Category: Jazz Journal Archives

William S. Burroughs – Let Me Hang You

(This short review was first published in Jazz Journal in October 2016) William S. Burroughs (voice) Bill Frisell (guitar) King Khan (guitar, bass, violin, synthesiser, piano, organ, drums) Wayne Horvitz (keyboards) Eyvind Kang (violin, erhu, shani) El Congo Allen (trumpet) Tony Sherr (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Jenny Scheinman (violin) Hank Roberts (cello) M Lamar (voice)…




Naked Truth – Avian Thug

(This review was originally published in Jazz Journal in April 2016) Graham Haynes (trumpet, electronics) Lorenzo Feliciati (bass, guitar, keyboards) Roy Powell (keyboards, synthesizers, organ, prepared piano) Pat Mastelotto (drums, percussion) Rapid Fire Lazy Elephant Trap Door Tense Shaman Avian Thug Day Two at Bedlam Moon at Noon (48.05) England, 16-17th February 2013 RareNoise Records…




Markku Ounaskari – Kuára

(This review was originally published in Jazz Journal in 2011.) Per Jørgensen (trumpet, voice) Samuli Mikkonen (piano) Markku Ounaskari (drums) Polychronion Psalm CXXI Tuuin Tuuin Aallot Introit Pitkä Pajo Introit / Changing Paths (1) The Gipsy’s Stone Pikkumetsä Soldat Keljangúr Mountain Of Sorrow Introit / Changing Paths (1) Sjuan Mad’ Sjuan Gúr (52.48) ECM 273…




Klima Kalima – Loru

(This short review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2011) Kalle Kalima (electric guitar, voice) Oliver Potratz (bass, electric bass) Oliver Steidle (drums, percussion, accordion) Track #9 Jimi Tenor (voice, flute, photofon, keyboards) 120 K on a Water Slide Loru Mexico City Drive School Mamapapa A Message on Dave Holland’s Answering Machine Sneaking in…




Simon Toldam – Kig Op 15

(This review first appeared in Jazz Journal in January 2016). Nils Davidsen (bass) Knut Finsrud (drums) Simon Toldam (piano) Hop Propel 15 Seglmånen Se, et menneske kigger op Dryp fra Rummet Noget om Luft Ellington Glasperle på Himmelbjerget II Juniper på Jupiter Trætop Torden Blues Hjemkomst (39.36) Copenhagen, 27th & 28th May 2014 ILK Music…




Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio – Clustrophy

(This review first appeared in Jazz Journal in 2012). Mikko Innanen (alt, baritone & soprano saxophones, Indian wooden clarinet, percussion, whistles, toy instruments) Fredrik Ljungkvist (tenor & sopranino saxophones, clarinet) Daniel Erdmann (tenor, baritone & soprano saxophones, toy clarinet) Seppo Kantonen (synthesiser) Joonas Riippa (drums, percussion, pocket trumpet) Earth’s Second Moon Vraa-Tender Clustrophy A Panoramic…




Juhani Aaltonen – Conclusions

(This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010) Juhani Aaltonen (tenor saxophone, flute, alto flute) Iro Haarla (piano, harp) Ulf Krokfors (bass) Reino Laine (drums) Shimmer of Fallen Stars Ronda Rautapallo Blessing Good Old Times Agape Never Ending Sea Consolation Reflections Ice Breaking (71.20) Porvoo, August 18-20, 2008 TUM CD 21 A huge…




Mark Solborg – 4+4+1

[This review was penned for Jazz Journal in 2013.] Anders Banke (tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet) Mark Solborg (guitar) Jeppe Skovbakke (bass) Bjørn Heebøll (drums) Gunnar Halle (trumpet) Laura Toxværd (alto sax) Torben Snekkestad (tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet) Jakob Munck (tuba, trombone) Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet) Mrs. Pedersen Takes the Tram 2620 Almost…