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Chris Lightcap double bass, acoustic guitars (1) and organ (1) / Craig Taborn Wurlitzer electric piano (1-3, 6, 7) piano (4-5, 8), organ (1) / Tony Malaby tenor saxophone / Chris Cheek tenor saxophone / Gerald Cleaver drums, percussion...

Achim Kaufmann, piano / Christopher Dell, vibraphone / Pierre Borel, alto saxophone / Tobias Delius, tenor saxophone / Jonas Westergaard, double bass / Robert Landfermann, double bass / Christian Lillinger, drums

"The sequel of “First Reason”...

Christian Lillinger (d), Joachim Kühn (p), Jonas Westergaard (b), Robert Landfermann (b), Tobias Delius (reeds), Wanja Slavin (reeds)

"Yes, this is organic music, with the low frequencies of two basses forging the ground (and that explains the.

Luís Lopes electric guitar
Robert Landfermann double bass
Christian Lillinger drums

"Usually, free improvisation and conceptualism don’t mix. To improvise is to be intuitive and spontaneous, living little space to intelllectualized constructions. In the case of the second album by the Luís Lopes Lisbon-Berlin Trio (Robert Landfermann and Christian Lillinger representing the German side) there’s a rare mix of the two approaches. “The Line” derives from the notion of time like a broken line...

“I had asked Rodrigo to let me be present at the recordings, but unfortunately I arrived late. As I entered the studio I was immediately amazed by the sheer intensity of the music. The band had already taken off in a wild fury that streamed out of the stu

Luís Lopes, electric guitar / Robert Landfermann, double bass / Christian Lillinger, drums.

"The encounter of a Lisbon-born and two Berliners documented by this CD isn’t, of course, the only focus of interest proposed by this music. There’s...

Luís Lopes electric guitar
Rodrigo Amado tenor saxophone
Aaron Gonzalez doublebass
Stefan Gonzalez drums

"It took some time (“Live in Madison”, the previous releaseof this Luso-American band, dates back from 2013), but here is the much expected fourth album by portuguese guitarist Luís Lopes’ Humanization 4tet. With tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and the Gonzalez brothers Aaron and Stefan playing the double bass and the drum kit, respectively, the quartet goes further into th

Luís Lopes electric guitar / Jean-Luc Guionnet alto saxophone

"When the concert of this live recording was announced in Lisbon, it was with some surprise. The backgrounds, references and styles of the Portuguese guitarist Luís Lopes and the French alto saxophonist (and church organist, and electro-acoustic manipulator) Jean-Luc Guionnet couldn’t be more different. Lopes is known for his free improvised settings, his noise solo blastings and the open jazz, but tintet with rock, he plays with...

Luís Lopes electric guitar
Rodrigo Pinheiro fender rhodes
Robert Landfermann double bass (with effects)
Christian Lillinger drums

"Luis Lopes’ Lisbon Berlin Quartet immediately references the residences of the contributing musicians, Lopes and Rodrigo Pinheiro from Lisbon, Robert Landfermann and Christian Lillinger from Berlin, but there’s more than this that feeds the specific urban relations of this music. To say each is a city with a past, is understatement. If Berlin will loom...

Adam Lane, double bass / Igal Foni, drums / Luís Lopes, guitar

"In music, the art of time, you necessarily find the “what” in the “when”. And the “what / when” factor, here, is a jumpy, unquiet, syncopated music coming from the same sources...

"French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot use to keep a little notebook with him, in which he writes all the musical ideas coming to his mind. One day, he noticed there was sufficient material to work with. He had a conversation with Swiss arranger and...

Jeb Bishop, trombone (guitar on “The Dan Hang”) / Jeff Albert, trombone, bass trombone / Josh Berman, cornet / Keefe Jackson, tenor saxophone / Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone /Matthew Golombisky, double bass (electric bass on “The Dan Hang”) / Quin...

Marco Barroso direction and piano / Manuel Luís Cochofel flute / Paulo Gaspar clarinet / Jorge Reis soprano saxophone / João Pedro Silva, Ricardo Toscano (on track 1) alto saxophone / José Menezes tenor saxophone / Elmano Coelho baritone saxophone / Sérgio Charrinho, Pedro Monteiro, Gonçalo Marques trumpets / Luís Cunha, Eduardo Lála, Mário Vicente trombones / Miguel Amado electric bass / André Sousa Machado drums.
"A live recording of the concert presented by the very peculiar big band LUME...

Igor Lumpert, tenor saxophone / Christopher Tordini, double bass / Nasheet Waits, drums.

