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It's no coincidence, perhaps, that John Hollenbeck refers to his 20+ member orchestra as a Large Ensemble. The terms 'Big Band' and 'Orchestra' are rife with all sorts of c…
This reissue of saxophonist and ethnomusicologist Marion Brown’s 1968 quartet date, and second outing for ESP, highlights his unique fusion of cutting-edge avant-improv …
With one forty-six minute studio composition piece "Uranus," and an improvisation dedicated to Karlheinz Stockhausen titled "Curtains," the duo generates a vivid and som…
In the realm of truly spur-of-the-moment improvised music there is hardly anyone better than Myra Melford. To be brought into her aural world is to be treated to sounds …
Guitarist Kim Johannesen and clarinetist Svein Magus Furu travel far beyond the borders of jazz on this release. The music they create here would certainly be more at home …
Reviewing music for film is like reviewing music for ballet, since the music is intended to be accompanied by action any reviewer is handicapped without the visual prese…
This, the fourth in a series of live 2008 recordings by the free jazz trio Fab Trio, finds the group in Amsterdam. The one thing you can be sure of with these musicians …
Here are two Israel-born hepcats, one currently based in the USA (E. Maoz, NYC) and the other in the UK (A. Sirkis, London) - two nations separated by a common language,…
The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble explores a hybridization between classical and jazz on Eternal Interlude. The album includes six Hollenbeck compositions, all orig…
California native and premier, progressive/free-jazz drummer Michael Vatcher relocated to Amsterdam in 1977, and has become a prominent musical force in the global jazz …