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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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Saturday, October 31, 2009
William Parker & Giorgio Dini – Temporary (Silta Records, 2009) ****

Friday, October 30, 2009
Pinton, Kullhammar, Zetterberg, Nordeson – Chant (Clean Feed, 2009) ***½

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Joe Morris – Today On Earth (AUM Fidelity, 2009) ****½
Joe Morris – Colorfield (ESP Disks, 2009) ****
Joe Morris, Simon Fell, Alex Ward – The Necessary And The Possible (Victo, 2009) ****

Monday, October 26, 2009
Larry Ochs & Drumming Core – Stone Shift (RogueArt, 2009) ****

Sunday, October 25, 2009
Nobuyasu Furuya Trio – Bendowa (Clean Feed, 2009) ****½

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AMN Picks of the Week

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Furuya Nobuyasu – Bendowa (2009)
Darius Jones Trio – Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) (2009)
Humbero Luis Schenone – Um Perto, a Percussion Trip (2009)
Joe Morris – Today on Earth (2009)
Matthew Welch – Luminosity (2009)
Katherine Young – Further Secret Origins (2009)
Batchelor / Black / Buckley / Melford / Marshall – Big Air (2009)

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Expo 70 at Metropolis Underground October 20

From Syracuse’s Metropolis Underground:

Expo ‘70 is the main driving improvisational essence of Justin Wright. Having started the project in Los Angeles in 2003, Wright has pushed his project to new levels, releasing a number of albums as cdr’s and 2 full-length albums. Expo ’70’s first album “Animism”, which debuted in 2007 on Kill Shaman, is an eclectic mix of krautrock, ambient drone, space exploration and minimal compositions. Comparisons range from Brian Eno, Ash Ra Tempel, A.R. & Machines, SunnO))) and Earth, but not directly sounding like any of those artists in their entirety.

Wright’s recent release “Black Ohms” on Beta-lactam Ring Records brings new life to the term drone. A world of sounds that catches the listeners subconscious and drifts them to alien lands and foreign terrain while maintaining a dreamlike quality with shifting melodies and moods. Mostly comprised of single guitar improvisations, Wright manifests rich textures and brooding low end passages full of energy that tend to sound like long synth compositions akin to early Tangerine Dream and early minimalist composers like Terry Riley.

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AMN Picks of the Week

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Amy X. Neuberg / Cello Chixtet – The Secret Language of Subways (2009)
Amir Baghiri / Brannan Lane – Lucid Circles (2003)
Ben Neill – Night Science (2009)
Volcano the Bear – Guess the Birds (2002)
Taylor Ho Bynum / Spider Monkey Strings – Madeleine Dreams (2009)

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AMN Picks of the Week

Iannis Xenakis
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Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended. Don’t take the categories too seriously.

Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut – 9 Months from Earth (2009, free jazz)
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut – The World is Unsurvivable (2009, free jazz)
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut – Everything is Happening at Once (2009, free jazz)
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut – The American Refugee (2009, free jazz)
James Blackshaw – The Glass Bead Game (2009, acoustic guitar)
Whit Dickey Trio – Transonic (1998, free jazz)
Carl Maguire – Sided Silver Solid (2009, avant-jazz)
Nicholas Bernier / Simon Trottier (2009, experimental)
Iannis Xenakis – Complete String Quartets (2009, modern classical)
Iannis Xenakis – Complete Percussion Works (2007, modern classical)
John Hebert – Byzantine Monkey (2009, creative jazz)

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