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Marilyn Lerner / Ken Filiano / Lou Grassi: Live At Edgefest

Read "Live At Edgefest" reviewed by John Sharpe

Three stalwarts of the improvised music scene combine to persuasive effect on the limited edition LP Live At Edgefest. An excellent sound allows Canadian pianist Marilyn Lerner and the NYC-based pairing of bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Lou Grassi to be heard as part of a truly egalitarian collective. A strong group dynamic is evident straight from the off and consistently on show throughout four freely wrought pieces. At times the discourse takes on a percussive dimension reminiscent of the ...

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Ken Filiano Fourfer: The bird, the breeze and Mr. Filiano; Surface Tension; Fulminate Trio; The Ultimate Frog

Read "Ken Filiano Fourfer: The bird, the breeze and Mr. Filiano;  Surface Tension; Fulminate Trio; The Ultimate Frog" reviewed by John Sharpe

Paulo Curado The bird, the breeze and Mr. Filiano Clean Feed 2008 Steve Adams Trio Surface Tension Clean Feed 2009 Fulminate Trio Fulminate Trio Generate Records 2008 Jim McAuley The Ultimate Frog Drip Audio 2008

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Ken Filiano: Subvenire

Read "Subvenire" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Once thought to be only an acquired taste, solo bass recordings have become acknowledged phyla of creative jazz. From the straight-ahead Life Cycle by Dave Holland to outward sessions by Tatsu Aoki Basser Live, Paul Rogers Listen, and William Parker’s Lifting The Sanctions, modern bassists are continually developing their instrument beyond its historic timekeeping function.

Before moving to New York, bassist Ken Filiano was a mainstay of the West Coast jazz scene, recording with the various ensembles organized ...


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