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Joshua Redman: Where Are We

Read "Where Are We" reviewed by Dave Linn

After graduating from Berkeley High School in 1986, Joshua Redman (son of jazz legend Dewey Redman) won a full scholarship to Harvard, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1991. He was accepted at Yale Law School to become a lawyer. Instead, he embarked on a musical career which quickly turned luminous. He won the Thelonious Monk Institute's prestigious jazz saxophone competition in 1991, before moving to Brooklyn, becoming part of the thriving scene there. His debut album, Joshua Redman ...

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Kurt Rosenwinkel: Undercover: Live At The Village Vanguard

Read "Undercover: Live At The Village Vanguard" reviewed by Chris May

Kurt Rosenwinkel records in a variety of situations, either from inclination or to keep himself and his audience fresh or both. In 2022 alone, he released three unusually diverse albums: Plays Piano, a solo outing on which he plays piano only; The Chopin Project, a co-led disc with pianist Jean-Paul Brodbeck exploring the work of Frederic Chopin; and Berlin Baritone, another solo album, this time playing a baritone guitar. Undercover: Live At The Village Vanguard is back ...

Play This!

Nu Deco Ensemble + Aaron Parks: Chronos

Read "Nu Deco Ensemble + Aaron Parks: Chronos" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

Liner Notes

Marshall Gilkes: Cyclic Journey

Read "Marshall Gilkes: Cyclic Journey" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Wonders never cease with Marshall Gilkes. Having previously reached extraordinary heights as a leader on a breakout quartet set, two standout quintet dates, a pair of essential releases with the WDR Big Band and one stunning trio album, this celebrated trombonist and composer now moves beyond known borders. Directing and fronting a sui generis assemblage merging a top-shelf rhythm combo with a brilliant brass ensemble, he uncovers and explores the conventions of his own cyclic journey. “I wrote the music ...

Radio & Podcasts

Japanese fusion from T Square, plus Jacek Kochan and Aaron parks

Read "Japanese fusion from T Square, plus  Jacek Kochan  and Aaron parks" reviewed by Len Davis

Japanese band T Square, little known music from Serbia with Bosque Sound Community, Greek Bassist Yiorgos Fakanas, pianist Aaron Parks and Tom Coster.Playlist T Square “Megalith" from NEW-S (Sony) 00:00 Jacek Kochan “What's In the Bag" from Life, Stress and Other Pleasures (Self Produced) 06:57 Bosque Sound Community “UP, Pt 1" from Shambala (The State 51) 13:50 Yiorgos Fakanas “Topaz Pt 1" from Topaz (Self Produced) 20:51 Aaron Parks “Digital Society" from Little Big (Ropeadope) 27:57 Tom Coster ...

Extended Analysis

Brass And Ivory Tales

Read "Brass And Ivory Tales" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Innovative saxophonist Ivo Perelman celebrates his 60th birthday with the release of a magnum opus, Brass And Ivory Tales. Recorded over a period of seven years, this nine-volume box set is impressive in both its depth and breath as it matches Perelman with a different piano master per disc. The improvised duets are usually the first documented meeting between the two musicians and the instant and rapidly evolving synergy is fresh and thrilling. Both remarkable and expected is Perelman's ability ...

Album Review

Ivo Perelman: Brass And Ivory Tales

Read "Brass And Ivory Tales" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Archeologists and cultural anthropologists theorize early humans had some form of music appreciation. They listened to the sounds wind made as it passed through trees. The breeze sounded different passing through oak than it did fir trees, and the sound was altered whether it was spring or fall. Then there were the bird songs, the first Lennon & McCartneys of the stone age. Early man replicated these melodies, with bones that could be whittled into horns or used to recreate ...


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