Two from Lisbon’s Phonogram Unit ~ The Free Jazz Collective

hyper.object – inter.independence (Phonogram Unit, 2022) Jose Lencastre – Common Ground (Phonogram Unit, 2022) By Stuart Broomer Phonogram Unit is a Lisbon musicians’ label that over the past two years has released a series of often brilliant recordings, notable for their thoughtful conception, recording quality and design as well as frequently excellent musical results. The … Read more

Georg Demel Quartett – Pale Blue Dot (Unit Records, 2021) ***** ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Matty Bannond 23 billion kilometers away from Earth, something is communicating with humankind. It sends photos of our watery planet. It transmits data about the space beyond the Sun’s heliosphere. And it has inspired four young musicians in Leipzig to create an album of startling emotional depth that, like the Voyager 1 space probe, … Read more