Post Tagged with: "Whack Jazz"

Ches Smith’s Congs For Brums – Psycho Predictions (2012)

What might sound to the casual ear like goofing around in the studio is actually a drumming genius at work.

It's a Gebhard Ullmann Two-Fer!: BassX3 – Transatlantic and The Clarinet Trio – 4 (2012)

The multi-talented reedist Gebhard Ullmann splits his time between his native Berlin and New York but more impressively, he also splits his time leading or co-leading no less than eight workings bands

Darius Jones Quartet – The Book Of Mæ'bul (Another Kind Of Sunrise) (2012)

The Book Of Mæ’bul (Another Kind Of Sunrise) is the third in a series of what saxophonist Darius Jones calls the “sonic tone poem” in his life.

William A. Thompson/WATIV – Syntaxis (2012)

The Clash once had an album called Combat Rock, but William A. Thompson’s combat music called Baghdad Music Journal (2006) was hardly a figurative statement

Half Notes: Jenny Scheinman – Mischief & Mayhem (2012)

Here’s a brand new disc by Bill Frisell’s fiddle player. The music contained within, is well within Fris’ playing field, but there’s some adventurous circuit bent noises courtesy of Nels Cline with his bag of trick effects. Jim Black and Todd Sickafoose are on board, too, so the entire backing band is wicked good, and Scheinman wrote some nice, diversifiedRead More

Steve Lehman Trio – Dialect Fluorescent – (2012)

Travail, Transformation and Flow (2009) served noticed that everyone’s favorite up and coming alto saxophonist has come up and arrived. Now, Steve Lehman is poised to build his nascent legacy as an established artist

Half Notes: Steve Horowitz – New Monsters (2012)

Steve Horowitz can be considered a jazz musician, but you’re not likely to have heard some of his music through the same channels as other jazz musicians.

Merbow – Dead Zone (2012)

Music reviewing is famously described as “dancing about architecture” but dissecting Merbow’s noise music is more comparable to slicing water. For starters, the Japanese king of noise challenges and stretches the whole notion of what we call music.

Heiner Stadler – Brains on Fire (2012)

For the first time on compact disc, we hear some of the early works of this innovative pianist and (a particular focus here) composer/arranger.

Matthew Shipp Trio – Elastic Aspects (2012)

Matthew Shipp has earned his reputation as an out-jazz piano player who offers the clearest alternative yet to the propulsive cacophony of Cecil Taylor.