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Jazz Poetry

Trumpet

Read "Trumpet" reviewed by Gordon Marshall


for Forbes GrahamArc shoots to treble tongue tripfingertip tapping valve topstraps the sinuous sound round the quartet's quartal vibe, tribeof truth, sooth of soothingtunes turned back on themselves lost in vertical vertigo. Thenthe trumpet picks them up,passes brass baton unto the soldered sound until nowa bric-a-brac. Attack! The spearappears, piercing the pieces

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Live Review

Forbes Graham at Cafe Fixe: Streaming Consciousness

Read "Forbes Graham at Cafe Fixe: Streaming Consciousness" reviewed by Gordon Marshall


Forbes GrahamCafe FixeBrookline, MassNovember 9, 2010 The sound of a bubbling stream seeped out of Forbes Graham's computer as he performed his sound check. In attendance was a small but dedicated crowd of admirers. With intense eyes and a mysterious smile, Graham brings electricity to a room, giving it a glow even when the lights are dimmed, as they were when the performance began in proper, the stream rising again and mounting ...

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Interview

Forbes Graham: Magenta Haze

Read "Forbes Graham: Magenta Haze" reviewed by Gordon Marshall


Forbes Graham isn't hell-bent on taking the jazz world over by fiat. Then again, a sterling tone like Louis Armstrong's, a sense of stride and a sidewinder sleekness position him to do so. He brings spot-on timing, inherited from his key precursor, Don Cherry, into the icy age of post jazz--and swings, too, situated comfortably within the classic idiom.It is a prismatic phenomenon, his playing. Shades and tints channel through his trumpet, an ever-shifting panoply--not so ...


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