Clean Feed

Clean Feed
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...

Ilia Belorukov alto saxophone
Gabriel Ferrandini drums and percussion

"There’s souls in the world who, no matter the distance between them, seem destined to meet: alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov is from Saint Petersburg and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini has Lisbon as his home. Their respective backgrounds, their cultures and the music scenes they belong to couldn’t be more different, and yet, they’re soul brothers. Yes, they share the same disquietness announced by the title of this album, but...

Daniel Bernardes Piano
António Augusto Aguiar Bass
Mário Costa Drums
Drumming GP
Miquel Bernat Marimba, Percussion
Jeff Davis Vibrafone Soloist, Percussion
João Dias Glockenspiel, Percussion
Pedro Góis Vibrafone, Percussion

"Portuguese pianist Daniel Bernardes studied both composition (with Emmanuel Nunes and Karlheinz Stockhausen) and jazz (with Carlos Barretto and João Paulo Esteves da Silva, two names of the Clean Feed catalogue). “Liturgy of the Birds”

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
Frank Möbus guitar
Jim Black drums and percussion

"It has been twenty years since the release of Carlos Bica’s “Azul”, the Portuguese double bass player’s debut recording with German guitarist Frank Möbus and the American drummer Jim Black. Their brand new album “More Than This” accurately describes their status quo. This new release reflects the same music that their audiences have learned to love since the very beginning and delivers beyond those expectations...

Carlos Bica double bass
Daniel Erdmann tenor saxophone
Dj Illvibe turntables

"Double bassist and composer Carlos Bica has carved out a jazz niche for himself with his inventive style of lyrical-indie-jazz. Among the several musical projects he leads, his trio AZUL has become his showcase as a bass player and composer. For more than twenty years Bica’s trio AZUL with Frank Möbus and Jim Black has fascinated its listeners. Living in Berlin, Portuguese Bica again and again creates a music...

Carlos Bica Double Bass
Frank Möbus Guitar
Jim Black Drums And Percussion

"As a composer, double bassist Carlos Bica is a cultivator of the song format, but if as such he knows the virtues of studio production and engineering, in order to perfect a composition at a detail level, he’s also very much conscious that, in jazz, the best for a song is to be played live and to grow from the confines of what is written through improvisation. Hence the importance of this new album of his band...

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..

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje vocal
Stine Janvin Joh vocal
Britt Pernille Frøholm hardanger fiddle
Didrik Ingvaldsen trumpet
Mette Rasmussen alto saxophone
Lene Grenager cello
Tanja Orning cello
Jasper Stadhouders guitar, kologo and mandolin
Mats Äleklint trombone
Nils Henrik Asheim organ
Frode Haltli accordion
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten double bass
Per Zanussi double bass
Dag Erik Knedal Andersen drums

“Hugs a

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....

André Roligheten soprano and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Andreas Wildhagen drums
Jonas Cambien piano (soprano saxophone on track 4, organ on tracks 6, 11)

"Belgian-born, Oslo-based pianist Jonas Cambien couldn’t have chosen better partners than Andreas Wildhagen and André Roligheten to perform his cleverly constructed compositions. On its third studio album, his trio shows itself as a tightly interacting ensemble, with a free and playful approach.
Cambiens compositions often...

André Roligheten soprano and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Andreas Wildhagen drums
Jonas Cambien piano (soprano saxophone on track 4, organ on tracks 6, 11)

"Belgian-born, Oslo-based pianist Jonas Cambien couldn’t have chosen better partners than Andreas Wildhagen and André Roligheten to perform his cleverly constructed compositions. On its third studio album, his trio shows itself as a tightly interacting ensemble, with a free and playful approach.
Cambiens compositions often...

André Roligheten soprano and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Andreas Wildhagen drums and percussion (trumpet on track 4)
Jonas Cambien piano (microtonal melodica on track 9)
guest:
Torstein Lavik Larsen trumpet on track 6 & 8

"The Jonas Cambien Trio reveals influences from the pioneers and greats of free music, but there’s much more going on in “We Must Mustn’t We”, beginning with Cambien’s classical-influenced piano style. A Belgian-born living in Oslo, Jonas Cambien...

André Roligheten soprano and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Andreas Wildhagen drums and percussion (trumpet on track 4)
Jonas Cambien piano (microtonal melodica on track 9)
guest:
Torstein Lavik Larsen trumpet on track 6 & 8

"The Jonas Cambien Trio reveals influences from the pioneers and greats of free music, but there’s much more going on in “We Must Mustn’t We”, beginning with Cambien’s classical-influenced piano style. A Belgian-born living in Oslo, Jonas Cambien...

