Tag: Lara Jones

J Frisco – Cut Throat

Don’t bother searching for a genre label for J Frisco; they’re more of a ‘not-’ band: not-jazz, not-pop, not-avant-garde…, you get the idea. But they partake of all this and more – shredding, deconstructing, and collaging their influences (including from their other projects, such as the Jemma Freese Trio and Jones’s Beyond Albedo)… it’s a…




aJazzNoise’s picks of 2020

Between COVID-19 putting a stop to touring, and Bandcamp Fridays, there’s been a lot of music released in 2020. The following are the albums that settled deepest into my heart, imagination and/or gut this year. In the proverbial no particular order… – Ferran Besalduch“Argonauta”(call it anything records) “…a gloriously artificial natural world… a self-contained ecosystem…




gnaarf – Beyond Repair

An otherworldly set of tunes channelling a loosely-assembled freak-jazz vibe. A broken-noir soundtrack, oddly disturbing and full of disintegrating ennui. An avant blues-jazz kaleidoscope; each crystal facet inevitably evolving into the unexpected. The piano scaffolding of Fixed, embracing a landscape out of phase, shifting, blurring, with no secure or predictable footing. The empty, damp streets…




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…




7 Questions for… J Frisco

Who or what is J Frisco? Experimental jazz trio? Genre/gender-fluid sonic revolutionaries? Purveyors of bloody interesting music? Why are they even called “J Frisco”? That last question they’ve answered, at least… “We originally used to be called John Frisco, this was a fictional character that we made up, he had an entire life story and…