Daniel Kernohan of Verge Music and Spool edited this fascinating book of essays from writers who connect popular music to the avant, obscure, experimental and unusual musics available in the modern age.
Drummer Lucas Nggli rebuilds his Big Zoom band by filling out the rhythm section with bassist Barry Guy, and adding flutist Anne La Berge along with regulars trombonist Wogram and guitarist Schaufelberger.
An unusual sound work, the 3rd in a series made up of tracks of equal length with a different track length for each project, with sonic material made from home-built guitars & a quadrophonic amp setup.
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.
Jazz composer/conceptualist and saxophonist Anthony Braxton in an 8-CD box set remastering his Black Saint releases, with musicians including Gerry Hemingway, Mark Dresser, Mal Waldron, Max Roach, Guy Klucevek, Marty Ehrlich, &c. &c.
A work that pays homage to chilly northwest winds, sparkling winter light, the February moon, and the tedium and the exasperation of March , all of which allow the emotional excitement of winter to show through.
Two albums together. "Carrousel": The Paris based Theo Ceccaldi Trio crosses improv with chamber music in a string trio of lyrical, subtle and advanced improvisation. "Can You Smile": Ceccarelli expands his trio with bassist/free vocalist Joelle Leandre for rich, interactive improvisation.
A collection of 11 great songs by NY avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, chosen from 10 different albums recorded between 2000 and 2012, outstanding tracks culled from more than a decade of innovative work.
Italian experimental composer Fabrizio Casti meets Elio Martusciello (Taxonomy, Blast 4tet, Ossatura), pairing prepared piano with electroacoustic sound environments for a piece based on sharing emotions, on audio-visual exchange, and on the practice of radical improvisation.
Holy Abyss is a modern, tuneful and occasionally haunting electric jazz collaboration between guitarist Joel Harrison and bassist Lorenzo Feliciati, with Cuong Vu (trumpet), Roy Powell (keys) and Dan Weiss (drums).