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Ivo Perelman, tenor saxophone / Daniel Levin, cello / Torbjörn Zetterberg, double bass

"Soulstorm is a remarkable joint venture between gifted saxophonist Ivo Perelman, and two of the most distinguished string players around, cellist Daniel...

Tom Arthurs trumpet
Benoît Delbecq piano
Jim Black drums
Miles Perkin double bass

“The “point in question” of the title of this album is always difficult to put into words. Miles Perkin, a Canadian double bassist and composer who is conquering the world bit by bit, prefers to do it musically, and this new opus gives you the entire picture of that fulcral point of a continuously reformulated question: what it is to write music for a band of improvisers? The conclusions you arrive.

Tom Arthurs trumpet
Benoît Delbecq piano
Jim Black drums
Miles Perkin double bass

“The “point in question” of the title of this album is always difficult to put into words. Miles Perkin, a Canadian double bassist and composer who is conquering the world bit by bit, prefers to do it musically, and this new opus gives you the entire picture of that fulcral point of a continuously reformulated question: what it is to write music for a band of improvisers? The conclusions you arrive.

Matt Piet piano
Josh Berman cornet
Nick Mazzarella alto saxophone
Tim Daisy drums and percussion
"There are some new protagonists in the Chicago jazz scene, due to the revelation of a younger generation of musicians and the defection of some of the big names to other American regions, like Jeff Parker and Rob Mazurek. One of these Chicago exponents, gradually gaining importance, is pianist and composer Matt Piet, a former student at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Leader of two...

Dominique Pifarély violin
Antonin Rayon piano
Bruno Chevillon double bass
François Merville drums

“Any new recording by French violinist Dominique Pifarély is good news. Being his quartet with Antonin Rayon,Bruno Chevillon and François Merville his more enduring band, this former companion of the also French reedist Louis Sclavis benefits from the maturity of this project, gained through the years, but also from an attitude of always reinventing itself, going to places that we no

Alberto Pinton baritone & alto saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet
Niklas Barnö trumpet
Torbjörn Zetterberg bass
Konrad Agnas drums

"The Italian, but living in Sweden, saxophonist and clarinetist Alberto Pinton continues to explore the post-bop heritage of the Sixties with his new album, “Opus Facere”, stretching it to include what is coming after free jazz in a non-conformist attitude. The name of his quartet, Noi Siamo (meaning We Are in English) has “This is Our Music” (because.

Alberto Pinton, baritone saxophone and clarinet/Jonas Kullhammar, tenor and baritone saxophone/Torbjörn Zetterberg, double bass/Kjell Nordeson, drums and vibraphone.

"Jazz turns open and flexible again with this quartet. The music follows the...

Chris Pitsiokos alto saxophone
Brandon Seabrook electric guitar
Tim Dahl electric bass
Weasel Walter drums
"With only 26 years of age, alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos is the face of the new generation of musicians who are changing the New York scene. Wild, fierce and raw, his personal playing style is making waves all around, and it’s not a real surprise to find in his Unit some of the most adventurous figures active in the frontier between jazz and rock, namely Brandon Seabrook...

Chris Pitsiokos alto saxophone, wind controller, sampler, analog synthesizer
Sam Lisabeth guitar
Tim Dahl electric bass on tracks 4, 6, 9, 10
Henry Fraser electric bass on tracks 1-3, 5, 7, 8
Jason Nazary drums and electronics on 4, 6, 9, 10
Connor Baker drums on 1-3, 5, 7, 8

"Chris Pitsiokos is indeed what everybody says about him: the most representative face of a new generation of musicians commited to change the New York jazz scene. Or the New York rock scene..

Chris Pitsiokos alto saxophone
Susana Santos Silva trumpet
Torbjörn Zetterberg double bass

"When the music we call jazz continues to reveal a number of new values with the surprising qualities of Chris Pitsiokos, Susana Santos Silva and Torbjorn Zetterberg, you have the final confirmation: this musical genre is in very good health these present days. And when musicians like the ones reunited in “Child of Illusion” distinguish themselves on the scene, you can only hope to find them in..

