Music Reviewed by the Staff of the Poison Pie Publishing House

 

Watashi dake? - Keiji Haino
Watashi dake? - Keiji Haino - (Black Editions, BE000LP, June 16, 2017, lp)
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Review Date: June 21, 2017
Reviewer: David Keffer
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A Woman's Work - Joëlle Léandre
A Woman's Work - Joëlle Léandre - (Not Two Records, MW 950-2, 2016, cdx8+booklet+box) discogs.com link.

Review Date: June 2, 2017
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Wichlinghauser Blues & Bonobo - Hans Reichel
Wichlinghauser Blues - Hans Reichel - (Corbett vs. Dempsey, CvsD | CD033, May, 2017 (orig. 1973), cd) discogs.com link.
Bonobo - Hans Reichel - (Corbett vs. Dempsey, CvsD | CD034, May, 2017 (orig. 1975), cd) discogs.com link.

Review Date: May 27, 2017
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds - Nicole Mitchell
Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds - Nicole Mitchell - (FPE (For Practically Everyone) Records, FPE 012, May, 2017, cd) discogs.com link.

Review Date: May 22, 2017
Reviewer: David Keffer
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All This I Do For Glory - Colin Stetson
All This I Do For Glory - Colin Stetson - (52Hz, 52HZ002LP, April, 2017, lp+dl) discogs.com link.

Review Date: May 3, 2017
Reviewer: David Keffer
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The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note Volume 2 - Muhal Richard Abrams
The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note Volume 2 - Muhal Richard Abrams (Black Saint/Soul Note, BXS 1041, 2016, 9xcd+box)

Review Date: April 17, 2017
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Big Ears Performance/In for a Penny, In for a Pound - Henry Threadgill's Zooid
In for a Penny, In for a Pound - Henry Threadgill's Zooid (PI Recordings, PI58, May, 2015, cdx2) discogs.com link.

Review Date: April 7, 2017
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Big Ears Performance/Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner - Jace Clayton
The Julius Eastman Memory Depot - Jace Clayton (New Amsterdam Records, NWAM045, 2013, cd) discogs.com link.

Review Date: April 2, 2017
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Non-Idiomatic Improvisation of 2016
In this review, the staff of the Poison Pie Publishing House points out twelve musical delights released in the calendar year 2016.
Review Date: December 10, 2016
Reviewer: David Keffer
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saxophonedaxophone - Junji Hirose and Kazuhisa Uchihashi
saxophonedaxophone - Junji Hirose and Kazuhisa Uchihashi - (doubtmusic, dmf-160, 2015, cd) discogs.com link.

Review Date: July 28, 2016
Reviewer: David Keffer
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One Dozen Sides of Vinyl


  • Sides 1-2: Never Were the Way She Was - Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld (Constellation Records, CST113-1, 2015, lp) discogs.com link.
  • Sides 3-6: Break Stuff - Vijay Iyer Trio (ECM Records, ECM 2420 472-4304, 2015, lpx2) discogs.com link
  • Sides 7-8: Ears Are Filled With Wonder - Heather Leigh & Peter Brötzmann (Trost Records, TR 147, 2016, lp) discogs.com link
  • Sides 9-12: Sorrow (A Reimagining Of Górecki's 3rd Symphony) - Colin Stetson (52Hz Records, 52HZ001LP, 2016, lpx2) discogs.com link

Review Date: July 26, 2016
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Mary Halvorson vs. Régis Faller: A Juxtaposition of Four-fold Reviews

  • The Dragon's Head - Mary Halvorson Trio (Firehouse 12 Records, FH12-04-01-007, 2008, cd) discogs.com link
  • Saturn Sings - Mary Halvorson Quintet (Firehouse 12 Records, FH12-04-01-013, 2010, cd) discogs.com link
  • Bending Bridges - Mary Halvorson Quintet (Firehouse 12 Records, FH12-04-01-016, 2012, cd) discogs.com link
  • Illusionary Sea - Mary Halvorson Septet (Firehouse 12 Records, FH12-04-01-017, 2013, cd) discogs.com link

Review Date: June 24, 2016
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Born into the Waves - And Also The Trees

Born into the Waves - And Also The Trees (No label, AATTLP09, March 18, 2016, lp) discogs.com link.

Review Date: April 16, 2016
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Big Ears Performance/Trillium J - Anthony Braxton

Trillium J Composition No. 380 "The Non-Unconfessionables" - Anthony Braxton (New Braxton House, NBH-906, April 1, 2016, 4xcd+dvd+book+box) discogs.com link.

Review Date: April 12, 2016
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Big Ears Performance/A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke - Wadada Leo Smith & Vijay Iyer

A Cosmic Rhythm with each Stroke - Wadada Leo Smith & Vijay Iyer (ECM Records, ECM 2486, March 11, 2016, cd) discogs.com link.

Review Date: April 3, 2016
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Complete Sonambient Collection - Harry Bertoia

Complete Sonambient Collection - Harry Bertoia - (Important Records, Imprec 419, March, 2016, cdx11+book+box) label link.

Review Date: March 20, 2016
Reviewer: David Keffer
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The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note - Roscoe Mitchell

The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note - Roscoe Mitchell - (Black Saint/Soul Note, BXS 1036, 2015, cdx9+box) label link.

Review Date: December 20, 2015
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Last Live - Seijaku

Last Live - Seijaku - (doubtmusic, dmf-156/157, August 14, 2015, cdx2) label link.

Review Date: December 19, 2015
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Sands - Steve Lacy

Sands - Steve Lacy - (Tzadik Records, USA, TZ 7124, 1998, cd/mp3) label link.

Review Date: April 9, 2015
Reviewer: David Keffer
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Three Reviews in One

Two City Blues 1 & 2 - Keiji Haino , Peter Brötzmann & Jim O'Rourke - (Trost Records, Austria, TR 126 & 128, recorded November 23, 2010, released 2015, lp & cd respectively for 1 & 2) label link.


28 Rue Dunois juillet 1982 - Derek Bailey, Joëlle Léandre, George Lewis and Evan Parker - (Fou Records, FR - CD 06, recorded 1982, released 2014, cd) label link.


Maison de la Radio France, Studio 104, Paris, France from Oct 17, 1976 - Steve Lacy Quartet (Steve Lacy, Irene Aebi, Kent Carter, Noel McGhee) + Derek Bailey - (live recording only, no commercial release) label link.

Review Date: March 12, 2015
Reviewer: David Keffer
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