Death Rattle is a collision of two monumental forces. Like a pair of clashing typhoons, Philadelphia based avant-garde guitarist James Plotkin and Norwegian free jazz drummer Paal Nilssen-Love generate chaos, disturbance and a terrifying beauty in their first ever collaborative recording project. Ja..
Contemporary Noise Sextet: jazz music without jazz, film music without a movie, but something splendid instead. Despite the band's name suggesting noisy music for the chosen ones, the Contemporary Noise Sextet appears to be a revelation for everyone. Beautiful piano tunes in the dialogue with a bras..
For his third Blue Note album, Inventions & Dimensions (1964), pianist Herbie Hancock began moving away from the modernist hard-bop sound that defined his first two albums Takin’ Off and My Point of View. Inspired by explorers like Eric Dolphy and Tony Williams, Hancock went in search of greater..
With Sun of Goldfinger, guitarist-composer David Torn, a longstanding ECM artist, returns in trio alongside alto saxophonist Tim Berne and percussionist Ches Smith. An brilliant and powerful album.Tracklist-A /Spartan, Before It Hit/-B /Soften the Blow/..
From the Scandinavian experimental scene comes this latest Swedish supergroup Fire! formed of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, member of many a formation, of which the best known is perhaps The Thing, bassist Johan Berthling, co-founder of Häpna and member of Tape, Animes and Sten Sandell Trio, and Andr..
New York-based virtuoso drummer and inspired composer Tyshawn Sorey is considered to be one of the most inventive young artists on the contemporary jazz scene, offering a musical dynamic perfectly balanced between composition and improvisation.Accompanied by Cory Smythe on piano and Chris Tordini on..
Sons Of Kemet - Beyond the contemporary UK jazz sceneLed by composer and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, London’s Sons of Kemet is an iconoclastic mix of tenor sax (Hutchins himself), tuba (Theon Cross who is considered as one of the most distinctive musicians in the new wave jazz) and double drums (..