If this gig at London’s Cafe Oto is anything to go by, we should be hearing the People Band for a long time to come.
S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015 (Part 3 of 4, Avant Garde + Experimental): Sonny Sharrock, Thurston Moore, Scott Amendola
S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2015’s avant-garde and experimental music, including Sonny Sharrock, Thurston Moore, Scott Amendola and others.
Visceral, vivid and uncompromising, ‘Out of the Blue’ picks up where Raoul Björkenheim and eCsTaSy’s first album left off.
Never out of ideas or ways for his band of super avanteers to exploit them, Brian Drye does it again. ‘Eggs Up High’ keeps the Bizingas’ creative zeal going strong.
Experimental French quartet Louis Minus XVI’s ‘Kindergarten’ is easier to like because it’s harder to pin down.
Ivo Perelman came up with a very logical way to follow up the successful pairing with violist Mat Maneri titled ‘Two Men Walking’…by adding one talented woman violist to the two men for this latest walk.
The musical communion between Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp continues to progress into something more and more magical. You have to hear it to believe it.
The Will Mason’s Ensemble’s ‘Beams of the Huge Night’ is what the Sun Ra Arkestra might have sounded like had they gone in a rock direction.
As a subversive within the musical realm, Aram Bajakian connected with a subversive director and like the film, effectively said much without any words at all.
There’s more than a little satisfaction in hearing the champion of perhaps the most prestigious individual award from the straight jazz world stray way, way off the reservation.