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Live Review

The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: Against All Odds, Day 2

Read "The 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival: Against All Odds, Day 2" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 This is the second of four pieces covering the 2021 Detroit International Jazz Festival. Two weeks before the festival, a decision was made to go to a virtual format due to the surge provided by the Delta variant of Covid-19. Three outdoor stages became three soundstages in the ballrooms of the Renaissance Marriott hotel. All sets were run back to back, with no overlap. This made roaming ...


Radio & Podcasts

David Binney, Daniel Freedman, Greg Spero, David Garfield and Vinnie Colaiuta

Read "David Binney, Daniel Freedman, Greg Spero, David Garfield and Vinnie Colaiuta" reviewed by Len Davis

New music from David Binney and his latest Aerial 2 , plus Santiago Bosch, Daniel Freedman Shawn Glide and Greg Spero. Playlist David Binney “Coastal" from Aerial 2 (Mythology) 00:00 Daniel Freedman “La Sirene" from La Sirene (GSI) 05:07 Benjamin Croft “Brock" from Far and Distant Things (Ubuntu) 10:08 Gidi Derzy & Friends “Prog Massive" from Zion State of Mind (Self Produced)15:03 David Garfield “Cousin Vinnie" from Stretchin Outside The Box (Creatchy) 19:59 {Greg Spero}} “Careless" from Tiny ...


Radio & Podcasts

David Binney Interview

Read "David Binney Interview" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Album Review

David Binney: The Time Verses

Read "The Time Verses" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Acclaimed as a significant and extremely unique compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today. Binney has created an alternative jazz scene that focuses on playing adventurous and original music, which has been key to his journey as a player. He possesses a distinctive saxophone sound and has an extensive catalog as a leader, in addition to being sought after as a sideman, appearing on record with: Medeski, Martin & Wood, ...


Live Review

Brilliant Corners 2017

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Brilliant Corners 2017 Various Venues jny:Belfast, N. Ireland March 7-11, 2017 In just five years, Brilliant Corners--Belfast's only jazz festival--has earned a reputation for adventurous programing. The 2017 edition went one further, with the inclusion of alt rock and electronic music stretching the boundaries of what constitutes a jazz festival these days. Or perhaps not, for as jazz celebrates its first centenary it's practically the norm throughout Europe--and elsewhere--that other styles of ...


Album Review

David Binney: Anacapa

Read "Anacapa" reviewed by John Kelman

Some artists move forward in great leaps and bounds, while others evolve more slowly, over longer periods of time. David Binney is one of those rare musicians who manage to do both. While a sampling of some of his recent albums, such as Bastion of Sanity (2005), Cities and Desire (2006) and Aliso (2010l, all on Criss Cross) paint a picture of the saxophonist as evolutionary, others, like 2009's Third Occasion and 2011's Graylen Epicenter (both on Binney's Mythology Records ...


Album Review

David Binney: Anacapa

Read "Anacapa" reviewed by Andrew Luhn

Listeners who have followed alto saxophonist David Binney's extensive discography know that rock is an intrinsic ingredient of his music. While the rock influence is almost always present, Binney's regular releases and appearances on Criss Cross Records have usually remained rooted in acoustic jazz. On Anacapa, Binney takes Criss Cross Records in a much more electric direction than the label has ventured before. With a total of ten musicians credited with contributing to the music, Anacapa ranks ...


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