Patrick Shiroishi – Sparrow’s Tongue

Patrick Shiroishi – alto & tenor saxophones, field recordings The Footsteps of Crows Grasshopper Tactics The Crocodile’s Dilemma Be a Lion, I Will Still Be Water When the Dog Got His Cat Eyes (33:53) Fort Evil Fruit   In this solo album, Shiroishi uses few ingredients, and those sparingly. Long breathy drones evoke a wandering…




Meglamancha – Megara

Marlon Wolterink – drums Freek Philippi – guitar Poine Telchine Megara (28:42) Zona Watusa   The opening of this second album suggests a diversion from the often harsh soundscapes of last year’s Soil. Poine is more openly electronic in its sound, more thoughtful perhaps, even ambient. But then Meglamancha is all about atmosphere and if…




Sudoku Killer – Asperger

Sergio Pomante – tenor sax (tracks #1, #2, #4 & #5) Antonio Raia – tenor sax (track #3) Giacomo Ancillotto – guitar Caterina Palazzi – double bass, compositions Maurizio Chiavaro – drums Grimilde (from Snow White) Jasper and Horace (from 101 Dalmatians) Maleficent (from Sleeping Beauty) Edgar the Butler (from Aristocats) Medusa (from The Rescuers)…




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)…