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Danilo Gallo bass, fx
Massimiliano Milesi tenor and soprano saxophones
Francesco Bigoni tenor saxophone, clarinet
Jim Black drums
Lorenzo Corti guitar

"Italian jazz is a reality on its own, due to its caustic humor, the folkish way it uses melody, the liking for rhythm patterns, the cinematic perspectives and we could continue to bring arguments to the list. When bassist (every kind of bass, be it double bass, electric bass guitar, acoustic bass guitar, bass balalaika, whatever...

"Known for his partnerships with Ray Anderson and Peter Evans, Colombian expatriate Ricardo Gallo is becoming a noteworthy voice as a pianist and composer in American creative jazz. After obtaining critical acclaim with his Bogotá bands...

"Amsterdam based Slovenian pianist and composer Miha Gantar has a very personal and very wide music vision, and the simultaneous release of several of its aspects seems logic, from the point of view of the artist but also of the listener, who is capable, this way, to achieve a complete experience of that sound world of a new, fresh, surprising and much welcomed player in the international creative music game. Each configuration (solo: “Origins of the Pure”; duo: “Songs and Serenades”; trio...

Bernardo Tinoco tenor saxophone
João Almeida trumpet
João Fragoso double bass
João Sousa drums

"If you were still uncertain about the relevance and the freshness of Portugal’s contributions to the worldwide jazz and improvised music circuits, this is for you: Garfo (Fork in English) is a band formed by four of the youngest generation of musicians active in the city of Lisbon. Lead by saxophonist Bernardo Tinoco, but with all members composing its repertoire, they play a empathi

Stephen Gauchi, tenor sax/Nate Wooley, trumpet/Mike Bisio, double bass/Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten, double bass.

"The name “Basso Continuo” refers not to early music but rather to the double double bass backbone Mike Bisio and Ingebrigt Haker...

Personel: Charles Gayle (as), Hilliard Greene (b), Jay Rosen (d)

"From the streets of New York to the hotels of the world, what changed in the life of Charles Gayle since his hobo days? Some more money, for sure, but considering the earnings made..

Personel: Charles Gayle (ts), Gerald Cleaver (d), Sirone (b)

"Assuming you are familiar with the remarkable discography of saxophonist Charles Gayle, the first thing you are bound to notice about this recording is that it is somewhat less intense..

Frode Gjerstad alto saxophone
Steve Swell trombone
Jon Rune Strøm double bass
Paal Nilssen-Love drums & percussion

"Frode Gjerstad’s name can be legendary in Norway and all the European continent, due to the fact that he was practically the only one to contrast himself, from the beginning, to the saxophone style which defined the Scandinavian approach to jazz for 40 years, the one defined by Jan Garbarek, but his trio with Jon Rune Strom and Paal Nilssen-Love is relatively new...

Jean-Brice Godet clarinets, radio, dictaphones
Pascal Niggenkemper double bass, objects
Sylvain Darrifourcq drums, percussions, zither
"The name of French clarinetist Jean-Brice Godet may not ring a bell in the minds of American, German or Japanese jazz fans, but if we say he’s a regular companion of the celebrated bassist Joelle Léandre and remember that he already worked with the likes of Anthony Braxton and Fred Frith you have sufficient indication that an album signed by him really...

Magnus Broo, trumpet / Sten Sandell, Hammond B3 organ, piano, voice/ Johan Berthling, double bass / Paal Nilssen-Love, drums & percussion.

"The association of trumpeter Magnus Broo with the Sten Sandell Trio was very much intended and searched...

Adam Roberts,bass/Andrew Barker, drums/Charles Waters, alto sax, clarinet.

"The Gold Sparkle unit, Duo (Waters, Barker) Trio (with Adam Roberts) or Band (Quartet with Roger Ruzow), is a collective new jazz ensemble based in New York City...

Personel: Alex Cline (d), Bobby Bradford (t), Ken Filiano (b), Vinny Golia (sax)

"Here is an item in Vinny Golia’s discography that gives a global sense to his life as an artist. Before being a musician, Golia was a painter. A very particular...

Personel: Dennis González (t), Ken Filiano (b), Mike Thompson (d), Oliver Lake (as)

"Music always speaks for itself, and this disc is no exception: a spirited dialogue between four musicians who are not only conversant in the idiom of improvised...

Personel: Dennis González (t), Ellerry Eskelin (ts), Mark Helias (b), Mike Thompson (d)

"Aside from this new release, the Dennis González NY Quartet is also featured on an earlier Clean Feed release, “NY Midnight Suite,” which was recorded...

