Clean Feed

Clean Feed
Sérgio Carolino tuba
Mário Delgado guitarra
Alexandre Frazão bateria

"At their third album, Portuguese band TGB can’t be defined anymore by the unnusual instrumentation of a tuba, a guitar and a drum set. An idiosyncratic music comes with it, «without frontiers and unconquerable», as Sérgio Carolino, Mário Delgado and Alexandre Frazão say themselves. They mixed jazz, rock, folk, country and more in ways impossible to categorize like “fusion”. TGB expanded it so much, and with such...

Anna Kaluza alto saxophone / Artur Majewski trumpet, cornet / Rafal Mazur acoustic bass guitar Kuba Suchar drums, percussion, kalimba, megaphone.

"This recording confirms everything you may have heard about the dynamism and richness of the...

Hugo Antunes double bass
João Pais Filipe drums and percussion
Ricardo Webbens modular and network synthesizer (R)
Rafael Toral modular feedback circuit, modified MS2 (feedback) and MT10 (bending) amplifiers (L).

"After the conclusion of the 13-year-long Space Program series, Space Quartet marks a new horizon in Rafael Toral’s ongoing music explorations. Referring both to a record and a band configuration, Space Quartet embodies a maturing moment for the Portuguese musician. As one

Davu Seru drums / Rafael Toral modified short-circuiting MT-10 amplifier, modified MS-2 amplifier feedback, electrode oscillator.

"'Everything in the Space Program is jazz, except the music' - this paradoxical quote from a recent interview given.

Ricardo Toscano saxofone
João Pedro Coelho piano
Romeu Tristão contrabaixo
João Lopes Pereira bateria

"The prodigal son of Portuguese jazz is finally on record. Since his teenager years until he became a young man (25 years old in 2018) we get used to only hear him on stage, improvising with the tunes of American masters like Charlie Parker, “Cannonball” Adderley, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, among many others of different times in the “jazz continuum”. Now, we can seat at...

Evan Parker, tenor saxophone/Sten Sandell, piano/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, double bass/Paal Nilssen-Love, drums & percussion.

"Something so special as this European project would need to have a future. After a first recording with the joined...

Jeff Arnal, percussion / Seth Misterka, alto saxophone / Reuben Radding, bass / Nate Wooley, trumpet.

"Quadrologues is the second Clean Feed release by the New York based quartet Transit. This collection of pieces integrates the tradition of...

Sebastian Strinning tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Manuel Troller guitar
Gerry Hemingway drums, voice

"In 2009 American percussionist and composer Gerry Hemingway relocated in Luzern, Switzerland, and found himself in a thriving community of musicians and artists with whom he has forged new relationships. Chief among those relationships are the guitarist Manuel Troller [of Schnellertollermeier] and saxophonist and bass clarinetist Sebastian Strinning. As a group they began exploring...

Sebastian Strinning tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Manuel Troller guitar
Gerry Hemingway drums, voice

"In 2009 American percussionist and composer Gerry Hemingway relocated in Luzern, Switzerland, and found himself in a thriving community of musicians and artists with whom he has forged new relationships. Chief among those relationships are the guitarist Manuel Troller [of Schnellertollermeier] and saxophonist and bass clarinetist Sebastian Strinning. As a group they began exploring...

Martin Kuchen, alto & baritone sax / Per Zanussi, bass / Raymond Strid, drums.

"No, Martin Kichen isn't a composer of programmatic music, conceived only to accompany silent movies, dancers or stage actors, but even if this wonderful Swedish...

Per Zanussi double bass
Raymond Strid drums and percussion
Martin Küchen baritone, alto and sopranino saxophones

"After “...was there to illuminate the night sky...”, “Bruder Beda” and “Human Encore”, this one with Joe McPhee as special guest, Trespass Trio is back to tell us another story without words. There’s a narrative structure developing from start to finish, with a cinematic quality, but everything goes through an emotional level (from rage to a disarming tenderness) and the..

