Reviews

Free Jazz Blog

2019

Laura Cole—Enough and The Two Fridas

Corey Mwamba—(s)kin, volumes 1–12

Satoko Fujii—kanreki releases

2018

Fay Victor’s SoundNoiseFUNK—Wet Robots

Birgit Ulmer—Matter Matters

Ben LaMar Gay—Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun

Dave Rempis / Matt Piet / Tim Daisy—Throw Tomatoes

Tyshawn Sorey—Pillars

Polyorchard—sextet|quintet

Angelika Niescier Trio—The Berlin Concert

Yunohana Variations—Flower of Sulphur

Tomasz Stańko tribute

Evil Genius—Experiments On Human Subjects

Vilhelm Bromanders Initiativ—Allt åt Alla

Satoko Fujii—Solo

Steph Richards—Fullmoon, Trio Music (with Bert Turetzky and Vinny Golia), and Thaw (with Andrew Drury) 

Alexander Hawkins—Unit[e]

Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon—Leave No Trace: Live In St. Louis

Quoan—Fine Dining

Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein—Tense Life

Dead Neanderthals—The Depths, Womb of God, Organ Donor

Anthony Braxton—Sextet (Parker) 1993

Sylvie Courvoisier Trio—D’Agala

Anton Hunter—Article XI

Favorite Animals—s/t

John Russell & Paul G. Smyth—Ditch School

Lina Allemano Four—Sometimes Y

Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot—Squish It!

Agustí Fernández—Celebration Ensemble

Alex Ward—Proprioception

Willem Breuker Kollektief—Out of the Box

2017

Cortex—Avant-Garde Party Music

Kaja Draksler Octet—Gledalec

Pan-Scan Ensemble—Air and Light and Time and Space

Noël Akchoté—All I Have To (solo series)

Noël Akchoté—Complete Recordings (Plays Anthony Braxton)

Áine O’Dwyer—Gallarais

Burning Ghosts—Reclamation

Pedra Contida—Amethyst

Marcelo dos Reis—Cascas

Sloth Racket—Shapeshifters

Ripsaw Catfish—Namazu

Neuköllner Modelle—Sektion 3–7

The Angelica Sanchez Trio—Float the Edge

Tiziano Tononi and Southbound—Trouble No More… All Men Are Brothers

A.R. Penck (1939–2017)

Mostly Other People Do the Killing—Loafer’s Hollow

São Paulo Underground—Cantos Invisíveis

Orenda Records: 3 Years and Counting – In the Studio

Orenda Records: 3 Years and Counting – Live at the Blue Whale

Arthur Blythe (1940–2017)

Ken Vandermark—Momentum 1: Stone

Joana Gama, Luís Fernandes, Ricardo Jacinto—Harmonies

Satoko Fujii—Invisible Hand

Feecho (Kaja Draksler and Onno Govaert)—Bums

Sylvaine Hélary, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Eve Risser, Mike Reed—The Sync

Darcy James Argue Secret Society—Real Enemies

Taylor Ho Bynum—Enter the Plustet

Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra—Les Deux Versants Se Regardent

2016

David Virelles—Antenna

Paul G. Smyth & Chris Corsano—Psychic Armour

Kris Davis—Duopoly

Joëlle Léandre—No Comment

Daunik Lazro, Joëlle Léandre & George Lewis—Enfances à Dunois le 8 janvier 1984

Dave Douglas & Frank Woeste—Dada People

Peter Evans Quintet—Genesis

Roji—The Hundred Headed Women

Peter Evans—Lifeblood

Susana Santos Silva, Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, Torbjörn Zetterberg and Jon Fält—Life and Other Transient Storms 

Fail Better—OWT!

Alan Silva, Mette Rasmussen, Ståle Liavik Solberg—Free Electric Band

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone—Sélébéyone 

Dave Rempis / Joshua Abrams / Avreeayl Ra—Perihelion

Trio Red Space—Fields of Flat 

Naftule’s Dream—Blood

Andrew Cyrille Quartet—The Declaration of Musical Independence

Lotte Anker/Fred Lonberg-Holm & Dave Jackson/Dirk Serries—Two Duos

FOR EXAMPLE: Workshop Freie Musik 1969–1978

Santos Silva/Wodrascka/Meaas Svendsen/Berre—Rasengan!

Nate Wooley—Argonautica

Dan Weiss—Sixteen: Drummers Suite

Brooklyn Blowhards—Brooklyn Blowhards

Trevor Taylor, Paun Dunmall, Phillip Gibbs—Circuit: Electro-Acoustic Ensemble

Dave Rempis, Elisabet Harnik, Michael Zerang—Wistfully

Craig Taborn, Christian McBride, Tyshawn Sorey—Flaga: Book of Angels, Volume 27

Nate Wooley & Ken Vandermark Duo—All Directions Home

Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith—a cosmic rhythm with each stroke

Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up—Old Locks and Irregular Verbs

2015

Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Mike Reed—Artifacts

Josh Sinton & Dominic Lash—Signal Gain

Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things—A New Kind of Dance

Tom Rainey Trio—Hotel Grief

Dominic Lash—An Artist Deep Dive

John Zorn—Book of Angels, Volumes 24–26

The Bureau of Atomic Tourism—Hapax Legomena

Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg—Celestial Weather

Tyshawn Sorey, Julia Bullock, International Contemporary Ensemble—Josephine Baker: A Portrait

Mats Gustafsson—Piano Mating

Jacob Garcik—Ye Olde

Sarah Bueci—Shadow Garden

Irène Scweizer & Han Bennink—Welcome Back