Personel: Charles Kohlhase (sax), Croix Galipault (d), Dennis González (t), Joe Morris (b), Nate McBride (b)

"From someone who was absent from the jazz scene for ten years, trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez's recent hyper-activity put his name in focus...

Personel: Dennis González (t), Ellerry Eskelin (ts), Mark Helias (b), Mike Thompson (d)

"Dennis González is an extraordinary musician and composer that has developed his activity since the early 70’s. Unlike many musicians who establish...

João Paulo, piano / Dennis González, Bb cornet and C trumpet.

"This music is the result of an encounter between two great musicians living in two very distant parts of the world: Texan trumpeter/cornetist Dennis González and Portuguese pianist...

Dennis González, C trumpet - Bb cornet / João Paulo, piano, accordion, electric piano.

"After the success of the first encounter between the Texan trumpeter and the Portuguese pianist, “Scapegrace”, here is the second volume of a partnership...

Peter Van Huffel Alto & Baritone Saxophones, Effects
Roland Fidezius Electric Bass, Effects
Rudi Fischerlehner Drums, Percussion

"Peter Van Huffel’s journey through the combination of jazz and rock, alien to the fusion tradition of the seventies and the collage of the nineties, proceeds with yet another opus from the Gorilla Mask gang, as always inclusive of the mindblowing rhythm section of Roland Fidezius and Rudi Fischerlehner. “Brain Drain” is a mishmash of punk, metal, jazz, free i

Peter Van Huffel Alto & Baritone Saxophones, Effects
Roland Fidezius Electric Bass, Effects
Rudi Fischerlehner Drums, Percussion

"Peter Van Huffel’s journey through the combination of jazz and rock, alien to the fusion tradition of the seventies and the collage of the nineties, proceeds with yet another opus from the Gorilla Mask gang, as always inclusive of the mindblowing rhythm section of Roland Fidezius and Rudi Fischerlehner. “Brain Drain” is a mishmash of punk, metal, jazz, free i

Peter Van Huffel alto saxophone
Roland Fidezius electric bass, effects
Rudi Fischerlehner drums
"After the broad success of “Bite My Blues”, Canadian saxophonist Peter Van Huffel’s Berlin band Gorilla Mask is back with more music; not to cover the foot imprints of his previous work but going beyond a good number of steps. You can’t say anymore that this project consists of a mix of jazz with punk and metal – the kind of sonic assault heard on “Iron Lung” has an identity of its own...

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

"After the broad success of “Bite My Blues”, Canadian saxophonist Peter Van Huffel’s Berlin band Gorilla Mask is back with more music; not to cover the foot imprints of his previous work but going beyond a good number of steps. You can’t say anymore that this project consists of a mix of jazz with punk and metal – the kind of sonic assault heard on “Iron Lung” has an identity of its own, inc

No, the piano jazz trio format is far from being at an end, and here is one more example of that, one of the best to boot. German players Achim Kaufmann, Robert Landfermann and Christian Lillinger show us that the traditional combination of a grand...

Mats Gustafsson slide and baritone saxes
Craig Taborn piano
"Two very different musicians from the wide range of the jazz spectrum, Mats Gustafsson and Craig Taborn played together just once, for the 2015 edition of the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, and that explains the chosen title of this LP. The meeting seemed improbable, but in what concerns improvisation, if the protagonists are committed explorers of spontaneity anything can happen, even the most extraordinary music. That was the case – the...

Massimo Pupillo, bass / Paal Nilssen-Love, drums / Peter Broetzmann, tenor sax / Toshinori Kondo, trumpet.

"Recorded live in Lisbon, at the 2011 edition of the festival Jazz em Agosto, “Snakelust” is the most fantastic upbringing, to this date...

Klaus Ellerhusen Holm clarinet alto saxophone
Hernâni Faustino double bass
Nuno Morão drums percussion

"Here is an example of a specially well succeeded co-operation between a notorious representative of the Norwegian scene (Klaus Ellerhusen Holm) and two of the Portuguese one (Hernâni Faustino and Nuno Morão), combining the recordings of live presentations in a couple of spaces dedicated to creative music in Portugal, Salão Brazil (Coimbra) and SMUP (Parede). If you’re a Clean Feed...

