Music Frees Our Souls Vol. 1

Before any instrumentation, Francisco Mela addresses his fellow musicians, pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker, with a sense of anticipation and affirmation, “Okay guys, ready? Rolling!” The sense of camaraderie and his artist-focused approach is heard throughout the album’s majestic improvisation—as well as in its inspiration, dedicated to Mela’s longtime musical partner, the legendary … Continue reading Music Frees Our Souls Vol. 1

Ritmos de Agua

In Ritmos de Agua, longtime friends and jazz musicians Leo Genovese, Mariano Otero, and Sergio Verdinelli explore the power and potentiality of water. Contextualizing their aesthetic inspirations within the historical and the metaphorical, the 12 tracks allude to the very tangible rise of civilizations, rich natural ecologies and the singular fluidity of water that moves … Continue reading Ritmos de Agua

Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel

Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel documents a fresh collaboration between multi-instrumentalist, Daniel Carter, and guitarist, Jessica Ackerley. Both musicians are active improvisers on the New York free jazz scene, but rather than collaborating on a formal stage, their musical relationship developed over a few casual outdoor sessions during the summer of 2020. This … Continue reading Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel

New York United Volume 2

New York United is an experimental group at the musical intersection of a classic New York avant-garde scene and forward-looking electronic production. Comprised of multi-instrumentalist and 577 label -cofounder Daniel Carter (Saxophone, Flute, Trumpet, Clarinet), electronic producer Tobias Wilner from Blue Foundation (Synthesizers, Percussion, Vocals, Piano, Guitar), Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and 577’s … Continue reading New York United Volume 2

Implositions

Implositions was inspired by apparent opposites and contradictions. As the first release from Matthias Müller (Trombone), Ricardo Tejero (Saxophone), and Vasco Trilla (Percussion), the experimental project is an inquiry into physics, metaphysics, and the root causes of tension that hold our world together; the resulting extended tracks are balanced explorations of those competing forces. Incorporating ambient noise, distorted brass, and scattered percussion, … Continue reading Implositions

The Secret Handshake with Danger, Volume One

The Secret Handshake with Danger, Volume One features five musicians - Binker Golding on Saxophones, Henry Kaiser on Guitar, N.O. Moore on Guitar, Olie Brice on Double Bass and Eddie Prévost on Drums. The promotional material suggests that album’s two extended tracks are largely influenced by Miles Davis’s On The Corner electro-jazz era, which there … Continue reading The Secret Handshake with Danger, Volume One

Vitriol and the Third Oraculum

These live recordings capture Tony Irving (from legendary UK group Ascension) & Massimo Magee (up-and-coming writer, artist, and musician based in London) in full, incendiary flight on two dates in their early 2019 UK duo tour. The music is informed strongly by the free jazz tradition coupled with urgency and insistence that reflects the contemporary … Continue reading Vitriol and the Third Oraculum

The Earth’s Relief

Trrmà find inspiration in artists like Sun Ra but also from the more structured aspects of Iannis Xenakis’ repertoire. The resulting sound is complex, with parallels being drawn to the likes of Flying Lotus. Featuring tribal polyrhythm percussion with a focus on sci-fi and dystopic feelings, Trrmà take experimental jazz and elevate it, twisting and … Continue reading The Earth’s Relief