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.
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In characterizing the music of the deliberately elusive collective Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, one can come up with a whole host of made-up genres and still not quite nail what they sound like.
Hyrrokkin, which is named after one of Saturn’s moons, is a band that didn’t exist nine months ago but came together quickly and late last summer, produced an EP on cassette and CDR’s as they went a-touring across across North America.
Ivo Perelman is currently on a creative spree, and this latest frenzy is comparable to the 1996-2000 period when he tore off 20 albums.
Somebody once said that there’s a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. I moved a step closer to that line back in 1978
When I was very young, I’d pick up my brother’s guitar or tap on my mom’s piano just to try to see what kind of cool sounds I could get out of them. I wasn’t concerned about notes, chords or songs, I merely wanted to get the things to make some sort of resonance that would resonate with me.
In that alternate universe where indie rock is fringe music and post-hardcore improvised rock is mainstream, Matta Gawa is The Black Keys.
Tim Berne has been such an imposing figure in New York’s improvised music scene since the 80s, it’s impossible to avoid his presence on significant recordings from that scene for too long.
New offerings from Paul McCartney, Owl City and Van Halen top our weekly list of notable upcoming music projects, both new and reissue.
The history of jazz is a history of personalities; from the affable Satchmo, the showmanship of Diz, the gentlemanly ways of Ellington, to the intensely insular Miles. It seemed in most of these cases, the music reflected their personalities, too.