Kathrin Pechlof – “Toward The Unknown” (Pirouet Records, 2018)

“Toward The Unknown” is the newest release of “Pirouet Records”. Album was recorded by Christian Weidner (alto saxophone), Robert Landfermann (bass) and Kathrin Pechlof (harp). These three musicians also are known as “Kathrin Pechlof Trio”. The music of this trio has colorful, modern and innovative sound. The compositions are based on rare and unusual instrumental combination – alto saxophone, bass and harp, which is very rarely used in avant-garde jazz music. Extraordinary combinations, eclectic and sudden changes of styles, exceptionally wide and great variety of strange noises and sounds – all these elements are created and produced by all three musicians. Each of them has original and bright playing style. It’s based on expressive, hot, thrilling and bright improvising. Musicians like to travel from the one mood to another, make outstanding and marvelous musical experiments and twist together absolutely uncompairable music styles, sounds, moods, characters and scales. That makes an effort to remarkable and exceptional sound.

“Toward The Unknown” is full of interesting and original compositions. It’s based on free improvisations, experimental and avant-garde jazz. The compositions also have an influenze of various modern jazz styles – progressive, bebop, post bop, hard bop and others. The music is filled with bright and rich musical language, expressive and innovative sound and dynamic stylistic changes. Musicians are playing with wide range of different playing techniques – all kinds of moods, expressions, rhythms, chords and other elements are inventively and creatively combined together. Eclectic combinations, drastic and provocative turns, contrasting and bright melodies, gently blended together – all these elements are very important to all musical pattern. Musicians are the masters of improvising – they masterfully fuse together absilutely different and contrasting musical language elements and styles. Thrilling, wild, charming, honest, hot and expressive – all these words are suitable for free improvisations of this album. Exceptional sound of this music is created by eclectic and extraordinary instrumental combination, especially – harp melodies. Kathrin Pechlof harp improvisations bring colorful and interesting sound to this album. Improviser has remarkable and fresh sound, the music is filled with bright, creative, inventive and evocative musical decisions. Innovative instrumentation is the most important element of the musical pattern – improviser uses wide range of different playing techniques. Traditional playing techniques, usual ways of playing by harp are gently and organically connected together with sound experiments, innovative, specific and fascinating ways of playing. Expressive melodies gently go along together with aggressive episode, sharp tunes, harsh and turbulent pieces, dramatic culminations, silent pauses, abstract and free improvisations or passionate solos. Kathrin Pechlof certainly knows the best and the most effective way how to blend together this huge range of moods and characters. Especially great range of different expressions and sound is used here – despite of that, improviser founds suitable and effective place for each element of musical language. Because of expressive, passionate, provocative and thrilling improvising, harp improvisations sometimes are similar to real explosions of energy with dramatic culminations and extremely virtuosic solos. Roaring and harsh solos, turbulent, vibrant and bright blow outs, expressive and passionate melodies, mediative, subtle and slow excerpts – these are the main and the most gorgeous elements of alto saxophone improvisations. It forms the main basic of the melodic section – brings firm, energetic, effective and innovative sound. Christian Weidner is a marvelous improviser – he masterfully fuses together many different expressions, playing manners, sounds and other elements of musical language. He also has its own and original playing manner, unique sound and uses dozens of specific and experimental playing techniques. His improvisations mood mostly is active and energetic – saxophone solos are especially bright, energetic, sprakling and charming in this album. Robert Landfermann bass melodies have engaging and evocative sound. Monotonic and firm bass line is based on repetitive tunes, which are repeated without stop all the time. Hard, effective, solid and deep bass line is fused together with passionate solos, bright, wild rapid and expressive melodies, gorgeous, innovative and charming musical experiments and dozens of strage sounds. Bass improvisations are constructed by many different pieces – it’s highly contrasting with each other. The music of this album is a n interesting fusion of avant-garde jazz, experimental jazz, free improvisation, contemporary and modern jazz styles. Modern, engaging, evocative and innovative improvising creates bright, effective and passionate sound of this album.

