Mats Gustafsson & Per Ake Holmlander in a quintet of European improvisers loving, respecting, and playing the Swedish jazz masterpieces of the 50s and 60s with acoustic and electronic instruments - sincere, cohesive & twisted homage.
Trombonist Swell's Slammin' the Infinte quintet with multi-reedist Sabir Mateen, pianist John Blume, bassist Matthew Heyner and drummer Klaus Kugel in works whose attitude are inspired by Walt Whitman.
Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.
Dale Gorfinkel is a multi-instrumentalist, improvisor, instrument creator and installation artist, creating unexpected aural environments exploring acoustic phenomena or creating acoustic sculptures using common materials like switches, balloons, hoses, cages, &c.
Flutist Leah Paul presents two engaging compositions in multiple movements, performed with a chamber ensemble of Chris Speed (reeds), Rob Jost (french horn), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Peter Sachon (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Ben Kono (oboe) and Michel Gentile (flute).