Clean Feed

Clean Feed
Ken Vandermark, baritone saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet / Magnus Broo, trumpet / Adam Lane, double bass / Paal Nilssen-Love, drums.

"Only to listen to a 4 Corners performance is not enough to experience all the emotional level of...

Steve Adams, sopranino, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, bass flute / Ken Filiano, bass / Scott Amendola, drums.

A very strong trio outing. Everyone plays very well, but I found Ken Filiano's bass playing here to be especially muscular and...

Luís Lopes, electric guitar / Sei Miguel, (muted) pocket trumpet / Joe Giardullo, soprano and tenor saxophones / Benjamin Duboc, double bass / Harvey Sorgen drums.

"Considering the work done by each one of the musicians forming the band...

Sophie Agnel, piano / John Edwards, double bass / Steve Noble, drums.

"Normally, a jazz piano trio is like a pyramid, with the pianist at the pointing top and both bassist and drummer on the left and right sides of the bottom. Not in the case...

Ralph Alessi, trumpet / Ravi Coltrane, saxophone / Andy Milne, piano / Drew Gress, double bass / Mark Ferber, drums

This is a great release, with excellent performances and a lot of drama; the music swings, but it often doesn't go where you.

Martin Küchen saxophones / Thomas Johansson trumpet / Mats Äleklint trombone / Jon Rune Strøm double bass / Tollef Østvang drums.

"The Scandinavian contributions for the present status of that music called jazz are no longer possible to dismiss..

Tobias Klein, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet / Gonçalo Almeida, double bass / Martin van Duynhoven, drums.
"You could say that “Vibrate in Sympathy” is one more item in the present focus on acoustic improvisation. Or you could say this is one more example of the particular jazz brand you find in the Dutch scene. Both judgments are not really true. The musicians involved have their own individual personalities and they don’t represent any organized tendencies. Two of them...

"This is the debut recording by the only entirely Portuguese project by Rodrigo Amado, including cellist Miguel Mira, an equivalent of Oscar Pettiford for the 21st century, and young drummer Gabriel Ferrandini, Lisbon’s answer to Paal Nilssen-Love and...

Gabriel Ferrandini (d) / Hernâni Faustino (b) / Manuel Mota (g) / Rodrigo Amado (ts).

“Wire Quartet is one of saxophonist Rodrigo Amado's working bands, together with Motion Trio and Hurricane. Recording consistently for some of the...

"Violinist Carlos “Zíngaro”, cellist Tomas Ulrich and double bassist Ken Filiano founded the TECK String Quartet with Elliott Sharp, but it’s something quite different what they offer here with Rodrigo Amado at the place of the guitar player. “Surface”...

"In the summer of 2002, Amado, Zíngaro and Filiano met in a Lisbon studio to record what was to be “The Space Between”, a collection of tunes based on the principles of real-time composition. For portuguese players Amado and Zíngaro it was, strangely, onl

"This is the first encounter of the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado with the powerful rhythm section of Kent Kessler and Paal Nilssen-Love, both members of the Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet. A tribute to Amado’s grandfather, an amateur theater...

"Second opus with Rodrigo Amado, Kent Kessler and Paal Nilssen-Love, this time being audible that the three musicians already know each other very well. “The Abstract Truth” may lack the discovery factor of the first encounters, but the music profits...

Jean-Luc Guionnet alto saxophone / Clayton Thomas, double bass / Will Guthrie, drums

"The 'saxophone trio' pioneered by Sonny Rollins in the mid 50's, was taken as the format of choice by the leading saxophone players of the 70's. The removal...

Alexander Zethson piano
Mattias Ståhl vibraphone
Magnus Broo trumpet
Goran Kajfes cornet
Mats Äleklint trombone
Eirik Hegdal baritone saxophone
Johan Berthling double bass
Andreas Werliin drums
Martin Küchen alto and tenor saxophones
"Martin Kuchen’s nonet returns for more avant-jazz to dance to, confirming once again that creative music with political conscience can be festive, even considering the seriousness of the subject of this record. The title is an..

Alexander Zethson, upright piano, grand piano / Mattias Ståhl, vibraphone / Johan Berthling, double bass / Andreas Werliin, drums / Magnus Broo, trumpet / Mats Aleklint, trombone / Goran Kajfes, cornet / Eirik Hegdal, baritone and sopranino saxophones...

