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 March 2017:
- First update since November last year; apologies for missing January, just didn't get round to it...
- Several new Evan Parker releases to start with: Seven pieces: live at Willisau 1995 in trio with Daunik Lazro and Joe McPhee on Clean Feed; PEN in trio with John Edwards and Steve Noble on Dropa Disc; City fall (live at Cafe OTO), a quartet with Mikolaj Trzaska, John Edwards and Mark Sanders on Fundacja Sluchaj; and Tie the stone to the wheel, a duo with Seymour Wright.
- Recent Dutch releases include: Adelante from the Han Bennink Trio, the latest ICP CD; the Blue Lines Sextet Live at the Bimhuis on Raoul van der Weide's Casco label; the Jan Nijdam Kwartet (with Michael Scheen, Alan Purves, Tobias Delius) Bij de dieren thuis on Sollasiututut Records; and Lisa Cay Miller with 682/681, improvisations with 10 Dutch musicians.
- Damon Smith's Balance Point Acoustics and related labels have been busy with: Song for Chico (Hamilton), a duo with Alvin Fielder; Nearly extinct, from Henry Kaiser/Chris Cogburn/Steve Parker/Damon Smith; and, on Chiastic Society, LIve in Texas from Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter; and Etched in the eye by Sandy Ewen/Danny Kamins/Robert Pearson.
- Other new releases are: Letzter krawall! on Euphorium by the New Old Luten Quintet; Gianni Mimmo's Prossime transcendenze on Amirani; Unleashed by the Tiger Trio (Myra Melford/Joëlle Léandre/Nicole Mitchell) on Rogueart; So beautiful, it starts to rain from John Butcher/Ståle Liavik Solberg on Clean Feed; In layers on FMR from Onno Govaert/Marcelo dos Reis/Luis Vicente/Krist ján Martinsson; three releases on Umlaut: Ensemble Hodos with compositions by Philip Corner Lifework: a unity. 1. Culture (tradition, assimilation) 1950-59; Fenêtre Ovale with Deuxième volet; and an LP Bertrand Denzler/Joel Grip/Sven-Åke Johansson - neuköllner modelle; and two on Potlatch: Jean-Luc Guionnet/Dedalus with Distances OuÏes dites; and Michael Pisaro's Resting in a fold of the fog.
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maintaining it on a regular basis is substantial so copyright in this material rests with me (and contributors). At
the same time, I'm happy for the information/files on these pages to be used in any reasonable way. However,
this limited use should also acknowledge both me and the musician/label from
where much of the data originally arose. Feedback would also be appreciated to know
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Peter Stubley, formerly Assistant Director for Academic Services, University of Sheffield Library.
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