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Remy Le Boeuf

Remy Le Boeuf has performed and had his works featured throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Known for his integration of jazz, classical, and indie-rock genres, Mr. Le Boeuf has received many of today’s most prestigious honors and awards for composition and performance.

While envisioning his approach to composition and improvisation as never veering far from the roots of language, Le Boeuf often employs literary elements to fuel his compositions. His recent chamber music projects include “A Dream: The Musical Imagination of Franz Kafka” commissioned by Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works for a composition based on Franz Kafka’s short story, “A Dream.” Additionally, Mr. Le Boeuf has received commissions and awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, The Jerome Foundation, The American Composers Forum, SFJAZZ, The ASCAP Foundation, The Independent Music Awards, Downbeat Magazine, Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund in The New York Community Trust, The Jordan Berk Memorial Prize for Composition, North American Saxophone Alliance, International Songwriting Competition, and Saxophone Idol.

As a sideman, Le Boeuf has toured as part of the Grammy Award-winning Bob Mintzer Big Band, as well as with Dayna Stephens’ band, Linda Oh, JACK Quartet, the Alan Ferber Expanded Ensemble, Le Boeuf Brothers, and indie-pop sensation Wildcat! Wildcat!

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Album Review

Erica Seguine: The New Day Bends Light

Read "The New Day Bends Light" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Impegnandosi nel ruolo di produttore, Darcy James Argue dà particolare considerazione al debutto discografico di quest'ensemble, fondato nel 2011 a New York dalle compositrici Erica Seguine e Shon Baker. La prima è anche arrangiatrice e guida dell'orchestra, la seconda entra nel cast come sassofonista. Dopo varie esibizioni in locali chiave della Big Apple, le due leader hanno selezionato sette composizioni originali dal loro repertorio, incidendole con un ampio organico comprendente talentuosi solisti della metropoli. Alcuni di essi ...

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Remy Le Boeuf: Architecture of Storms

Read "Architecture of Storms" reviewed by Jack Bowers


It's hard to become bored or complacent when listening to Architecture of Storms, alto saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf's second album as leader of the twenty-member Assembly of Shadows orchestra. Every song is quite different from the others, and every one has its moments of shapeliness and charm. Le Boeuf arranged every number and composed all but Justin Vernon's “Minnesota, WI" and the album's nameplate, which he co-wrote with poet Sara Pirkle, he asserts, “on a brooding stormy ...

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Anthony Branker & Imagine: What Place Can Be for Us? - A Suite in Ten Movements

Read "What Place Can Be for Us? - A Suite in Ten Movements" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


L'avventuroso post-bop del compositore Anthony Branker, ben espresso dall'album Beauty Within del quintetto Imagine, trova nuovi e più articolati sviluppi in questo What Place Can Be for Us?. Il gruppo conferma il chitarrista Pete McCann e la coppia Fabian Almazan e Linda May Han Oh ampliandosi fino a un medio organico con alcuni dei massimi giovani strumentisti di New York: il trombettista Philip Dizack, i sassofonisti Walter Smith III e Remy Le Boeuf, il batterista Donald Edwards e la vocalist ...

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Album Review

Eunmi Lee: Introspection

Read "Introspection" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Eunmi Lee is a quick learner. The South Korean-born pianist, who now makes her home in New York City, did not become acquainted with or interested in jazz until a friend introduced her to the GRP Records catalogue. That was more than a year after she had received a degree in contemporary piano from the Seoul Institute for the Arts, in 2005. Eager to learn more, Lee came to California in 2007 to take part in an open house at ...

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Eunmi Lee: Introspection

Read "Introspection" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Korean-born, New York-based pianist and composer Eunmi Lee opens her debut record, Introspection with her original composition, “Gimmick." And, if there is a gimmick, it sounds as if it might be her strong compositional voice and her way with an arrangement. The tune features Alan Ferber on trombone, saxophonist John Ellis, a guitar, bass and drums rhythm section, and Lee in the piano chair. In spite of the album's title, this opener is a bright, sassy roller. Maybe the gimmick ...

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Erica Seguine/Shon Baker Orchestra: The New Day Bends Light

Read "The New Day Bends Light" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The New Day Bends Light, the debut recording by the twelve-year-old Erica Seguine/Shon Baker Orchestra, is interesting on a number of levels, not the least of which is emotional. The leaders and their twenty-one piece ensemble are clearly committed to the music and do their best to breathe life into each of the album's seven numbers, three of which were written by Seguine, three by Baker and the other ("Ose Shalom") by Nurit Hirsh. Aside from that, there is the ...

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Anthony Branker: What Place Can Be for Us? - A Suite in Ten Movements

Read "Anthony Branker: What Place Can Be for Us? - A Suite in Ten Movements" reviewed by Michael Ambrosino


Ma Rainey channeled music as her ritual of “singing to understand life." Congressman John Lewis leveraged music towards the “good trouble" he created fighting for civil rights in an uncivil land. Anthony Branker understands music as the calculus of his life's work—the art of weaving words and sound into transcendent tapestries that explore the rich, complex, and nuanced aspects of intolerance, beauty, prejudice, spirituality, gender, equality and social justice. The composite of this artistry exists within the remarkable ...

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SoundSpore Records
2024

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What Place Can Be for...

Origin Records
2023

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Introspection

You&Me Music
2023

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The New Day Bends...

Self Produced
2023

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Architecture of Storms

Soundspore Records
2021

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Volume II: To Call...

Biophilia Records
2020

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Mr. Weird

From: Introspection
By Remy Le Boeuf

Narcissism

From: Introspection
By Remy Le Boeuf

The Door of No Return

From: What Place Can Be for Us? - A...
By Remy Le Boeuf

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