Monthly archives: July, 2015

Alen Ilijić at the Noise Mobility Festival, Munich

I first stumbled across Alen Ilijić’s work on YouTube (the installation/performance piece, “NOISYGENES”). I have no idea what search term I was using at the time and I’m a little afraid to speculate. Let’s say that as far as artistic vision goes, there’s wasn’t a lot of compromise in evidence! Wikipedia describes Alen Ilijić as…




Neil Cowley Trio – Radio Silence

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010.] Neil Cowley (p) Richard Sadler (b) Evan Jenkins (d) Monoface Radio Silence Vice Skating A French Lesson Gerald Desert to Rabat Stereoface Hug the Greyhound Portal (55.59) London, September 2009 Naim Jazz NAIMCD147 I saw the Neil Cowley Trio live, not long before their second…




Wolfgang Muthspiel & Mick Goodrick – Live at the Jazz Standard

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010.] Wolfgang Muthspiel (elg) Mick Goodrick (elg) Throughout Introduction to All the Things All the Things You Are Liebeslied; Minimal Falling Grace Zen R.E.M. Darn That Dream Stella by Starlight (45.34) New York, January 2008 Material Records MRE 029-2 This set of standards, covers and original…




Memoria Uno at Sala Fènix – 7th July ’15

Roger Gutiérrez, Oriol Roca (drums) David Parras, Dario Garcia (tuba) Aram Montagut Garcia, Frederic Filitrae, Josep Tutusaus (trombone) Joan Camps Claveria (french horn) Miguelon (euphonium) Pep Garau, Òscar Latorre Cascante, Pol Padrós, Natsuko Sugao, Àlvar Monfort (trumpet) Iván Gonzalez (conducting) and guests: Tom Chant (tenor saxophone) Yolanda Sey Asare (voice) The end of the season….




Jean-Paul Brodbeck Group – Hang On Hippie

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010.] Jean-Paul Brodbeck (p, elp, kyb) Johannes Enders (ts, ss) Wolfgang Muthspiel (elg) Wofgang Zwiauer (elb) Christian Niederer (d) One glance is not enough Your street New song Story of a day The sneaker Wonder The beginning Seventy-four Mood turns The unknown singer Steinakirchen, February 2009…