Jazz Articles about Jessica Pavone
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by Ludovico Granvassu
Another set dedicated to new and upcoming releases, with a special focus on recent Hammond Organ trios and quartets; jazz from, or inspired by, Africa and the Antilles; a tribute to 40 years of the French festival Jazz à Vienne; plus the savory free-range sonic stew" served by Jessica Pavone, Lukas Koenig, Matt Mottel.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Jack McDuff Walkin' the Dog" Live at Parnell's (Soul ...read more
by Troy Collins
Violist and composer Jessica Pavone has been a fixture on the New York scene for over a decade. Her work alongside Anthony Braxton, Mary Halvorson and Taylor Ho Bynum has been well documented, revealing her skills as an inventive interpreter and improviser. Her own writing, on the other hand, has only been selectively recorded, and is often shared with collaborators like Halvorson and released on small independent labels.
Songs of Synastry and Solitude is Pavone's highest profile release ...read more
by Frank Rubolino
Epigrams are short, concise written works expressing a single thought or observation. Jessica Pavone adapted this concept to music by composing 27 short pieces for quartet (bassoon, English horn, cello, and viola); trio (marimba, Bb clarinet, and viola); and solo viola. The project spanned most of 2002 and reflected her changing moods and the textures of the seasons.
The quartet pieces were written during winter. Wrapped in solemn trappings, the product of Gil Selinger's cello and Pavone's viola establish a ...read more