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Brandon Lopez|Gerald Cleaver|Andria Nicodemou|Matt Nelson – “The Industry of Entropy” (Relative Pitch, 2018)

“The Industry of Entropy” is the newest release of “Relative Pitch” records. Album was recorded by a quartet – it’s Brandon Lopez (double bass), Matt Nelson (tenor saxophone), Andria Nicodemou (vibraphone) and Gerald Cleaver (drums). All four musicians of the quartet have original and interesting sound, specific playing manner and improvising style. Musicians are always prepeared for fresh, sparkling and evocatie musical experiments. Their music is based on bright and innovative instrumentation, eclectic and strange combinations, sudden stylistic turns, provocative and strange musical decisions and other similar elements. Flowing and remarkable melodies, sparkling solos, bright, expressive and passionate melodies, filled with spontaneous and free solos – all these elements organically joins together and illustrate all musical pattern. Musicians have hot, provocative, aggressive and bright playing manner. Their music is totally based on avant-garde and experimental jazz, free improvisation and the intonations of bebop, post bop, progressive jazz and other similar modern jazz styles.

“The Industry of Entropy” has bright, dynamic and expressive sound. Compositions are based on open form, synthesized structure, rich and many-layed musical pattern and free improvisation. Musicians are basing their music on fascinating musical experiments, extractions of unusual timbres and extended playing techniques. Evocative, fresh, provocative, hot and thrilling improvising is the main and the most important matter of these compositions – it highly effects whole sound of the album and other aspects of musical language. The sound is especially bright, innovative and bright, filled with passionate solos, harsh, loud and powerful blow outs, astonishing musical experiments and exclusive instrumentation. It’s mostly effected by especially rich and innovatrive musical language. Musicians are trying out new ways of playing, they also are combining together different and contrasting playing techniques, expressions, moods and characters. Especially huge range of bordering dynamics, tempos, rhythms and scales are used here to create effective and innovative sound. The main reason, why this album is so effective, touching and expressive, is because of thrilling, colorful, warm, dynamic and marvelous improvising. Solid melodic section is strongly and effectively formed by brilliant tenor saxophone and double bass melodies. Matt Nelson (tenor saxophone) and Brandon Lopez (double bass) solos are especially emotional, bright and expressive. All kinds of different colors and sounds are expressed in saxophone melodies. These improvisations are based on especially bright, rich and colorful range of musical expressions, rhythms, scales and other elements of music language. From the silent, relaxing and peaceful pieces to the vibrant blow outs, energetic and harsh explosions, bursts of energy, expressive and dramatic melodies, passionate, furiously fast and virtuosic passages, specific and strange timbres and other elements – this music contains many different moods and characters. which are highly contrasting with each other. Matt Nelson has original playing manner and unqieu improvising style – he can masterfully fuse together totally uncompairable music elements, sounds, senses and expressions. His improvisations is the base of melodic section – it gives it brilliant, luminuous, bright and passionate sound. The double bass solos gently fit together with saxophone in all the cases. Rigorous and angry solos are switched together with aggressive and impulsive bursts of energy, vivacious, playful and gorgeous episodes, rapid and bright passages or other elements of musical language. Sensitive, turbulent and dramatic culminations are the opposite to the silent, monotonic and hard bass line and peaceful, slow and lyric solos. The rhythmic section is based on Andria Nicodemou (vibraphone0 and Gerald Clever (drums) solos. Two musicians make a marvelous synthesis between all kinds of rhythms, expressions and other elements of musical language. The rhythmic section is based on hot, impressive and sensitive playing manner, thrilling and turbulent solos, spontaneous musical decisions and innovative instrumentation. Just like tenor saxophone and double bass melodies, drums section is filled with expressive and sharp solos, rigorous and aggressive sound, vivacious and free improvisations and huge range of unusual playing techniques. Vibraphone melodies are used as a colouristic element for the most of the time. Gorgeous, soft, warm, unusual and interesting timbres are effecting whole musical pattern and create a gorgeous background. Innovative, charming and marvelous instrumentation ,impressive and thrilling improvising, remarkable and charming solos – all these elements make an effort to bright, expressive and vital sound of this album.

