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Jazz Reviews - 2021

Jazz Album Reviews – 2021 – Discover all the reviews of the latest jazz albums released – Contemporary, avant-garde, free, bop, experimental…

Flin van Hemmen - You Can Know Where the Bombs Fell

Flin van Hemmen – You Can Know Where the Bombs Fell

You Can Know Where the Bombs Fell is Flin van Hemmen‘s third release on Neither/Nor Records. It was created between 2018 and 2020, using samples from the twin albums Casting Spells & The Coves‘ recording session featuring Todd Neufeld on acoustic guitar and Eivind Opsvik on double bass. The album was released on September 16, 2021.

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Artifacts - …and then there's this

Artifacts – …and then there’s this

…and then there’s this is the second album by Artifacts, the trio formed by flutist Nicole Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid, and drummer Mike Reed, all long-time members of the cutting-edge AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Music in Chicago). The album was released on October 29, 2021, by Astral Spirits Recordings.

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Cranes - Formation Deviation

Cranes – Formation < Deviation

Formation < Deviation is Cranes’ debut album, featuring Matthias Müller on trombone, Eve Risser on piano, and Christian Marien on drums. It was recorded at studioboerne45 in Berlin-Weissensee on November 11, 2017, and released on May 14, 2021 via Relative Pitch Records.

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Big Space - In Relation To

Big Space – In Relation To

In Relation To is Big Space’s sophomore album, following their self-released 2016 debut, Live at The Levee. The album In Relation To was recorded live in studio – with no overdubs – between lockdowns during 2020 and 2021 and was released on October 22.

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Sten Sandell, Lisa Ullén - Double Music

Sten Sandell, Lisa Ullén – Double Music

Double Music is the first album by Sten Sandell and Lisa Ullén. It was recorded at Musikaliska in Stockholm, Sweden, in February 2021, and released on October 15, 2021, by Clean Feed Records. Sten Sandell and Lisa Ullén are two of the most important names in the Swedish jazz and avant-garde scene. They are releasing a duo album for the first time together.

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Anna Webber - Idiom

Anna Webber – Idiom

Idiom, by saxophonist, flutist, and composer Anna Webber, was released by Pi Recordings on May 28, 2021. It is divided into two parts: the first, played by Anna Webber’s Simple Trio, with Matt Mitchell on piano, and John Hollenbeck on drums; and the second, played by Anna Webber’s Large Ensemble, consisting of 12 musicians, plus one conductor, Eric Wubbels.

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Evan Parker - Winns Win

Evan Parker – Winns Win

Winns Win is the new solo album by Evan Parker. It was released on October 1st, 2021, by Byrd Out. Winns Win is a solo album, inspired by the designer and activist William Morris, and it was recorded on September 21, 2020, at the William Morris Gallery on Winns Avenue, the site of William’s former house.

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William Hooker - Big Moon

William Hooker — Big Moon

Big Moon is William Hooker’s 32nd release. The previous one, none other than the amazing Symphonie of Flowers, was part of our 2019 selection, and it seemed pretty hard to top. With Big Moon, it finally seems possible. Through 83 minutes of music as extravagant as it is free, William Hooker invites us to a meditative journey that has never been experienced before.

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Borderlands Trio - Wandersphere

Borderlands Trio – Wandersphere

Wandersphere is the second album by Borderlands Trio, with Stephan Crump on acoustic bass, Kris Davis on piano, and Eric McPherson on drums. After their 2017 album, AsteroidaWandersphere was recorded during the coronavirus pandemic in New York in 2020 and released on September 2021, via Intakt Records.

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