Main image courtesy of Mike Wolf
Virginia Genta and David Vanzan—self-taught students and torchbearers of the avant-garde, most notably the explorations of American free jazz—are Jooklo Duo. As a two-piece and as collaborators, Genta and Vanzan have been creating dynamic, mesmerizing improvised music that defies categorization for the better part of a decade.
Last year, the pair travelled to the US and undertook a tour with guitar-experimentalist (and Thurston Moore’s go-to noise-buddy) Bill Nace. In between shows, the trio managed to secure some studio time at Seizures Palace in Brooklyn to document this monumental meeting of fire and electricity—the results of which can be heard on the new Holidays Records release, Scratch.
Comprising two side-long pieces and limited to 350 copies, Scratch is a searing summit between Genta’s fire-spewing saxophone, Vanzan’s powerful percussive tumble, and Nace’s napalm-shower guitar. Not noise, not jazz, Scratch is pure energy and intuition—a blsitering conversation between three of the world's most exciting improvisers. Stream the album below and head here to buy the record.