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Cacaw: Stellar Power

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Cacaw evolved from an acoustic trio as a mechanism for keyboardist Landon Knoblock to merge his compositions with electronics, and a result of his affiliation with drummer Jeff Davis and saxophonist Oscar Noriega in a band that performed the music of jazz piano great, Andrew Hill. Time marches on, as Cacaw underscores its musicality with a hybrid avant-jazz and space-rock playbook like a Star Trek sojourn into a time warp emanating from the netherworld. It's all in good fun however, as the band's probing melodies, whirlwind unison lines, buoyant rhythms and radiantly detailed soundscapes are enhanced by the sparkling audio ...

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Landon Knoblock / Jason Furman: Gasoline Rainbow

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Pianist Landon Knoblock and drummer Jason Furman share a decade-long history of function bands; playing church meetings, weddings and corporate events across Florida before relocating to New York State. They also share a love of improvised music and experience with a wide-ranging collection of musicians including Michael Blake, Kevin Mahogany, Rosemary Clooney, and the Four Tops. Gasoline Rainbow is their second duo album of improvisations, following the self-produced “Uncarved Block" (2007). It may lack the immediate familiarity of a typical Top 40 set, but that's no bad thing. The music on Gasoline Rainbow clearly comes from a ...



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