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Bill Frisell Four at Jazzontheroad 2023

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Live Review

Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan and Rudy Royston at World Cafe Live Music Hall

Read "Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan and Rudy Royston at World Cafe Live Music Hall" reviewed by Cary Tenenbaum

Bill Frisell TrioWorld Cafe Live Music Hall jny: Philadelphia, PA July 29, 2023 The band took the stage at the intimate Music Hall at World Cafe Live on Walnut Street at about 8:15 for the 8 p.m. scheduled performance. Arranged in a tight semicircle with leader and guitarist Bill Frisell in the center, drummer Rudy Royston to his left and bassist Thomas Morgan to his right. Frisell introduced his two bandmates and they ...

Album Review

John Zorn: Gnosis: The Inner Light

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John Zorn's album Gnosis: The Inner Light serves as a poignant memorial and homage to the creative genius of one of modern music's most visionary composers, Ennio Morricone, who played a vital role in shaping Zorn's musical path. Decades ago, Zorn captivated audiences with The Big Gundown (Nonesuch, 1986), a groundbreaking release that boldly reimagined Morricone's compositions. Now, with Gnosis: The Inner Light, Zorn once again pays tribute to the maestro's enduring influence, delving into mystical realms and creating a ...

Album Review

Ben Wendel: All One

Read "All One" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Saxophonist Ben Wendel came up with a unique approach for this album of duets. He plays with a different musician on each of these six tracks, but while his guests stick to their primary instruments, Wendel fills in the space around them with multiple saxophone and bassoon parts, electronic effects, and percussion. The most conventional results of this approach are heard in the two vocal tracks. Cecile McLorin Salvant's sensitive singing on “I Loves You Porgy" and Jose ...


Bill Frisell Interview: The Textural Minimalist Redefines American Music

Read "Bill Frisell Interview: The Textural Minimalist Redefines American Music" reviewed by Mike Brannon

This article was first published at All About Jazz on March 2001. It's safe to say, the great American composer/improviser has a new face. Formerly more likely to have been two different people, one committed to the quiet focused existence of composition at a piano while the other roaming the stages of the world, expressing beauty and fighting personal demons. When one considers this prospect, Frisell might not be the first to mind, but rather a Copeland, Sousa, ...

Live Review

Big Ears Festival 2023

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Big Ears Festival Knoxville, Tennesse March 30-April 2, 2023 The second full edition after the pandemic found the Big Ears Festival still growing in attendance. Organizers responded by increasing the number of venues, including new ones like the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and ones that had not been used for some time, like The Point. The city supported the festival by offering a dedicated free trolley line that stopped at most venues, giving festival attendees more ...


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