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Album Review

Ethan Iverson: Technically Acceptable

Read "Technically Acceptable" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

The funhouse genius of pianist Ethan Iverson hits full nor'easter with Technically Accepted, an album so loaded with invention and cool it rises instantly to the pack of hands-down favorites for the still unformed year of 2024. Unbounded, Iverson's many quirks and instigations hurl madly around the house, the studio, the bodega down the street and it is up to the rest of us to keep up. That includes his two simpatico rhythm sections: bassist Thomas Morgan and ...

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Nadje Noordhuis: Full Circle

Read "Full Circle" reviewed by Chris May

In terms of an honest assessment of an artist's qualities, press releases are rarely worth the paper they are no longer printed on. An exception is the release accompanying Australian-born, New York-based trumpeter and composer Nadje Noordhuis' exquisitely lyrical Full Circle. It is an exception partly because it is written by Elan Mehler, the artistic director of audiophile label Newvelle Records and a pianist who first blew the mind of this reviewer with his quietly sensational sophomore album, The After ...

Album Review

Dan Weiss Trio: Dedication

Read "Dedication" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Approaching any Dan Weiss album requires a willingness to be challenged. From head-scratching time signatures to fascinating shifts in mood and texture, Weiss gives intrepid listeners a number of pathways into his music, and his releases always justify repeated encounters. Dedication, his latest with his regular trio partners pianist Jacob Sacks and bassist Thomas Morgan, is no exception, although what is most remarkable about this album is Weiss' lyrical sensitivity, a quality which is sometimes overshadowed on his other recordings ...

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Jakob Bro, Joe Lovano: Once Around the Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian

Read "Once Around the Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il magistrale percorso da leader di Paul Motian, esploso negli anni ottanta nel trio con Joe Lovano e Bill Frisell, ha avuto significativi tributi a partire dal 2011, l'anno della sua scomparsa: ricordiamo lo String Choir di Joel Harrison, il collettivo Motian Sickness di Jeff Cosgrove, il solo piano di Russ Lossing (Drum Music) e quello successivo di Jean-Marc Padovani (Motian in Motion). Rispetto a questi, il tributo del collettivo guidato da Joe Lovano e Jakob Bro ...

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Jakob Bro / Joe Lovano: Once Around the Room

Read "Once Around the Room" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

The thrumming double basses of Larry Grenadier and Thomas Morgan initiate the conversation. Then the scattered insistence of rhythm by drummers Joey Baron and Jorge Rossy enters, pushing Once Around the Room into consciousness with all the anticipation and hushed intent of an orchestra tuning before a performance. Airy clusters of guitar courtesy of Jakob Bro and electric bassist Anders Christensen introduce Joe Lovano's aching call summoning the spirit to make known “As It Should Be," the first of the ...

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Charles Lloyd: Trios: Chapel

Read "Trios: Chapel" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Blue Note Records has a history of boasting strong stables of players. In the 1950s and 60s, we could look to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist Wayne Shorter--and if ever there was an incomplete list compiled, that one is it. Time rolls on. Twenty years (or thereabouts) into the new millennium, the label hosts an all-star roster once again--pianist Gerald Clayton, saxophonist Melissa Aldana, sax man Immanuel Wilkins, guitarist Julian Lage, and--to ...

Album Review

Jacob Garchik: Assembly

Read "Assembly" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik is versatile and restlessly inventive. His past work has ranged from a brass-only orchestra to a guitar-heavy ensemble as well as a unique take on gospel music. His sixth release, the provocative Assembly, evokes film soundtracks with a touch of fantasy. The nine originals make a cohesive whole with a creative momentum which does not slack. The opening track “Collage" has two distinct layers; in the background Garchik and soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome ...

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Performance / Tour

Maria Neckam at Bar Next Door with Jon Cowherd and Thomas Morgan

Maria Neckam at Bar Next Door with Jon Cowherd and Thomas Morgan

Source: Michael Ricci

Tonight, Monday, August 3rd, Maria Neckam (voice) will perform her music with Jon Cowherd (keys) and Thomas Morgan (bass) at Bar Next Door, downstairs at La Lanterna (129 MacDougal Street. subway to W4St) 8-11:30pm (3 sets. cover is $10 for the whole night)

About Maria Neckam Born in Vienna, Maria grew up surrounded by the constant presence of the city's music and rhythms. Immersed in the rich musical traditions around her she developed a deep passion for all kinds of ...


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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Technically Acceptable

Blue Note Records


Silently Held

Challenge Records



Yestereve Records


O, Sun



Trios: Chapel

Blue Note Records


For Tim Smith

From: Dedication
By Thomas Morgan


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