Music on Nabokov) (Col-Legno, 2009) ****

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Taylor Ho Bynum and Harris Eisenstadt in London

All About Jazz reviews this recent show.

Convergence Quartet
The Vortex
London, U.K.
April 27, 2009

Last sighted on these shores in the autumn of 2006, the success of the Convergence Quartet ‘s inaugural meeting has now borne the fruit of a further tour for cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, drummer Harris Eisenstadt, and the up-and-coming English pairing of pianist Alexander Hawkins and bassist Dominic Lash.

“All four band members, though, found ample space within the quartet’s shared aesthetic, which was built upon attentive listening and quick witted response.”

Since the band’s first concert, Bynum has moved ever further from the Braxton penumbra to become an active and prolific leader stateside, while Eisenstadt balances bounteous collaborations with leadership dates like the dazzling Guewel (Clean Feed, 2008). Hawkins and Lash have become increasingly sought after, appearing in Evan Parker’s quartet and multifarious improvising collectives. In addition, Hawkins has toured with his own adventurous sextet, and Lash has made his debut on the New York scene. The quartet’s Live in Oxford (FMR, 2007), a memento of the last tour, now looks like it will be joined by a studio album (a recording date is scheduled for the end of this nine date tour).

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