Gleb Kanasevich | Subtraction Flag Day Recordings (CD/DL) Just out on Flag Day Recordings, from composer (and clarinetist) Gleb Kanasevich, is his latest, Subtraction. The recordings starts with a four and a half minute excerpt of the title track which follows and runs for just about forty-five minutes. What initially opens as the hum of […]

Xavier Charles & Jacques Di Donato Ilex (Protagoniste; CD/DL) This is the clarinet duo of Xavier Charles and Jacques Di Donato (with addtl helicopter + lawnmower for good measure) and Ilex is a collection of fourteen tracks all under six minutes or so. Moreso than most instruments I can appreciate wind instruments for the apparatus and […]

Tantric Doctors is Sheffield’s free jazz man Adam Woolf and his new album Karesansui (Focused Silence) is now out on CD/DL. One single forty-five minute improvised track fueled at first by clarinet and stony silences, jerky percussion and dubs. The channeled static is effective in that it breaks the teetering charm of the horn with […]