A beautiful collaboration between Luis Jose Martins on classical guitar, percussion & electronics, and Joan Sa on piano, toy piano, celestra, idiophones & electronics, gentle music that's nearly a song, but actually sophisticated, textured, and lovely contemporary improvisation.
Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.
The Brooklyn trio of Buckminster - Brad Henkel (trumpet), Nathaniel Morgan (alto sax) and Peter Hanson (reeds & winds) - in a superbly charming release of improvisation, spoken dialog, and quirky discourse.
A split 7" release between Cremaster (Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electronics) and Ferran Fages (feedback mixing board and electroacoustic devices); and the Komora A trio of Karol Koszniec (electronics), Dominik Kowalczyk (laptop) and Jakub Mikolajczyk (modular synth).
One composition each from Downtown NY guitarist Dustin Carlson and trumpeter Brad Henkel, building works that use minimal development, advanced techniques, and spoken word that yields surprising and cathartic performances.
Frank Rosaly uses drums, percussion, and electronics as the core of improvised source material that he segments, orchestrates, and arranges into a sound program before editing and ultimately dividing the material down to two channels.
The New York duo Swirm of Brad Henkel (trumpet) and David Grollman (percussion) in a unique blend of virtuosic free improvisation, subtle sound exploration, and performance art, here adding free vocalist Laurie Amat for 6 compositions named by color.
Originally a side-project of douBt, this new electric jazz/rock trio is led by Tony Bianco (drums and loops), Michel Delville (guitar, bouzouki and live effects), and Belgian saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist Jordi Grognard.
Live recordings from 2012 & 2015 by German pianist Uwe Oberg performing a mix of original compositions and work by Monk, Bley, Lacy, & A. Peacock, balancing melodic and exploratory playing with passionate conviction backed by masterly skills and impeccable pacing.
A Scandinavian quartet drawing influence from the music of the Japanese shakuhachi, contemporary electronica, Scandinavian folk music, both European and American jazz traditions as well as tonal, atonal and microtonal composition.
The idea for this CD was to set up a dialogue of two completely different styles - Joomi's contemporary music approach to composition and improvisation, versus Guerino's free jazz - creating a shared improvisation for two pianos.
Performing on solo electric & acoustic guitars, oud, charango and synthesizer, NYC guitarist Ken Silverman dedicates this album to musicians such as T-Bone Walker, Hamza El Din, Jimmy Page, Robert Fripp, &c.
NY composer and synthesizer player Weston Minissali developed the graphics scores for these two pieces that cross melodic passages with extended techniques and tones, performed in a trio with trumpeters Brad Henkel & Jacob Wick.
The fifth installment of the District of Noise series featuring a diverse set of experimental noise and electronic artists from the Washington DC area released as part of the 2012 Sonic Circuits Festival.