Evan Parker & Joe McPhee
What/If/They Both Could Fly
Well, sort of. The conversation is considered, and the thematic connection is evident and works fairly well, but one gets the feeling that the solo interventions that operate as springboards do not as much lead to breaking new ground in duo music as they do in setting the stage for a literal response. Both stick to the tried and true, and that in itself is good work. However, if the listener expects any radical departures from that body of work or new insights into form, they will be disappointed. (Rune Grammofon)
ReviewsMar 24, 2015
Ryan Truesdell / Gil Evans ProjectLines of Color
Recorded at NYC's Jazz Standard, this collection of 11 exquisite Gil Evans arrangements is powered into hyperdrive by the presence of an ent...
ReviewsMar 13, 2015
Brian Gascoigne, Stomu Yamashta, Desmond Briscoe and David VorhausPhase IV
The cult 1974 sci-fi thriller by famed graphic designer Saul Bass, Phase IV, was not your kid's ant movie. It's more like 2001: A Space Odys...
ReviewsMar 10, 2015
ColleenCaptain of None
Despite what you might hear on Captain of None, Colleen is a folk musician at heart. Although over five full-lengths, CÚcile Schott (a.k.a. ...
ReviewsMar 05, 2015
The unflagging energy with which Oren Ambarchi produces music is nearly unrivalled. The year 2014 saw over a half dozen of his projects R...