Jonas Cambien piano
Adrian Myhr double bass

"The elegance and complex delicacy of contemporary classical music and the drive and energy of jazz-rooted improvisation cross characteristics in the very special duo formed by Belgian-born, but residing in Oslo, pianist Jonas Cambien and the Norwegian double bassist Adrian Myhr. A member of the chamber music ensemble Aksiom, Cambien can develop tachycardic and jumping lines like the ones we heard from Thelonious Monk and Cecil Taylor with the sam

João Camões viola and mey
Jean-Luc Cappozzo trumpet, flugelhorn and harmonic flute
Jean-Marc Foussat electronics, other devices and voice

"The years spent in Paris by Portuguese violist João Camões prove to be fruitful once again with this new CD, his third with French synthesist Jean-Marc Foussat (the first one was a trio with Claude Parle and the second one a duo). This time, their creative partnership involves one of the most amazing trumpeters active today, Jean-Luc Cappozzo...

Carlos “Zingaro” violin
Pedro Carneiro marimba with damper pedal

"The return of the master violinist Carlos “Zingaro” to the Clean Feed catalogue is something to applaude, as it is the continuation of the label’s attention to the improvising side of the also Portuguese percussionist Pedro Carneiro, one of the top marimba players of contemporary classical music worldwide (performing on a custom made marimba with a damper pedal on this recording!), after the release of his duo with Pedro...

Pedro Carneiro marimba with quarter tone extension
Pedro Melo Alves prepared drums

'Carneiro and Melo Alves aren’t bad companions to each other, as you’ll soon find out. The title of this recording comes from a story by Japanese writer Yasuoka Shotaro, reminding us how literature influences the creation of good music. Percussionist, conductor and composer, Pedro Carneiro's main activity is in the realm of contemporary classical music, mostly with his huge bass marimba, either playing his own...

Sérgio Carolino Lusophone ‘Lúcifer’

"If you’re a committed music lover you already know this: Portuguese musician Sérgio Carolino is one of the most important tuba players in the world, in any of the several domains he covers, classical, contemporary, jazz, improvised or experimental. And if you’re familiar with the Clean Feed catalogue you have already heard him with the band TGB. Now he plays solo with an instrument of his own invention, the Lusophone "Lucifer", inspired on the Oren-o-Phone...

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 doublebass, electronics
with
Emile Parisien soprano saxophone
Liudas Mockunas tenor saxophone, clarinet
Fábio Almeida alto saxophone, flute
Gabriel Pinto piano, organ, synthesizer
Mário Costa drums

"Considered one of the most talented and sui generis portuguese bassists of his generation, after a seven-year hiatus without presenting any record under his own name, Hugo Carvalhais, one of the best kept secrets of Portugal's jazz scene, is back with an album...

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...

Lynn Cassiers voice, electronics
Ananta Roosens violin
Sylvain Débaisieux soprano and tenor saxophones
Niels Vermeulen euphonium
Erik Vermeulen piano
Manolo Cabras double bass
Marek Patrman drums

"The septet consisting of Lynn Cassiers (compositions, voice, electronics), Sylvain Debaisieux (soprano and tenor saxophone), Ananta Roossens (violin), Niels Van Heertum (euphonium), Erik Vermeulen (piano), Manolo Cabras (double bass) and Marek Patrman (drums) is..

Lynn Cassiers voice, electronics
Bo Van der Werf baritone saxophone
Erik Vermeulen piano
Jozef Dumoulin fender rhodes, keyboards
Manolo Cabras double bass
Marek Patrman drums

The Mandarin word “Yun” means “Cloud” and it describes quite well the purposes of this new project lead by the Belgian singer Lynn Cassiers: the exploration by an electro-acoustic ensemble of the traditional roots of that music we call jazz. Cassiers re-arranged eight standards of the American...

Joachim Badenhorst clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax
Guillermo Celano electric guitar
Marcos Baggiani drums

"Guillermo Celano and Marcos Baggiani are outstanding personalities in the Amsterdam creative jazz and free improvised music scene, where they co-lead the project C.B.G (acronym for Celano/Baggiani Group).
In 2013 and specially for the Composition Assignment of the North Sea Jazz Festival, they came forth with a new line up of this band, one of the musicians being the Belgium..

Luís Vicente trumpet
Théo Ceccaldi violin and voice
Valentin Ceccaldi cello and voice
Marcelo dos Reis acoustic guitar, prepared guitar and voice
"This is the second volume of the in-progress cross pollination of two geographical forces in the domains of creative jazz and free improvisation, a Portuguese one, represented by trumpeter Luís Vicente and guitarist Marcelo dos Reis, and a French one, put to action by the brothers Théo and Valentin Ceccaldi. The ground for this...

Bruno Chevillon, double bass / Tim Berne, alto saxophone.

"It's one of the ironies of life that the more you learn during your time on this planet, the more you realize how little you really know. Perhaps that is the ultimate wisdom...

Steve Swell trombone
Gebhard Ullmann tenor saxophone and bass clarinet
Fred Lonberg-Holm cello and electronics
Michael Zerang drums

"More than 10 years of partnership between American trombonist, composer Steve Swell and German tenor saxophonist, bass clarinetist and composer Gebhard Ullmann after their successful first collaboration, The Ullmann/Swell Quartet featuring bassist Hill Greene and drum legend Barry Altschul continues now with a new version of the quartet featuring...

