Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh – “Sirene 1009” (2017)

“Sirene 1009” had been released last month by four great jazz musicians. It’s Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass), Mark Sanders (drums) and Caroline Pugh (voice). The quartet demonstrates new sound of experimental jazz – it’s novatoric, evocative and original. Their music is very dynamic and contrastic. Many elements of various music styles are combined in their compositions. All four musicians are talented and creative jazz musicians and experimentators. They have original and creative sound, try out different and extended playing techniques and other elements of music languages.

“Sirene 1009” consists of 6 compositions. All of them are based on free collective improvisation. Rhytmic, melodies and other music elements don’t have any strictly based form. Improvisations have original and interesting sound which is based on musical experiments, strange sounds and timbres, short melodies and very dynamic and unpredictable sound. Musicians try out all playing techniques and musical styles. Various elements of rock, free jazz, creative jazz are combined in one composition. Each musician is improvising different and original. Novatoric sound of compositions is based on wonderful Caroline Pugh vocal, dynamic Dominic Lash double bass melodies, Han-earl Park guitar which brings to improvisations rock music elements and high variety of percussion played by Mark Sanders. Musicians virtuosity and talent, very well controlled vocal elements and other instruments melodies brings to this album effective and novatoric sound.

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Dan Philips Chicago Edge Ensemble “Decaying Orbit” (2017)

The album “Decaying Orbit” had been released this month and played by Dan Philips “Chicago Edge Ensemble”. “Chicago Edge Ensemble” is an ensemble consisting of famous jazz musicians – it’s Dan Phillips (guitar), Hamid Drake (drums), Mars Williams (saxophones), Jeb Bishop (trombone) and Krzysztof Pabian (double bass). Collective improvisations played by these five musicians have a very dinamical, expressive and approachable sound. Novatoric musical experimentals, sound effects and high variety of jazz styles – that’s the basic elements of this quintet compositions. Their music has many surprises and unpredictable sound and styles variety.

Album contains of 7 compositions. Like in other albums of this ensemble, in this there are high variety of music styles. All the compositions are free, expressive and creative collective improvisations. The musicians try out different playing techniques, music styles, expressions and other elements. Expressive and rigorous solos, approachable sound melodies, novatoric musical experiments, dynamic rythmic and many other elements bring for these compositions creative, rigorous, contrasting and interesting sound. This music is full of surprises – sometimes it’s expressive and dynamic, sometimes – very rigorous, sharp and aggresive. All compositions have a proffesional instrumentations and best quality of sound.

Dominic Lash Quartet – “Extremophile“ (Iluso Records, 2017)

The album “Extremophile” had been released this month by “Dominic Lash Quartet“. “Dominic Lash Quartet” is Dominic Lash (contrabass), Javier Carmona (drums, percussion), Ricardo Tejero (alto saxophone, clarinet) and Alex Ward (electric guitar, clarinet). These four musicians are very famous in experimental jazz scene. During the years of creative activity, musicians many times improvised with legendary experimental jazz figures such as Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Tony Conrad and many others. “Dominic Lash Quartet” compositions has exclusive and original sound, musicians try out many playing techniques and other musical experiments. Album “Extremophile” had been released by “Iluso Records”.

Albumas is made of 7 compositions. All of theme are combined by high variety of various stilistics and musical expressions. Here many styles of music are combined – new academic music, various rock styles, modern and traditional jazz, experimental jazz, ancient music elements and music intonations of Asia countries. Expressive saxophone and clarinet duos, dynamic and evocative persuccion, subtle contrabass melodies, electric guitar solos bringing the rock music elements to the improvisations. These elements are the basics of all compositions. Although musicians improvisations are very different from each other, all these elements organically combine in exclusive and expressive sound composition. Unusual sound timbres, expressive melodies, sound effects and novatoric musical experiments creates original and exclusive sound of all compositions of this album.