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Myra Melford's Fire And Water Quintet: Hear The Light Singing

Read "Hear The Light Singing" reviewed by John Sharpe

Pianist Myra Melford's blue chip Fire And Water quintet assuredly sidesteps second album syndrome. Hear The Light Singing stands very much the equal of the band's superlative eponymous debut. The only change is that Lesley Mok takes Susie Ibarra's place behind the trapset, otherwise the triumvirate completing the starry squad remains Ingrid Laubrock on saxophones, Tomeka Reid on cello and Mary Halvorson on guitar. In the liners Melford explains that the five pieces titled “Insertions" here were ...

Album Review

Satoko Fujii: Hyaku: One Hundred Dreams

Read "Hyaku: One Hundred Dreams" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Inciso al DiMenna Center di New York nel settembre 2022, questo album è forse il migliore, il più importante e ambizioso, realizzato dalla pianista giapponese in tempi recenti (e sappiamo quanto corposa sia la sua produzione da un po' di anni in qua). Basta, da subito, scorrere i nomi coinvolti nel progetto (in special modo il “grande vecchio" Wadada Leo Smith) per rendersene conto. La musica, poi, ci toglie da ogni dubbio o imbarazzo: siamo di fronte a un lavoro ...

Album Review

Ingrid Laubrock: Monochromes

Read "Monochromes" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Saxophonist & composer Ingrid Laubrock and her partner, drummer Tom Rainey self-released an ongoing series of spontaneous duets, the Stir Crazy Episodes, recorded during the pandemic lockdown. They were most likely a kind of pressure release mechanism for both artists. With Monochromes, Laubrock heads in the opposite direction by commissioning four musicians to pre-record tape pieces based on her notations, both conventional and graphical; these form the foundations for Laubrock and three different collaborations to improvise over. The single 40-minute ...

Live Review

Re-Convening The Convention: jazzahead's Bold Comeback Plan

Read "Re-Convening The Convention: jazzahead's Bold Comeback Plan" reviewed by Josef Woodard

A delicate, operational balance between sophistication, jazz cultural advocacy and marketwise boosterism has been in place since the inception of the ambitious adventure known as jazzahead!. One can sense that balance in the convention/showcase festival's very branding, with its title stylized as in coolly lowercase composite word festooned with an emphatic exclamation point, and in the bold green arrow emblazoned on its logo. The mission and implications are all about moving jazz ahead, on various levels. Each spring, ...

Radio & Podcasts

Don't Terje Me, Bro

Read "Don't Terje Me, Bro" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Some of our podcasts have themes. This podcast has a wide-ranging mix of three 2023 releases and one moderately historical entry from an ECM guitarist whose name Pat dare not pronounce. Can the jazz violin be a force for good? We think so. Can Pat find a Pyroclastic release that tickles his fancy? You betcha--but no more spoilers. Playlist Discussion of Ketil Bjornstad and Terje Rypdals album Live in Leipzig (ECM) 2:22 Discussion of the Canadian Jazz Collective's ...

Album Review

Ingrid Laubrock: The Last Quiet Place

Read "The Last Quiet Place" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock always seems to search out new instrumental configurations for her music. This time out, she and her musical and life partner, drummer Tom Rainey, collaborate with a quartet of accomplished string players, guitarist Brandon Seabrook, violinist Mazz Swift, cellist Tomeka Reid, and bassist Michael Formanek. Together they create stimulating music which can be many things. At different times it sounds formal, urgent, placid, and violent. “Afterglow" and “Anticipation" explore some of the classical possibilities of ...

Radio & Podcasts

Ingrid Laubrock, Mario Costa, Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / Jeff Cosgrove

Read "Ingrid Laubrock, Mario Costa, Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / Jeff Cosgrove" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This show is the 1,300th edition of One Man's Jazz since it debuted back in May 1999 one sunny Saturday afternoon in the studios of CKUW FM in Winnipeg. How the content has changed since then! More avant-garde, more international players, more intense, but still a joy to put together. Ordinarily I would have done some special interviews or something but being in the middle of packing and changing residences led me to just play some great music. The highlights: ...


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