European Free Improvisation Pages
Begun in January 1995, EFIP was intended to be a comprehensive information resource for all aspects of the type of music known as European free improvisation. It is updated approximately every two months.
Every effort has been made to check the information on this site as far as possible; in most cases the information has been sourced from the musicians themselves.
The latest update is 1 November 2016:
- A very brief update this time but, as they say, it's the quality, not the quantity, that counts...
- There's an excellent set of discs from Martin Davidson just out at the end of October: on Emanem there's Veryan Weston with his Discoveries on tracker action organs; a 2CD re-issue of a collection of pieces from the Spontaneous Music Orchestra directed by John Stevens - Search & reflect; and a 2CD re-issue of the Jimmy Giuffre 3 with Paul Bley & Steve Swallow - Bremen & Stuttgart 1961 (previously on hat with some additional music); and on psi As the wind from Evan Parker/Mark Nauseef/Toma Gouband which Evan, in the sleeve notes, says is one of the best records he has ever made.
- It's really good to see Random Acoustics back after a longish wait, with a solo CD from Georg Graewe: Stills and stories. And nuscope have recently issued Parlance a duo between Isabelle Duthoit and Georg Graewe. Cipsela Records have recently brought out two new discs: Joe McPhee solo alto saxophone Flowers; and Joëlle Léandre/Théo Ceccaldi with Elastic. And The Remote Viewers latest CD, on their own label, is No voice from the hall.
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