Broo/Lane/Nilssen-Love/Vandermark – 4 Corners (CF 076)
The quartet on “4 Corners” is an ad hoc setting culled from three live sets Vander..
Billy Fox – The Uncle Wiggly Suite (CF 068)
Billy Fox is one of those composers, like Maria Schneider, who uses an orchestra as his instr..
João Paulo – Memórias de Quem (CF 075)
Delivers a striking acoustic performance, albeit in a more rarefied setting. The pianist performs ..
Wishful Thinking – Wishful Thinking (CF 078)
Wishful Thinking is a group of players from different parts of Europe who all (except the dr..
Shoup/Burns/Radding/Campbell – The Levitation Shuffle (CF 073)
From the ’70s onward, free improvisation in the U.S. has always depended ..
Scott Fields Ensemble – Beckett (CFO69)
Cologne-based expatriate American guitarist Scott Fields frames this memorable quartet session as..
Martin Speicher/Georg Wolf/Lou Grassi – Shapes and Shadows (CF 084)
This trio’s impetus is designed upon a cornerstone of free-improv and..
CLEAN FEED ROUNDUP
Sometimes I think that the Portuguese labels Clean Feed and Creative Sources are having a contest to see who can relea..
Broo / Lane / Nilssen_love / Vandermark – 4 Corners (CF 076)
**** (4 stars)
Chicago multi-reedist Vandermark combines classically inspire..
Mark Dresser – Unveil (CF 043)
Virtuosity in the jazz world is a given. Jazz players are what they are because they have mastered virtu..