"The present day jazz scene in the countries born when Tito’s Yugoslavia collapsed is very badly known by the rest of the world. Only recently things...

Igor Lumpert tenor saxophone
Greg Ward alto saxophone
Chris Tordini double bass
Kenny Grohowski drums
Jonathan Finlayson trumpet on 3 and 5
John Ellis bass clarinet on 6

"Here is the third reprise of Igor Lumpert’s project Innertextures, but this time (after “Innertextures” and “Innertextures Live”), not with the previous trio format. The band with Chris Tordini and Nasheet Waits is now a quartet, with Greg Ward playing the second saxophone and Kenny Grohowski taking the

Paul Lytton, percussion / Nate Wooley, trumpet and amplifier + Ikue Mori (computer on tracks 2 and 3 disc 1) and Ken Vandermark (bass clarinet, clarinet, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone on 3, 4 and 5 disc 2).

"The duo of the veteran and...

Christof Kurzmann, electronics / Devin Hoff, bass / Ken Vandermark, reeds / Tim Daisy, drums.

"The released of “Provoke” is the result of a three day series of concerts, by a Ken Vandermark’s new project, during the commemoration, in Lisbon...

Tony Malaby, tenor and soprano saxophones / Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet / William Parker, double bass / Nasheet Waits, drums.

"Having a trio like the one founded by saxophonist Tony Malaby with the likes of William Parker and Nasheet Waits was...

Tony Malaby, soprano and tenor saxophones / Michaël Attias, alto saxophone / Joachim Badenhorst, bass clarinet / Andrew Hadro, baritone saxophone / Ralph Alessi, trumpet / Ben Gerstein, trombone / Dan Peck, tuba / Kris Davis, piano / John Hollenbeck...

Tony Malaby, tenor and soprano saxophones / Drew Gress, bass / Tom Rainey, drums / John Hollenbeck, drums, percussion, marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel and melodica.

Unbelievable grouping; where else can you hear Tom Rainey and John..

Tony Malaby saxophone
Mat Maneri viola
Daniel Levin cello

“'New Artifacts” documents a thrilling concert in Brooklyn by Tony Malaby, Mat Maneri, and Daniel Levin. The performance captured here transformed the listeners in attendance that evening, bringing them into a creative world open with possibilities. Now, with this recording, Malaby, Maneri, and Levin invite you into their narrative of sound. This is music rich in gesture, and a music that is lyrical at its core. Its lyricism does

Tony Malaby tenor and soprano saxophones / Ben Monder guitar / Eivind Opsvik double bass / Nasheet Waits drums.
"One critic said it all: if someone like Joe Lovano is the jazz equivalent to The Beatles, than Tony Malaby’s rock analogy are The Rolling Stones. What does that mean? Simple, it means that the saxophonist and composer leading the band Paloma Recio is a wild card, always doing what you don’t expect him to do. If you still think that categories like “mainstream” and “avant-garde” are at war...

Throughout his time as an improvising bandleader in New York City, saxophonist Tony Malaby has led a host of groups, amongst them a trio with tuba and drums and another with cello and drums (documented on 2008's Warblepeck). The timbral and textural...

Mat Maneri viola
Evan Parker soprano and tenor saxofones
Lucian Ban piano
"Over the course of a quarter century career American violist Mat Maneri has “changed the way the jazz world listens to the violin and viola” ( and has established an international reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation. Maneri posses an immediately recognizable sound and approach which marries the distinct worlds of jazz and microtonal music in a fluid...

Ned Rothenberg, alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet / Dave Ballou, trumpet / Denman Maroney, hyperpiano / Reuben Radding, bass / Michael Sarin, drums.

“Udentity was created with support from Chamber Music America's New Works: Creation and...

Nicolas Masson, tenor saxophone / Colin Vallon, Rhodes electric piano / Patrice Moret, double bass / Lionel Friedli, drums.

"Can you imagine a music born from the crossed influences of Ornette Coleman, Wayne Shorter, Warne Marsh, Black Sabbath...

Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll saxophone
Håvard Nordberg Funderud guitar
Karl Erik E. Horndalsveen double bass
Martin Mellem drums

"Prepared for a new surprise coming from the Norwegian front? Master Oogway is a band with a Miles Davis feeling (and particularly the one of his Sixties records), a saxophone style rooted in the heritage of Ornette Coleman and the great free jazz original soloists, applied by tenorist Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll, and that kind of energy and distorted sound you.

