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21st Century V-Bop - 21st Century V-Bop
Mark Anderson - drums
Paul Dunmall - tenor & soprano sax
Philip Gibbs - guitar
Tony Hymas - keyboard
"An album that proves that spontaneous composition can be both melodic and groovy. Recorded live in the studio in one take, with..
3bpm - First Hearing
Martin Pickett piano, Paul Jefferies double bass, Ben Twyford drums.
"This first CD from Oxfordshire based ‘3bpm’ captures the spirit of a classic acoustic Jazz trio. There is a real organic feel to the recording which takes the listener on a...
Abrams, Muhal Richard/UMO Jazz Orchestra - UMO Plays The Music Of Muhal Richard Abrams
Pianist, composer & A.A.C.M. founder Abrams conducts this well known Finnish jazz orchestra through a program of his compositions. A rare chance to hear Abrams works performed on such a large scale.
Aida Severo - Aida Severo
"Aida Severo, the free jazz ensemble led by pianist Philip Somervell, spent a day in the studios of Trinity College, London – the result was this, their first CD. The music, based on compositions by members of the group, builds free jazz improvisation...
Anglo-Argentine Jazz Quartet, The - Live At The Red Rose
Pablo Ledesma, George Haslam, Mono Hurtado, Paul Hession. Passionate jazz over the ethnic rhythms of the Chacarera, Milonga, Vidala - and improvisation with guests Lol Coxhill, Elton Dean, John Edwards and Lukax Santana. Recorded London March, 2001...
Anglo-Kuopio Quartet - Cool Moon
Studio recording by the Anglo-Kuopio Quartetnamely George Haslam-baritone saxophone and tarogato, Mikko Pasanen-piano, Jarmo Hiekkala-double bass and Paul Hession-drum Set. Recorded in Kuopio, Finland, September 2003. Five tracks of improvised music of...
ARC - Out Of Amber
ARC is Sylvia Hallett-violin, Danny Kingshill-cello, Gus Garside-double bass. "Indispensable for its profound beauty."- Philippe Renaud/Improjazz [Slam]
Barcode Quartet - You're It
Annette Giesriegl - voice and electronics, Alison Blunt - violin, Elisabeth Harnik - piano, Josef Klammer - drums and electronics.
"Vocalist Annette Giesriegl, based in Graz/Austria, brings her studies of overtone singing, throat singing and...
Bellatalla Quartet, Roberto - Borrowed Time
A great set in the classic Ornette 4tet vein, mixed with a Brit-jazz feel! I dont know any of these players (Roberto-double bass, Claude Deppa-trumpet, Jason Yarde-alto & soprano sax & Brian Abrahams-drums), but all play fabulously well. [SLAM]
Bentley, Alison - Songs of Leonard Bernstein & Irving Berlin
Alison Bentley (vocals) with Dave Frankel (piano), Dave Jones (bass), Paul Cavaciuti (drums), with guests Steve Waterman (trumpet and flugelhorn) and Martin Speake (alto saxophone). New ideas on music by the greatest composers played by some of Britain...
Bija - Bija
"The Sanskrit term ‘bija’ means seed – the origin or cause of things. The Italian trio "bija" take their beginning with a vibration, a sound from which their music grows, developing surprising soundscapes. Salento, the region of Italy where the trio...
Bird Architects - Gone
Aaron Standon (saxophones and guitar) has been around and back again playing every thing from straight ahead to free jazz. Pete Evans is a classically trained violinist who can be seen performing with a number of orchestras around the south-west...
Blaser, Samuel - Solo Bone
"The trombone is one of the original jazz instruments, having a very special role in the early music of New Orleans. In the ‘modern jazz’ era the technical capabilities of the instrument were developed to incredible levels. Later, from around the 1960’s..
British Saxophone Quartet, The - Early October
Anyone else ever notice the amazingly large number of top notch new jazz/free jazz saxists that come out of the UK? It must be in the water or something. Here you've got four very heavy hitters: Elton Dean, Paul Dunmall, Simon Picard and George Haslam....
Corbett, Jon/Steve Done - Another Fine Mess
Jon Corbett-trumpet & trombone, Steve Done-electric & acoustic guitars. "...like a charge of static electricity which snaps and crackles with electric energy."-Chris Meloch/Scene. [Slam]
Coxhill, Lol - From Whichford Hill
Lol Coxhill-soprano sax, George Haslam-baritone sax, tarogato, Richard Leigh Harris-piano, Steve Kershaw-double bass.
"When the Oxford Jazz Masters Series was conceived Lol Coxhill was naturally in the first list of guest “Masters”; we made...
