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Mike Holober, Todd Marcus, Alex Hamburger and Others

Read "Mike Holober, Todd Marcus, Alex Hamburger and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show features recent releases by Todd Marcus, Mike Holober, and Alex Hamburger among others as well as older music from Andrew Hill, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Jimmy Giuffre. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Quentin Angus “New Beginnings" from The State of Things (Outside In) 00:57 Mike Holober & Balancing Act “Burnin' Daylight" from Don't Let Go (Sunnyside) 7:29 ...

Album Review

Jeff Reed: Look for the Light

Read "Look for the Light" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Bassist Jeff Reed resides in Maryland but is widely known as a sideman on over fifty albums. Reed is a schooled musician earning his Bachelor of Music from Towson University and a Master of Music from the University of Maryland, College Park. Coming full circle educationally, Reed is an adjunct faculty member at Towson University. Surprisingly, this is Reed's debut album, but one that is a welcome moment in his credits. Inspired by his son's birth, the album began its ...

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Elio Villafranca: Cinque

Read "Cinque" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Questo doppio CD è dedicato alla memoria di Joseph Cinque, che nel 1839 capeggiò la rivolta degli schiavi africani imbarcati sulla nave Amistad con destinazione Cuba e le sue piantagioni di zucchero. È un progetto ambizioso sulla diaspora africana in cui la narrazione vocale delle vicende storiche ben si combina ad un sontuoso apparato musicale, articolato in una suite di cinque movimenti. A fare da trait d'union, l'ancestrale retroterra ritmico della regione congolese, su cui vengono di volta in volta ...

Album Review

The Todd Marcus Quartet: Inheritance

Read "Inheritance" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

"The Adventures of Kang and Kodos," brano d'apertura di Inheritance, è neo-bop allo stato puro, ritmo vertiginoso, assoli fulminanti, call and response serrati, un senso di urgenza che sostiene gli oltre sette minuti del brano. “Herod," la traccia successiva divisa in due parti, arriva perciò a sorpresa, così impregnata di non troppo velati colori mediorientiali, andatura dinoccolata ed il clarinetto di Don Byron a far faville. Appena il tempo di lasciarsi cullare dalle esotiche atmosfere ed ecco arrivare “Bye Bye ...


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