Xavier Charles clarinet
Katrine Schiøtt cello
Jan Martin Gismervik drums
Jonas Cambien piano, casio SK1

"Flux Reflux is the second recorded outing of this improvising quartet, and the first one for Clean Feed. While Platform’s first album Anthropocene, was recorded right after the French clarinetist Xavier Charles joined three young musicians from Oslo to form a quartet, Flux Reflux is the result of several years of live experience.
The album consists of 6 acoustic, improvised

Joe Williamson, bass / Ken Vandermark, tenor sax / Magnus Broo, trumpet / Michael Vatcher, drums / Steve Swell, trombone.

"Ken Vandermark can be a musician of many projects, but even the name "Platform 1" indicates that this is not...

Marek Pospieszalski soprano, alto & tenor saxophone, clarinet, alto clarinet, flute & tape
Piotr Chęcki tenor saxophone
Tomasz Dąbrowski trumpet
Tomasz Sroczyński viola
Szymon Mika electric guitar & acoustic guitar
Grzegorz Tarwid piano
Max Mucha double bass
Qba Janicki drums & soundboard

"Poland is a big cauldron in what concerns jazz and contemporary music. Conscious of this crossed particularity, saxophonist, composer and producer Marek Pospieszalski decided to...

Eduardo Raon harp, electronics & idiofones / Joana Sá piano & idiofones / Luís José Martins classical guitar, electronics & idiophones

"The horizon line, a mountain's profile or a curve on a beach, set out the sand's sparkling fabric, and too of the ice, and the mirrored stars far away on the sea. Ancient lights, old rock sediments, unique and unpredictable ephemeral snow flakes cause that unstable and bright sparklin which is, after all, a sign of life in inanimate things...

Chris Pitsiokos alto saxophone / Noah Punkt electric bass / Philipp Scholz drums and percussion.

"Here is one more – and particularly notable – example of the most blasting jazz made today. Protean Reality is a trio using the conventional instrumentation born with hard bop and free jazz: sax, bass and drums. But there’s nothing conventional in Chris Pitsiokos, Noah Punkt, and Philips Scholz’s approach. With a clear reference to the New York no wave scene of the Seventies, here jazz meets noise...

Antonio Raia tenor saxophone

"A chuckle or a grimace of memento, a shiver of rage or the same, but due to a steamy game and, most of all, a urge. Let the whole world in, and turn it out into an exploration, a clash of fire with this crooked, wooden, coppery, galvanized sort of dragon.You cannot help but tailoring a path, especially if necessary to ultimately represent yourself, so you can either choose a so called neutral recording studio, in order to dry up and focus every shift, or seize live...

Mette Rasmussen alto saxophone
Chris Corsano drums

"Mette Rasmussen’s and Chris Corsano’s partnership continues after five years of concerts, being “A View of the Moon (from the Sun)” its second album, after “All the Ghosts at Once”. All the attraction of the two musicians for the extreme keeps very much alive and it seems now not just a process but an entire program, signaled by the title of the first track, “Many People Were Scandalized – Some Still Are”. Extreme expression, extreme timbres.

Ada Rave tenor sax / clarinet and flutes on 4
Nicola L. Hein prepared guitar
Wilbert De Joode contrabass

"The Argentinian contribution to the universality of jazz is measured by everything Leandro “Gato” Barbieri gave to the music, and the gauge was put very high by the late saxophonist. Every sax player who emerged, after him, from the Buenos Aires scene had that extra challenge, and that’s the case of Ada Rave, who choose Europe – she’s based in Amsterdam – instead of the United States..

"The Red Trio is quite a unique case in the Portuguese jazz and improvised music scene. The free music played by Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano, prepared piano), Hernâni Faustino (double bass), and Gabriel Ferrandini (drums, percussion) have no attachment to...

