April 10, 2019
Inspired by BYG Actuel, Incus, Freedom and ESP-Disk.
Smalltown Supersound has launched a new sublabel called Actions For Free Jazz.
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AFFJ follows Smalltown Supersound’s subsidiary imprint Smalltown Superjazzz, which ran from 2005-2012.
Its name is an homage to Don Cherry & Krystzof Penderecki’s The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra track ‘Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra’ from their 1971 album Actions.
The label’s first release will be a collaborative album by Christian Marclay and Mats Gustafsson called Link, followed by a Joe McPhee & Paal Nilssen-Love record called Lift Every Voice And Sing.
Marclay and Gustafsson have previously collaborated on a live performance in 2016, which was released on limited 12″ via The Vinyl Factory.
Pre-order a copy of Link here, listen to ‘Bends and Dents’ and check out the tracklist below.
1. Bends and Dents
4. Old Rose
5. Long Distance
6. Every Wednesday