Martin Küchen, sax / Per Zanussi, bass / Raymond Strid, drums

"These are difficult times to be an idealist in what concerns the social function of music. Do really the art of sounds can change the world, something that many believed possible...

Joe McPhee, tenor saxophone and pocket trumpet / Martin Küchen, alto and baritone saxophones / Per Zanussi, double bass / Raymond Strid, drums.

"A dog barks during a trumpet solo and a car alarm ends a piece: this is reality music, music coming..

Kjetil Møster, saxophones, clarinet / Morten Qvenild, keyboards / Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, bass / Thomas Strønen, drums.

"With a past in hardcore/metal bands, mostly playing the bass guitar, soon Kjetil Moster changed to the tenor saxophone and...

Alfred Harth, reeds, pocket trumpet, voice / Wilber Morris, bass / Kevin Norton, drums, vibraphone.

"Bassist Wilber Morris’ contribution to contemporary jazz is still being documented, after his death. Such a rich career certainly deserves that..

Nate Wooley, trumpet and amplifier / Peter Evans, trumpet and piccolo trumpet / Jim Black, drums and electronics / Paul Lytton, drums and percussion.

"Trumpet and drums, or more exactly: two trumpets and two drumsets. The trumpeters...

Eduardo Raon harp, electronics & daxophone
Joana Sá piano & idiophones
Luís André Ferreira cello & electronics
Luís José Martins classical guitar, electronics
Nuno Aroso percussion & sampling

"Five musicians came together to create a place where new dynamics of performance and musical creation materialize – the Turbamulta (a Portuguese word we could translate as "rowdy mob"). Each instrument, an original, individual voice magnified by new sound production techniques, existing

Luis Vicente trumpet / John Dikeman tenor saxophone / Wilbert De Joode double bass / Onno Govaert drums.

"Few jazzmen from Portugal have the opportunity to play with foreign musicians like Portuguese trumpeter Luís Vicente. After collaborations with the brothers Théo and Valentin Ceccaldi, Johannes Bauer, Jorrit Dijkstra, Akira Sakata, Giovanni di Domenico, Jasper Stadhouders, Roberto Negro and Mette Rasmussen, among others, in “Live at Zaal 100” we find him in the company of the Amsterdam-based...

John Dikeman saxophones / Jon Rune Strøm double bass / Tollef Østvang drums / Joe McPhee pocket trumpet, alto saxophone.

"John Dikeman, Jon Rune Strøm and Tollef Østvang choose as the name of their trio the title of an Albert Ayler’s...

Peter Van Huffel, alto saxophone / Roland Fidezius, electric bass, effects / Rudi Fischerlehner, drums, percussion.

"Gorilla Mask isn’t only a power trio. Instead of guitar there’s an alto saxophone, and the music comes more from the jazz...

Sophie Tassignon, voice/Peter Van Huffel, alto and soprano saxophones/Samuel Blaser, trombone/Michael Bates, bass.

"You may not be familiar with van Huffel's and Tassignon's names, but don't direct your attention to something else so quickly...


"With this third volume of I Never Metaguitar, I'm thrilled at the notion of an ongoing process of discovery and the continuous pleasure of surprise at the inventions of these inventions: new sounds, processes, techniques, melodies, riffs, gestures...

"This is the second volume of “I Never Meta Guitar”, an ongoing compilation dedicated to the guitar, in its various possibilities and persuasions. It’s organized by one of the masters of this instrument, Elliott Sharp, and that says much about the...

"...and here is the fourth volume of this ongoing compilation organized by Elliott Sharp and covering «the parallel realities of contemporary guitarism». As Sharp himself wrote on previous liner-notes, each new collection of guitar pieces reflects «the never-ending joy of hearing fabulous sonic visions» with the guitar or its derivatives, as the main subject. You may not already know every chosen guitarist, but you will soon thanks to this series of recordings. Some of the artists need no presentations...

Here is a transnational band for a trans-idiomatic music. A Slovenian (Bostjan Simon), a Norwegian (Stephan Meidell) and a Portuguese (Luís Candeias) present on the politically charged “Don’t Wait for the Revolution” a symbiotic project in which rock...