Alexander Zethson, upright piano, grand piano / Mattias Ståhl, vibraphone / Johan Berthling, double bass / Andreas Werliin, drums / Magnus Broo, trumpet / Mats Aleklint, trombone / Goran Kajfes, cornet / Eirik Hegdal, baritone and sopranino saxophones...

Lotte Anker, soprano alto and tenor saxophones / Rodrigo Pinheiro, piano / Hernani Faustino, double bass.

"Improvised music is one of the few fields where something like this can happen: having a new band with people we never imagined together...

"Two Portuguese, a Belgium, an Italian and a Czech: this is a true European combo. Combo? Well, not the conventional one: there are two drummers, João Lobo and Marek Patrman, and two horn players, Daniele Martini and Toine Thys. The band leader, Hugo...

Julian Argüelles, tenor saxophone / Michael Formanek, double bass / Tom Rainey, drums.

"Since the years he played with the big band Loose Tubes, side by side with the likes of Django Bates, Iain Ballamy, Steve Berry, and Ashley Slater, the most..

Aram Shelton, alto saxophone / Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone / Jason Roebke, double bass / Tim Daisy, drums.

A great album by an amazing band. This is four great Chicago-scene musicians, 3 of whom play in Jason's Rolldown ensemble, with the...

Michael Attias, alto saxophone / John Hebert, double bass / Satoshi Takeishi, drums and percussion + Russ Lossing, piano on track 4.

"The three-night residency of Michaël Attias' Twines of Colesion in the 2008 edition of the Coimbra's Jazz ao...

Michaël Attias alto saxophone / Ralph Alessi trumpet / Matt Mitchell piano / Sean Conly double bass / Tom Rainey drums.

"Michaël Attias is the living proof that jazz is no longer an American music, but a universal one. The product of migrations.

Michaël Attias, alto saxophone / Tony Malaby, tenor and soprano saxophones / Russ Lossing, piano / John Hébert, bass / Satoshi Takeishi, drums, percussion. .

"Graced individually by a list of partnerships that includes Anthony Braxton...

Dave Rempis alto, tenor and baritone saxophone / Fred Lonberg-Holm cello & electronics / Paal Nilssen-Love drums & percussion.

"Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love present their association as a“free-wheeling trio” and that...

"With a remarkable trajectory as both a trumpeter and a composer, Dave Ballou performs in and composes for orchestras and big ensembles (Either/Orchestra, Meridian Art Ensemble, John Hollenbeck’s Large Ensemble, Woody Herman Big Band and so on), but here we find him playing solo, sometimes using pre-notated materials, others improvising on the edge. In the crossroads of jazz and classical music, he interpreted Bach’s “Bradenburg Concertos” and worked with the recently departed third stream mentor...

Klaus Ellerhusen Holm b-clarinet, bass clarinet, bass amplification
Roger Arntzen double bass
Ivar Grydeland pedal steel guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo, drum machine
"For some time, and for two released albums, Ballrogg was the name of the duo formed by clarinetist and saxophonist Klaus Ellerhusen Holm (Honest John, Large Unit) and double bassist Roger Arntzen (In the Country, Chrome Hill), identified by a captivating approach which combined an exploration of the influence of

Joachim Badenhorst, bass clarinet, clarinet and tenor sax / Frantz Loriot, viola / Pascal Niggenkemper, double bass.

"After the success of its debut recording (Jazz Magazine gave “Fremdenzimmer” a Choc award, for instance) and extensive touring..

Joachim Bade Fremnhorst, bass clarinet, clarinet and tenor sax / Frantz Loriot, viola Pascal Niggenkemper double bass.

"The music of Baloni offers something truly unique in the world of improvised music, and their album, Fremdenzimmer...

Jorge Lima Barreto, piano.

"As with any conceptual work of art — in this case an improvised work — this record has several layers. In its essence this is a piano solo recorded live in concert. It is simultaneously lyrical and experimental, rare..

Carlos Barretto, double bass, musical direction / Mário Delgado, guitar / José Salgueiro, drums and percussion.

"Carlos Barretto’s Lokomotiv is back with a new CD, “Labirintos” (“Labyrinths”), with new repertoire,with music of breath and...

“I have dedicated most part of my life to the study of erudite music and jazz. As an artist I always felt like a learner, an eternal apprentice. In order to evolve I must break those rules and get free of the shapes, unbound myself from the commonplaces

"It’s not a new recording, but certainly this re-release by Clean Feed will be a great surprise to all those in North America, Europe and Japan who are interested in what’s happening in the jazz and improvised music scene on this little country called Por

Mark Helias, double bass / Gerry Hemingway, drums / Ray Anderson, trombone.