George Crumb – “Metamorphoses & 5 Pieces For Piano” (Mode Records, 2018)

Metamorphoses (Book I)

“Metamorphoses & 5 Pieces For Piano” is a new release of “Mode Records”. Album compositions were written by famous 20th century composer George Crumb. Whole album was recorded by talented, virtuosic and interesting pianist Margaret Leng Tan, who also masterfully and expressively interpretes other compositions for piano by George Crumb. George Crumb is famous and interesting composer. His music is based on various traditions of modernism and post-modernism, synthesis between the playing and composing techniques and rich musical language. Emotional and dramatic expressionism, sensible impressionism and post-impressionism, the elements ofdodecaphony, puantilism, serialism, tonal and atonal music, minimalism, experimental music and other elements of contemporary academical music contain the main part of George Crumb music. His compositions usually have difficult, engaging and rich musical language, which is based on many layers, polyphony, polyrhythmy, polyharmony and other modern musical expressions. George Crumb likes to express wide range of emotions, characters, moods and tunes – his music is exceptionally sensible, bright, dynamic and contrasting. By fusing together his unqiue sound, specific and innovative composing style, difficult and exceptional musical language, he creates bright, inventive and original sound.

“Metamorphoses & 5 Pieces For Piano” are filled with inventive musical decisions, bright and rich musical language, evocative and expressive melodies and other exclusive elements of musical language. The music is based on contemporary academical music, modernism and post-modernism traditions, main elements of academic avant-garde and experimental music. Composer uses synthetic forms, which are constructed by many different elements of classical forms – the elements of rondo, sonate and other forms are used here. Even though the music is based on piano music traditions, 20th century music and other usual elements of contemporary academical music, composer leaves some space for free improvisation and spontaneous musical decisions. This music reflects all the basics of George Crumb composing style, which is unique, remarkable and exclusive. The melodic section is based on huge range of different styles, moods, extended playing techniques and expressions. Composer is travelling through different moods and makes sudden and eclectic stylistic turns. Gentle, bright and light solos are connected together with aggressive, sharp and tremendous pieces, extremely expressive and passionate roulades, virtuosic, sparkling, exclusive and remarkable passages, sudden and unpredictable jumps through various registres, dozens of extended and innovative playing techniques. All these elements are heard the most brightly in the melodic section. Active,  rapid and dynamic sound is blended together with the soft intonations of minimalism. Composer effectively creates strong contrast to rigorous and expressive sound – he uses various short and separate repetitive melodic and rhythmic elements, which are repeated silmunateously. That’s the way, how George Crumb creates abstract and difficult musical pattern, relaxing mood, short melodic elements which are played in slow or mid-slow tempo. That makes a huge contrast to the other side of the sound. The extraction of various emotions and senses is very important element to whole sound – it’s the key to surprising and dynamic changes, warm and natural sound and innovative sound. The musical language and playing manner is based on expression and passion. Colorful harmony is based on sharp dissonances, soft and gentle consonances, various unusual combinations of tunes and chords. Different chords are repeated and changed with each other all the time – that also makes dynamic, emotional and constantly changing sound. At the musical language point, this music has especially difficult, expressive, passionate and evocative musical language. Pianist Margaret Leng Tan masterfully, organically and marvelously interpretes all the compositions. Pianist has a great and precise playing technique, expressive, bright and innovative playing manner and unique sound. She tries out new ways of playing, always is open to fresh and evocative musical experiments, inventive and provocative musical decisions, spontaneous solos and huge range of extended playing techniques. Pianist pays the highest attention to reflect the main mood and character of the compositions – she extracts huge palette of different sounds, unusual chords, various moods and senses. The music of this album has modern and evocative musical language, is based on unique and expressive composing style and marvelous, natural and creative interpretating – all these elements make an effort to bright, remarkable and impressive sound.

