Point of Departure, Bill Shoemaker contra-ataca em Novembro. Certeiro e eficaz como sempre. Na capa, a pianista finlandesa Iro Haarla, figura central deste número, o oitavo.
Issue 8 features a comprehensive look at the music of Finnish pianist-composer Iro Haarla. Northbound … features a review of Haarla’s “ECM Quintet” at the UMO Festival in Helsinki, an interview with Haarla, and an extensive survey of Haarla’s recordings with Edward Vesala, Sound & Fury, Rolling Thunder, and her projects as leader and co-leader. The Turnaround! features a 1996 article on pianist Myra Melford. The Circle with a Hole in the Middle revisits an out-of-print album by Voice, a quartet with Julie TIppetts, Maggie Nichols, Phil Minton and Brian Eley. Bassist and film maker John Lindberg takes the Travellin’ Light questionnaire. Moment’s Notice contains reviews of CDs Don Byron’s Junior Walker tribute, Nels Cline’s Andrew Hill tribute and a recently unearthed Steve Lacy Quintet session from the mid 1970s. If that’s not enough, the Free Jazz contest offers readers the chance to win real prizes. Readers of Issue 5 will have the opportunity to win one of three prize packages, consisting of: a copy of pianist Aki Takase’s Tarantella and a copy of pianist Michele Rosewoman’s of The In Side Out.