Rodrigo Pinheiro piano | Hernani Faustino double bass | Gabriel Ferrandini drums and percussion | John Butcher tenor and soprano saxophone.
"Known for the way they manage the energy factor, going from extreme subtlety, almost near-silence, to aggressive noise making, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Hernâni Faustino and Gabriel Ferrandini, the members of Red Trio, brought sharp ears to their presentation with John Butcher as guest during last year’s Jazz em Agosto festival. “Summer Skyshift” is the recording of...

Nate Wooley trumpet / Rodrigo Pinheiro piano / Hernani Faustino double bass / Gabriel Ferrandini drums and percussion.

"The history of improvised music is full of successful and even magical first encounters, but more common are the occasions...

Michaël Attias alto saxophone / John Hébert double bass / Satoshi Takeishi drums.

"Renku – the kindred-spirit New York trio of saxophonist Michaël Attias, bassist John Hébert and drummer Satoshi Takeishi – was named after a collaborative, improvised form of Japanese poetry that balances freedom and precision. The trio makes music like its name: searching and empathetic, thoroughly in the moment, resonant with meaning. Renku played a two-night stand at Manhattan’s Greenwich House in early 2014 to...

Júlio Resende, piano / Ole Morten Vågan, double bass / Joel Silva, drums / João Custódio, double bass (on 8) / Bruno Pedroso, drums (on 3).

"In his third appearance in the Clean Feed catalogue, Portuguese pianist and composer Júlio Resende...

Júlio Resende, piano / Perico Sambeat, alto saxophone / Ole Morten Vagan, double bass / Joel Silva, drums / with Desidério Lázaro, tenor saxophone / João Custódio, double bass / Manuela Azevedo, voice.

"After the success of his debut album...

Cene Resnik, tenor saxophone / Emanuele Parrini, violin / Giovanni Maier, double bass / Aljosa Jeric, drums.

"Don’t feel disconnected to the world if you don’t know the name Cene Resnik. Only now all things happening in the fields of Slovenian...

Cene Resnik tenor saxophone
Giorgio Pacorig piano
Marko Lasič drums
Rob Mazurek piccolo trumpet

“You can call it instant composition, free improvised music or creative jazz, but for the Slovenian tenor saxophonist Cene Resnik what really matters is what comes naturally. The communion with nature, and specifically with the naturality of sound, be it producing it (by himself and his companions) or perceiving it (the audience gathered in a venue to hear him), is key to understand..

Kris Davis piano / Eric Revis double bass / Gerald Cleaver drums.

"The Eric Revis Trio is back, this time with Gerald Cleaver using sticks against skins and metal, replacing his elders Andrew Cyrille from "City of Asylum" - Cecil Taylor�s drummer of choice for a decade - and John Betsch from the project's recent European tour - Steve Lacy�s partner for the same period of time. The brilliant newcomer Kris Davis remains at the piano. Although the music is different, the principles, objectives and...

Bill McHenry(ts) / Branford Marsalis (ts) / Chad Taylor (d) / Darius Jones (as) / Eric Revis (b).

“For bassist Eric Revis, differentiations between what is considered “mainstream” and “avant-garde” in jazz means next to nothing. With his new...

Eric Revis double bass
Ken Vandermark tenor saxophone and clarinet
Kris Davis piano
Chad Taylor drums

"Whether frontier his own ensembles with colleagues like Orrin Evans, Nasheet Waits, Kris Davis, Andrew Cyrille, Darius Jones and Jason Moran, double bassist Eric Revis has established himself as much for his experimentations into the unknown as with mainstream jazz forms (Branford Marsalis Quartet, Betty Carter). On his newest album as a leader, "Sing Me Some Cry" (Clean Feed), he.

Eric Revis, double bass / Nasheet Waits, drums / Jason Moran, piano / Ken Vandermark, tenor saxophone and clarinet.

"Like what happened to other absurd walls, the one artificially dividing “mainstream” and “avant-garde” jazz is definitely...

