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MILES DAVIS - Big Fun Fusion | review permalink
FLYING LOTUS - Cosmogramma Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop | review permalink
IRO HAARLA - Vespers Post-Fusion Contemporary | review permalink
MILES DAVIS - Get Up With It Fusion | review permalink
FUNKADELIC - Maggot Brain Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
FROGG CAFE - Creatures Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
PINK FREUD - Monster of Jazz Nu Jazz | review permalink
BUGGE WESSELTOFT - Duo (with Henrik Schwarz) Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop | review permalink
TIM BERNE - Open, Coma Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TIM BERNE - Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Lowlife - The Paris Concert Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TIM BERNE - Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Memory Select - The Paris Concert 21st Century Modern | review permalink
CLAUDIO MILANO - Adython (with Erna Franssens) Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
LITTLE WOMEN - Throat Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
TIM BERNE - Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Poisoned Minds - The Paris Concert Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink

Jazz Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Avant-Garde Jazz 3 3.83
2 Fusion 2 4.75
3 Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2 4.25
4 Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2 3.75
5 Jazz Related Rock 2 4.00
6 Nu Jazz 1 4.00
7 Post-Fusion Contemporary 1 4.50
8 21st Century Modern 1 4.00

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CLAUDIO MILANO Adython (with Erna Franssens)

Album · 2012 · Jazz Related Improv/Composition
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An abrasive yet thoroughly enjoyable improv jazz record.

Claudio Milano never fails to create some truly avant and awesome music and this new Adython album is a great one. Somewhat in the vein of John Zorn, this wild and at times insane album consists of two long improvised pieces loaded with screaming vocal parts, wailing saxes and some truly eargasmic moments. It's creative beauty in music in the truest sense.

Now, while I enjoy this, the album would basically be a love-hate relationship with most. For many listeners, this would be too abrasive and too insane, but for me and others I hope, it is a wild ride. I had a fun time being surprised by how odd the record was initially but eventually it just sunk into my eardrums like most jazz records do. It was a very surreal experience.

4 stars, a listen never hurt anyone and the results for people like me are especially favorable.

TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Memory Select - The Paris Concert

Live album · 1995 · 21st Century Modern
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Memory Select, the last part of Tim Berne's Bloodcount's The Paris Concert is the strongest part as well. The thing about this disk is that it continues the same epicness and the same energetic behavior while also displaying the strengths of every member of the ensemble's playing. There is not a weak point in the performance, Berne is brilliant as always but the guitarist Marc Ducret is absolutely stunning as well, one of the strongest points of the whole concert is in the final track when he really gets to work and delivers a solo that makes the ears tingle.

If there were one flaw in this series, it would be the sheer length, not many will find time to listen to it all. Those who do, however, are in for a treat as it is one of the best jazz performances I've ever heard.

TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Poisoned Minds - The Paris Concert

Live album · 1995 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Continuing with the Paris concert series, the second installation, Poisoned Minds is another treat and although the weakest link still is a great record.

The music here is very much a continuation of the last records but there are flaws in it that did not appear on the first disc. On this one, the epics seem a little too sprawling and there are points where they just need to end but don't. It's not a large problem as it only happens twice and the music is otherwise energetic and entertaining.

Berne really shows off his chops on this one and the extremity of his playing is quite frankly amazing but may also be the cause of this disk's sprawling problems if that's what they're called.

But, the last disk is really where it's at.

TIM BERNE Tim Berne's Bloodcount ‎: Lowlife - The Paris Concert

Live album · 1995 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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It's hard to deny that the Paris concert series is brilliant not only in skill but also energy. Tim Berne and his ensemble Bloodcount pulled off one heck of an live performance and this first part is probably the second best of the three which in all honesty means it's really good.

All of the tracks are longing sprawling improvised jazz pieces which screech and careen through the ear drums but it's never too free. There is a cohesiveness in the chaos and that is perhaps what makes this disk great. The epic final track is a thirty minute saga of sorts that is one of the best jazz pieces I've heard this year.

But the series only goes up from here.

MILES DAVIS Get Up With It

Album · 1974 · Fusion
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Probably my second favorite Miles album after Big Fun, Get Up With It is one heck of a fusion record and one heck of a record in general.

Miles delves perhaps further into the fusion area here and although these, like Big Fun, are all from earlier sessions they sound like they were all recorded for the same purpose. The pieces on this album like Miles other fusion albums are extremely fusion-esque and at times psychedelic but these tracks are far more spaced out and almost intellectual than the other records.

McLaughlin, as usual, shines but even the guitarists from other sessions are extremely impressive. Miles rocks out on the organ in a couple of tracks and it really gives the album a quality that isn't reached in other jazz records. Seems to me that each track is incredibly concise in every musicians playing and that is an important part of the record.

All-in-all, Get Up With It enters alot of unexplored territories in the jazz world and it's an incredibly enjoyable listen. Many did not get this record when it was released and it's easy to see why but that small cult who got it definitely knew what they were hearing.

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