João Hasselberg double bass/electric bass
Pedro Branco guitar
Albert Cirera sax on tracks 5, 8
Afonso Pais guitar on tracks 1 (Left side), 6
João Paulo Esteves da Silva piano on tracks 1, 6
Luis Figueiredo piano on track 3
João Lencastre drums

"Only a few months after the debuting success of the album “Dancing Our Way to Death”, the partnership of the Portuguese, but living in Copenhagen, double bassist João Hasselberg and the also Portuguese, but established in

Boris Hauf, tenor and soprano saxophone
Keefe Jackson, tenor saxophone, contrabassclarinet
Jason Stein, bass clarinet
Frank Rosaly, drums
Steven Hess, drums, electronics
Michael Hartman, drums.

"What can you expect from a Berlin-based saxophonist (tenor and soprano) who also has a parallel activity as an electronic musician? Well... the unexpected. And the surprise here is not only the instrumental configuration – three horn players, three drummers - but also the musicians...

Evan Parker tenor saxophone / Alexander Hawkins piano.

"Saxophone colossus Evan Parker is no stranger to the duo format with a pianist, and the recordings with the likes of Agustí Fernández, Sylvie Courvoisier, Matthew Shipp, Georg Graewe, Stan Tracey, Borah Bergman and John Tilbury are there to confirm it.

His encounter with Alexander Hawkins isn’t just one more experience in that context, however. “Leaps in Leicester” may put him in known territory instrumentally (after all, which...

Susana Santos Silva trumpet
Mette Rasmussen alto saxophone
Ada Rave tenor saxophone, clarinet
Kaja Draksler piano

"Hearth is the warmth in our lives, pulsing from the center of what we call home. We could also look at it as a combination of the words Heart and Earth, equating two factors of life in search of plenitude: the human one, and the planet in which we live in. This Heart has the energy of life creation and this Earth is Mother Earth, home for all known living beings...

Kjetil Møster tenor saxophone and clarinet
Martin Küchen alto saxophone and flute
Mats Aleklint trombone
Ola Høyer double bass
Dag Erik Knedal Andersen drums

"We didn’t see (or, more exactly, heard) this coming. How could we expect a band like The Heat Death to turn their attention to the music of Glenn Miller? But here it is, once again confirming the notion that everything is possible when coming from the Scandinavian scene. Truth is that this quintet always had an orchestra

Thomas Heberer, trumpet, quarter-tone trumpet / Joachim Badenhorst, clarinet, bass-clarinet / Pascal Niggenkemper, bass "Although a broad term, most people associate a specific set of dos and don'ts with jazz, most of them unseparable from the African..

John Hébert, double bass / Benoît Delbecq, piano (and analog synth and electronics on tracks 1 and 2) / Gerald Cleaver, drums.

"Louisiana born double bassist and composer, John Hébert, is committed to exploring deeper his own Cajun roots...

John Hébert, double bass / Benoît Delbecq, piano, clavinet and synth / Gerald Cleaver, drums.

"After the very welcomed CD "Byzantine Monkey" (Firehouse 12), his first as a leader, double bassist and composer John Hébert is back with another...

Personel: Ellerry Eskelin (ts), Gerry Hemingway (d), Herb Robertson (t), Mark Helias (b)

Great, great modern jazz album; perhaps even a classic! Highly recommended!

"The music on drummer Gerry Hemingway's The Whimbler is consistently...

Nick Broste, trombone / John Beard, guitar / Greg Danek, bass / Nate Lepine, flute / David McDonnell, alto saxophone and clarinet / Partick Newbery, trumpet and flugelhorn / Dylan Ryan, drums and vibraphone.

"The density of the “assemblages of..

Joe Hertenstein drums / Pascal Niggenkemper double bass / Thomas Heberer cornet.

"Here it is, the follow-up HNH album we hoped for so long. Joe Hertenstein's trio with the surname initials of the three German musicians living in New York...

Joe Hertenstein, drums / Pascal Niggenkemper, double bass / Thomas Heberer, quarter-tone trumpet.

"Jazz is the new nomadism – it is played “on the road” – and it is also an immigration factor. HNH, the debut recording of drummer/composer Joe...

Bram De Looze piano / Lester St.Louis cello / Dre Hocevar drums Sam Pluta electronics, signal processing on "Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)".

"Jazz is indeed a universal language. The leader of this trio, drummer and composer Dre Hocevar...

Lester St.Louis cello /Bram De Looze piano / Dre Hocevar drums / Chris Pitsiokos saxophone / Philip White electronics, signal processing.

