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Matt Choboter And Tania Giannouli: Pianistics

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More than merely a study in contrasts, these recordings by Matt Choboter and Tania Giannouli are mirror images of each other. Both artists take markedly different approaches to illustrate the versatility of the three-hundred plus year old percussion instrument that is the piano. On the one hand, Giannouli's recording is the definition of bare-bones, at least on the surface. But as a composite of her alone in front of an audience, taken from multiple concerts, deep in the spirit of ...

Year in Review

Doug Collette's Best Jazz Albums Of 2022

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Just the tip of the proverbial iceberg... in alphabetical order... Joey Alexander Origin Mack Avenue Records Will BernardPond Life Dreck to Disk Matt Choboter's Hypnopompia Sleep Inertia Songlines Recordings Goldings / Bernstein / StewartPerpetual Pendulum Smoke Sessions Records Gordon Grdina Oddly Enough: The Music of Tim Berne Attaboygirl Records

Album Review

Matt Choboter's Hypnopompia: Sleep Inertia

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In keeping with its title, these eight tracks of just over fifty-minutes comprise a waking/sleeping dreamscape where conscious thoughts crystallize. then turn amorphous in an engrossing cyclical pattern. The fourteen or so minutes of the two-part “Converging Diverging" elucidate the most literal instrumental explication of the concept: replete with far too much ornate detail to fit the description of free jazz, the musicianship nevertheless radiates an abiding spontaneity with all instrumental commentary and elaboration/embellishment from around the quintet.Canadian ...


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