Jørgen Mathisen tenor and soprano saxophone
Erlend Slettevoll piano
Trygve Waldemar Fiske double bass
Dag Erik Knedal Andersen drums

"In what concerns the domains of symbolical relationships, Jorgen Mathisen’s Instant Light is to astronomy what the Sun Ra Arkestra is to science fiction, and the titles of “Mayhall’s Object” compositions are illustrative of that difference: “Magellanic Cloud”, “MACS0647-JD” and “Neutron Star”, for instance, are clinical names for existing cosmic bodies.

Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone / Mark Dresser, double bass / Gerry Hemingway, drums.

"Members of the much remembered classic quartet of Anthony Braxton and bandleaders in their own right, Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemingway are the first...

João Mortágua alto & soprano saxophones
Carlos Azevedo piano
Miguel Ângelo doublebass
Mário Costa drums

"Some of the most interesting artists of the Porto jazz scene in Portugal, namely João Mortágua, Carlos Azevedo, Miguel Ângelo and Mário Costa, join forces as the band Mazam to celebrate the idea of path, discovery and adventure. But if you understand this purpose as a way to deal with factors concerning process and its complexities, this concept comes with a surprise...

Rob Mazurek modular synth, sampler, cornet, piano on Android Sun
Mauricio Takara drums
Guilherme Granado keyboards, synth, sampler, electronics
Thomas Rohrer rabeca, flutes, soprano saxophone, electronics
Philip Somervell piano, prepared piano

"Electro-Acoustic Composer, Cornetist Rob Mazurek continues to focus on the Brazilian side of his musical production, and that’s good news. Even better when we notice that “Chants and Corners” is something else than a new São Paulo...

Rob Mazurek cornet, piano, prepared piano, electronics

"To date, celebrated Chicago musician Rob Mazurek’s solo endeavors have focused on his modular synthesizer and keyboard musings.
On “Rome,” Mazurek’s sensitivity on cornet is at the fore, but we also find him using various electronics, and seated at a piano. Here the presence of the piano is expanded. He plays it conventionally, with preparation, with direct manipulation of the piano’s interior, and as a resonator for his cornet to create.

Peter McEachern trombone
Mario Pavone double bass
Michael Sarin drums

"Dedicated to Roswell Rudd."

"Peter McEachern had a long-standing collaboration with Mario Pavone by the time he met Michael Sarin in the early 90’s. The three musicians recorded “Insomnia” by Thomas Chapin as part of Chapin’s Trio Plus Brass, a formidable octet. McEachern repaid Chapin’s invitation by asking him to play on his CD “Shockwave”, and their paths continued to cross along the years. Pavone invited.

Joe McPhee, tenor and soprano saxofones / Jamie Saft, piano / Joe Morris, double bass / Charles Downs, drums.
"This quartet was born from a conversation between Joe Morris and Jamie Saft about their mutual fascination with John Coltrane's "Live at the Village Vanguard Again” album. From there they decided to develop a project under the influence of the music played by Coltrane with his wife Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali and a pair of guests, Pharoah Sanders and Emanuel Rahim. Right away..

Joe McPhee, pocket trumpet and alto saxophone.

"Joe McPhee is a musician of many solo albums (this is the number eight), but each one gives a different view of his art – either because of the instrumental choices, being the tenor saxophone...

Joe McPhee soprano and alto saxophones, pocket trumpet / Ingebrigt Håker Flaten double bass.

"This is music about, and coming from, Brooklyn, known for its large community of musicians. Particularly, about a period of local history which...

Henrik Pultz Melbye Tenorsax
Ole Mofjell Drums

The drum and sax duo, Heaven, is the collaborative project of Danish saxophonist Henrik Pultz Melbye and Norwegian drummer Ole Mofjell. Heaven’s fast, highly energetic performances, combine influence from old and new-school free jazz, as the foundation for their innovative sound. Inspired by European improvisation, 60's New York-loft-avant-garde and Ethiopian jazz, Heaven fearlessly ventures between rhythmic and melodic realms, to stretches of....

Aaron Siegel, percussion/Matt Bauder,reeds/ Zach Wallace, bass.

"The music played by Matt Bauder, Zach Wallace and Aaron Siegel - the three sides of the group Memorize The Sky - is like a sudden cold dive on the sea in a very hot summer day...

Nick Mazzarella alto saxophone
Matt Ulery double bass
Jeremy Cunningham drums
"Artists like Nick Mazzarella, Matt Ulery and Jeremy Cunningham, the members of Meridian Trio, are keeping the Chicago jazz scene alive and as strong as ever. All of them are highly demanded sidemen and also the leaders of their own projects, including the popular Nick Mazzarella Quintet, Matt Ulery's folkish, chamber jazz group Loom, and the ambient Jeremy Cunningham Quartet. But this triangular combo organized..

