Monthly archives: June, 2016

7 Preguntas para… Diego Caicedo (versión castellana)

Decir que Diego Caicedo es un guitarrista versátil es decir muy poco. Esté creando libres y minuciosos paisajes de sonido ó tocando una dulce melodía, la conexión con su instrumento está clara. He tenido la suerte de ver a Diego tocar  en numerosos conjuntos por Barcelona y al contrario de algunas de sus influencias formativas (ver abajo) él…




Judith Berkson – Oylam

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010.] Judith Berkson (v, p, elp, org) Goodbye Friend No.1 Brute Inside Good Times Clives All of You Mi Re Do Ahavas Oylam Little Arrows Der Leiermann Fallen Innocent Wandering Thieves They Can’t Take That Away From Me Burn Hulyet, Hulyet Goodbye Friend No.2 (49.08) 2010…




Christine Tobin & Liam Noble – Tapestry Unravelled

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010.] Christine Tobin (v) Liam Noble (p) Beautiful You’ve Got A Friend It’s Too Late Home Again So Far Away I Feel The Earth Move Way Over Yonder Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow Smackwater jack (You Make Me Feel Like) – A Natural Woman Tapestry;…




7 Questions for… Annette Stav Johanssen

I first heard Annette Stav Johanssen’s hypnotic vocals (and synths, keyboards, and lyrics) when I was given a copy of Dromedar’s “Ololyga” double album by Owen Kilfeather (thanks, Owen!) Dromedar’s music (and performance) is a compelling mix of drone, prog, agit-artrock, improvisation with roots in the 80s and flowers in the right-now. For an insight…




Han-earl Park – Anomic Aphasia

Han-earl Park (guitar) Catherine Sikora (tenor & soprano saxophones) Nick Didkovsky (guitar) (#1 & 5) Josh Sinton (baritone saxophone & bass clarinet) (#2, 3 & 4) Monopod Pleonasm (METIS 9) Flying Rods (METIS 9) Hydraphon Stopcock #1 & 5 Douglass Street Music Collective, Brooklyn, June 5, 2013 #2, 3 & 4 Harvestworks NYC, October 9,…




7 Questions for… Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen

Sometimes, you just have to admit to your prejudices. And as much as I love jazz, and noise, and experimental leanings, and so on, my first love was and is heavy guitar rock. You know, the classic bludgeoning-yet-beautiful 70s stuff. So, ever since the Hedvig Mollestad Trio’s debut “Shoot!” in 2011 combined all my favourite…




7 Questions for… Carlo Mezzino

Carlo Mezzino is a tireless free improviser, with roots in both classical and jazz, whose passion for the music comes through strongly in both his playing and his advocacy and organising. 1. What was your first musical instrument, and what did it mean to you? I started to play piano when I was five. My…




7 Questions for… Diego Caicedo

Diego Caicedo is a versatile guitarist to say the least. Whether it’s crafting intricately bludgeoning free soundscapes or fingerpicking a sweet melody, his connection with his instrument is clear. I’ve been lucky enough to see Diego play in numerous ensembles around Barcelona and in direct contrast to some of his formative influences (see below) there’s…