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Interview

Matthew Jacobson: Rituals Of Sound And Time

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For someone whose livelihood and lifeblood are all about rhythms, the COVID-19 lockdown, with its very different rhythms, must be extremely frustrating. Especially when, as is the case with Matthew Jacobson, renowned drummer, composer, promotor and record label manager, there is no drum kit in his Dublin apartment. “I've been doing more work on the practice pad than I ever have," says Jacobson via Skype. “It's the kind of stuff that I should do regularly anyway. It would ...

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Album Review

ReDiviDeR: Mere Nation

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It may be disappointing to enigmatologists that there are no palindromes or obvious anagrams from ReDiviDeR on its third Diatribe Records release, following Never Odd Or Even (2011) and I Dig Monk, Tuned (2013). Musicophiles, however, should be delighted, for like its predecessors, Mere Nation is a colorful box of delights. Rambunctious, brooding and tender in turn, drummer Matthew Jacobson's compositions explore a heady no man's land between discipline and freedom. Thirteen years into ReDiviDeR's trajectory, Jacobson, alto ...

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Album Review

Insufficient Funs: Insufficient Funs

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An original name, if not quite such an original concept. Saxophone and drum duets used to be as rare as the proverbial hen's teeth, with John Coltrane and Rashied Ali's 1960s collaboration always the benchmark. In recent years, however, this striking duo combination has seen something of a boom. Charles Lloyd and Billy Higgins; Dave Rempis and Frank Rosaly; Tatsuya Nakatani and Michel Doneda; Eliel Sherman Storey and Famoudou Don Moye; Joe McPhee and Chris Corsano; Neil Welch and Chris ...


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