Kazuo Imai|Roger Turner – “Molecules” (Ftarri, 2018)

“Molecules” is the newest release of “Ftarri Records”. Album was recorded by outstanding duo – Kazuo Imai (guitar) and Roger Turner (snare drum, tom tom, cymbal, percussion, drums). Both musicians are great and creative improvisers. Their music is based on avant-garde jazz, contemporary experimental jazz and free improvisation. Gorgeous sounds, special effects, sound experiments, innovative and bright instrumentation, fresh and evocative musical language – these are the basic elements which effect whole playing and improvising style of both musicians. Jazz masters never hesitate to make interesting and spontaneous musical decisions – some of them are very provocative, sharp or eclectic. The music is always changing – musicians are playing with many different timbres, sounds, expressions, styles and other elements of musical language. Unexpected, surprising and dynamic sound is based on sudden and colorful stylistic changes, turbulent and vibrant free improvisations, sudden abruptions or silent pauses. All these elements are joined together in the most effective and original way – that makes an effort to gorgeous, colorful and modern sound.

The compositions of “Molecules” are based on all main elements of free improvisation and avant-garde jazz. Both improvisers are playing especially expressive, passionately and brightly. Main elements of their both playing styles and manners are used here – the musical language is constructed by huge variety of extended playing techniques, specific ways of playing, colorful expressions and dozen of other elements of musical language. Solid melodic section, strong and firm rhythmic section, gorgeous, modern, colorful and inspiring bacjground – all these elements form the polyphonic and poly-layed structure, which is based on many different independent layers. Individual and bright guitar melodies by Kazuo Imai are based on dynamic and constantly changing sound. Improviser is using creative and specific playing manner – it’s based on sudden and unexpected stylistic changes, bright, unique and interesting stylisatic combinations, melodic and rhythmic inversions, huge variety of colouristic elements.Kazuo Imai music is always in change – musician choose and twists together the most incompairable and different musical language elements. Playful, joyful and gentle melodic intonations are blended together with harsh, rigorous, hard and sharp bursts of energy. Silent, relaxing and peaceful pieces finally grow out to turbulent, depressive, active, harsh and bright culminations. There’s also are many similar elements to hard core, mild intonations of avant-rock and rock music, sound experiments and experimental music. Kazuo Imai organically fuses together conceptal and contrasting moods and characters – same thing he does with instrumentation amd other sections of musical language. His playing style is totally based on free and experimental improvising. Absolutely spontaneously, cordially, sensibly and passionately he turns on different and contrasting turns, eclectic styles and moods. The changes are made spontaneously and free – even though it’s highly contrasting with each other, each element of the combinations are gently putted in his place. It also brings new color and fresh sound to the cmpositions. Vright and expressive melodies, gentle and joyful games, energetic and vibrant culminations, hard, turbulent and passionate “conversations” with drums and percussion, silent, soft, slow and peaceful episodes – all these elements are gently joined together in Kazuo Imai improvisations. The drums section by Roger Turner is based on original musical decisions, inventive and modern instrumentation and expressive musical language. The playing style of Roger Turner is similar to Kazuo’s Imai’s – musicians also likes touse silmunateously huge variety of different expressions, moods, characters and styles. The form is mixed from the open forms, quadratic structure and abstract musical pattern. This interesting combination of various forms makes a suitable and natural space, which is filled with organic, fascinating and gorgeous musical experiments. Drummer experiments in all case and sections of musical language – he switches between various moods, characters and styles. From provocative and difficulte bebop and post bop rhythmic, the music turns to free, turbulent, hard, harsh and bright culminations and improvisations. Spontaneous olos, gorgeous and unusual timbres, colorful percussion colorfully illustrates all the musical pattern and its layers. The music of this album has organic, bright, interesting and dynamic sound.

