Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2009
The Light – Afekty (MultiKulti, 2009) ****½

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
Empty Cage Quartet – Gravity (Clean Feed, 2009) ****

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
Daniel Blacksberg Trio – Bit Heads (NoBusiness, 2009)
David Taylor – Red Sea (Tzadik, 2009)
Superimpose – Talk Talk (Leo Records, 2009)
Noah Rosen, Yves Robert, Didier Levallet – Silhouette (Sans Bruit, 2009)

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December Point of Departure is Out

The new Point of Departure web-zine is available.

Page One: a column by Bill Shoemaker
What’s New?: The PoD Roundtable
A Fickle Sonance: a column by Art Lange
The Book Cooks: Time and Anthony Braxton by Stuart Broomer (The Mercury Press; Toronto)
&
Herbie Nichols: A Jazzist’s Life, by Mark Miller (The Mercury Press; Toronto)
Far Cry: a column by Brian Morton
Moment’s Notice: Reviews of Recent Recordings
Ezz-thetics: a column by Stuart Broomer
Travellin’ Light: Chad Taylor
Parisian Thoroughfare: a column by Alexandre Pierrepont

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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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The Squid’s Ear Reviews

From the Squid’s Ear:

Full Blast (Brotzmann / Pliakas / Wertmuller) – Black Hole
Birgit Ulher / Heiner Metzger – Blinzeln
Elliott Sharp / Bernhard Lang – War Zones
Luc Ferrari – Archives Genetiquement Modifiees/Societe II
Loren Connors & Jim O’Rourke – Two Nice Catholic Boys
Who Trio – Less is More
Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country
Powertrio – What We Think When We Walk and What We Walk While Thinking

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DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

April 23, 2009
Little Women, Zebulon
Darius Jones, Travis Laplante, Jason Nazary, Andrew Smiley
Sparks with Sam Pluta, Zebulon
Tom Blancarte, Peter Evans, Sam Pluta
The Thing with Joe McPhee, Zebulon
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Mats Gustafsson, Joe McPhee, Paal Nilssen-Love

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DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

April 19, 2009
Trio X with Rosie Hertlein, Alain Kirili Loft
Steve Dalachinsky, Dominic Duval, Rosie Hertlein, Alain Kirili, Ariane Lopez-Huici, Joe McPhee, Jay Rosen, Stephanie Stone
Solo, Issue Project Room
Eugene Chadbourne

April 18, 2009
Dub Trio, Bowery Ballroom
Stu Brooks, DP Holmes, Joe Tomino
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Bowery Ballroom
Matthias Bossi, Nils Frykdahl, Carla Kihlstedt, Michael Mellender, Dan Rathbun

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