Bernhard Meyer electric bass, fx
John Hollenbeck drums, percussion, prepared piano

“It may not seem that way – there’s a mix of soft rock-oriented and minimal atmospheres all along this record,sometimes making us think of the quietest instrumental moments conjured by Tame Impala or even Cigarettes After Sex –, but both Bernhard Meyer and John Hollenbeck are jazz musicians. With no overdub, this duo sounds like much more than two players at work, and that's because of the different sound...

Aaron Bennett tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner electric guitar
William Winant vibraphone, percussion, Foley
Lisa Mezzacappa acoustic bass, samples
Tim Perkis electronics
Jordan Glenn drums
"San Francisco Bay Area bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa draws inspiration from a wide range of sources in her music, from film to visual art to science. Her newest release, avantNOIR, is a suite of compositions for jazz sextet based on noir crime fiction—classic works by Dashiell Hamme

Aaron Bennett, tenor saxophone / John Finkbeiner, guitar / Lisa Mezzacappa, double bass / Vijay Anderson, drums.

A jazz record on Clean Feed with a cover of "Lick My Decals Off, Baby"? What more could you possibly need to know?...

Personel: Curt Newton (d), Nate McBride (b), Pandelis Karayorgis (p),

"You won’t get much luck if you search the Net looking for the mi3 band recorded in this CD. Websites about the third sequel of the movie “Mission Impossible,” with the...

"A new record by the «best kept secret of Portuguese creative music», as one British critic once wrote about trumpeter extraordinaire Sei Miguel. Specifically, a collection of “stories untold” with different line-ups, from a duo with Fala Mariam to a sextet with Mariam, Nuno Torres, Rodrigo Amado, José Bruno Parrinha and Paulo Curado, including the participation of other musicians like Carlos Santos, Hernâni Faustino, Luís Desirat and Moz Carrapa. This is how jazz sounds when inspired by John Cage...

"The international specialized press already presented Sei Miguel as the "best well kept secret" of the Portuguese creative music scene. It begins not to be true: the refined sound art of this idiosincratic trumpeter already circulates in the four...

Fala Mariam (alto) trombone
Nuno Torres (alto) saxophone
Bruno Silva guitar
Pedro Lourenço bass
André Gonçalves organs
Luìs Desirat percussion (metal and skin)
Raphael Soares percussion (wooden)
Sei Miguel (pocket) trumpet ,composition, arrangements, direction

"This occurrence of O Carro de Fogo de Sei Miguel was live recorded at the Namouche Studios, Lisbon, on April 18, 2018.
Sei Miguel is no longer the “best kept secret” of the Portuguese creative

André Gonçalves (org) / César Burago (perc) / Ernesto Rodrigues (vla) / Fala Mariam (tb) / Kimi Djabaté (v) / Luís Desirat (d) / Margarida Garcia (Twin) / Monsieur Trinité (Bandoneon) / Nuno Torres (as) / Pedro Gomes (g) / Pedro Lourenço (b) / Rafael...

Nick Millevoi electric and acoustic guitars / Jamie Saft Hammond organ and piano / Johnny DeBlase upright and electric bass / Ches Smith drums with Dan Blacksberg trombone and string arrangements / June Bender violin.

Nick is a wild and wildly great guitarist who has released a bunch of records and who I have seen play at least half a dozen times. For my money, this is far and away his best (and also his most accessible) work yet. Highly recommended.

"At the intersection of jazz and rock.

Angelika Niescier alto saxophone
Denman Maroney hyperpiano
James Ilgenfritz contrabass
Andrew Drury percussion

"Here is a quartet committed to contrast conventional and unconventional approaches to composition and improvisation. Complex time signatures and intricate notated materials coexist with spontaneous sonic explorations, both timbral and chromatic. The textures and figures are harmonically rich, full of details and with simultaneous organic effects – crude, primal...

Gabriele Mitelli cornet, soprano sax, alto flugelhorn, electronics, objects, voice
Rob Mazurek piccolo trumpet, electronics, objects, voice

“Here is one more example of a musical project inspired in literature. Star Splitter, the duo by the multi-instrumentalists Gabriele Mitelli and Rob Mazurek, makes reference to a poem by Robert Frost, in which this author tells the story of Brad McLaughlin, a farmer who failed to produce agricultural income and decided to burn his house to get the...