Stefan Schultze – “System Tribe” (Why Play Jazz, 2018)

Stefan Schultze Solo »System Tribe«

“System Tribe” is the newest album of “Why Play Jazz” label – it will be released on 7, September. Album compositions were recorded by pianist and composer Stefan Schultze. Stefan Schultze is a talented and interesting musician. His music is based on rich and organic synthesis of various music styles. The basics of academic avant-garde, minimalism, post-minimalism, contemporary academiocal music, experimental music, avant-garde jazz and free improvisations are beautifully fused together in one place. Composer also leaves much space for free improvisations, unexpected and sudden stylistic, mood and characters changes, dynamic turns and spontaneous solos. Even though, his music is totally based on minimalism and post-minimalism basics, is colorfully and originally blended with various eclectic stylistic combinations, inventive ways of playing, fascinating sound experiments and bright solos. The basement of the musical language is formed by repetitive rhythmic, melodic and harmonic intonations, which are repeated and changed silmunateously. Organic and interesting synthesis of various musical language elements, expressions and rhythms make engaging, effective and original sound.

The compositions of “System Tribe” are totally based on minimalism and post-minimalism basics. All the works were written for solo piano – it has engaging sound, evocative playing manner, modern composing technique and effective musical language. The form is fused by various elements of different traditional forms, which are gently blended together. It’s always somewhere between free improvisation, has quadratic structure, which is frequently exchanged with open forms of avant-garde jazz. Various rhythmic, melodic and harmonic intonations are the basics of the musical pattern. The melodies are constructed by short combinations of tunes, series of sounds and are repeated without stop. Simple structure, calm and relaxing mood, monotonic rhythmic, repetitive composing technique, simple, eclectic and interesting musical language, consonance hamony – all these elements are very important for whole musical pattern. Stefan Schultze composing style is based on repetitive composing technique, which is fused together with elements of serialism, dodecaphony and subtle intonations of experimental music, free improvisation and contemporary academical music. That makes a fresh, engaging and evocative sound – interesting and specific composing technique is somewhere between experimental music, minimalism, post-minimalism and the elements of other modern music styles. The music is based on traditional scales, simple quadratic structure, continuosly repeated melodic and rhythmic intonations and tonal system. The most part of the compositions have relaxing, calm, silent and peaceful mood. Because of the interesting and modern musical language, it also has evocative, suggestive and effective sound. Stefan Schultze playing manner is interesting and based on inventive musical decisions – he moves through different moods, playing manners and composing techniques by combining them together in the most effective and subtle way. The basics of relaxing and meditative minimalism are subtly, naturally and gently combined together with free improvisation, spontaneous solos, active and expressive explosions and other changes of musical language. All these elements are masterfully and organically blended together in one place. These compositions reveal interesting and creative composing style of Stefan Schultze – there’s a good opportunity to hear inventive, fresh and evocative music. It also reflects and accents the main tendentions of contemporary academical music and its styles – composers and musicians more and more frequently choose the main elements of minimalism, repetitive playing and composing techniques and fuse them with free improvisation, academic avant-garde, special effects, avant-garde and experimental jazz and main traditions of modernism. The music of this album has relaxing, engaging and remarkable sound.

 

Marco Colonna, Agustí Fernandez, Zlatko Kaučič ‎– “Agrakal” (Not Two Records, 2018)

“Agrakal” was recently released by “Not Two Records”. Album was recorded by great and expressive trio – it’s Marco Colonna (clarinet, baritone saxophone), Zlatko Kaučič (drums, percussion) and Agusti Fernandez (piano). Three musicians – three different and colorful playing styles. Their music is filled with abstract sounds, unusual timbres, bright and expressive melodies, turbulent and extremely intensive culminations, spontaneous and thrilling solos and many other elements. Musicians not hesitate to use their instruments by using weird, drastic or interesting ways of playing. They are the masters of fusing together different msical language elements, which are the opposites to each other. They take advantage from the possibility to explore new ways of playing or expand traditional abilities of their instruments. Their music is based on free structure, open form, basics of avant-garde jazz and free improvisations.

