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Sayuri Goto: Flashback

Read "Flashback" reviewed by Elliott Simon


No other three instruments taken together can display the versatility and virtuosity of a jazz piano trio. For her debut as a leader, Sayuri Goto has added her own unique take on this format with Flashback, a session that evokes the masters while validating a beautiful new stylist. Goto has most recently been a New York City staple in trombonist Benny Powell's quintet and George Gee's big band. Co-producer Powell's musical lineage traces directly back to Basie, and Flashback's right-on ...

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Matt Turner: Patina

Read "Patina" reviewed by Budd Kopman


Patina is the first of a pair (to date) of recordings by cellist Matt Turner that stretch the boundaries of jazz, or perhaps better, blur the lines between music, sound, and noise, making use of technology in this case. Whereas Dada Ear Ink made it clear that all sounds heard came from the piano, perhaps prepared with different materials on the strings, Patina declares the following: “All software treatments manipulated and recorded in real time using only ...

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Matt Turner: Dada Ear Ink

Read "Dada Ear Ink" reviewed by Budd Kopman


Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but in the case of Dada Ear Ink, a piano is not merely a piano. The liner proclaims loudly, NO effects, reverb, or editing used on this recording, and from the start it is clear that at least part of the conceit is for the listener to try to imagine how Matt Turner gets the sounds he is pulling from a piano. Listeners familiar with music for prepared piano might ...

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Matt Turner: Patina

Read "Patina" reviewed by AAJ Staff


No one will ever accuse cellist Matt Turner of being predictable. His work in a variety of situations (on cello, piano, and voice) has a restless quality that renders it ephemeral and elusive. Both of his solo records have been very adventurous in approach. Last year's fine Outside In (with pianist John Harmon) represented an high point for Turner--a recording of sustained clarity and vision.

On Patina, Turner turns inward. This record consists of fourteen solo cello improvisations, ...


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