"After thirty-four years, a good idea – another reconvening of three of the most intriguing and inspiring musicians of the creative jazz scene, namely Mark Helias...

Matt Bauder, tenor saxophone, clarinet / Nate Wooley, trumpet / Angelica Sanchez, piano / Jason Ajemian, double bass / Tomas Fujiwara, drums

"This album is dedicated to Donald Walden, Bill Dixon and Fred Anderson from whom I've learned...

Matt Bauder, tenor saxophone / Nate Wooley trumpet / Kris Davis piano / Jason Ajemian double bass / Tomas Fujiwara, drums.

"Tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Matt Bauder is one of those young musicains who has an equal capacity to play in...

Carlos Bica, double bass / Frank Möbus, electric guitar / Jim Black, drums and percussion.

"The fifth album by Carlos Bica’s Azul, the double bassist and composer’s trio with the colourful guitarist Frank Möbus and the drummer extraordinaire...

Carlos Bica, double bass / Matthias Schriefl, trumpet, flugelhorn, melodica / João Paulo, piano, keyboards, accordion / Mário Delgado, electric guitar / João Lobo, drums, percussion.

"'Carlos Bica + Prima Matéria' confirms Bica as one of...

Michael Blake, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones / Kresten Osgood, drums.

"The saxophone/drums duo format has a great tradition in jazz music. “Control This” is a collection of improvisations rooted in the history of this musical idiom, yet it..

Ran Blake, piano / Sara Serpa, voice

"At a time when so many singers and accompanists play it safe, it’s refreshing to hear vocalist Sara Serpa and pianist Ran Blake do something different—maybe even risky—with the standard jazz song repertoire..

Samuel Blaser, trombone / Thomas Morgan, bass / Tyshawn Sorey, drums / Todd Neufeld, guitar.

"The fertile ground between hard bop and free jazz continues to attract the next generation of jazz artists, most notably trombonist Samuel Blaser...

Eric Boeren, cornet / Michael Moore, alto saxophone, Eb clarinet / Wilbert de Joode, double bass / Paul Lovens, drums.

"In jazz and improvisation, no two performances are alike. And if there's no recordings of a particularly good concert, only...

Bobby Bradford, cornet / Mark Dresser, double bass / Glenn Ferris, trombone.

"This is a trio of living musical poets. Cornetist Bobby Bradford was the partner of John Carter until the death of this astonishing clarinetist and he played with...

"This historic edition — Clean Feed’s one hundredth release — is a four-disc set that features two extraordinary musicians who before this session had never played together: multi-reedist Anthony Braxton and guitarist Joe Morris. “Four Improvisations (Duo

This is the second album by the Peter Brotzmann trio with John Edwards and Steve Noble, following “The Worse the Better” (they’re also together in a third one, “Mental Shake”, but with the addition of Jason Adasiewicz and his vibraphone). And just like...

André Roligheten soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet / Andreas Wildhagen drums / Jonas Cambien piano.
"Belgian-born, but living in Oslo and being strongly involved in the Norwegian scene, pianist Jonas Cambien makes his debut as a band leader with two of Norway‟s most exciting players from the younger generation. Cambien has a particular view of the way improvisation and written material can intertwine. Influenced by textures and methods of free improvised music, his compositions function....

Mário Delgado started his studies in the Hot Club jazz school and got involved in Workshops and Master classes with some of the leading contemporary jazz guitar players like John Abercrombie, Bill Frisell or Atilla Zoller. He recorded some Portuguese jazz

Hugo Carvalhais double bass / Dominique Pifarély violin / Gabriel Pinto organ, keyboards / Jeremiah Cymerman electronic manipulation.

"Portuguese bassist and composer Hugo Carvalhais doesn’t stop to surprise us. After two internationally...

Hugo Carvalhais, double bass, electronics / Gabriel Pinto, piano, synthesizer / Mário Costa, drums / Tim Berne, alto saxophone.

"Hugo Carvalhais, Gabriel Pinto, and Mário Costa are representatives of a remarkable new generation of Portuguese...

Dominique Pifarély, violin / Emile Parisien, soprano sax / Gabriel Pinto, piano / Hugo Carvalhais, double bass / Mário Costa, drums.

"After the success obtained by his debut CD, “Nebulosa”, a couple of years ago, expectations were high...