Asbjørn Lerheim baritone guitar
Atle Nymo tenor saxophone
Torstein Lofthus drums
Roger Arntzen double bass

"That’s not news now: Scandinavian jazz is in love with Americana, importing aspects of Country & Western and Appalachian folk, and even using its instruments, in projects gradually difficult to categorise. Each project still individually unique, and like their fellow countrymen Huntsville, who mixes banjo and pedal steel guitar with Indian tabla machine and shruti boxes...

Asbjørn Lerheim baritone guitar
Atle Nymo tenor saxophone
Torstein Lofthus drums
Roger Arntzen double bass

"That’s not news now: Scandinavian jazz is in love with Americana, importing aspects of Country & Western and Appalachian folk, and even using its instruments, in projects gradually difficult to categorise. Each project still individually unique, and like their fellow countrymen Huntsville, who mixes banjo and pedal steel guitar with Indian tabla machine and shruti boxes...

Asbjørn Lerheim baritone guitar
Atle Nymo tenor saxophone
Torstein Lofthus drums and vibraphone
Roger Arntzen double bass

"The band Chrome Hill is back, and wow, what a record they have made! Once again with the kind of attitude of a fearless newcomer: “This is Chrome Hill”, says the cover title of this new opus. But Chrome Hill is far from any newcomer! Asbjørn Lerheim, Atle Nymo, Torstein Lofthus and Roger Arntzen keep changing the parameters and inner aspects of their music..

Cameron Ralston double bass / Jason Scott saxofone / Bob Miller trumpet / Scott Clark drums + JC Kuhl bass clarinet & Bryan Hooten trombone on "Broken Treaties"

"The title of this recording isn’t a mere literary reference (to “Bury My Mind at Wounded Knee”, by “Dee” Brown). Just like the novel, the music inside is a tragic and soulful portrait of one of the darkest pages of human history and particularly the United States past (with effects continuing to present days): the Native-American genocide...

Cameron Ralston bass
Jason Scott saxophone
Bob Miller trumpet
Alan Parker guitar
Toby Summerfield guitar
Scott Clark drums

"I've been watching drummer and composer Scott Clark for a few years now & he is really developing into a major force in music. This is composed free-ish jazz and includes two electric guitarists which give it more of a rock / postrock feel than most free jazz. One of the guitarists is the great Toby Summerfield of Algernon and Larval!...

Zack Clarke piano and electronics
Henry Fraser double bass
Dre Hocevar drums

"Random Acts of Order boldly confronts some of the core questions posed by free music. Working with two of the most dynamic young talents on the improvised music scene, bassist Henry Fraser and percussionist/composer Dre Hocevar, Zack Clarke explores a space between order and freedom that is represented by the polarities of idiomatic expectations and free improvisation. The results are explored through forms..

Zack Clarke piano and electronics
Chris Irvine cello
Charlotte Greve saxophone, clarinet, flute
Nick Dunston double bass
Leonid Galaganov percussion, waterphone, shakuhachi

"Mesophase is a term used in physics describing a state of matter that is neither liquid nor solid, sharing properties of both while defining a state unique unto itself. By extension, the concept can also apply to a reconciliation of emotional polarities or conflicting ideas. Zack Clarke leverages the idea of a...

Zack Clarke piano
Kim Cass double bass
Dre Hocevar drums

"Pianist and composer Zack Clarke is a worker of forms, expanding the ones he chooses far beyond their conventions. Of course, when manipulating form, Clarke manages all of the inherent idiomatic factors while keeping himself away from any established sublabels, be it “third stream”, “fusion” or “collage”. After dealing with electro-acoustic projects including his acclaimed Random Acts of Order and Mesophase, his focus returns to...

Alberto Conde piano
Carlos Barretto double bass
Alexandre Frazão drums
Guest artist on Embalo para Bernardo: José Valente viola

"By this time, the usual listeners of the Clean Feed catalogue are familiar with the name of the late Portuguese pianist and composer Bernardo Sassetti – the Lisbon-based label released five records with his name. Among those listeners, many musicians from other countries admire his exquisite and very personal writing and his astonishing work with the black

Gebhard Ullmann, soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet / Michael Jefry Stevens, piano / Joe Fonda, double bass / George Schuller, drums, percussion and hammer whistle.

"If the axis of this band — now commemorating its 10th year — is...

Sean Conly double bass
Michaël Attias alto saxophone
Satoshi Takeishi drums

"No one gets a free ride in life. Sooner or later, everyone ever born has to deal with their own share of obstacles, rocky roads and missteps. it is in those times that our true selves emerge, our mettle tested and formulated. In those moments, the best we can do is stay true to our selves and our beliefs, and surround ourselves with a community of strong likeminded individuals and comrades....

Michael Attias, alto sax/Pheeroan Aklaff, drums/Sean Conly, bass/Tony Malaby, tenor sax.

"There aren't many jazz bands lead by the guy playing the bass, but the tradition is strong (remember Mingus?), so strong that we can feel it in the DNA of..