• John McCowen - Live At ISSUE Project Room ****½

    2 days ago - By Free Jazz

    By Keith Prosk Clarinetist John McCowen catalogs the breadths and depths of the contrabass clarinet's tone and timbre on Live At ISSUE Project Room. It is McCowen's second release of the year thus far, after the fiery Bb skronk of Two Energy Cops At 3AM , recorded at ISSUE Project Room in NYC, at which the clarinetist is an artist-in-residence for 2020. By my count, it's his sixth solo release in as many years, yet he's still capable of pushing boundaries despite treading familiar territories. Those familiar with McCowen's work will find his characteristic drones - inhabited by a dynamic...
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