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ALBUM REVIEW

Nate Wooley: TTE001: Three Studies for Future Uncertainties

Read "TTE001: Three Studies for Future Uncertainties" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Trumpeter/composer Nate Wooley has built a catalog of experimental music that has advanced in technique and vision over the past decade. Those years have been benchmarked by The Almond (Pogus Productions, 2011), a single solo track of overlaid trumpet loops that blurred perceptions with its subtle shape-shifting, and Argonautica (Firehouse 12 Records, 2016), a sextet project flooded with gauzy atmospherics and more potent interludes. More recently, Wooley released the four-disc box set The Complete Syllables Music (Self-Produced, 2017), an epic-sized ...

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A focus on Nate Wooley

Read "A focus on Nate Wooley" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This time around we focus on trumpeter Nate Wooley. This episode also features a couple of tracks from Fabian Arends and a selection of recent releases and archive cuts. Playlist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis “Para Volar" from The Hope I Hold (Greenleaf) 00:00 Jeong Lim Yang “Moon Tethered" from Déjà Vu (Fresh Sound New Talent) 07:05 Sarathy Korwar “City of Words (feat. TRAP POJU & Mirande)" from More Arriving (Leaf) 13:55 Nate Wooley Sextet “Plow" from (Sit ...

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Nate Wooley: Columbia Icefield

Read "Columbia Icefield" reviewed by Don Phipps

Nate Wooley's Columbia Icefield begins with a dueling repetition of chords by bandmates Mary Halvorson and Susan Alcorn on “Lionel Trilling." The ambiguity generated by this back and forth is the perfect start to his album's shape-shifting music. Wooley's trumpet is both poetic and piercing. There's a sense of longing in his tone and it is amplified by his use of odd electronics which add texture and distortions to his lines or simply populate the background. Halvorson's twangs ...

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Nate Wooley: The Complete Syllables Music

Read "The Complete Syllables Music" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The late Kenneth Gaburo was a noted academic, writer, jazz pianist, electronic music innovator and more. In the 1980s, he headed the Experimental Music Studio at the University of Iowa where he taught that the individual is free to create their own language in terms of their approach to music composition. Gaburo is the inspiration for trumpeter Nate Wooley's latest experimental collection, The Complete Syllables Music.This ambitious four-disc collection adds to Wooley's revolutionary solo repertoire, which includes Trumpet/Amplifier ...

YEAR IN REVIEW

Karl Ackermann's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Karl Ackermann's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

2016 has proven that jazz and creative music in general, are healthier than ever. Artists like Steve Lehman, Nate Wooley and Vijay Iyer continue to push the envelope while those like Bob Gluck find ways to make the old, very new. This list is--for the most part--outside the mainstream because that is where artists risk the most to tell their stories; it is where many listeners go to be challenged. Nate Wooley Seven Storey Mountain V ...

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Nate Wooley: Argonautica

Read "Argonautica" reviewed by Troy Collins

Argonautica reveals a subtle new facet in Nate Wooley's eclectic discography. A celebrated leader of the new trumpet scene, Wooley has expanded the instrument's language by incorporating innovative extended techniques into his bold improvisations. Most of his work has fallen under the banner of lower-case improv, noise or advanced post-bop, but little of his prior output has found commonality within the realm of fusion--until now.Comprised of a single 43-minute composition, “Argonautica" is realized by a somewhat unconventional ensemble. ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Nate Wooley/Hugo Antunes/Jorge Queijo/Mário Costa/Chris Corsano: Purple Patio

Read "Purple Patio" reviewed by John Sharpe

From the perspective of release dates Purple Patio can be seen as a follow up to Malus (NoBusiness Records, 2014) by the core trio of trumpeter Nate Wooley, Belgium-based Portuguese bassist Hugo Antunes and celebrated drummer Chris Corsano. But in actual fact the limited edition LP was recorded two weeks previously, presumably during the same tour. Where it differs is through the inclusion of two of the bassist's fellow countrymen in drummers in Jorge Queijo and Mario Costa. Unsurprisingly a ...


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