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Dave Douglas: Gifts

Read "Gifts" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Dave Douglas' Gifts emerges not merely as a collection of tracks but as an opulent gala in honor of the eternal essence of music, welcoming audiences across the spectrum of generations to partake in its celebration. This project is akin to a masterfully blended concoction of shared human emotions and experiences, articulated through the universal dialect of melodies that defy time constraints. It is a sonic tour de force, intricately weaving together the threads of history, the present and what ...

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Mareike Wiening: Reveal

Read "Reveal" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Mareike Wiening is a German drummer/composer who began her career in New York, and now divides her time between there and Köln, Germany. On her third album, she continues making music with her New York-based working band, an increasingly rare situation in contemporary jazz. It provides her an opportunity for more compositional experimentation with each release. “Time for Priorities" begins abstractly, a duet between drums and guitarist Alex Goodman's spacey electronics, before introducing the swinging theme and the rest of ...

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Dan Costa: Beams

Read "Beams" reviewed by Craig Arthur

UK-born pianist Dan Costa plays and composes in the impressionistic tradition of Bill Evans, acoustic Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea or Marcin Wasilewski. It is a style that lends itself well to the alchemy of turning light into music, music into light. And his subject matter of choice on Beams, like that of an impressionist painter, is indeed light. He describes the album as “a celebration of light in some key physical and metaphysical forms." Light is like water, ...

Six Picks

January 2023

Read "January 2023" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel

Masaki Hayashi Group Blur The Border S/N Alliance 2023 In contrast to its sister-label Nagalu Records, Shinya Fukumori's S/N alliance is devoted to music and musicians outside of Japan, bringing idioms from classical music and improvised streams under one roof, to be shared across borders. And pianist Masaki Hayashi's Blur The Border fits right on the cusp of those idioms--too through-composed and arranged, with traits from European classical music, to simply be considered ...

Album Review

Dave Douglas: Songs Of Ascent Book 1 — Degrees

Read "Songs Of Ascent Book 1 — Degrees" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

La curiosità di Dave Douglas verso l'esplorazione, la scoperta, lo stimolo intellettivo, non si placa. Si focalizza, con inesauribile attenzione, su progetti sempre diversi. Così la sua musica, che poggia sempre su un motivo di ispirazione forte: di carattere musicale, poetico, artistico e spirituale in senso ampio. Tra gli altri, Mary Lou Williams, Wayne Shorter, Booker Little, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, hanno fornito negli anni passati al trombettista materiali, ma soprattutto motivi di riflessione dai quali partire con le proprie ...

Album Review

Dave Douglas Quintet: Songs Of Ascent Book 1—Degrees

Read "Songs Of Ascent Book 1—Degrees" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

“Devotion is not a singular expression. I wanted to come at this from as many directions as the psalms do." Dave Douglas. Trumpeter Dave Douglas released one of the finest recordings of his career in 2010, Spark Of Being (Greenleaf Records), a musical immersion into Mary Shelley's pioneering horror & science fiction novel Frankenstein. Douglas is at his best when he bites into themes--Frankenstein, the films of Fatty Arbuckle, the music of pianist & composer Mary Lou Williams, ...

Radio & Podcasts

Powerful music from John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Dave Douglas

Read "Powerful music from John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Dave Douglas" reviewed by Len Davis

Retrospective of the the years 2000-2010 including John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, fretless bassist Mark Egan, trumpeter Dave Douglas, Chris Poland and OHM and CAB. Playlist John McLaughlin “Recovery" from To The One (Abstract Logix) 00:00 Wallace Roney “Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" from Miles From India (Times Square) 08:34 Mark Egan “Three Way Mirror" from As We Speak (Waveton) 17:04 Chick Corea-John McLaughlin “New Blues Old Bruise" from Five Peace Band (Concord) 25:40 Dave Douglas “Catalyst" from Strange ...


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