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W-2 – Fanatics (2017)

W-2 – Fanatics (2017)

99.9% of people will listen to the trailer above for W-2’s new album Fanatics and will go no further with this article. If you’re part of that zero-point-one percenter contingent who loves to indulge in anti-music music at least on occasion, keep going…

Roscoe Mitchell – Bells for the South Side (2017)

Roscoe Mitchell – Bells for the South Side (2017)

After five-decade history of rattling the very foundations of jazz, Roscoe Mitchell returns to what’s become a symbol the jazz establishment to make a strong statement of his undying vitality.

Toxic: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, William Parker – This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People (2017)

Toxic: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, William Parker – This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People (2017)

”This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People’ is a set of performances that succeed because the Toxic musicians place all trust on instinct and the instincts of others.

Mike Caratti, Rachel Musson + Steve Beresford – Hesitantly Pleasant (2017)

Mike Caratti, Rachel Musson + Steve Beresford – Hesitantly Pleasant (2017)

‘Hesitantly Pleasant’ is a ridiculously endearing album which takes the listener on a corkscrew journey through mindsets, concepts and ideologies.

Kikanju Baku and James Fei – No One Teaches The Snake To Strike (2017)

Kikanju Baku and James Fei – No One Teaches The Snake To Strike (2017)

Baku and Fei’s ‘No One Teaches The Snake To Strike’ is extreme jazz improv, all tracks made up on the spot, no safety net, no overdubs, just a pure outpouring of drums/reeds co-combustion.

Rob Mazurek’s Black Cube Marriage – Astral Cube (2017)

Rob Mazurek’s Black Cube Marriage – Astral Cube (2017)

‘Astral Cube’ is the latest in a long line of Mazurek projects that demonstrates the leader’s great ability to bring divergent talent together for a chaotic yet cathartic sonic experience.

Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die (2017)

Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die (2017)

In thirty-five short minutes, Jaimie Branch said a lot about what she’s offering to the realm of outward-bound jazz. If ‘Fly or Die’ is only her Chapter One, I can hardly wait to hear the rest of this book.

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.

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