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Burning Ghosts: Reclamation

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Reclamation is Burning Ghosts second album and first for John Zorn's Tzadik label. Based in Los Angeles, the band's fire and brimstone-like overtures are seated in doom metal-jazz along with renegade fuzoid bop movements. The musicians dole out sheets of torrential soundwaves via fluently enacted unison runs and booming cadenzas that spark a tidal wave of fun factors on a recurring basis. Led by gifted trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom and nascent guitar hero Jake Vossler, the group's intense modus ...

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Dr. Mint: Voices in the Void

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Dr. Mint includes prominent affiliates of the West Coast progressive jazz and improvisational scenes, Daniel Rosenboom (trumpet), Gavin Templeton (saxophones) and Alexander Noice (electric guitar) with like-minded East Coast members, Sam Minaie (bass) and Caleb Dolister (drums). Here, the quartet presents a wow factor on its fifth release. No doubt, they're armed and dangerous via these hyper-mode jazz rock works, spiced with Noice's killer fuzoid riffs and the hornists' no holds-barred soloing ventures. “Kingdom In The Middle" ...

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Burning Ghosts: Burning Ghosts

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Daniel Rosenboom has quickly become one of the leading voices in the West Coast jazz scene. The Los Angeles-based trumpeter recorded his formative work for Vinny Golia's esteemed Nine Winds label in the mid-2000s, but has since founded Orenda Records to document his hometown's burgeoning underground scene. Rosenboom's latest offering as a bandleader is the self-titled debut of Burning Ghosts, a dynamic electro-acoustic quartet that draws creative inspiration from the specter of social injustice.The City of Angels has ...

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Daniel Rosenboom: Astral Transference / Seven Dreams

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L.A. trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom seems to gravitate towards music that challenges on multiple levels, and his latest recording Astral Transference/ Seven Dreams, a sprawling, two-disc transcription of a live concert at the Blue Whale is nothing if not wildly ambitious. “Astral Transference," is the single composition that takes up the entirety of Disc One. It opens with Rosenboom alone, dancing around with open-horn textures, before being joined by seven of his favorite players including Artyom Manukyan ...

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Daniel Rosenboom: Fire Keeper

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To say Daniel Rosenboom is no ordinary jazz trumpeter, is no exaggeration. His father, David Rosenboom is currently Dean, Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music at the California Institute of the Arts (and has been at CalArts since 1990), and having a first trumpet teacher in the form of Wadada Leo Smith, where others may have rebelled to the surfscape or gone full Charlie Sheen, Daniel is confidently fulfilling his destiny to boom loud and boom proud. Catching ...

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The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet: The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet: Fire Keeper

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Fire Keeper, the debut album from the Daniel Rosenboom Quintet, exemplifies the vast possibilities for contemporary jazz artists. The album is undeniably jazz, with extensive improvisations and complex compositions, orchestrations and harmonies found in few other genres. The quintet is also unabashedly rooted in other contemporary genres. Progressive rock, as heard in the overdriven electric guitars, power chords and aggressive drumming, with additional influences from funk, contemporary classical and experimental music are major elements of the Quintet's sound. The compositional ...

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Daniel Rosenboom Quintet: Fire Keeper

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"Fusion" has rarely been so bold. Drawing on the traditions of the original Mahavisnu Orchestra, and Ornette Coleman's Prime Time, with liberal doses of Slavic folk-music and free-jazz, trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom's Quintet is an experiment of nuclear proportions. Featuring heavy electrical input from guitarist Alex Noice and “Bear-Trax" (hybrid-double-neck) bassist Kai Kurosawa, this orgy of odd meters really soars on the magic rhythm carpet laid down by drummer Dan Schnelle, whose traps bristle with a kinetic, ...

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Daniel Rosenboom: Book of Omens

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jny: Los Angeles-based trumpet player Daniel Rosenboom is quickly becoming a ubiquitous presence in the West Coast's creative jazz scene. His credits include a variety of endeavors, from challenging sideman work with venerated scene leader Vinny Golia to membership in the radical young Balkan ensemble PLOTZ! His 2006 solo debut, Bloodier, Mean Son (Nine Winds) established Rosenboom as a singularly creative voice whose unique aesthetic encompasses an array of idiosyncratic influences, from efx-laden horn soliloquies to elaborate progressive metal-influenced full-band ...


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