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Triple Play with Dave Brubeck: Saratoga Springs, NY, June 10, 2011

Read "Triple Play with Dave Brubeck: Saratoga Springs, NY, June 10, 2011" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Triple Play with special guest Dave Brubeck Skidmore College SaratogaArtsFest Saratoga Springs, NY June 10, 2011 The Brubecks are a family of fabulously talented musicians, starting of course at the top with father Dave, an American cultural icon. Among that brood is Chris, known for his talents as a bassist and trombonist, who has spent some time touring in his father's quartet, and plays outstanding jazz in a band his drumming brother, as The Brubeck ...

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Tripleplay: Gambit

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Tripleplay is, as the name implies, a trio. Chicagoan Ken Vandermark and Bostonians Curt Newton and Nate McBride coalesced once before for Expansion Slang (Boxholder, 2000), and Gambit marks their outspoken return; it's a document of explicit and articulate musical prose. Not for the weak of heart, as is evident in several places, but more restrained and methodical than you might expect.

I have to admit that I came to the music somewhat biased, never having heard a ...

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Tripleplay: Expansion Slang

Read "Expansion Slang" reviewed by Micah Holmquist

Ken Vandermark left Boston for Chicago in the fall of 1989 and the rest, you could stay, is history. The saxophonist has recorded extensively since then and become one of the most acclaimed and controversial —some doubt whether he deserves the praise- figures in the world of creative improvised music. He is a member of and leads numerous groups including Tripleplay with bassist Nate McBride and drummer Curt Newton which serves as his working band when he leaves the City ...


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