"After the success of "Coding of Evidentiality", Dre Hocevar is back—not with his trio, but with a quintet, considering the inner transformations to a quartet and again to a trio, expanding the original quest of "Collective Effervescence". Cellist Lester St. Louis and pianist Bram De Looze are one more time associated with the percussionist and composer...

Elias Stemeseder piano / Charmaine Lee voice / Dré Hoc_evar drums, composition / Bernardo Barros electronics / Weston Olencki brass / Michael Foster reeds.

"There is a particular, stately calmness about this album as if it’s out-worldly sonics have been chiseled off some strange marble. From the abrasive brass opener onward, up to that final anguished scream, a sense of meticulously sculpted logic envelops it's razor-sharp, elegantly reserved pieces. Wholly born of spontaneous improvisation...

Sam Pluta live electronics, signal processing Aaron Larson Tevis trumpet Bryan Qu saxophone
Mette Rasmussen saxophone
Jeremy Corren piano
Zack Clarke synthesizer
Lester St. Louis cello
Henry Fraser bass
Dre Hocevar drums, interaction

"Voice of a new generation — what is anticipated by the listeners today? When one begins a personal voyage incited by the title “Transcendental Within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder,” the first impressions may deceive. Composer

Ron Horton, trumpet / Bernardo Sassetti, piano / Will Holshouser, accordion / David Phillips, bass.

"For those who think jazz is not a church or a credo demanding preservation and controlled entries, it's a factor of curiosity the encounter...

David Phillips, bass/Ron Horton, trumpet/Will Holshouser, accordion.

"The songwriter Arto Lindsay once said that it was pretensious to cite one's influences, that to suggest a line of descent was wishful thinking. With that in mind, I ask you...

Andreas Angell - Accordion
Aleksander Tidemann - Drums & Synthesizer

"If you like the colorful atmospheres of the North European music of today, be it folk, pop, jazz or experimental, here is something special for you. And special because you can’t label it in any way: the music combines aspects of all those tendencies, but goes somewhere else. The Holy Mountain is a Norwegian duo with two instruments we don’t usually find together, accordion (played by Andreas Angell) and drums (with...

Ole-Henrik Moe violin
Kim Johannesen guitar, guitar-banjo
Ola Høyer double bass
Erik Nylander drums, roland tr-77 drum machine
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm alto saxophone, Bb-clarinet
"Something like the band Honest John could only come from the Scandinavian scene. It seems that only the musicians born and living in the top of the world have the vision, the ingenuity and the guts to combine elements nobody else would dare to, with the preconceived idea that it wouldn’t work, and further..

Ole-Henrik Moe violin
Kim Johannesen guitar, guitar-banjo
Ola Høyer double bass
Erik Nylander drums, roland tr-77 drum machine
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm alto sax, Bb-clarinet
Special guest:
Ab Baars Tenor sax, Bb clarinet and shakuhachi

"Klaus Ellerhusen Holm’s writing for the band Honest John may have the kind of ondulations and turnings you recognize from Anthony Braxton’s compositions, but the use of chamber music historical references and of folk instruments (li

Ståle Storløkken fender rhodes, synth and electronics
Thomas Strønen drums and electronics

"So, there’s five now. The latest one is Humcrush with Sidsel Endresen – a partnership with one of Norway's most legendary singers and improvisers, showing specific coordinates because of that circumstance. And if “Ha!” was different from the previous albums, here is the new “Humcrush” introducing some profound changes in relation to “Humcrush”, “Hornswoggle” and “Rest at World’s End”. Between the...

Ståle Storløkken fender rhodes, synth and electronics
Thomas Strønen drums and electronics

"So, there’s five now. The latest one is Humcrush with Sidsel Endresen – a partnership with one of Norway's most legendary singers and improvisers, showing specific coordinates because of that circumstance. And if “Ha!” was different from the previous albums, here is the new “Humcrush” introducing some profound changes in relation to “Humcrush”, “Hornswoggle” and “Rest at World’s End”. Between the...

Joe McPhee pocket trumpet & tenor saxophone
Pascal Niggenkemper double bass
Ståle Liavik Solberg drums and percussion

"A living legend of the open-form kind of jazz he plays since the Sixties, Joe McPhee is one of the most requested players of several musical fronts besides jazz, from Pauline Oliveros’ “deep listening” approach to new music to the free rock coalition formed by The Thing and Cato Salsa Experience (he played the music of Led Zeppelin with them), going through a...