The Capsule Garden Vol 2.1: January 19, 2023

January is 2/3 finished, and I still feel like my brain is only half-functioning. I don’t know why the end-of-year break zonked me out so much, but getting back into the site’s rhythm has been a struggle. But I’m working on it! With that, The Capsule Garden is moving to Thursdays! I did 41 of these columns last year, and I aim to do at … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 2.1: January 19, 2023

KonstruKt and Peter Brötzmann “Dolunay”

While they’re pretty much ignored in their native Turkey, the free-form collective KonstruKt has built a global following in the almost 15 years since they formed. Listening to their music, it’s not hard to understand why Umut Çağlar (guitar, organ, electronics, traditional instruments), Korhan Futaci (reeds, traditional instruments), and their bandmates are so well-liked in free jazz circles. They can be freaky, funky, or completely … Continue reading KonstruKt and Peter Brötzmann “Dolunay”