Category: Recordings

Meglamancha – Soil

Marlon Wolterink – drums Freek Philippi – guitar Horizon O Horizon A Horizon B Horizon C (36:48) Norwegianism Records NORCD02/2017 The first impression as Horizon O begins is of a wheezing, groaning, pounding machine. And much of that nature is channelled direct from the relentless drums and guitar of Messrs Wolterink and Philippi. However, studding…




Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte & Iggy Pop – Loneliness Road

Jamie Saft – piano Steve Swallow – bass Bobby Previte – drums Iggy Pop –vocals Ten Nights Little Harbor Bookmaking Don’t Lose Yourself Henbane Pinkus The Barrier Nainsook Loneliness Road Unclouded Moon Gates Everyday (61:34) RareNoise RNR077 Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte first joined together in 2012, producing “The New Standard” (also on…




Håkon Thelin – Light

(This short review was originally published in Jazz Journal in 2013.) Håkon Thelin (bass) Marco Rogliano (violin) Frank Havrøy (voice) Amarcord oibbinadocS Light Shared moments Glasperlenspiel (51:04) Atterklang AKLANG 303 2008-2011 Is this jazz? Probably not, in the opinion of most. This fascinating album is a modern classical/”new music”/avant garde experimental exploration of the bass…




Deep Schrott – The Dark Side of Deep Schrott, Vol.2

Wollie Kaiser – bass saxophone Andreas Kaling – bass saxophone Jan Klare – bass saxophone Dirk Raulf – bass saxophone Our Prayer Buried Alive Beefy Heart Seven Songs by Hanns Eisler Lake of Fire Lost Keys (Blame Hoffmann) Rosetta Stoned Careful With The Spirits Three Songs by Franz Schubert Dark Side Suite Eisler’s Beauty Thunderstruck…




Miguel Fernández Quartet – Transplanet Species

(This short review was originally published in Jazz Journal in 2010.) Miguel Fernández (tenor saxophone) Dani Pérez (electric guitar) Leo Genovese (piano, electric piano) Marko Lohikari (bass) Gonzalo del Val (drums) – tracks #2, #4,#9 David Xirgu (drums) – tracks #1, #3, #5, #6, #7, #8 hide them! el amor después del mediodía no muerdas…




Dominik Strycharski – Flauto Dolphy

Dominik Strycharski – recorders (soprano in B, alto, tenor, bass) Straight Up and Down Gazzelloni Hat and Beard Duquillity 17 West Iron Man Sam & Sung Sam (48:11) Warszawa, 2017 Fundacja Słuchaj FSR003/2017 I don’t know about anywhere else in the world, but in England in the 70s, musical education in schools began with the…




Zer0deConducta – #1

Montserrat Marfany – voice, percussion, slide guitar offScope Jordi Buscà – guitar, bass, voice, effects & distractions Sir Pere Canals – guitar, bass, percussion Jaume Martín – guitar, synthesized guitar, percussion, glockenspiel, xylophone Dr. Antoni Robert – synthesized guitar, bass, IC4039 synthesizer, percussion Captain Enric Solà – drums, percussion, bass, distillates Living Fast Let’s Dance…




David Fiuczynski – Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam!

(This review was originally published in Jazz Journal in September 2016.) Loon-y Tunes Dance of the UiraPuru Flam Q&A Solitaire Oiseaux Jdillique Gagaku Chord Candy Waldstimmen Uira Happy Jam Organ Wren Loon-Ly Solitaire (47.03) David Fiuczynski (fretted and fretless guitars, piano) Helen Sherrah-Davies (violin) Yazhi Guo (suona, Chinese percussion) Utar Artun (microtonal keyboards, electric piano,…