Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Jazz Free by Nels Cline, Henry Kaiser, Jim Thomas, Weasel Walter, Allen Whitman, Bandcamp, 2012 on #neuguitars #blog
WILCO guitarist Nels Cline joins Jim Thomas and Allen Whitmen from THE MERMEN, along with guitarist Henry Kaiser, for a psychedelic album of rock improvisation that is certified to be 100% jazz free (buy with confidence). While Nels and Henry have been playing together for over 30 years, this is only their second recorded collaboration since 1998’s YO MILES!, with Wadada Leo Smith. Henry and the Mermen have been pals and played together many times since the met in 1989. For this unprecedented collaboration the 4 axe slingers are joined by drum monster-shredder Weasel Walter.
released March 13, 2012