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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All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

Ergo
Multitude, Solitude (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Sun Ra
Sun Ra Quartet in Italy, 1978 (Art Yard)
Reviewed by Robert Dugan

Evan Parker
House Full Of Floors (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Medeski, Martin & Wood
Medeski, Martin & Wood: Radiolarians – The Evolutionary Set
Reviewed by Doug Collette

Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6
Dulcet Crush (Hatology)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Paul Rutherford
Tetralogy (1978-82) (Emanem)
Reviewed by John Eyles

Anthony Braxton / Joelle Leandre
Duo (Heidelberg Loppem) 2007 (Leo Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

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The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Sad-ish news from The Squid’s Ear, as Verge Music is shutting down. The lining on this dark cloud is that Squidco is going to take over the distribution of some of the labels Verge used to handle.

In any case, we have bunch of new reviews from the Squid folks:

Frode Gjerstad / John Edwards / Mark Sanders – Bergen
(FMR)
– Dave Madden

Olivier Capparos & Lionel Marchetti – Equus (Grand Vehicule)
(Pogus)
– Dave Madden

Jessica Pavone – Songs Of Synastry And Solitude
(Tzadik)
– Massimo Ricci

Elton Dean’s Ninesense – Happy Daze + Oh! For the Edge
(Ogun)
– Darren Bergstein

Ergo – Multitude, Solitude
(Cuneiform)
– Darren Bergstein

The Nu Band – Lower East Side Blues
(Porter Records)
– Paul Serralheiro

La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet – Inscape. Lille-Flandres
(Monotype)
– Jeph Jerman

Moscow Composers Orchestra & Sainkho Namchylak – Portrait of an Idealist
(Leo)
– Jeph Jerman

Various Artists – Three 7″ Records and 1 Various Artists CD
(Generate Records)
– Massimo Ricci

Anthony Braxton – Creative Orchestra (Koeln) 1978
(Hatology)
– Kurt Gottschalk

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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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The Squid’s Ear Reviews

From the Squid’s Ear:

Mahall / Dorner / Roder / Jennessen:
Die Enttauschung
(Intakt)

Fred Frith:
Nowhere, Sideshow, Thin Air
(Recommended Records / Fred Records)

Noyes / Chabala:
The Shade & The Squint
(Roeba)

Furt:
Sense
(psi)

John Zorn:
Femina
(Tzadik)

Phill Niblock:
Touch Strings
(Touch)

Ignaz Schick/Martin Tetreault:
Live-33-45-78
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Kevin Drumm:
Imperial Horizon
(Hospital)

Weightless:
A Brush With Dignity
(Clean Feed)

Fossils:
A Common Confusion
(Bug Incision)

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Uwe Oberg / Christof Thewes / Michael Griener
Lacy Pool (Hatology)

Joe Morris
Colorfield (ESP Disk)

Phillip Johnston
Page of Madness (Asynchronous)

Aram Shelton’s Fast Citizens
Two Cities (Delmark Records)

David Sylvian
David Sylvian: Manafon (SamadhiSound)

Jason Adasiewicz
Varmint

Donny McCaslin
Declaration (Sunnyside Records)

Minamo
Kuroi Kawa – Black River (Tzadik)

The Gordon Grdina Trio
. . . If Accident Will (Plunge Records)

John Hebert
Byzantine Monkey (Firehouse 12 Records)

Slivovitz
Hubris (Moonjune Records)

Ed Palermo Big Band
Eddy Loves Frank (Cuneiform Records)

Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6
Dulcet Crush (Hatology)

Duck Baker
Everything That Rises Must Converge (Mighty Quinn Productions)
Reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic
Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic: Live in Zagreb

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All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

Wadada Leo Smith
Spiritual Dimensions (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Eberhard Weber
Eberhard Weber: Colours (ECM Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Fred Frith
Nowhere / Sideshow / Thin Air (ReR Megacorp)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble: In C Remixed (Innovative Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Ahleuchatistas
Of The Body Prone (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Manifeste DeNsity (Moonjune Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Joelle Leandre / Maguelone Vidal / Raymond Boni
trace (Red Toucan Records)
Reviewed by Jerry D’Souza

Minamo
Kuroi Kawa – Black River (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Yitzhak Yedid
Since My Soul Loved (Between the Lines)
Reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Peter Brotzmann
Lost & Found (FMP Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
Restored, Returned (ECM Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Herculaneum
Herculaneum III (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

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All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

Jerry Granelli V16
Vancouver ’08 (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

Mikkel Ploug / Sissel Vera Pettersen / Joachim Badenhorst
Equilibrium (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie

Beppe Crovella
What’s Rattlin’ On The Moon? A Personal Vision of the Music of Mike Ratledge (Moonjune Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Jesse Stacken / Kirk Knuffke
Mockingbird (SteepleChase Records)
Reviewed by Martin Longley

Gene Segal
Hypnotic (Innova Recordings)
Reviewed by Mark F. Turner

King Crimson
King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King (40th Anniversary Series) (DGM Live)
Reviewed by John Kelman

John Zorn
Femina (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Revolutionary Ensemble
Vietnam (ESP Disk)
Reviewed by Jerry D’Souza

Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core
Stone Shift (Rogue Art)
Reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Jon Irabagon
The Observer (Concord Music Group)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Vijay Iyer
Historicity (ACT Music)
Reviewed by Chris Kompanek

Soft Machine
Soft Machine: Live at Henie Onstad Arts Centre 1971 (Reel Recordings)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Uri Gurvich
The Storyteller (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Andrey Henkin

Paul Motian
On Broadway Vol. 5 (Winter & Winter)
Reviewed by Brandt Reiter

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