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Radio & Podcasts

Tyshawn Sorey, Dave Liebman, The Bamboos, The Headhunters and Other New Releases

Read "Tyshawn Sorey, Dave Liebman, The Bamboos, The Headhunters and Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The funk of The Bamboos' ambitious symphonic project and The Headhunters' half-a-century celebration together with Sana Nagano's pandemic soundscape bookend an episode showcasing the wide-ranging work by—and collaboration among—Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph and Tyshawn Sorey.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 The Bamboos & The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra “Red Triangle" Live at Hamer Hall, 2021 (Pacific theatre/BMG) 0:16 Host talks 4:27 The Headhunters “Over the Bar" Speakers in the House ...


Year in Review

Mark Corroto's Best Jazz Albums Of 2022

Read "Mark Corroto's Best Jazz Albums Of 2022" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Year end “Best of" lists are curious beasts. If you asked me last week, I would have listed Wadada Leo Smith's The Emerald Duets (TUM) and John Hébert's Sounds Of Love (Sunnyside) as the best releases of the past year. And most definitely when you inquire next week, I'll certainly tell you to add JD Allen's Americana Volume 2 (Savant) and the Peter Brötzmann & Keiji Haino duo The Intellect Given Birth To Here (Eternity) Is Too Young (Black Editions) ...


Album Review

Tyshawn Sorey Trio +1 (with Greg Osby): The Off-Off Broadway Guide to Synergism

Read "The Off-Off Broadway Guide to Synergism" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Even for a musician who thrives on unsettling expectations, Tyshawn Sorey's Mesmerism (Yeros7 Music, 2022) caught a lot of listeners by surprise. The inimitable drummer's recordings have long occupied that amorphous space between avant-garde jazz and contemporary classical music, and “accessibility" has rarely been the term of choice for his creative output. But utilizing a trio format including pianist Aaron Diehl and bassist Matt Brewer, the album offered six remarkable renderings of classic jazz repertoire, including such time-worn standards as ...


Radio & Podcasts

Tyshawn Sorey, David Sanborn and More

Read "Tyshawn Sorey, David Sanborn and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show features an extreme variety of old and new jazz. It includes Tyshawn Sorey, Miles Okazaki, David Sanborn, and Lynne Arriale. 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 The Art Ensemble of Chicago “Song for Charles" from Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City (Pi) 1:10 Roy Campbell “Peace" from New Kingdom (Delmark) 10:01 Host Speaks 13:48 David Sanborn “Weird from ...


Album Review

Tyshawn Sorey Trio: Mesmerism

Read "Mesmerism" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey is an idiosyncratic and restless explorer. An accomplished percussionist, he is known for blurring, if not completely erasing, the boundaries between the pre-written and the improvised. This has led him to work in a modern, Western Classical, idiom, albeit one rooted in the jazz tradition. After conducting the twenty-piece Alarm Will Sound on his critically acclaimed For George Lewis / Autoschediasms (2021, Cantaloupe Music), Sorey returns to the piano trio format on the accessible yet ...


Album Review

Tyshawn Sorey Trio: Mesmerism

Read "Mesmerism" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

In the '60s, it was common to criticize avant-garde jazz musicians by saying they could not swing. Drummer and composer Tyshawn Sorey has travelled far beyond mainstream jazz through his “new music" composing and collaborations with other cutting edge musicians such as Vijay Iyer and Roscoe Mitchell. Now he confounds expectations by leading a piano trio which definitely swings but with its own unique way of exploring rhythm and melody. The trio is filled out with Aaron Diehl ...


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