Dean Blunt's Free Jazz
2014-04-18 by MisterTornado CONTRIBUTOR | 23 Comments
At the beginning of April Dean Blunt and a group of musicians - including three saxophonists (Bradley Miller, Asger Hartvig, Shabaka Hutchins), two guitarists (Blunt, Joanna Robertson), a bass player (Emil Elg), a vocalist (Liquid Thompson), and three pianists (Blunt, Robertson, Elg) - came together in London's Cafe Oto for a show they called "Free Jazz". At just under an hour the octet trespassed through a simultaneously elusive and ghastly set of unhinged improvised Jazz. The performance has since been uploaded to Blunt's soundcloud page and can be heard below.


soundcloud.com/cplnd/free-jazz
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MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2014
4507 Comments


Gives Sun Ra a run for his $$$

NuclearTennisCourt
April 17th 2014
132 Comments


Free jazz has bever been a thing of mine(it keeps reminding me of the Shaggs)

Phlegm
April 17th 2014
5640 Comments


squeezing off manually
tryna' feed my family



not a massive fan of Jazz like this - i gave this a listen the other day but it was just a little too
TENSE and sproratic for Phlegm. definitely got more love for the more subdued use of brass, like that
little segment leading up to the middle of Skin Fade - YESS

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MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2014
4507 Comments


I feel ya Phleg, I love those quiet parts too. Joanna Robertson's folk strumming is heartwarming. I think it's really interesting to see Blunt explore these areas, however difficult and challenging it is. He seems to be always pushing himself in new directions. So pumped whenever Black Metal drops.

SharkTooth
April 17th 2014
6626 Comments


"not a massive fan of Jazz like this - i gave this a listen the other day but it was just a little too TENSE and sproratic for Phlegm."
That is kinda the point of free jazz, tense sporadic jazz with absolutely no sense of rythm

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SharkTooth
April 17th 2014
6626 Comments


Double post

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2014
4507 Comments


I wouldn't say there's absolutely no sense of rythm, its just broken down and fractured to a point that's unrecognizable. However, there's hints of rhythm everywhere. Most good Free Jazz manages to capture broken rhythms and melodies that you can follow to keep yourself afloat amidst the choas.

Relinquished
April 17th 2014
26107 Comments


oh my god this is amazing tornado

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2014
4507 Comments


It's almost cinematic. The way it falls down at 29 minutes and the harshness fades to this gentle accent of Thomson's spoken word reminds me alot of Matana Roberts' Mississippi Moonchile.

NuclearTennisCourt
April 17th 2014
132 Comments


The problem imo is that none of the instruments go in sync, on one hand it reminds me of the hustle and bustle of a big city, on the other, it comes off as concerningly shaggs-like.

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2014
4507 Comments


The problem imo is that none of the instruments go in sync

That's the nature of Free Jazz, take it or leave it. Although there's plenty of synchronizing happening as the track slows down around 34 minutes.

NuclearTennisCourt
April 18th 2014
132 Comments


I won't be able to last that long, lol

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
April 18th 2014
4507 Comments


You can always skip ahead ~

CaptainDooRight
April 18th 2014
30373 Comments


she sayd

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treeqt.
April 18th 2014
11827 Comments


and i replied

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MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
April 18th 2014
4507 Comments


Jeone aldeon naega anya brand new sound

Calc
April 18th 2014
12381 Comments


my dog is very interested in what's happening here.

treeqt.
April 18th 2014
11827 Comments


oppa oppa oppa i'll be down down down

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
April 18th 2014
4507 Comments


What's going on in the end of the oh! video where the dark clothed girls come in and all of the sudden there's tension?

Mine too Calc

MaskAtTheMasquerade
April 18th 2014
2888 Comments


sounds rad I wish I could get soundcloud to work at work

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
April 18th 2014
4507 Comments


Scare those co-workers

Asdfp277
June 18th 2014
1433 Comments


it's gone from Soundcloud ://

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Phlegm
June 18th 2014
5640 Comments


:-(

however i AM digging that new single, super Hype-d for Black Metal



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