June 20, 2019 #1106

Two of the very finest piano improvisers are highlighted this episode: Matt Mitchell and Satoko Fujii. Mitchell’s music tends to be extremely hard to play, according to Matt, and it’s also pretty hard to describe in a few sentences. Complicated? Genius? Outside the box? Judge for yourself on a couple of tunes from Phalanx Ambassadors. Satoko Fujii spent 2018 releasing one recording a month, all different, all unique, as a celebration of her 60th birthday last year. She continues to release brilliant music, this time a solo piece dedicated to her grandmother who lost her hearing but told Satoko that she could still hear beautiful music but couldn’t describe it. Satoko had that in mind when doing this album. She uses every piece of the piano’s construction to create “Stone”.

There’s plenty of other great music to check out including some more laid back than usual from Pneuma, a voice and clarinet trio, and from Here’s To Us, a Swedish quartet.

00:00 Milton Man Gogh * XXXX Bitter Irony – Self-released * Doo Rocks * Australia
05:08 De Beren Gieren & Susana Santos Silva * The Detour Fish – Clean Feed * Slippery Men On The Riverbank * Belgium/ Portugal
13:10 Host speaks
15:59 Matt Mitchell * Phalanx Ambassadors – Pi * Stretch Goal * USA
22:23 Anne Mette Iversen Ternion Quartet * Invincible Nimbus – Self-released * Polychromatic Pictures * Germany
29:08 Ornicar * Orni – Self-released * Misses CP * France
35:04 Host speaks
36:59 Satoko Fujii * Stone – Libra * Chlorite * Japan
42:21 Satoko Fujii * Stone – Libra * Phonolite * Japan
45:56 Tori Freestone Trio * El Mar de Nubes – Whirlwind * Shenandoah * Grt Britain
54:29 Host speaks
55:17 Marc Ducret * Lady M – Ayler * Give Sorrow Words * France
1:00:03 Gabriel Ferrandini * Volupias – Clean Feed * Rua Da Barroca * Portugal
1:10:28 Host speaks
1:11:58 Angles 9 * Beyond Us – Clean Feed * Samar And The Egyptian Winter * Sweden
1:24:05 Paul Lapp Forum * Paul Lapp Forum – Self-released * Mimi * Germany
1:31:30 Gebhard Ullmann Tá Lam * Mingus – Jazzwerkstatt * Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting/Boogie Stop Shuffle * Germany
1:39:49 Host speaks
1:42:14 Pneuma * Who Has Seen The Wind – Songlines * Trembling/Light * Canada/USA
1:47:40 Pneuma * Who Has Seen The Wind – Songlines * Neither You Nor I/Conversation With Ora * Canada/USA
1:50:07 Samuel Ber * Maps & Synedoches – Self-released * Sfumato II * Belgium
1:58:24 Host speaks
1:59:21 Matt Mitchell * Phalanx Ambassadors – Pi * Mind Aortal Cicatrix * USA
2:08:41 Host speaks
2:10:05 Here’s To Us * Animals Wild And Tame – Hoob * Tiden * Sweden
2:13:59 Here’s To Us * Animals Wild And Tame – Hoob * Waxter Och Blommer * Sweden
2:18:12 Angles 9 * Beyond Us – Clean Feed * Beyond Us * Sweden
2:25:46 Host speaks
2:27:53 Aaron Novik * The Fallow Curve Of The Planospheres – Clandestine * No Signal Part A * USA
2:30:41 Aaron Novik * The Fallow Curve Of The Planospheres – Clandestine * No Signal Part B * USA
2:36:58 Ocean Fanfare * First Nature – Barefoot * We Can’t Stop Now * Denmark
2:41:30 William Tatge Trio * General Cargo – Self-released * Civilization * USA
2:48:40 Host speaks
2:49:19 Art Ensemble of Chicago * We Are On The Edge – Pi * Oasis At Dusk * USA

 

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