“Agrakal” is filled with turbulent, intense and bright sound. The basics of avant-garde jazz are used here all the time – it’s form the most important basement of compositions. Musicians are improvising with passion, full expression and joy. Their music is based on marvelous and effective solos, splendid, bright and luminuous melodies, sharp harmony, harsh, sharp, violent, provocative, aggressive and rigorous culminations. Dark, loud and harsh episodes are organically mixed with light, evocative, joyful, soft or calm and relaxing excerpts. Musicians are dedicated to express many different emotions and characters – they produce especiqally wide palette, that consists of dozens of different colors, timbres, playing techniques, emotions and characters. Another one important element of the compositions is free improvisation. That’s the basics of whole album – musicians are improvising together, exploring new ways of playing and demonstrating their own and unique sounds in the most effective and interesting way. Compositions have very rich, modern and innovative musical language. It has many layers, which are contrasting with each other. Solid rhythmic section, gorgeous, expressive and charming melodic basic, colorful and bright background, sharp and modern harmony pattern, huge variety of unuual ways of playing and sounds – these elements form at least four different layers. They differ from each other – layers are originally created by each musician, they are based on different musical language elements. The rich instrumentation is one of the most important elements of whole album. It’s filled with modern and bright ways of playing, which are conneced together with very well-known academical music playing techniques, sound experiments and special effects. Musicians also use their own and original playing techniques and unique methodes of improvising. That makes an effort to suggestive, dramatic, turbulent and bright sound. Huge range of different musical expressions are used here – musicians masterfully blend them together in one musical pattern. Saxophone and clarinet melodies have free structure and gorgeous musical language. Impressive and harsh improvisations by Marco Colonna are filled with expressive and loud solos, illustrative, effective and remarkable melodies, intensive, vibrant, tremendous and trembling blow outs, terryfying, aggressive and provocative improvisations – all these elements are organically mixed together in one place and make an effort to marvelous and brilliant sound. Agusti Fernandez piano is more similar to the playground – many different forms, shapes, rhythms, scales and chords are creatively and inventively mixed here. Pianist afventurously and expressively jumps through different moods, playing manners and use innovative ways of playing. His improvisations are filled with bright and thrilling solos, very dynamic and speedy arpeggios, wild fast passages, roaring roulades and other virtuosic elements. Arpeggio, moody and playful stacatto, colorful glissando, huge range of virtuosic elements, sudden jumps to the different directions, bordering dynamics – that’s jus a small part of pianist improvisations. The most effective episodes are collective improvisations with other two triio musicians. It has especially passionate, bright, energetic, vibrant, turbulent and suggestive sound. Zlatko Kaucic drums section is bright, intensive and vital. Huge amount of different rhythms and expressions is mixed here. Drummer effectively mixed different ways of playing, makes spontaneous and inventive musical decisions, eclectic contrasts and stylistic combinations and other similar elements. Turbulent, provocative and rigorous culminations are the most effective, passionate and interesting episodes. The music of this album is based on marvelous improvising by three great jazz masters – it brings impressive, inspiring and innovative sound.

Marker – “Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1” (Audiographic Records, 2018)

“Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1” is the newest release by “Catalytic Sound” records. Three albums set was recorded by famous saxophonist Ken Vandermark new ensemble “Marker”. This ensemble is formed by interesting and creative jazz masters – Ken Vandermark (saxophone,clarinet), Andrew Clinkman (guitar), Steve Marquette (guitar), Macie Stewart (keyboard, violin) and Phil Sudderberg (drums).All musicians of the ensemble have unique and interesting playing manner, which is constructed by dozens of colorful playng techiques, expressions and sound experiments. The sound is unique and gorgeous – it’s filled with marvelous and sparkling solos, energetic, extremele powerful, sharp and vibrant blow outs and turbulent spontaneous improvisations. Musicians are the masters of improvising – they masterfully fuse together many different rhythms, materials, sounds, forms, expressions, moods and other elements of musical language. Effective and creative synthesis of various elements of musical language gives an interesting result – bright, innovative and dynamic sound.

“Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1” has remarkable and original sound. The album contain of 3 CD’s, which are based on avant-garde jazz, free improvisations, experimental jazz and strong intonations of various modern jazz styles. The music is based on free improvisation and filled with dynamic and gorgeous solos, sudden stylistic changes and unique sound. Spontaneous solos, bright and vivacious melodies, expressive, vivid, splendid and rapid passages, glissando and other traditional methods of instrumentation are fused together with tremendous, rigorous and turbulent blow outs, sharp and aggressive episodes or very calm and relaxing pieces. All three CD’s are based on same style – dynamic, bright and expressive playing manner, extraction of various timbres and unusual sounds, producing of strange effects and the art to masterfully fuse together absolutely contrasting moods, characters, expressions, rhythms and other musical language elements. Even though, that the compositions in all three CD’s have many similar things, there’s also possible to find many differences, especially in sound, mood and instrumentation sections. “Road Work” is the 1 CD of the set. It’s mostly based on collective improvisations, have active, rapid and intensive sound. The compositions have solid melodic section, strong and firm rhythmic basement and gorgeous background. Expressive and bright reeds solos, intensive and remarkable guitar, keyboards and violin melodies, provocative rhythmic, vivacious, playful and gentle episodes and other similar elements are connected together with special effects, colorful and modern elements of electronics and sound experiments. The compositions of “Road Work” have many episodes, which have suggestive and effective sound. That’s remarkable, turbulent, spontaneous and energetic blow outs, gently and colorfully illustrated by subtle electronics, strange timbres, computer devices sounds and other elements. The second CD of the set is “Atlanta”. Album has effective and bright elements, original and bright musical language, rich musical pattern and colorful sound. The collective improvisations rest the main element of the improvisations. Though the album is based on the same basics like the first one, there are many differences. Expressive and dramatic melodies of violin give modern and interesting sound. Contrasting and bright violin melodies are highly contrasting with guitars, which make a strong effect for whole sound of the album. The solos and conversations between two young and talented guitarists are especially emotional, sensible and based on bright and innovative musical decisions. Strong, effective and bright musical material, polyphonic musical pattern, colorful and modern harmony and turbulent rhythmic section – these elements form the main part of these improvisations. “Atlanta”, just like the first one album, has engaging, evocative and interesting sound. “Homework” is the third album of this set. This album is the set of marvelous, energetic and turbulent collective improvisations. It’s very good opportunity to hear new and fresh sound of avant-garde jazz. Special effects, sound experiments, bright and innovative musical decisions, colorful and extravagant instrumentation, splendid, tremendous and interesting improvising by all ensemble musicians brings effective and bright sound to this album. All three albums are based on avant-garde and experimental jazz, but also has many intonations with other jazz styles. Bebop, post bop, hard bop, neo bop, fusion and other styles of contemporary and modern avant-garde jazz are used here. The mild intonations of traditional and early jazz also are heard in first album from time to time. There also are the episodes similar to experimental music and academic avant-garde – special effects, electronic music elements, innovative instrumentation decisions make a strong effort to whole sound. These episodes are especially frequently heard in first and second album. Colorful and bright guitar melodies bring effective, energetic and powerful sound of avant-rock and rock. Hard core, firm and monotonic beat, quadratic structure, strict rhythmic are the main elements of rock music – they are gently combined together with free improvisations, turbulent solos and roaring explosions. The music of this album is based on huge variety of different music styles, dozens of musical expressions, sounds and timbres, which are masterfully combined together in one place. The improvisations of the ensemble have progressive, energetic and remarkable sound.