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Ben Allison at the Rizzoli Bookstore

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Ben Allison: Creative Reworkings And New Inspirations

Read "Ben Allison: Creative Reworkings And New Inspirations" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

We talk about “The Ben Allison Remastered Series 2004-2011" a project that led the New York bassist, composer, and educator to personally edit and remix some of the albums he had originally released on Palmetto Records. Through this painstaking work which started at the height of the pandemic, Ben Allison not only brought a new level of acoustic clarity and detail to those albums, but also unearthed a few gems not included on the originals. The interview also touches upon ...


Ben Allison: creative riletture e nuove ispirazioni

Read "Ben Allison: creative riletture e nuove ispirazioni" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

In quest'intervista Ben Allison ci parla del recente progetto “The Ben Allison Remastered Series 2004-2011," iniziativa che ha portato il bassista a curare personalmente riedizione e remixaggio di alcuni suoi album Palmetto. Il lavoro va oltre gli scintillanti risultati acustici e presenta nuove e sorprendenti scoperte musicali tratte dai master originali. All About Jazz: Nei mesi della pandemia hai rimasterizzato cinque tuoi album Palmetto, pubblicandoli sulla tua etichetta Sonic Camera Records. Con l'uscita a fine gennaio di Action-Refraction ...

Radio & Podcasts

Ben Allison, Rickie Lee Jones, Mette Henriette, Jo Lawry & Other New Releases

Read "Ben Allison, Rickie Lee Jones, Mette Henriette, Jo Lawry & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The painstaking job of unearthing subtle nuances which were lost in earlier mixes of five of his albums is at the heart of the remastering labor of love that Ben Allison has embarked on during the pandemic. During the first part of our show we focus on listening with new ears to some of our old favorites from those albums. Then we turn to other musicians that strive to discover new angles and perspectives on old tunes, or to examine ...


Ugly Beauty: The Music and Mind of Ben Allison

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This interview was conducted by Paul F. Roberts and was first published at All About Jazz in September 2001. All of us have a story in our head-a myth of how a new jazz talent gets discovered. Here's how it goes: The young musician—let's call him “the Kid"-practices alone in his bedroom for hour upon hour, playing along with the records of his hero, who we'll refer to as “the Star." It doesn't really matter what ...


An AAJ Interview with Ben Allison

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This interview, conducted by Allen Huotari, was first published at All About Jazz in September 1999. As history has taught us, it's not enough to be gifted with talent, one must live up to the burden that “potential" brings. Paradoxically and ironically, the blessing of having one's abilities recognized in public forum is the curse of scrutiny. Although journalists covering popular arts and entertainment are notorious for falling over each other in an effort to “discover" the next ...

Album Review

Frank Kimbrough: Frank Kimbrough 2003 - 2006

Read "Frank Kimbrough 2003 - 2006" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Frank Kimbrough, who died in December 2020, was a pianist of passionate originality, whose playing can be defined by an ease of technique coupled with a flow of ideas and meticulous execution. This current release, Frank Kimbrough 2003-2006, features newly mixed and remastered versions of the pianist's 2003 album Lullabluebye and the 2006 follow-up release Play. These albums were thought to be representative of a particularly productive period in his career. On Lullabluebye, Kimbrough is accompanied ...


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