Autor: Karl Ackermann

Chris Potter: The Dreamer Is the Dream

Multi-reedist and composer Chris Potter has been an in-demand artist since his late teen years when he began playing the New York clubs. With a diverse catalog that runs from m: Steely Dan to regular collaborations with m: Dave Holland, Potter has picked up a number of Grammy… …

Duo Baars Henneman and Dave Burrell: Trandans

Dutch multi-reedist Ab Baars has been active, mostly in Europe, since the 1970s, recording for several labels on the continent and touring in both rock and jazz capacities. His unique style had been dubbed “Ab Music” by the late Misha Mengelberg with whom he had recorded Circus (Instant …

Yarn/Wire Ensemble: Currents 0

From their roots at Stony Brook University in 2005, the dual percussion/dual piano quartet Yarn/Wire has taken an uncommon approach to experimental music. In the case of Currents 0 the jazz roots are strong even as the interpretations are wide open. A continuing sequence of projects under the …

Mats Gustafsson/ Alfred Vogel: Blow + Beat

Swedish saxophone powerhouse Mats Gustafsson was playing with his trio–The Thing–at the 2016 Beazau Beatz Festival when he hooked up with the excellent, but under-recognized, Austrian drummer Alfred Vogel, who hosts the outing. The resulting Blow + Beat is an extraordinarily challenging musical ex… Source: Album Reviews

John Patitucci: Irmaos De Fe

Newvelle Records, the New York based, vinyl-only subscription label, was launched by jazz pianist by Elan Mehler and Parisian, Jean-Christophe Morisseau in 2016. With a high-end, boutique collection that has included digitally recorded, 180g pressings for m: Frank Kimbrough, {{m: Noah Pre… Source: Album Reviews

Atomic: Six Easy Pieces

Founded in 2000, the Swedish/Norwegian group Atomic has remained true to their uncommon blend of American and European influences over the years. With only one lineup change since their inception, the quintet continues to pay homage–in equal parts–to the post 1960s era in the US, and the inherent… …

Nate Wooley: The Complete Syllables Music

The late Kenneth Gaburo was a noted academic, writer, jazz pianist, electronic music innovator and more. In the 1980s, he headed the Experimental Music Studio at the University of Iowa where he taught that the individual is free to create their own language in terms of their approach …