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by Maurice Hogue
Saxophonist Daniel Rorke, originally from Australia, then NYC, Scandinavia and now in Dublin Ireland, dropped some music on OMJ recently and tracks from different trios plus a stint in a crazy Icelandic big band are featured. Two very important alto saxophonists have new recordings on the way and those are previewed--Ornette Coleman's first two releases for Contemporary, all remastered and prettied up, and Loft Scene pioneer Alan Braufman with music from the '70s. The trio, Hello Cacus, has lots of ...read more
by Ian Patterson
Naked Allies is a two-horn, no-chord quartet, formed in 2018, that bridges the Atlantic. Dublin-based Australian Daniel Rorke and Dubliner Matthew Jacobson made the trek across the big pond in June that year to hook up with Oscar Noriega and electric bassist Simon Jermyn. The Irish connection runs deep, for Dublin was also home to Jermyn, who quit the Irish capital for New York in 2010. Prior to emigrating, Jermyn recorded Hymni (Diatribe Records, 2010), an impressive solo outing that ...read more