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Diese knappe Stunde der JazzFacts vom 1. Oktober stellt neun völlig unterschiedliche Welten aus Jazz und Improvisation vor. Sie erzählt von den den verschiedensten Dingen, von den Vorteilen von Mono, einem Trick der „Minimalisten“ – und Lust, Miles Davis’ „On The Corner“ wieder mal zu hören, könnte sich auch einstellen. Jon Hassell und Nils Petter Molvaer sind ja nicht die einzigen, die diese Platte lieben. Auch ein „film noir“ von Robert Siodmak wird eine Rolle spielen.  „The Spiral Staircase“ features one of the longest thunderstorms in film history (it lasts for almost the entire movie!), but the wide dynamic scale handles all the rumbles – as well as several piercing screams – without a hint of distortion. Nuances come through nicely, too, and Roy Webb’s eerie music score complements the action without calling too much attention to itself.


Nat Birchall meets Al Breadwinner: Upright Living (Black Ark vibes revisited) – with an excerpt from my interview with Nat*** / Terje Rypdal: Conspiracy (old magic re-invented)***** / Karl Lippegaus presents: Michel Benita: Looking At Sounds (timeless chamber jazz with folk flair and electric flavour) / Anja Lechner & Francois Couturier: Lontano (in a „blue nowhere“ between notated and improvised sounds)* / Ran Blake & Andrew Rathbun: Northern Noir (50 ways to lose yourself and find some noir) / Kolumne: „Was Jazzmusiker/innen hören“ (diesmal: Simin Tander, vorgestellt von Hendrika Entzian)**** / Makaya McCraven: Universal Beings E & F Sides (the cut-up spirits of sophisticated jams) / Thomas Loewner presents: Mino Cinelu &  Nils Petter Molvaer: Sulamadiana (digging deep, or just some more red wine world jazz?
/ Josephine Davies: Satori – How Can We Wake? (the art of intuitive interplay with an Eastern twist)** – with an excerpt from my interview with Josephine


* „Lontano“ erscheint als CD und LP am 16. Oktober bei ECM Rec.

** „Satori – How can we wake?“ erscheint am 8. Oktober bei Whirlwind Rec.

*** Nat Birchall‘s Sun Ra inspired Space Jazz album „Mysticism of Sound“ is now finally available on Cd –  Nat Birchall plays all the instruments – Tenor & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, Korg Minilogue synth, bass, drums, hand drums, bells & shaker. This album is also deeply connected with melodic qualities of the old school of „spiritual jazz“. Go to Bandcamp for further information.


**** Sometimes nice coincidencies are going to happen when planning and sequencing a radio show. We have a new column, in which a jazz musician is speaking about some favourite albums, and I didn‘t know at all what the chosen artist of this week‘s edition of JazzFacts would bring up. I even don‘t know Simin Tander very well. So, surprise when I saw her list that contains several beloved albums of mine, and even one  album I was kind of witness when it had been recorded in Lugano. Here‘s her list, and now I‘m really curious about Simin‘s next album to be released these days.

Hamasyan / Henriksen / Aarset / Bang – Atmosphères
Mats Eilertsen ‎– Reveries And Revelations
Mette Henriette – Mette Henriette
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – mustt must
Håkon Kornstad – Dwell Time
Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Rihai – Narrante
Anja Garbarek – Briefly Shakin 


***** without knowing about it til yesterday, but making sense of course, a couple of great Terje Rypdal albums from the 70‘s will be reissued on Oct. 9 on the ECM CD touchstone series (see our column „From The Archives“).

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