MARTINA VERHOEVEN & DIRK SERRIES are participating with a short duo impro piece to the digital world of MOPOMOSO, curated by guitarist John Russell. Premieres this Sunday September 20th 2020 on youtube.
In October 2020 we are releasing four new albums on compact disc. Pre-orders will become available late September.
RUSSELL/KEUNE/VANDERSTRAETEN – ON SUNDAY (nwoj0036, cd)
Beautiful registration of a 2010 concert by this exceptional trio, 3 musicians renowned in the world of free improvisation : John Russell (guitar), Stefan Keune (sax) and Kris Vanderstraeten (percussion) at L’Archiduc in Brussel (Belgium. Listen to an excerpt.
COLIN WEBSTER & ANDREW LISLE – NEW INVENTIONS (nwoj0037, cd)
New Invention is the third studio album by the British saxophone and drums pair of Colin Webster and Andrew Lisle. Since their debut in 2015, Webster and Lisle have toured and recorded extensively both as a duo and as core members of notable British and European improvising groups. Both musicians are also closely affiliated with the label. Listen to an excerpt.
RUBICON QUARTET – CROSSCURRENTS (nwoj0038, cd)
This new quartet unites veteran Belgian free improvisers Patrick De Groote (trumpet) and Cel Overberghe (sax) with label affiliates Martina Verhoeven (piano) and Dirk Serries (acoustic guitar). The result is exceptional, creating almost a new form of improvisation, one that balances between the extravagance of chamber music and post bop of jazz. Listen to an excerpt.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushes improvisers to extend the boundaries and find solutions to maintain that interaction flowing. Under impulse of Tom Ward, this free impro album was performed/recorded right in the middle of the lockdown in Belgium over the internet : Martina Verhoeven (piano) & Dirk Serries (acoustic guitar) in Belgium vs Cath Roberts (bariton sax, objects) & Tom Ward (flute, clarinet, bass clarinet) in the UK. The result is an esential document on how to remain creative and is just stunning. Listen to an excerpt.
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