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 May 2016:
- Towards the end of a brief tour of England, and following a wonderful concert in Sheffield on 29 April, the duo of Veryan Weston and Trevor Watts have two recent discs out: At ad libitum on the for tune label and Dialogues for Ornette! on FMR. Also on FMR are Trevor Watts' recent CDs: a re-issue of Dynamics of the impromptu with Derek Bailey and John Stevens; and the solo alto saxophone disc Veracity. And Hi 4 Head Records have just re-issued Cynosure by the Trevor Watts String Ensemble, previously on Ogun LP.
- Not Two Records has recently released the Guy/Vandermark duo on 2CD, Occasional poems, and three Peter Brötzmann discs: Krakow nights by Brötzmann/Swell/Nilssen-Love; Left by Bergman/Brötzmann/Gjerstad; and Ears are filled with wonder from Peter Brötzmann/Heather Leigh.
- Two recent Evan Parker releases: Leaps in Leicester, in duo with Alexander Hawkins, on Clean Feed; and Clapham duos with John Tchicai on Treader. Also on Treader are Clarinet record from John Coxon/Alex Ward; and John Edwards/Mark Sanders with JEMS.
- A new label has been added, the Italian Long Song Records, with a representation of their catalogue: Keith Tippett/Giovanni Maier with Two for Joyce; Emanuele Parrini's The blessed prince; Garrison Fewell/Gianni Mimmo with Flawless dust; and The Brooklyn Express with No time left!. Also from Italy is the latest Amirani CD: Scenes from a trialogue by Granularities (Gianni Mimmo/Martin Mayes/Lawrence Casserley).
- Recent CDs from Holland include: Restless in pieces from the ICP Orchestra; The moonlight nightcall from New Rumours and Other Noises (Ada Rave/Nicolas Chientaroli/Raoul van der Weide); Reverse camouflage from Oguz Büyükberber/Tobias Klein; and Les indignés from C.B.G. And on Umlaut there's Nichts für alle from the Simon Rummel Ensemble.
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