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Steve Korn: Points in Time

Read "Points in Time" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

This one, more than most sets that come this way, reveals itself in successive layers. Melody didn't initially assert itself to these ears. It was there, in dreamy post bop permutations, but it was the harmonies that grabbed me from the start. Drummer Steve Korn and company explore unusual and engaging harmonic frameworks, and I spent a couple of spins of the disc absorbing those and wishing for a deeper grounding in the technicalities of music, in order to aid ...

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Steve Korn: Third Time's a Charm

Read "Steve Korn: Third Time's a Charm" reviewed by Jason West

Good things come in threes, the saying goes, and so it is with the third release from Seattle drummer Steve Korn. While his first and second CD projects contained a total of six original compositions, Points in Time features seven Korn originals, providing us with the clearest glimpse into his musical psyche.

Recorded at Studio X in June of this year, Points in Time features an all-city cast with Korn on drums, Paul Gabrielson on double bass, Marc Seales on ...

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Steve Korn: Pride and Joy

Read "Pride and Joy" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

Relaxing quintet jazz for a quiet night by the fireside. American cuisine is abundant with what are known as “comfort foods”: pot roast, hamburgers, barbecued chicken, apple pie. Dishes that sit well and warm the heart without demanding too much in return from the consumer. Steve Korn’s Seattle ensemble offers up a good-sized helping of what might be termed “comfort jazz” for the same reasons. This set includes two Pat Metheny compositions (one co-written with Ornette Coleman), and it’s clear ...

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Steve Korn: Here and Now

Read "Here and Now" reviewed by Jason West

It's possible that the jazz fans of the next thousand years will revisit the Seattle sound at the turn of this century. If so, John Bishop's independent label, Origin Records, will enjoy a number of reissues. Representing a small circle of local players, Origin's catalog sports over a dozen releases, the most recent being one of the best: Steve Korn's “Here and Now."

For his initial recording as a leader Korn plays with two of his mentors and Origin alumni--Marc ...


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