Post Tagged with: "Whack Jazz"

Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot – Kiss The Brain (2015)

Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot – Kiss The Brain (2015)

Here is a review of Canadian trumpeter Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot album ‘Kiss The Brain’, their imaginative, freeform electro-acoustic jazz debut.

Colin Webster, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Colin Webster, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Sammy Stein sits down with saxophonist Colin Webster to discuss those unlikely situations where you find the greatest musical connections.

David Torn – Only Sky (2015)

David Torn – Only Sky (2015)

David Torn has described himself as a “texturalist,” which is precisely the role he takes on every time he straps on a guitar, hits a pedal and twists some knobs. He’s applied himself in that role with vigor and uncommon instinct whether he’s in a group, creating a movie soundtrack or leading in his own recording projects. The latter partRead More

Deadly Orgone Radiation – Power Trips (2015)

Deadly Orgone Radiation – Power Trips (2015)

Deadly Orgone Radiation shows what happens when musicians come together who listen, cooperate and interact on a level unattainable for many.

The Uppercut: Matthew Shipp Mat Walerian Duo – Live at Okuden (2015)

The Uppercut: Matthew Shipp Mat Walerian Duo – Live at Okuden (2015)

As a vehicle for this promising woodwinds talent from Poland Mat Walerian, his encounter with Matthew Shipp on ‘Live at Okuden’ makes good on that promise.

Matthew Shipp Chamber Ensemble – The Gospel According to Matthew and Michael (2015)

Matthew Shipp Chamber Ensemble – The Gospel According to Matthew and Michael (2015)

The musicianship gets this improvised chamber jazz concept off the ground, but it’s the bottomless imaginations of Shipp, Maneri and Bisio that make ‘The Gospel According To Matthew and Michael’ fly.

Gaps and Spaces [Greg Ward + Caleb Willitz] – Synoptic Optiks (2015)

Gaps and Spaces [Greg Ward + Caleb Willitz] – Synoptic Optiks (2015)

Here is a review of the Greg Ward/Caleb Willitz experimental Gaps & Space project ‘Synoptic Optiks.’ Once again, Greg Ward finds another way to defy not only expectations but discourage the very notion of setting expectations on him in the first place.

The Thing – Garage (2004; 2015 vinyl reissue)

The Thing – Garage (2004; 2015 vinyl reissue)

These sessions may have been recorded more than a decade ago, but the Thing’s ‘Garage’ is still one of the best albums I have heard this year.

Help to get jazz percussion legend Warren Smith’s residency recordings released

Help jazz percussion great Warren Smith get some memorable material from a recent residency at NYC’s The Stone club released and keep his legacy intact.

Anthony Braxton – Trio and Duet (1974; 2015 expanded reissue)

Here is a review of an expanded reissue of the 1974 recording ‘Trio And Duet,’ exploring two sides of avant-garde great Anthony Braxton.