One of the headiest Peter Brotzmann albums we've heard in years, thanks to the sound of the Black Bombaim group from Portugal – who play with a guitar-heavy drive that almost takes us back to Brotzmann's Last Exit recordings of the 80s! The group play with a forward energy that takes off ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Chicago Plan (Swell/Ullmann/Lonberg-Holm/Zerang) —
Chicago Plan ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2016. Used ...
Loose, open, longform sounds from this really great quartet – a well-matched lineup that features Steve Swell on trombone, Gebhard Ullmann on tenor and bass clarinet, Michael Zerang on drums, and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics! The music has some of that spacious feel of some of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title might be a bit of a joke, but the music here is something else entirely – tremendously well-formed, well-played work from a group headed by bassist Mark Dresser – who also wrote all the material on the set! There's almost an AACM vibe to the whole thing – a mixture of ... (Jazz) read moreCD