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George Russell: Concerto For Billy The Kid

Read "George Russell: Concerto For Billy The Kid" reviewed by Chris May


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Live Review

George Russell’s New York N.Y. Receives World Premiere At Milton Court

Read "George Russell’s New York N.Y. Receives World Premiere At Milton Court" reviewed by Chris May


Guildhall Induction Jazz Orchestra & Choir Milton Court Concert Hall Guildhall School of Music & Drama London September 27, 2023 Addressing the audience before the Guildhall Induction Jazz Orchestra's recreation of George Russell's first large-ensemble masterpiece, New York N.Y. (Decca, 1959), director and conductor Scott Stroman explained the choice of repertoire. This is the induction edition of GJO, he said, representing the 2023 cohort of new Guildhall students, who had only been at ...

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Big Band in the Sky

George Russell Remembered

Read "George Russell Remembered" reviewed by Duncan Heining


How is it that one of the most significant figures in modern jazz is so often overlooked when histories of the music are written? And how come one of its most important composers is not immediately acknowledged when jazz is discussed? Therein hang a number of tangled tales. The centenary of composer, musician, bandleader, educator and musical theorist George Russell arrived in June, 2023. As a theorist his ideas shaped the ways in which modern jazz developed from ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Time Spiral: George Russell, Tyshawn Sorey, Yu Nishiyama, Daniel Carter

Read "Time Spiral: George Russell, Tyshawn Sorey, Yu Nishiyama, Daniel Carter" reviewed by David Brown


This week, extended works featuring George Russell's “Time Spiral," Anthony Davis “A Suite for Monk," David Murray and Randy Weston perform “Blue Moses." New releases from Tyshawn Sorey Trio, Yu Nishiyma, Tim Berne's Bloodcount, Daniel Carter, and much more. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 00:30 Keefe Jackson, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Joshua Abrams, Mikel Patrick Avery “Gotta Get Some Sleep" from These Things Happen (Astral Spirits) 01:30 Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William ...

Album Review

George Russell: Ezz​-​thetics & The Stratus Seekers revisited

Read "Ezz​-​thetics & The Stratus Seekers revisited" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


George Russell è uno dei pilastri sui quali si è costruito il jazz moderno degli ultimi 70 anni. Forse non è uno dei primi nomi che ci vengono in mente, ma di sicuro il suo contributo come compositore, come band leader, come musicologo, è fondamentale. Nei primi anni sessanta i suoi album fornirono una interessante variante al free jazz 'classico' che abitualmente associamo ad Ornette Coleman, ad Albert Ayler, a Cecil Taylor e a tanti altri. Russell preferiva ...

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Book Review

Duncan Heining: George Russell - The Story of an American Composer

Read "Duncan Heining: George Russell - The Story of an American Composer" reviewed by John Kelman


George Russell: The Story of an American Composer Duncan Heining 376 pages, hardback ISBN: 978-0-8108-6997-4 Scarecrow Press 2010 It's been out for a couple years now, but any book about American composer and founder of the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization—if not the most influential musical concepts ever written and applied to jazz, then certainly one of them—warrants attention. That it is as painstakingly researched and compiled by author (and occasional AAJ ...

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Profile

In Memoriam: George Russell 1923-2009

Read "In Memoriam: George Russell 1923-2009" reviewed by AAJ Staff


George was such an inspiration to all of us in his sextet. He encouraged us to go beyond our limitations by introducing and suggesting fresh new concepts. As band members (students) he gave us the encouragement we needed to go further and deeper into our musical improvisations.Playing in his band was a turning point in my drumming because of his encouragement and trust in my ability. George was a good drummer himself so he knew what he wanted, ...


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