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Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio: Terminal Valentine

Read "Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio: Terminal Valentine" reviewed by Lyn Horton

Fred Lonberg-Holm Terminal Valentine Atavistic 2007

Recalibrating the idea of a piano-less jazz trio by excluding a wind instrument and including a cello takes a certain amount of chutzpah. But in 2000, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm convened such a trio to record music honoring the cellist Fred Katz, who introduced the cello to a jazz context when drummer Chico Hamilton featured him in his quintet during the 1950s.

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Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio: Terminal Valentine

Read "Terminal Valentine" reviewed by Troy Collins

The highly expressive cello is a cornerstone of the western classical canon, yet it remains a marginalized instrument in the jazz world. Chicago-based cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm sits atop a growing list of contemporary innovators playing what is still classified as a “miscellaneous" instrument by many mainstream jazz publications.

Terminal Valentine is Lonberg-Holm's third album in a series originally inspired by the work of cellist Fred Katz, best known as a member of Chico Hamilton's visionary 1950s chamber jazz ...

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Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio: Other Valentines

Read "Other Valentines" reviewed by John Kelman

The cello may not be the most common instrument in jazz, but over the years it has had a number of significant proponents, including the late Fred Katz and more recently Erik Friedlander, Vincent Courtois, and Hank Roberts. Add to that list Fred Lonberg-Holm, who, while based in New York for a number of years since emerging on the scene in '90, now resides in Chicago and has recently replaced trombonist Jeb Bishop in saxophonist Ken Vandermark's Vandermark 5. With ...


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