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Our Theory: Our Theory

Read "Our Theory" reviewed by John Kelman

The growing intersection of music and technology sometimes makes it difficult to know where one ends and the other begins. For those truly focusing on the arena rather than merely dabbling in it, that's exactly the point. Seamless integration is the goal, one that's achieved with considerable success on Our Theory. Samples, programming and post-production processing mix with organic grooves and strong improvisational acumen on a record that will appeal to fans of Norwegian nu-jazzers like Nils Petter Molvaer, Bugge ...

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Our Theory: Our Theory

Read "Our Theory" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Our Theory, indeed. “Their" theory seems to stand in relation to Miles Davis' theory in about the same way that Louis Althusser's philosophical theory does to Karl Marx's: it comes later; it's less substantial, and is in some ways a step back from the original; it has the potential to be rabidly fashionable among young people; and it involves a French guy.

The theory of Miles upon which Messrs. Ersahin and Truffaz (the French guy) draw has three tenets. The ...

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Our Theory: Our Theory

Read "Our Theory" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

Two days of jamming. Two years of splicing the results into an album.

Those seemingly opposite concepts of music are the foundation for Our Theory, an electronic jazz album which was born when Turkish saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin encountered French trumpet player Erik Truffaz at a jam. They decided to bring in a trio of like-minded avant-garde musicians for a recording session.“I wouldn't call it avant-garde jazz. I like the term nu-jazz," said Ersahin, founder of the ...


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