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Reut Regev's R*Time: Exploring the Vibe

Read "Exploring the Vibe" reviewed by Troy Collins

Exploring the Vibe is the dynamic follow-up to This is R Time (Ropeadope, 2009), the critically acclaimed debut of R*Time, a mutable ensemble led by Israeli-born trombonist Reut Regev. A versatile instrumentalist, Regev has been involved in a number of eclectic projects since moving to New York City in 1998, including musical experiments in Radical Jewish Culture with Frank London, as well as contributing to the avant-garde excursions of composer Anthony Braxton. Regev's defiance of stylistic limitations carries over into ...

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Reut Regev: This Is R*Time

Read "This Is R*Time" reviewed by Martin Longley

Trombonist Reut Regev moved to New York City from Israel in 1998, and soon began working with Anthony Braxton, Frank London and Butch Morris. Her newest band is R*Time, a quartet that concentrates almost entirely on her original material. She is joined by drummer Igal Foni, bassist Brad Jones and guitarist David Phelps, the latter employing a large range of mood-altering effects boxes. Percussionist Eddie Bobé guests on two tracks. The opening “Swill" establishes the album's highly ...

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Reut Regev: This Is R*Time

Read "This Is R*Time" reviewed by Troy Collins

Since moving to New York City in 1998, Israeli-born trombonist Reut Regev has made a series of remarkable appearances with a number of high-profile ensembles and artists. Unconstrained by stylistic preconceptions, her early work with such Yiddish-themed artists as Frank London and Metropolitan Klezmer sits comfortably alongside recent gigs with renown avant gardists Butch Morris and Anthony Braxton. Breathtakingly expansive and unabashedly modern, This is R Time is her debut as a leader. Exploring an exotic no-man's land ...


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