Kris Davis, piano / Eric Revis, double bass / Andrew Cyrille, drums.

"Can you tell when a straight-ahead jazz performance – live or recorded – is also an experimental one? No? We can: it happens when Eric Revis is involved, being this double...

Mattias Risberg piano, moog taurus

"If you’re a fan of Carla Bley you already know Mattias Risberg: together with saxophonist Fredrik Ljungkvist he released the album “And Now the Queen – A Tribute to Carla Bley" (2016). Something you could expect from the keyboardist Risberg whose musical interests are deeply rooted in several music idioms, going from John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Jan Johansson and Paul Bley to J.S. Bach, Carlo Gesualdo, Igor Stravinskij and Olivier Messiaen, through...

Eve Risser prepared upright piano, composition

"In “Après un Rêve” the upright piano isn’t the alternative resource when some particular venue (here the FGO Barbara, in Paris) doesn’t have a grand piano and can’t afford the rental of one: it has it’s own mechanical properties and capacities, making it a valuable performing instrument and not just a surrogate. Known for her very personnal views in what concerns the preparation of a piano, French composer and improviser Eve Risser started a...

EveRisser piano

"It took a while for Eve Risser to consider herself a “pianist”. Also playing flute, toy instruments and amplified objects, whatever she can use in a venue without a piano, the French musician envisioned this instrument only...

Eve Risser piano
Kaja Draksler piano

"‘To Pianos’ can read as a dedication: an act of celebration of the instrument. But being a pianist, I also read the phrase as something of a supplication. We’ve each hopefully made some kind of peace with our own instruments at home – and if we’re lucky, we may even love them. But whenever we travel to perform, we’re at the mercy of the particular piano we find at the other end. Whatever cosmic force controls this particular lottery, sometimes you just....

Sylvaine Hélary flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo
Antonin Tri Hoang alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
Benjamin Dousteyssier tenor and bass saxophones
Sophie Bernado bassoon
Eivind Lønning trumpet
Fidel Fourneyron trombone
Julien Desprez electric guitar
Eve Risser piano, prepared piano
Fanny Lasfargues electro-acoustic bass guitar
Sylvain Darrifourcq drums, percussions

"This music Is the result of a mystical experience lived by French pia

André B. Silva electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Filipe Louro doublebass, electric bass, acoustic guitar
Pedro Melo Alves drums, electronics

"Six years after the internationally acclaimed GETTING ALL THE EVIL OF THE PISTON COLLAR!, the uncontested masters of jambacore - André B. Silva, Pedro Melo Alves and Filipe Louro - strike again with a powerful new album in which they give full throttle to their nonsensical, humoristic, ironic, cynical, in-your-face and yes, crazy, musical post-post.

Riccardo Marogna tenor saxophone, bass clarinet & synthesizers
Gonçalo Almeida doublebass
Philipp Ernsting drums

"Portuguese bassist Gonçalo Almeida made Rotterdam as the basis of a busy activity with musicians from different geographic origins and his trio with Riccardo Marogna and Philipp Ernsting is one of the most prolific. The name Ritual Habitual (alliterations included, we can translate it as Usual Ritual) says it all about the purposes at play: to create ritualistic music with...

Herb Robertson, trumpet/Mark Dresser, bass/Sylvie Courvoisier, piano/Tim Berne, alto sax/Tom Rainey, drums.

"A new Herb Robertson release is always cause for celebration, at least in my household. There’s always that anticipation to see what...

Jason Robinson, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones; alto flute / Anthony Davis, piano.

"We had to wait nine years to have a new recording featuring the collaboration of saxophonist Jason Robinson and pianist Anthony Davis. After two critically...

Matthew Schneider guitar / Jason Roebke double bass / Marcus Evans drums.

"The bass is an intermediary. At once rhythmic, textural, melodic and harmonic. It can keep the band together or signal a dissipation. Let’s face it: nothing makes more sense than to have the double bassist as bandleader. What about being the bassist also the composer of the band? Well, that’s another story. The music of Jason Roebke is raw and grounded. The journey is, in itself, the destination. A kind of musique vérité...

