Hans Reichel and Kazuhisa Uchihashi Daxophone Legacy ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Eyal Hareuveni German experimental guitarist and luthier Hans Reichel (1949-2011) invented in the mid-eighties of the daxophone, a single wooden blade – the tongue, not longer than 330 mm and no wider than 30 mm and no deeper than 5 mm – attached to a tripod and connected to contact microphone(s) and played with … Read more

Joe McPhee (part I) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

And we did not review all his output. Today and the following days, we’re giving you an update. … but let’s start with the beginning, and that means literally back to the early days of his career as a leader … By Steve Gijssels Joe McPhee – Black Is the Color (Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2021) … Read more

Ode to a Tenor Titan article @ All About Jazz

By KYLE SIMPLER February 25, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Michael Breaker was suffering from a serious medical condition. He had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a pre-leukemia bone marrow disorder, and his wife, Susan, was desperately trying to find someone with a bone marrow match who would provide the … Read more

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

Vincent Abbate – Who Is The Blues Vol. 2: The Interviews

Vincent Abbate – Who Is The Blues Vol. 2: The Interviews Blues Encounters 2000-2020 Self-published www.whoisblues.com 265 pages Softcover edition An American now living in Germany, Vincent Abbate has been writing about blues artists and the music they have gifted to the world ever since he first discovered the music in 1992. His work has … 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