Tag: RareNoise Records

The Best Jazz & Noise of 2018…?

Well, once again I’ve listened to far less than I would have liked to this year (excuses range from alien invasion to the lack of 25 hours in a day to pure ninja-level laziness)… and yet, I have absolutely no complaints about the contents of my ‘top ten’ (your mileage, of course, may vary). In…




The End – Svårmod och vemod är värdesinnen

Sofia Jernberg – voice Mats Gustafsson – baritone & tenor saxophones, live electronics Kjetil Møster – baritone & tenor saxophones, electronics Anders Hana – baritone guitar Greg Saunier – drums and voice Svårmod Vemod Translated Slaughter Don’t Wait Rich and Poor Both Sides Out (43:43) RareNoise RNR097    The End begin with a warm bath…




Philipp Gerschlauer & David Fiuczynski – Mikrojazz

This review first appeared in Jazz Journal in 2017 Philipp Gerschlauer (as) David Fiuczynski (fretted and fretless guitars) Jack DeJohnette (d) Matt Garrison (fretless bass) Giorgi Mikadze (microtonal keyboards) Mikrosteps Für Mary Wigman Lullaby Nightmare MiCrOY Tyner Umarmung Last Chance November Hangover LaMonte’s Gamelan Jam Walking Not Flying Sofia Im Türkischen Café Zirkus Macabre (63.54)…




Jamie Saft – Solo a Genova

The Makings of You Human / Gates Naima Sharp Dressed Man Overjoyed Po’ Boy The New Standard / Pinkus Blue Motel Room The Housatonic At Stockbridge Blue In Green Restless (00.00) RareNoise RNR088 Jamie Saft’s first solo album is an unrestrained experience, taking an eclectic mix of material – jazz, rock, pop, blues, modernist classical,…




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…




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…




David Fiuczynski at BARTS Club, Barcelona

BARTS Club, 24th February 2017 David Fiuczynski’s latest album (Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! on RareNoise) ingests influences as diverse as Olivier Messiaen, J Dilla, Gagaku (ancient Japanese imperial court music), and birdsong. Tonight, before the first tune, Fiuczynski also promises us Beyoncé and The Simpsons. I missed the Beyoncé reference but caught The Simpsons theme…




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,…