Friday, February 27 2015
The rough carpentry of these songs lets the dust fly, lets the grain show, but the songs are all the purer, all the sweeter, for their scuffs.
Wednesday, February 25 2015
The Balkan Clarinet Summit has produced one of the most soulful, enjoyable, and diverse collaborative albums in some time.
Tuesday, February 17 2015
"Sweet Jackie's Revenge" is a fun cut of "free jazz pop" by this daring Los Angeles collective.
Monday, October 7 2013
An entirely improvised performance by two of the scene's avant-garde composers
Wednesday, July 10 2013
We take a look at how improvisatory genres such as jazz have embraced the one-off performance and how live electronic musicians can incorporate more ephemeral elements.
Wednesday, April 10 2013
A double-disc set that finds the jazz pianist jamming on a baroque organ in the 1970s (when else?).
Tuesday, August 7 2012
In Olympic action we hope to see perfection. With jazz improvisation we want something beyond even that.
Wednesday, October 12 2011
Given Roedelius' skill on the ivories and the beautiful sound of the Steinway Grand which he plays, Plays Piano is a pretty listen, even if structurally it is confusing.
Sunday, June 19 2011
Billy Bang and Bill Cole have a few things in common other than a similar first name and untempered instruments.
Wednesday, February 2 2011
"Oh, screw it. Roll tape," says Belgian composer Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven.