This ain’t pop music, ladies and gentleman. It’s a party of noise.
Saxophonist Peter Van Huffel again ventures into the wilder side of jazz, taking guitarist Andreas Willers and drummer Oliver Steidle along for the ride.
There isn’t anyone who is exploiting the possibilities presented by big band jazz more aggressively these days than Satoko Fujii. Another chapter in her orchestra book is opened with the Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin debut ‘Ichigo Ichie.’
With ‘Yamiyo Ni Karasu’, the transition from ma-do to Satoko Fujii’s exciting new quartet Tobira becomes complete.
Here is a review of the freaky fun psychedelic improv free jazz/rock jam ‘Raoul’ by the Spanish Donkey, featuring Joe Morris, Jamie Saft and Mike Pride.
Here is a review of ‘Creating Structure’ by the Rich Halley 4, a satisfying album where the wall between composing and performance is removed completely.
In the proud tradition of Bill Dixon, here’s a review of Stephen Haynes’ ‘Pomegranate’ with Joe Morris, Warren Smith, William Parker and Ben Stapp.
Here is a reflection on free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman and his wonderful 1985 encounter with Pat Metheny, ‘Song X.”
There were technical things that made Ornette Coleman’s work great. But stressing that gives away the one thing that really mattered: Its freedom.
Here is a review of ‘Residual Ugly’, a beautifully nasty mess of noise music from the Oakland-based trio Beauty School.