Free Jazz Blog Reviews

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From Free Jazz:

Sunday, October 4, 2009
Max Nagl Trio – Boulazac (Rude Noises, 2009) ***½
Brian Groder & Burton Greene – Groder & Greene (Latham, 2009) ****½

Saturday, October 3, 2009
Thollem Mcdonas & Nicola Guazzaloca – Noble Art (Amirami, 2009) ****
Andy Milne & Benoît Delbecq – Where Is Pannonica? (Songlines, 2009) ****
Aki Takase & Alexander Von Schlippenbach – Iron Wedding (Intakt Records, 2008) ****

Friday, October 2, 2009
Han Bennink Trio – Parken (ILK, 2009) ****

Thursday, October 1, 2009
Aida Severo (Slam, 2008) ****½

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith – Abbey Road Quartet (Treader, 2009) ***½

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Tyshawn Sorey
Koan (482 Music)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Taylor Ho Bynum / Spider Monkey Strings
Madeleine Dreams (Firehouse 12 Records)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Gordon Grdina’s East Van Strings
The Breathing of Statues (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by Matt Marshall

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Collective Creativity (3 Sixteen Records)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

Han Bennink Trio
Han Bennink Trio: Parken (Ilk Music)
Reviewed by David McLean

Beep
You Are Special, You are a Special Friend (Self Produced)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Fred Anderson
Staying in the Game (Engine Studios)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

14-Jul-09 Mark Alban Lotz and Lotz of Music
Bite! (LopLop Records)
Reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

14-Jul-09 Tortoise
Beacons Of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

14-Jul-09 Phosphor
II (Potlatch Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

13-Jul-09 Kirk Knuffke / Federico Ughi / Chris Welcome
Garden Of Gifts (577 Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

12-Jul-09 Andy Milne / Benoit Delbecq
Where is Pannonica? (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by George Kanzler

11-Jul-09 Multiple Artists
Globe Unity – Italy: Gianni Basso/Renato Sellani, Norberto Tamburrino & Giorgio Gaslini
Reviewed by Fred Bouchard

10-Jul-09 Joe Morris / Petr Cancura / Luther Gray
Wildlife (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

10-Jul-09 George Cartwright
Send Help (Innova Recordings)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

09-Jul-09 Trio 3 Geri Allen
At This Time (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Chris May

09-Jul-09 The Thirteenth Assembly
(un)sentimental (Important Music)
Reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

08-Jul-09 Warren Smith
Old News Borrowed Blues (Engine Studios)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

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From All About Jazz:

14-Apr-09 Huntsville
Eco, Arches & Eras (Rune Grammofon)
Reviewed by John Kelman

12-Apr-09 Mikkel Ploug, Sissel Vera Pettersen and Joachim Badenhorst
Equilibrium (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by Matt Marshall

11-Apr-09 Charles Evans
The King Of All Instruments (Hot Cup Records)
Reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

11-Apr-09 Sentieri Selvaggi
Plays Gavin Bryars and Philip Glass (Cantaloupe Music)
Reviewed by John Kelman

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Songlines: Small Is Beautiful

The Songlines label is profiled.

This month’s jazz quiz: Name the most underappreciated independent label in jazz.

Ooooh. Tough one. There are so many. Most jazz, these days, is released on small labels, few of which are generating any kind of boffo profits. A few, like ECM, develop a historic identity over time. Others, like Pi in New York and Cryptogramophone in California, develop a stable of players and a laser following.

But the correct answer this time around is: Songlines.

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

14-Mar-09 Denman Maroney
Udentity (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

14-Mar-09 Henry Grimes
Henry Gimes: Like He’s Never Been Away
Reviewed by Matthew Miller

14-Mar-09 Alan Sondheim
Ritual-All-7-70 (ESP Disk)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

14-Mar-09 Brad Shepik
Human Activity Suite (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by Stuart Broomer

13-Mar-09 Nicole Mitchell/ Indigo Trio
Anaya (Rogue Art)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

20-Feb-09 Valerio Cosi / Enzo Franchini
Conference Of The Aquarians (Last Visible Dog)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

20-Feb-09 Multiple Artists
Yoshie Fruchter / The Klez Dispensers / Rebecca Teplow: Third Generation Klezmer
Reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

20-Feb-09 Brad Shepik
Human Activity Suite (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by Martin Gladu

19-Feb-09 Steve Swell’s Rivers of Sound Ensemble
News from the Mystic Auricle (Not Two Records)
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Nels Cline – Coward (Crypogramophone, 2009) ****½

Monday, February 16, 2009
Brad Shepik – Human Activity Suite (Songlines, 2009) ****

Sunday, February 15, 2009
Collective 4tet – Transition (Leo Records, 2009) *****

Saturday, February 14, 2009
Bob Gluck Trio – Sideways (FMR, 2008) ****½

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