Monthly archives: October, 2018

7 Questions for… Matthew Golombisky

Hailing from the US but resident in Buenos Aires, Matthew Golombisky is bassist, composer, improviser, conductor, teacher, and the man behind Chicago’s ears&eyes Records. “Contemporary jazz” is a label so often used it’s virtually meaningless and yet the output of ears&eyes is music that honours the jazz tradition (whatever that is!) while always presenting something…




William Parker – Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics

William Parker Jeff Schlanger Anne Humanfeld Leonid Galaganov (All music performed on AquaSonic waterphones) Shifting Resonance Purple Heartbeat Helium Butterfly Raindrops Felxible Showers of Sound Lake of Light Action (68:18) Brooklyn, NY, February 2017 Gotta Let It Out GLIO19CD William Parker needs no introduction but this disc might. It certainly belongs in its own category,…




Kaoru Abe & Sabu Toyozumi

Kaoru Abe – alto, sopranino and soprano saxophones Sabu Toyozumi – drums and percussion Song for Mithue Totozumi – Part I Song for Mithue Totozumi – Part II Song for Sakamoto Kikuyo – Part I Song for Sakamoto Kikuyo – Part II Song for Sakamoto Kikuyo – Part III (73:57) First two tracks recorded live…




Sound & Fury – Thundering of Dawn

Pepa Päivinen – soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, flute Jorma Tapio – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, bass flute Tane Kannisto – tenor saxophone, flute Antero Priha – trumpet Jimi Sumen – guitar Julius Heikkilä – guitar Sampo Lassila – bass Hannu Risku – percussion Simo Laihonen – drums (Compositions by Edward Vesala, Iro Haarla,…




Blood Quartet – Until My Darkness Goes

Mark Cunningham (trumpet, guitar) Lluis Rueda (guitar, Korg MS-10) Kike Bela (bass, Korg MS-10, guitar) Càndid Coll (drums, voice) Broken Soldier NYC Limits Fire Folk Velvet Love Chemistry of Tears Surfing Rueda Jandek Invoke Stress of Her Regard Eigenlicht Until My Darkness Goes (42:03) Feeding Tube Records & Gandula (on vinyl, US & Europe respectively)…




PREVIEW: Eris 136199

If you want improvisation that dares to go where the angels don’t run and the buses fear to tread, listen no further than Eris 136199 aka Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky – a guitar-saxophone-guitar trio that remain utterly unpredictable even to the most discerning algorithm. The new, self-titled album is out on 9th…