James Ilgenfritz Shares a Rare Glimpse of Pauline Oliveros

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. James Ilgenfritz is a familiar name in these, but even so, I was surprised when I heard about this album with Pauline Oliveros, Altamirage. Maria Chavez’s fantastic liner notes sum it up perfectly: “Thank you for this rare glimpse.” With the unexpected arrival of these recordings – … Continue reading James Ilgenfritz Shares a Rare Glimpse of Pauline Oliveros

Eli Wallace and His Evolving Approach

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. There are a lot of reasons I love doing Foxy Digitalis, but chief among them is hearing music I likely wouldn’t have otherwise and getting to talk to people about music that I probably wouldn’t usually cross paths with. Eli Wallace has only recently been on my radar, but his … Continue reading Eli Wallace and His Evolving Approach

Loss & Gain With James Ilgenfritz, Brian Chase, & Robbie Lee

It may not be destiny exactly, but the trio of bassist James Ilgenfritz, drummer Brian Chase, and woodwinds specialist Robbie Lee coming together for an album of improvised excursions. Loss and Gain, out November 5 on Infrequent Seams, digs through free jazz-infused vestiges to find a trail of contemplation, vulnerability, and even moments of lighthearted expression. This trio has an almost-ESP-like connection, anticipating sonic left turns before … Continue reading Loss & Gain With James Ilgenfritz, Brian Chase, & Robbie Lee