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Free-improviser Mario Pavone has died

Known for his work with Paul Bley, Anthony Braxton, Thomas Chapin and Bill Dixon the free improviser bassist-composer Mario Pavone has died at the age of 80. Media in the US state that he died at the weekend from cancer. Read more on news of his …

Published: 17 May 2021. Updated: 38 days.

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Known for his work with Paul Bley, Anthony Braxton, Thomas Chapin and Bill Dixon the free improviser bassist-composer Mario Pavone has died at the age of 80. Media in the US state that he died at the weekend from cancer. Read more on news of his passing here on the WNPR site.

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Ches Smith and We All Break, Here's the Light ****

Melding traditional Haitian Vodou music and loose modernistic improvisational sounds drummer Ches Smith and We All Break have come up with something very fresh and absorbing on 'Here's the Light' drawn from the upcoming Path of Seven Colors. The …

Published: 17 May 2021. Updated: 38 days.

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Melding traditional Haitian Vodou music and loose modernistic improvisational sounds drummer Ches Smith and We All Break have come up with something very fresh and absorbing on 'Here's the Light' drawn from the upcoming Path of Seven Colors. The piece features an altoist who has already impressed so much in different contexts, the great Miguel Zenón (see more when he was in an Ornette Coleman space or by contrast doing bolero in a brilliant duo from releases made earlier in 2021). The bluesy ache of his core sound is nestled within the busy flux of polyrhythm and the earthy chanting of tanbou drummer-singers Daniel Brevil, Fanfan Jean-Guy Rene and Markus Schwartz. It's an intriguing mix that bespeaks a community feel on the one hand but also harnesses some very avant passages on the outskirts of the core mood featuring fine avant piano playing from Matt Mitchell. Out on Pyroclastic on 11 June

Ches Smith and We All Break top. Photo via Pyroclastic