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The Great Harry Hillman, “How To Dice An Onion” from Tilt (2017): Something Else! 360º video premiere

The Great Harry Hillman, “How To Dice An Onion” from Tilt (2017): Something Else! 360º video premiere

As the 360º video makes clear, the gumption of the Great Harry Hillman knows no bounds.

Jü – Summa (2017)

Jü – Summa (2017)

Jü is a band with plenty of potency with the intelligence of knowing when and where to apply it. ‘Summa’ builds on that solid start with Kjetil Møster to take their game up even higher.

Rob Mazurek – Chants And Corners (2017)

Rob Mazurek – Chants And Corners (2017)

‘Chants And Corners’ is an offshoot of recent Rob Mazurek endeavors, tweaking prior ideas and recycling supporting musicians in different combinations.

Chicago Edge Ensemble, “Decaying Orbit,” from Decaying Orbit (2017): One Track Mind

Chicago Edge Ensemble, “Decaying Orbit,” from Decaying Orbit (2017): One Track Mind

‘Decaying Orbit’ — the song and the album — fulfills the promise of its members’ respective legacies and furthers the legacy of its worldly leader, guitarist Dan Phillips.

Matt Nelson, Tim Dahl, Nick Podgurski – GRID (2017)

Matt Nelson, Tim Dahl, Nick Podgurski – GRID (2017)

Describing ‘GRID’ as “guttural” is a modest way to put it, but scary music created on the fly has rarely sounded so sweet.

John Zorn’s Simulacrum – The Garden of Earthly Delights (2017)

John Zorn’s Simulacrum – The Garden of Earthly Delights (2017)

‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ celebrates Hieronymus Bosch, whose surreal paintings seem to give John Zorn’s Simulacrum permission to follow similar patterns.

Ted Milton, of Blurt: Something Else! Interview

Ted Milton, of Blurt: Something Else! Interview

Ted Milton’s work with Blurt has been branded “jazz,” “post-punk,” “dance” and “experimental,” but there isn’t a pencil-pusher name to define an act like this.

Peter Van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask – Iron Lung (2017)

Peter Van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask – Iron Lung (2017)

The mission on Gorilla Mask’s third long player ‘Iron Lung’ is much the same as before: direct, confrontational thrash-jazz that’s more purposeful, unpredictable and just plain fun.

Trouble Kaze – June (2017)

Trouble Kaze – June (2017)

The sextet Trouble Kaze and their debut album ‘June’ is an inspired way to extend and expand on the ideas first put forward by the Japanese/French quartet Kaze.

Mary Halvorson and Sylvie Courvoisier – Crop Circles (2017)

Mary Halvorson and Sylvie Courvoisier – Crop Circles (2017)

A mere two months following yet another highly thought-of ensemble record, guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson has returned.

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