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David Ake: Bridges

Read "Bridges" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Experimentalist composer Gavin Bryars once proclaimed that “music history has flowed under the bridges for many years." That particular quote adorns the inside flap of pianist David Ake's Bridges which, like Bryars' statement itself, contains many a mystery about music, bridges and history. The pieces that Ake presents herein are modernistic, wide-ranging and wholly original. Melodic stability and consonance come in unlikely form and cacophony liberally colors the water that Ake swims in, yet the water feels just right. While ...

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David Baker: A Legacy in Music

Read "David Baker: A Legacy in Music" reviewed by Monika Herzig

This article appears in Chapter 2 “A Star is Born" of David Baker: A Legacy in Music by Monika Herzig (Indiana Univ. Press, 2011). The George Russell Sextet Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 23, 1923, George Russell started out as a drummer and soon entered the New York jazz scene.32 Bouts of tuberculosis kept him for extended periods in hospitals, where he developed much of the framework for his Lydian Chromatic Concept. The 1953 pamphlet ...


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