Coxhill, Lol/George Haslam - Solos East West
Comes in a CD single type sleeve; I guess they ran out of money! "Haslam's relaxed approach builds to a passionate intensity on Ellington's "It don't mean a thing"."-Andy Hamilton/The Wire. Recorded London 1990 & Krivoy Rog (Ukraine) 1995 [Slam]
Coxhill, Lol/George Haslam/Howard Riley/Paul Rutherford - The Holywell Concert - February 22nd, 1990
Paul Rutherford (trombone), Lol Coxhill (soprano sax), George Haslam (baritone sax), Howard Riley (piano). "It is for free followers only - but excellent"-Barry McRae/Jazz Journal [Slam]
Crowther, Tim/Steve Franklin/Tony Marsh - Amhearst Dislodged
Tim Crowther guitar, guitar synth. Steve Franklin keyboards, Tony Marsh drums. Tim Crowther, Steve Franklin and Tony Marsh have been playing in trio since 1998, brought together by a shared passion for hard electric jazz-rock and free improvisation. ...
D.A.T.A. - ...Now Processing...
"The band D.A.T.A. consists of four members of South London musicians, who met a year ago. Through a mutual interest in pushing improvised jazz further, they formed a collective that gave them their own unique voices. The band name D.A.T.A. derives...
D.A.T.A. - Compressed
Another approach to free jazz, four musicians from various musical genres focusing on the compositional structure of improvisation. This is the group’s second CD on SLAM. The band D.A.T.A. consists of four members of South London musicians, who met...
Dagnino, Erika/Stefano Pastor
"Cycles brings together the poetry of Erika Dagnino and the violin of Stefano Pastor – each in its own medium … the sound of the violin on the disc and the printed word of the poetry in the 24 page booklet.. This dual presentation gives the listener...
Dagnino, Erika/Stefano Pastor/George Haslam/Steve Waterman - Narcete
"Slam Productions is proud to present the poetry music work of this Anglo- Italian quartet: the very talented Italian poet Erika Dagnino with her ‘beautiful, strong and clear voice' (as Peter Brötzmann, among others, said), the Italian violinist Stefano..
Dean, Elton - The Vortex Tapes
Elton Dean with different groups including Keith Tippett, Trevor Watts, Paul Rutherford, Marcio Mattos, Nick Evans, Louis Moholo, Paul Rogers, Mark Sanders, Tony Levin, Simon Picard, Trevor Watts and others! An ideal starting point for anyone yet to ma...
D'Istante3 - D'Istante3
Blaise Siwula alto & tenor saxes, bass clarinet, clarinet.
Giancarlo Mazzù guitar, drums.
Luciano Troja piano.
""d'istante3" is a creative music project bringing together the two Italian improvisers Giancarlo Mazzù and Luciano Troja...
Domino Trio - Domino's Tales
MARCO COLONNA Bass clarinet, Baritone & Soprano saxes, FRANCESCO LO CASCIO Vibraphone, Percussion, LILLO QUARATINO Double bass
"This recording session develops as a choral tale, a kind of emotional brainteaser where single pieces belong to...
Dunmall Octet, Paul - Desire and Liberation
The first release by Paul's great Octet, this is their usual mix of great heads and ensemble work mixed with bracing free-blowing! Dunmall/Simon Picard-tenor, Gethin Leddington-trumpet, Annie Whitehead/Chris Bridges-trombone, Keith Tippett-piano, Paul ...
Dunmall, Paul - Quartet; Sextet; Trio 2 x CDs
QUARTET : Paul Dunmall & Simon Picard-tenors, Paul Rogers-bass, Tony Levin-drums / SEXTET : Dunmall, Picard, Rogers, Levin, Jon Corbett-cornet, John Adams-guitar / TRIO : Dunmall, Rogers, Levin. "Powerful and passionate music" - Chris Parker BBC ...
Dunmall, Paul/John Adams/Mark Sanders - Totally Fried Up
A trio of Mujician saxist Paul, guitarist John Adams & drummer Mark Sanders. "The first CD by this unique improvising trio - 'Ghostly Thoughts' - received great critical acclaim in many ...
Dunmall, Paul/Paul Rogers/Philip Gibbs/Hamid Drake - Peace and Joy
Well recorded, joyous free jazz session, recorded live at Le Mans Festival on May 1, 2005 and featuring two long tracks. "Paul Dunmall saxophone, Philip Gibbs guitar, Paul Rogers double bass, Hamid Drake drums. Hamid Drake is probably the most in demand..
Dunmall, Paul/Tony Bianco - Thank You To John Coltrane
Paul Dunmall tenor, soprano saxophones; Tony Bianco drums.
If I had to pick one modern sax player who isn't in any way a Coltrane clone to pick to do this sort of a homage to JC, it would have been Paul!...
Ensemble Uncontrolled - Links
Edward Akuli-trombone; Christoph Gallio-soprano/alto saxes; Takashi Kazamaki-percussion; Kalle Laar-guitar/electronics; Mart Soo-guitar; Paul Hoskin-bass clarinet (guest on 2 tracks). "A very international improvising line-up from Estonia, Japan, Germa...
Fairhall, Adam - The Imaginary Delta
James Allsopp clarinets; Chris Bridges trombone, jug; Steve Chadwick trumpet; Adam Fairhall piano; Tim Fairhall bass; Paul J Rogers diddley bow, laptop, turntable, objects.
"Fairhill’s project ‘The Imaginaery Delta’ was commissioned by...
