Tag: Han-earl Park

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…




The Best Jazz & Noise of 2017…?

The year in music? Hardly. My year in music? Closer (esp. if you ignore all that Bon Scott-era AC/DC I listen to). The 20 new recordings that have had most impact on me in 2017? That’ll do. Wait, 20?! Yes. I could’ve whittled it down to the usual 10 and placed the remainder in a…




Sirene 1009

(An edited version of this review first appeared in Jazz Journal, September 2017) Han-earl Park (electric guitar) Dominic Lash (bass) Mark Sanders (drums) Caroline Pugh (vocals, tape recorder) Psychohistory III Cliodynamics I Cliodynamics II Cliodynamics III Hopeful Monsters Psychohistory V (58.25) Café OTO, London, December 3, 2015 and Flood Studio, Birmingham, June 16, 2016 If…




7 Questions for… Han-earl Park (extended version)

UPDATE: October 2018 In the run up to the release of the Eris 136199 album, Han-earl Park’s fellow ‘Erisians’ – Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky – graciously supplied a couple of pretty fascinating 7 Questions interviews (tubular gates, sniper skills, guitar duos freefalling from orbit… the usual). For his part, the equally gracious Mr Park…




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,…