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2023 Look Back

Read "2023 Look Back" reviewed by David Brown

For this week's show, let's look back at 2023 and give a listen to projects that stuck with me in my listening. This is not a best of the year list. I think of it more of a revisiting of excellent works that I would highly recommend. Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, in, out... wherever the music takes us. Each week, we will explore the elements of jazz from a historical perspective. Playlist ...

Book Review

The Williamsburg Avant-Garde

Read "The Williamsburg Avant-Garde" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

The Williamsburg Avant-Garde -Experimental Music and Sound on the Brooklyn Waterfront Cisco Bradley 388 pagine ISBN: # 978-1-4780-1937-4 Duke University Press 2023 Le avanguardie musicali, o per meglio dire artistiche, non sono mai il prodotto di uno sforzo individuale. Sono piuttosto il risultato di movimenti e pulsioni culturali, politiche, economiche e persino urbanistiche che animano un determinato contesto sociale. Ce lo dimostra molto bene questo profondo e ben documentato libro ...

Radio & Podcasts

Darius Jones, Lakecia Benjamin, Teddy Edwards and More

Read "Darius Jones, Lakecia Benjamin, Teddy Edwards and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show features saxophonists such as Darius Jones, Teddy Edwards, and Lakecia Benjamin, the big band music of Horace Tapscott, and a lot more. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Henriette Muller “Memories of a Swan Song" from Memories of a Swan Song (Konnex) 00:54 Dayna Stephens Trio “Planting Flowers" from Liberty (Contagious Music) 8:03 Host Speaks 12:46 Wolfgang ...

Live Review

Other Minds 25, Day 3

Read "Other Minds 25, Day 3" reviewed by John Chacona

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Taube Atrium Theater Other Minds Festival San Francisco, CA October 16, 2021 Moment's Notice, the theme of the 25th Other Minds festival, was a wry comment on the perils of mounting a music festival in a time of uncertainty. It's an undertaking that requires not only a Plan B, but an entire alphabet of alternatives. Festival curator Harry Bernstein had ...

Album Review

Darius Jones: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation)

Read "Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation)" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Saxophonist Darius Jones' solo recording Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) is the embodiment of the word unpasteurized. Captured in the fall of 2019, the music is raw and untreated. Maybe 'pure' is a better word here. The musician known for his muscular approach to the alto saxophone lowers the armored facade we all seem to wrap ourselves in these days. He delivers covers of five compostions, four from what he describes as “unapologetically Black" composers, Sun Ra}, Ornette Coleman, ...

Album Review

Eric Revis: Slipknots Through a Looking Glass

Read "Slipknots Through a Looking Glass" reviewed by John Sharpe

On Slipknots Through a Looking Glass, bassist Eric Revis helms a five strong unit to experimental ends juxtaposing emotionally ambiguous abstraction with gut punch drive. To cover the bases he unites saxophonists Bill McHenry and Darius Jones from the quartet which waxed In Memory Of Things Yet Seen (Clean Feed, 2014), with the pianist Kris Davis from Sing Me Some Cry (Clean Feed, 2017), along with drummer Chad Taylor who powered both. Joining on two numbers out of 11 is ...

Album Review

Eric Revis: Slipknots Through a Looking Glass

Read "Slipknots Through a Looking Glass" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Eccola la nuova formazione del contrabbassista Eric Revis, un incontro di storici collaboratori che promette meraviglie. Al quartetto che licenziò nel 2014 In the Memory of Things Yet Seen si aggiunge la pianista Kris Davis già presente nel precedente City of Asylum e nel successivo Sing Me Some Cry (tutti per Clean Feed) e il cerchio si chiude. Il percorso di Revis parte da lontano, l'esperienza iniziale con Betty Carter, la lunga permanenza nel quartetto di Branford Marsalis, ...


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