Post Tagged with: "Whack Jazz"

Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall + Tim Dahl – Luddite (2014)

Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall + Tim Dahl – Luddite (2014)

The impromptu nature of this collaboration among free-jazz aces Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall and Tim Dahl makes ‘Luddite’ great.

Hippie Diktat – Black Peplum (2014)

Hippie Diktat – Black Peplum (2014)

Here is a review of ‘Black Peplum’ by the Paris-based jazzcore trio Hippie Diktat.

Natsuki Tamura + Alexander Frangenheim – Nax (2014)

Natsuki Tamura + Alexander Frangenheim – Nax (2014)

Here is a review of ‘Nax,’ a free-jazz trumpet/bass encounter between Natsuki Tamura and Alexander Frangenheim.

Ross Hammond + Grant Calvin Weston – Blues and Daily News (2014)

Ross Hammond + Grant Calvin Weston – Blues and Daily News (2014)

We review ‘Blues and Daily News’ by Ross Hammond and Grant Calvin Weston, a creative guitar/drums improv record.

Daniel Blacksberg Trio – Perilous Architecture (2014)

Daniel Blacksberg Trio – Perilous Architecture (2014)

The Daniel Blacksberg Trio takes a conventional format and creates something refreshingly unconventional from it.

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form And Mess thrives on the extreme limits of rock and jazz.

Ivo Perelman + Karl Berger – Reverie (2014)

Ivo Perelman + Karl Berger – Reverie (2014)

25 years in, Perelman shows no sign of slowing down or running out of ideas.

John Dieterich, Ben Goldberg, Scott Amendola – Short-Sighted Dream Colossus (2014)

John Dieterich, Ben Goldberg, Scott Amendola – Short-Sighted Dream Colossus (2014)

They find plenty of common ground in this improvisational, experimental space.

Wadada Leo Smith – The Great Lakes Suite (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith – The Great Lakes Suite (2014)

A summit meeting of progressive jazz titans, themed around the Great Lakes.

Dead Neanderthals – Prime (2014)

Dead Neanderthals – Prime (2014)

A wake-up call to anyone who thought free jazz was a dying art.