Joe McPhee (Part III) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Gary Chapin Flow Trio & Joe McPhee – Winter Garden (ESPDisk, 2021) The liner notes for this one explore the beginnings of “free jazz” and namecheck Guiseppei Logan’s eponymous 1964 ESP album. It’s an apt shout out because listening to Winter Garden I felt it was almost a platonic ideal of a free jazz … Read more

Ken Vandermark – Momentum 5: Stammer (triptych) (Audiographic, 2021) ***½ ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Kenneth Blanchard Ken Vandermark is a virtuoso on at least two instruments. One is the saxophone. Two is the impossible integration device. The various Vandermark 5 recordings were certainly instrumental in the ontogeny of my ear for jazz. Each V5 recording gave me something that I could hear and comprehend, as well as something … Read more

No Second Thoughts article @ All About Jazz

Martin Wind: No Second Thoughts article @ All About Jazz By DOUG COLLETTE February 26, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Martin Wind is nothing if not brave. But then any contemporary jazz instrumentalist courageous enough to so forthrightly comport himself on the instrument in the shadow of the late icons such … Read more

A Force in Motion ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Paul Acquaro It was a windy, warm mid-summer day when I sat down with a saxophonist Jose Lencastre in the concrete amphitheater of the Gulbenkian gardens in Lisbon. We talked about his music, the flowering Lisbon scene, and his new baby, who was – at the time – about the same size of his … Read more

Ronnie Scott’s April-June programme includes Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry, Donny McCaslin, Fergus McCreadie… – London Jazz News

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club recently announced their concert season from April to June. Among the performers are Joe Lovano, Donny McCaslin and Fergus McCreadie. Charles Rees writes… Joe Lovano. Photo credit: Craig Lovell. Joe Lovano one of the titans of the saxophone, will be back in London in May. Lovano’s emergence as an international soloist … Read more

The Complete, Legendary, Live Return at The Town Hall NYC November 4, 1973 (Oblivion Records, 2022) ***** ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Lee Rice Epstein First thing first, given this audience tends to prefer physical media, inarguably digital is the right, best solution for this release. Yes, inarguably. Here’s why: the last major group performance recorded before 1973, The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor or Nuits De La Fondation Maeght, Vols. 1–3, is one set split … Read more

Meet Vocalist Anais Reno article @ All About Jazz

By SANFORD JOSEPHSON March 1, 2022 Sign in to view read count She’s mature beyond her years and has a bright future in front of her. —Emmet Cohen ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Anaïs Reno (now 18) began taking voice lessons from singer/songwriter ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Sarah Tolar. “I feel very grateful to her,” Reno said, “because after a … Read more

Carla Cook (Pizza Express, 2 March 2022) – London Jazz News

Detroit-born singer Carla Cook is making a rare visit to London. She will be at Pizza Express Dean Street on 2 March with the trio of Matyas Gayer (piano), Mark Hodgson (bass) and Stephen Keogh (drums). Carla Cook. Photo © Antonio Porcar Cano Nominated for a Grammy for her first album, Carla Cook’s extraordinary career … Read more

Guilherme Rodrigues ~ The Free Jazz Collective

Cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, from Lisbon, has been living in Berlin for six years, developing musical partnerships with musicians across intersecting scenes. His simultaneous roles find him a part of Lisbon’s Creative Sources Recordings record label, musical director of Berlin’s Hosek Contemporary Art Gallery, and member of the Berlin based Reanimation Orchestra, among many other activities. … Read more