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Bones: Reptiles

Read "Reptiles" reviewed by John Sharpe


The barely-there pastel-colored turtle adorning the cover of Reptiles gives an elegant visual summary of the skeletal but attractive content inside. It's the third release from a young Israeli trio led by Amsterdam-based bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld, which includes his fellow countrymen bassist Shay Hazan and drummer Nir Sabag. Recorded in November 2017 in Netherlands, the limited edition LP comprises three cuts written by the reedman, one collaborative effort, and three unaccompanied pieces named after the album title.

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Bones: Haberdashery

Read "Haberdashery" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


This is the second release by the experimental European trio, simply known as Bones. Led by bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld, the program is mainly erected on fragmented motifs and variable currents amid false endings, and an aggregation of renewal processes. And it's an unrestricted engagement, as the musicians are afforded opportunities to expand and contract, while imparting a jaggedly flowing suite of subplots and operating as a cohesive improv unit. Indeed, the musicians are expressive but also work from semi-structured ...

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Bones: Haberdashery

Read "Haberdashery" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Un trio felicemente strutturato, a nome collettivo ma il cui nume tutelare appare senz'altro Ziv Taubenfeld, autore di tutto il materiale proposto, ci si rivela in questo bel lavoro, fresco di stampa per i tipi della Leo Records. A differenza di una generosa fetta produttiva della casa russo-londinese, infatti, qui le strutture espositive sono ben presenti e avvertibili, con dinamiche piuttosto marcate e conseguente logica inclinazione a non perdersi in troppi fronzoli. Si parte su temperature piuttosto ...


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