Bagatellen Reviews

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three from Thessaloniki

Organized Music From Thessaloniki, Kostis Kilymis’ new-ish label out of his native Greece, has picked up the pace in its release schedule, here contributing three distinctive and listenable discs in a year that’s thus far been packed with gems. Experimental music is not without its share of notable Greek musicians, but for whatever reason […]

Jozef van Wissem – A Priori (Incunabulum)

Lutanist Jozef van Wissem has been productive of late, releasing a strong series of solo discs – along with a standout partnership with Tetuzi Akiyama – in the handsome black sleeves he favors on his Incunabulum imprint. So when I received the glossy white A Priori, I was more intrigued than usual. The spaciousness […]

Art Hodes – Up in Volly’s Room

Art Hodes has long had home at Delmark. Despite recording for a variety of other imprints over his lifetime, it’s the Chicago label that continues to keep the departed pianist’s candle lit by keeping the highest percentage of his albums in print. Case in point, this 1972 jam session recently re-minted from its first 1992 […]

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