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Old Mountain: Another State Of Rhythm

Read "Another State Of Rhythm" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Clean Feed Records has once again proven its prowess in bringing innovative jazz to the forefront, and Old Mountain's latest offering is a guiding light for those seeking to venture beyond the conventional boundaries of the genre. Each member brings a distinctive flair, yet their interplay feels seamless, creating a soundscape that is rich in texture and depth. Old Mountain's latest album, Another State of Rhythm, invites listeners on a contemplative journey. This quintet, featuring Pedro Branco on ...

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Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet: As Things Do

Read "As Things Do" reviewed by Troy Dostert

The Elusion Quartet has become one of bassist Michael Formanek's more formidable ensembles, even if it is a more recent project than his long- standing work with Tomas Fujiwara and Mary Halvorson in Thumbscrew, or the many recordings he has made with prominent saxophonists ranging from Tim Berne to Marty Ehrlich and Ellery Eskelin. Although As Things Do is only the second release by the group, it is a superb album in every respect and a strong contender for year-end ...

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Ben Monder / Tony Malaby / Tom Rainey: Live In Lisbon

Read "Live In Lisbon" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Although we mourn the millions (estimated 6.5 million) of lives lost in the the great pandemic of the 21st century, some good things have survived. For our purposes, great expressions in music making. Live In Lisbon is a perfect example. Guitarist Ben Monder assembled a trio with saxophonist Tony Malaby and drummer Tom Rainey at the cusp of the pandemic in March of 2020 to perform at his Tuesday gig in New York. Eschewing written composition for an all improvised ...

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Whit Dickey Quartet: Root Perspectives

Read "Root Perspectives" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If it were possible to inhale an entire recording, Root Perspectives by drummer Whit Dickey's quartet might be the perfect delivery system. The music Dickey has put together comes as currents of wind, both a breeze and a gale. It is a drummer-led recording, but with any session this drummer leads (or plays in as sideman) his playing always complements without dominating the music. His new quartet includes pianist Matthew Shipp. Together, the pair have recorded dozens of ...

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Tony Malaby: The Cave of Winds

Read "The Cave of Winds" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Nel lontano 2000 il sassofonista Tony Malaby debuttò discograficamente come leader di un super quartetto denominato Sabino. A distanza di più di vent'anni ripropone la stessa formula con il chitarrista originale Marc Ducret sostituito da Ben Monder—collaboratore di lunga data di Malaby—e licenzia un disco di tutto rispetto. Vi troviamo le diverse anime che da anni contraddistinguono il percorso musicale di Malaby. Il suo districarsi con naturalezza tra tradizione e innovazione, l'interesse per le forme folkloriche ed il coinvolgimento nella ...

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Tony Malaby: The Cave of Winds

Read "The Cave of Winds" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Veteran of Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band, Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra and many of Kris Davis' intriguing forays, saxophonist Tony Malaby is by far no stranger to the other side of the music where paradigms slip from measure to measure, not to note. So The Cave of Winds, Malaby's dust-up with his electric quartet Sabino, follows a grandly familiar arc but sounds like nothing before it, and quite possibly like nothing that will come after it. Potent ...

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Tony Malaby: The Cave of Winds

Read "The Cave of Winds" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Saxophonist Tony Malaby releases a 21st century version of Sonny Rollins' The Bridge (RCA Victor, 1962). During Rollins' three year voluntary hiatus from performing in the later '50s, he took to practicing on the Williamsburg Bridge near his Lower East Side neighborhood. Malaby, a resident of Jersey City in 2020, was also on a hiatus of sorts, an involuntary one. The pandemic had cancelled all performances, so he took to practicing under a turnpike overpass and soon invited other musicians ...


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