Bostjan Simon sax, electronics
Stephan Meidell guitar, bass, percussion, electronics
Luis Candeias drums, percussion
"«Lean back and give it time to grow», asks Velkro to the listener in the liner-notes of their new CD, “Too Lazy to Panic”. In fact, the compositions by the trio with Bostjan Simon, Stephan Meidell and Luís Candeias need your attention to develop. They may be intense, but there’s no hurries. This hybrid of jazz with psychedelic jamming rock and experimental electronic music...

Luís Vicente trumpet
Gonçalo Almeida doublebass
Pedro Melo Alves drums and percussion

"A Portuguese trumpeter more and more present in the international scene, in such a way that he has more concerts scheduled in other countries than on his own, Luís Vicente never seems to stop: after the success of his partnership with John Dikeman, William Parker and Hamid Drake in “Goes Without Saying, But It’s Got to Be Said”, he turns to national silver (represented here by Gonçalo Almeida and...

Luis Vicente trumpet
Vasco Trilla drums and percussion

"When does a duet means that the music is thinner than with a bigger ensemble? Well, when the duo in question isn’t the one formed by the Portuguese trumpeter Luís Vicente and the Luso-Catalan drummer Vasco Trilla, both known for their endless resources, sound wise and in terms of the grammars they use to turn the technical procedure we call improvisation to the aesthetics of improvised music. At the beginning of each piece reunited...

Liba Villavecchia alto saxophone
Vasco Trilla drums and percussion
Alex Reviriego double bass

"The legendary saxophonist from Catalunya strikes again, this time in trio, with a collection of his own compositions (including a tribute to the film director Andréj Tarkovski), a couple of group improvisations, and a Thomas Chapin cover. “Zaidín” is the new achievement by an extraordinary musician who played Ornette Coleman’s “Lonely Woman” with Agustí Fernãndez, collaborated with the....

Marty Ehrlich conductor/alto saxophone
Bobby Zankel alto saxophone
Julian Pressley alto saxophone
Robert DeBellis tenor and soprano saxophone
Hafez Modirzadeh tenor saxophone
Mark Allen baritone saxophone
Dave Ballou trumpet
Dwayne Eubanks trumpet
Graham Haynes cornet
Josh Evans trumpet
Steve Swell trombone
Michael Dessen trombone
Alfred Patterson trombone
Jose Davilla bass trombone
Michael Formanek bass
Tom Lawton pia

Patty Waters voice
Burton Greene piano
Mario Pavone double bass
Barry Altschul drums

“Patty Waters is a living legend and every record with her voice is, in consequence, a preciosity. Unanimously considered the main singer of the free jazz tendency since the release of her historical ESP-Disk albums “Sings” and ‘College Tour” in the Sixties, and widely known (Diamanda Galas and Patti Smith pointed her as their main reference) for her impressive interpretation of the traditional..

André Roligheten tenor saxophone and clarinet
Kristoffer Alberts alto and baritone saxophone
Niklas Barnö trumpet
Mats Äleklint trombone
Mattias Ståhl vibraphone
Ola Høyer double bass
Tollef Østvang drums

"The title says it all: here is music conceived under the influence of Albert Ayler, author of seminal free jazz pieces like “Bells” and “Ghosts” and one of the most celebrated interpreters of a gospel hymn specially cared by the likes of Louis Armstrong and Fats...

John Butcher, tenor and soprano saxophones/Alberto Braida, piano/John Edwards, double bass/Fabrizio Spera, drums.

"British artists and intellectuals have an old fascination for the Italian culture, and Italians like the way they, and their...

Bänz Oester, bass / Gerry Hemingway, drums / Michel Wintsch, piano.

"Less is More" brings this decade lengthed collective trio into its finest document to date shining with its uncanny ability to interact with extraordinary subtlety and...

