The first release from an artist who's moved in and out of the busy contemporary Chicago improvised and new music scenes. Recorded at Tortoise's Soma studios and featuring a cast of young improvisors whose names may be familiar from Okka disc and other recent forward looking recordings coming out ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Some of the most beautiful music we've ever heard from pianist Cornelius Cardew – some surprisingly sensitive solo tunes, although still done with the modern edge you'd expect! The political nature of the project is obvious from the title and cover – but while the music often carries ... read moreCD
Haunting set of duets between Gunter Christmann and reed player Mats Gustafsson. Christman plays cello and trombone, and Gustafsson plays his usual variety of reeds, always with fire, imagination, and a sense of inspiration and history that's often missing from other players of this genre. The CD ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Chris Cochrane —
Bath ... CD Avant (Japan), 1994. Used ...
Really beautiful sounds – and a record that's far more haunting than you might expect! The record's not just piano notes alongside sci fi sound effects – and instead has this really subtle use of theremin, so that the instrument almost comes across more like a cello, or acoustic bass ... read moreCD
Morton Feldman pays great tribute to Samuel Beckett here – with music full of dark shadows and lonely shapes, almost a perfect soundtrack for any of Beckett's works on stage! The instrumentation here is all a bit muted – played by the Ensemble Modern, but not credited individually ... read moreCD