Go ahead, ask the question, But is it jazz?" Douglas Detrick's Anywhen Ensemble presents the ten movement suite, The Bright and Rushing World, a continuous piece of music, commissioned by Chamber Music America. So maybe it isn't jazz. Detrick's ensemble contains a jazz drummer Ryan Biesack, who can be heard on Pieces (OA2 Records, 2013), a jazz recording by saxophonist Hashem Assadullahi, also a member of Detrick's ensemble. Ok, so it is jazz. But there is also a cellist, Shirley Hunt and Steve Vacchi's bassoon on this recording. Okay, let's back up a bit. The Anywhen Ensemble has ...read more
RareNoise, chant, drunken big band...Good Lawd! Free Nelson Mandoomjazz The Shape of Doomjazz to Come/Saxophone Giganticus RareNoise 2014 You have to love RareNoise Records for inventive sonic turbulence. Add to this alto saxophonist Rebecca Sneddon sense of humor aping the title of this double EP" from two of the most famous saxophone recordings of the 1950s: Ornette Coleman's The Shape of Jazz To Come (Atlantic, 1959) and Sonny Rollins' Saxophone Colossus (Prestige, 1956). What The Shape of Doomjazz to Come/Saxophone Giganticus does is turn that tradition on its ear ...read more
The preciousness of youth. Douglas Detrick is not even 30 years old, and already has multiple ensembles and music projects going on the East and West coasts. One such music combo is the AnyWhen Ensemble, which Detrick terms a Chamber Jazz Group." The music he pushes through this group is not as easily categorized. Part of the charm is that the makeup of the AnyWhen ensemble resembles more a parlor" ensemble of family musicians, bringing whatever instrument they can play to bear rather than a traditional chamber ensemble. Detrick's quintet consists of his trumpet, along with two ...read more
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