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Free Jazz: Catherine Sikora, Han-earl Park and François Grillot, ‘Tracks in the dirt’

Paul Acquaro at Free Jazz Blog writes that Catherine Sikora, Han-earl Park and François Grillot’s Tracks in the dirt (Clockwork Mercury Press 003) is an “enjoyable listen for open ears”, and that “chance encounters and smart musical ideas that make this recording so effective.” The opening track, ‘Helix’ contains some of my favorite moments of […]

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Bird is the Worm: Work Spaces

As Dave Sumner describes it, Work Spaces is “a series of photos of artist work spaces… the places where the creative process takes shape and form,” and in this edition features: Han-earl Park work space in his Kensington, Brooklyn apartment. According to Park, it is also where Gisel the cat performs her role as music […]

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The Wire: Han-earl Park with Paul Dunmall and Mark Sanders, with Gargantius Effect, with Franziska Schroeder, and with Catherine Sikora and Ian Smith

I don’t expect my approach to real-time, interactive play and improvisative noise overlaps much with Richard Pinnell’s tastes, but Pinnell takes time to write a short overview of some of my download releases in the July issue of The Wire: Four ‘name your price’ downloads from… guitarist Han-earl Park in various improv formations situated at […]

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New York City Jazz Record: Han-earl Park with Franziska Schroeder, and with Jin Sangtae and Jeffrey Weeter

Riffing on ‘morality,’ ‘heresy’ and music, Stanley Zappa, in the July issue of The New York City Jazz Record, reviews download releases by Han-earl Park with saxophonist, performer and theorist Franziska Schroeder; and with electronic artist Jin Sangtae, and drummer, composer and computer artist Jeffrey Weeter. Park-Schroeder (Cork, 03-26-09) by Han-earl Park and Franziska Schroeder […]

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live review: Ingrid Laubrock and Han-earl Park at Douglass Street Music Collective, Brooklyn

In Jazz Right Now’s review of the evening of duos that took place on May 16, Kris Davis and Andrew Drury’s performance was a “whirlwinds of sound”, and Catherine Sikora and Stanley Jason Zappa’s improvisation was “intense” and “intertwined”. Regarding Ingrid Laubrock and Han-earl Park’s performance: The saxophonist [Laubrock] displayed characteristic versatility with her instrument, […]

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The Sound Projector: Numbers: Richard Barrett + Han-earl Park

“Amplified Derek Bailey meets Thomas Lehn”? “A lively and sizzling session of fierce interplay… between… two boxing kangaroos”? Ed Pinsent of The Sound Projector reviews Richard Barrett and Han-earl Park’s ‘Numbers’ (CS 201 cd): [Han-earl] Park is one of those scary polymath guys who seems to have a tremendous facility for music, both improvising and […]

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Dalston Sound: Numbers: Richard Barrett + Han-earl Park

In a review that spans Richard Barrett’s Dark Matter and Han-earl Park’s io 0.0.1 beta++, Tim Owen (Dalston Sound) praises Barrett and Park’s ‘Numbers’ (CS 201 cd) for its “multifarious attractions” found in a “wealth of microscopically teeming detail”: Numbers is a complex melange of retro/futurist synth sounds, glitch electronica, guitar-sourced whammy-bar pitch-bending and hard-scrabble […]

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New York City Jazz Record: Han-earl Park with Paul Dunmall and Mark Sanders, with Marian Murray, and with Gargantius Effect

In the April issue of The New York City Jazz Record, Marc Medwin reviews Han-earl Park’s three most recent download releases featuring Paul Dunmall and Mark Sanders; Murray Campbell, Randy McKean, Gino Robair and Scott R. Looney; and Marian Murray. Park+Murray (Cork, 07-29-10) by Han-earl Park plus Marian Murray Recommended price: $5+ [More about this […]

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Free Form, Free Jazz: Paul Dunmall, Han-earl Park and Mark Sanders (Birmingham, 02–15–11)

Great intensity? Baileyanos? How’s your Portuguese? Fabricio Vieira of Free Form, Free Jazz reviews the download album by Paul Dunmall, Han-earl Park and Mark Sanders: Sax, guitarra e bateria em uma sessão ao vivo de improvisação livre, com muita intensidade conduzida pelos britânicos Paul Dunmal [sic] e Mark Sanders. A eles se juntou o guitarrista […]

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Free Jazz: Paul Dunmall, Han-earl Park and Mark Sanders (Birmingham, 02–15–11)

At Free Jazz Blog, as part of his review of the state of the guitar in the outer realms of improvised music, Paul Acquaro describes Paul Dunmall, Han-earl Park and Mark Sanders’ download album as an “expert lesson on group interplay and spontaneous compositions”. …[Han-earl] Park’s guitar is sliding and sputtering, delivering accents and tonal […]

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Downtown Music Gallery: Numbers: Richard Barrett + Han-earl Park

The “intense exchange between these two gifted improvisers.” Bruce Lee Gallanter of Downtown Music Gallery reviews Richard Barrett and Han-earl Park’s ‘Numbers’ (CS 201 cd): Featuring Richard Barrett on electronics and Han-earl Park on guitar. Richard Barrett is a UK composer as well as an improvising electronic musician who plays in Furt, Forch and with […]

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more reviews: Catherine Sikora, Ian Smith and Han-earl Park (Cork, 04–04–11)

“Courageous, exciting and iconoclastic.” Of Catherine Sikora, Ian Smith and Han-earl Park’s download album, Andrew Rigmore writes in the December 2012 issue of jazzColo[u]rs: Questo album è solo un assaggio della musica coraggiosa, entusiasmante ed iconoclastica che si può trovare gratuitamente — sotto licenza Creative Commons— sul sito dell’etichetta Bandcamp ed altri ad essa collegati. […]

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