Fairhall, Adam - The Spirit Farm
Adam Fairhall: grand piano, prepared Hohner Pianet T, prepared toy piano, indian harmonium
Christophe de Bezenac: tenor saxophone
Anton Hunter: electric guitar
Johnny Hunter: drums
Dave Kane: double bass
Corey Mwamba: vibraphone....
Free Dot - Ariband
Antonio Cotardo: Flutes and Bells
Paolo Pacciolla: Daire, Jembak, Bells, Mbira and Voice
"The Italian duo of Cotardo and Pacciolla – known as ‘Free Dot’ – describe their music as “free from definitions of pre-established limits in which...
Free Dot - Just Flux!
Antonio Cotardo – c flute, alto flute, bass flute, greec flute, bamboo flute, voice, bells, rattles, piano
Paolo Pacciolla - drums, berimbao, mbira, voice, Jew's harp, stones, pan lid, saucepan lids bells, rattles, piano...
Full Monte - Spark In The Dark
Chris Biscoe-reeds, Brian Godding-guitar synth, Marcio Mattos-double bass, Tony Marsh-drums. A unique opportunity to hear the great & under-rated guitarist Brian Godding (who has played with everyone from Mike Westbrook, Julie Tippetts, Blossom Toes an...
Garau, Alessandro/Gianluca Corona/Sebastiano Dessanay - Rebis
Very good jazz-jazz/rock guitar/bass/drums trio from Italy. The band is led by drummer Alessandro Garau, who also provides all the compositions. Rather nice and ECM-ish!
Gibbs, Philip/Paul Dunmall - Master Musicians of Mu
Philip Gibbs performs on acoustic and electric guitars & Paul plays an array of reeds; saxes, border pipes, bamboo pipe, cornemouse, etc. The instrumentation sometimes suggests a folk approach, without being ''folky'' per se. "This features the guitar...
Haney, David - Day For Night at Jackstraw
David Haney piano, Julian Priester trombone, Buell Neidlinger bass, Marc Smason trombone, shofar, Doug Haning contra alto clarinet, Dan Blunck tenor sax and flute, Frank Clayton bass, Juan Pablo Carletti drums.
"The CD presents two Sessions....
Harris, Steve/Zaum - Above Our Heads The Sky Splits Open
Culled from more than four hours of spontaneous music recorded live in Poole, this is masterly stuff from the Pinski Zoo drummer and Elvin Jones acolyte whos shaped Zaum into one of Britains most remarkable improvising ensembles. Cathy Stevens viola an...
Haslam, George - Argentine Adventures
George Haslam in Buenos Aires with different groups, 1991 - 93. "The prevailing jazz sensibility sits well with the rhythmic roots of the source material - it's certainly not cultural soup"-David Morrison/The Wire. [Slam]
Haslam, George - Argentine Adventures Part 2
George Haslam in Buenos Aires with different groups, 1994 - 95. "George Haslam fascinates because he nudges the limits,explores uncharted territories, plays creatively, and conveys delight in doing so."-Steven A. Loewy/Cadence. [Slam]
Haslam, George - Argentine Adventures Part 3 : Travels With My Tarogato
Haslam back in Buenos Aires (Dec.1998) with some old pals - Mono Hurtado, Ruben Ferrero etc. plus new talent such as Marcelo Jeremias and Fabian Tejada, another voice to be heard is the Argentine soprano saxist Pablo Ledesma. For this third volume Hasl...
Haslam, George - Cuban Meltdown
"Recorded in Havana and England with great array of Cuban and British musicians: Bobby Carcasses, George Haslam, Steve Waterman, Robin Jones, Paul Rutherford, Maria Cecilia Colon, Richard Leigh Harris, Steve Kershaw, André Leigh-Howarth, Julito Padron...
Haslam, George - Duos East West
George Haslam with pianists Vladimir Solyanik in Kiev, Russia and Ruben Ferrero in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Haslam has combined his talents with two distinguished, if little heard, pianists to create a memorable CD, one that brims with emotion and the...
Haslam, George - Helios Suite
George Haslam-baritone sax, tarogato, Stefano Pastor-violin, Steve Kershaw-double bass, Paul Hession-drums.
"September, 2006; it was Stefano Pastor’s first visit to England, he came primarily to play in the Oxford Jazz Masters Series concert...
Haslam, George - Level Two
A pretty great quintet: George Haslam-sax, Paul Rutherford-trombone, Howard Riley-piano, Marcio Mattos-bass, Tony Marsh-drums + Liz Hodgson-vocals on 2 tracks. "This is modern group improvising at its best, sixties freedom refined and matured into a ve...
Haslam, George - Once Upon a Time in Argentina 2 x CDs
"This is a double CD package, the 2 discs presenting 2 distinct projects. Disc One, which is actually called "Once Upon a Time in Argentina" is by a quartet including 2 percussionists. This unconventional line-up reflects what I think is the...
Haslam, George - Papermoon
"Seven great jazz standards prepared with some very original ideas giving a programme of fresh and very listenable music. Throughout the programme runs a predominantly rhythmic theme – Jazz Calypso, Bossa Nova, Jazz Waltz, Ballad, Swing etc...