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Reggie Nicholson: No Preservatives Added

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From cosmic gong signaling it's “Time to Reset" to bluesy combo asking that we “Say It Ain't So," Reggie Nicholson's Percussion Concept on No Preservatives Added makes music of real life and sonic imagination. Beats, breathes, cycles, syncopations and synchronizations--dances, stances, gestures, textures—rhythmic physicality and melodic extrapolation--expressive, engaging improvisations of a masterful team, that proceed by thought, feeling, and especially ear to unexpected places. These are ingredients of composer-percussionist Nicholson's seventh intriguing, original, self-produced album, which without artificiality seems timely ...


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Reggie Nicholson: Timbre Suite & Surreal Feel

Read "Reggie Nicholson: Timbre Suite & Surreal Feel" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

Reggie Nicholson Timbre Suite Abstract 2008 Reggie NicholsonSurreal FeelAbstract2009 Timbre Suite is a six-movement composition that focuses on the percussion instruments and the “sound-color" of which those instruments are capable. The suite and the titles of its movements ("Purple," “Green," etc.) are a little play on words and indeed the music has a playful ...


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This & That: June 2023
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