André Roligheten tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone & bass clarinet
Adrian Løseth Waade violin
Jon Rune Strøm double bass
Erik Nylander drums & percussion

"The title “Homegrown” gives justice to the music assembled in this CD: it testifies exemplarily the way jazz is played in the North of Europe. Scandinavian musicians may not do it better, but certainly they do what they brilliantly do with a personality you can’t find elsewhere. It’s strong, seductive and full of arguments in what..

Alberto Popolla clarinets / Errico DeFabritiis alto sax / Gianfranco Tedeschi double bass / Fabrizio Spera drums / guest: Luca Venitucci Organ, Melodica, Amplified Zither.
" This is one more proof that jazz, and blues for that matter, turned to be...

Alberto Popolla clarinet & bass clarinet
Errico De Fabritiis alto & baritone sax
Gianfranco Tedeschi double bass
Fabrizio Spera drums
GUESTS:
Luca Venitucci organ on tracks 1, 4, 9 piano on 6
Luca Tilli cello on tracks 3, 7
Antonio Castiello dub effects on 12

"There’s a good side in the present day global dimension and that’s called “cultural syncretism”. Roots Magic is an Italian band who's gradually building up a repertoire between Deep Blues and Creative

"Take Root Among the Stars", quoting the words of the great science fiction writer Octavia Butler, here is Roots Magic's third installment for Clean Feed. Cut by the Italian quartet, here and there augmented by a couple of special guests, historical wind player Eugenio Colombo and vibes maestro Francesco Lo Cascio, this new album comes as a further step into the borderland between Deep Blues and Creative Jazz.
The new repertoire includes reworked tunes by Skip James, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre...

"Take Root Among the Stars", quoting the words of the great science fiction writer Octavia Butler, here is Roots Magic's third installment for Clean Feed. Cut by the Italian quartet, here and there augmented by a couple of special guests, historical wind player Eugenio Colombo and vibes maestro Francesco Lo Cascio, this new album comes as a further step into the borderland between Deep Blues and Creative Jazz.
The new repertoire includes reworked tunes by Skip James, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre...

Ned Rothenberg clarinet, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, shakuhachi
Mark Feldman violin
Sylvie Courvoisier piano

“Saxophonist, clarinetist and shakuhachi flutist Ned Rothenberg. violinist Mark Feldman, and his wife pianist Sylvie Courvoisier are old musical friends and collaborators but this is their first trio recording. So the ground is seeded, but don’t let the solidity shown by the music from “In Cahoots” fool you: as a principle, they try to take their creativity further, exploring.

Bruce Ackley soprano sax
Steve Adams alto and sopranino sax
Larry Ochs tenor and sopranino sax
Jon Raskin baritone, alto, sopranino sax
Kyle Bruckmann analog synthesizers
Henry Kaiser guitar
"This is not the first time we hear ROVA – the Californian saxophone quartet composed of Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs and Jon Raskin – picking up a jazz icon’s music and turning it radically into their own. It happened a few years ago with John Coltrane and “Electric Ascension”.

CD1
Vítor Rua all guitars (classical Ramirez guitar and Fender Squire guitar)
CD2
Vítor Rua guitars, composer
Hernâni Faustino Bass
Luís San Payo drums
Manuel Guimarães piano
Nuno Reis trumpet
Paulo Galão clarinets

"Vítor Rua is one of the key figures of Portuguese creative music, with a career covering a multitude of idioms and styles, from rock (he was the founder of the very popular band GNR) to minimalism, concrete music, electronic music,

Charles Rumback, drums/Jason Ajemian, bass/Joshua Sclar, tenor saxophone/Greg Ward, alto saxophone.

"A figure of the rich and varied Chicago music scene, Charles Rumback is impossible to overlook. Avant-jazz, post-rock and ambient electronica...