Articles tagged free jazz

Yoshi Wada: Off the Wall

With Off the Wall, Yoshi Wada solidifies himself as one of the most interesting ambient artists of his day.

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The Pop Group: For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?

Harsh, abrasive, uncompromising and wholly unique, the Pop Group's sophomore album is as essential in 2016 as it was in 1980.

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Travis Laplante and Peter Evans - ‘Secret Meeting’ (album stream) (premiere)

On Friday, February 5, NNA Tapes will release Secret Meeting, the first collaboration between saxophonist Travis Laplante and trumpeter Peter Evans. And as far as collaborations

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Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981

This comprehensive live set moves back and forth in time, and between quintet and quartet line-ups. The comparisons make for fascinating listening, and suggest that maybe the jazz fusion band is actually more genre defying than defining.

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David S. Ware/Apogee: Birth of a Being

Apogee's first and last album was a free jazz slap to the face in 1977. This new reissue dampens none of its power.

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23 Jun 2015 // 2:15 AM

Dave Douglas: High Risk

If there's truly any justice, High Risk will serve as a template for the future electro-jazz.

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Merzbow, Gustafsson, Pándi, Moore: Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper

A stunningly ferocious noise album from four masters of their craft.

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The Balkan Clarinet Summit: Many Languages, One Soul

The Balkan Clarinet Summit has produced one of the most soulful, enjoyable, and diverse collaborative albums in some time.

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Double Naught Spy Car + Stew - “Sweet Jackie’s Revenge” (audio) (Premiere)

"Sweet Jackie's Revenge" is a fun cut of "free jazz pop" by this daring Los Angeles collective.

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John Coltrane: Offering: Live at Temple University

This set, performed just nine months before Coltrane's death, shows both the impressive openness of his late-era band and the limitations of its sound.

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Louis Sclavis Quartet: Silk and Salt Melodies

No matter what category you pigeonhole him into, jazz clarinetist Louis Sclavis turns his sounds into a miniature miracle.

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Matthew Shipp: I’ve Been to Many Places

Avant garde pianist Shipp explores his musical past through this contemporary solo set, hinting at where we may find him in the future.

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Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra

On In the Orbit of Ra Sun Ra collaborator and Arkestra member Marshall Allen presents a portrait of the jazz legend every bit as complicated and strange as a cross-section of his reality could possibly be.

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10 Apr 2013 // 11:01 PM

Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres

A double-disc set that finds the jazz pianist jamming on a baroque organ in the 1970s (when else?).

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Albert Ayler: Love Cry / The Last Album

Even when Albert Ayler was "selling out", his music was tough to swallow. This reissue twofer goes right to the heart of that paradox.

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Commitment: Commitment the Complete Recordings

Commitment: the Complete Recordings may not exactly be a forgotten gem or an earth-shattering epiphany, but it's a precious gift at the very least, a reminder that music can come from anyone, anywhere, and probably should.

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Destination: Out has a New Download Store

Who knows what we might find in there.

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15 Sep 2010 // 10:00 PM

David S. Ware: Onecept

David S. Ware vs. dialysis, Ware wins. We all win. We win free jazz minus the racket. Just pure music.

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15 Sep 2010 // 10:00 AM

Billy Bang: Prayer for Peace

What's the sound of a free jazz violinist seeking inner peace?

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Archie Shepp: The New York Contemporary Five

Archie Shepp's free-jazz all-star band was unstoppable... until they stopped themselves.

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Paul McCartney: Pure McCartney (take 2)

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"Pure McCartney really is a compilation for those wanted to dip their toes in wading pool instead of jumping waterfalls.

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