Michel Wintsch piano
Gerry Hemingway drums, voice
Bänz Oester bass

“The collective Who Trio commemorated 20 years of existence in 2018, by starting the project “Strell”, which only now has been committed to record. This was the time considered necessary for their members to achieve the maturity of a collective language necessary to embrace the ambitious enterprise of interpreting the music of Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington in a (re)creative way. The goal was to infuse this rich...

Michel Wintsch piano
Gerry Hemingway drums, voice
Bänz Oester bass

“The collective Who Trio commemorated 20 years of existence in 2018, by starting the project “Strell”, which only now has been committed to record. This was the time considered necessary for their members to achieve the maturity of a collective language necessary to embrace the ambitious enterprise of interpreting the music of Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington in a (re)creative way. The goal was to infuse this rich...

Personel: Alex Maguire (p), Alípio C. Neto (ts), Johannes Krieger (t), Ricardo Freitas (b), Rui Gonçalves (d)

"To begin with - and we always begin listening a record by reading its title and the names of the tracks -, a glance to the cover of...

Nate Wooley trumpet / Josh Sinton bass clarinet / Matt Moran vibraphone / Eivind Opsvik double bass / Harris Eisenstadt drums

"Defying boundaries, those which state that there is a corner represented by Wynton Marsalis and an opposite corner in which Nate Wooley has marked his own name, the Nate Wooley Quintet presents us with an unexpected CD of the leader's own versions of Marsalis's music. Unexpected for some, but not for Wooley: after all, the American trumpeter became interested in jazz...

Nate Wooley, trumpet / Josh Sinton, bass clarinet / Matt Moran, vibraphone / Eivind Opsvik, double bass / Harris Eisenstadt, drums.

This is a real all-star session of young 'up 'n' comers', all of whom are leaders in their own right....

Nate Wooley, trumpet / Josh Sinton, bass clarinet and baritone saxophone / Matt Moran, vibraphone / Eivind Opsvik, double bass / Dan Peck, tuba / Harris Eisenstadt, drums.

"Nate Wooley isn’t only a great trumpeter, one of the very best around....

Nate Wooley trumpet
Chris Pitsiokos alto saxophone
Brandon Lopez bass
Dré Hocevar drums

"We can say without exaggeration that the new project by Nate Wooley introduces in the so-called “free jazz” format a system that few times – if ever – we encountered with such a relevance for the musical results since the harmolodic process proposed by Ornette Coleman. And the always surprising trumpeter is very much aware of the ground breaking possibilities of this band with the upcoming New

Rodrigo Pinheiro piano
Zbigniew Kozera double bass
Kuba Suchar drums

"Pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro (you know him mostly from his contributions to Red Trio) is one of the most requested presences of Portuguese improvisers in Poland, resulting in several co-operative groups with musicians from both countries. Wschód reunites him with the double bassist Zbigniew Kozera and the drummer Kuba Suchar to fulfill a purpose: to go beyond the established norms for the piano jazz trio. And they....

Savina Yannatou voice
Joana Sá, piano semi-prepared piano & props

a. In Athens, after a concert at the Big Bang Festival at the Onassis Foundation, I was approached by a mysterious and friendly woman. She introduced herself as a singer and proposed to collaborate with me. I did not know who she was. She wrote her name and e-mail on a little piece of paper.

b. At the hotel, I checked the name that I had not understood before: Savina Yannatou... was asking me (?!) to play. (on the one.

Recorded live in Coimbra, Portugal, during the 2013 edition of the Jazz ao Centro festival, this is how the quintet led by Per Zanussi sounds on stage. Energetic and lyrical, combining free improvisation and melodic structures, “Live in Coimbra”...

Flavio Zanuttini trumpet, compositions
Piero Bittolo Bon alto sax
Marco D'Orlando drums

"A trumpet (by Flavio Zanuttini himself, the mastermind behind “Born Baby Born”), an alto sax (Piero Bittolo Bon) and a drumset (Marco D’Orlando). Nothing more: no bass to deepen the rhythm and no harmonic instrument, be it a piano or a guitar. Just “meat and potatoes”, as Eugene Chadbourne states on his liner notes, dismissing in this meal the possible contributions of a fried egg, some buttered peas...