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theSuiteUnraveling at the Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

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theSuiteUnraveling at the Cornelia Street CaféCornelia Street CaféNew York City, New YorkNovember 30, 2007 theSuiteUnraveling is guitarist/composer Lily Maase's working quintet comprised of Peter Van Huffel (alto and soprano saxophones), whose own album Silvester Battlefield (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2007) was released to high acclaim, Evan Smith (tenor saxophone), Matt Wigton (electric bass) and Fred Kennedy (drums). This gig was tied to a CD release party for her new album Unbind, which was a ...

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Lily Maase: Unbind

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With the release of the outstanding Unbind, guitarist/composer Lily Maase continues to hone her musico-philosophic voice. She and her quintet, theSuiteUnraveling have created music that lives at the boundaries of jazz and progressive or art rock, being neither and both, with a message that is profoundly uplifting. The band is different from that on her previous release Aftermath (LMS, 2005) released more than two years ago. That was her Texas band, while theSuiteUnraveling is her New York ...

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theSuiteUnraveling at 55Bar

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theSuiteUnraveling55Bar55 Christopher StreetGreenwich Village, NYCJuly 12, 2006 theSuiteUnraveling, Lily Maase's current New York group, played the early show at 55Bar to a good crowd. The gig started late because Maase's guitar decided to buzz uncontrollably, and she ran uptown, returning with an Ibanez in a cardboard box. It served its purpose, despite the fact that it refused to stay in tune, and that its electronics behaved differently than her main axe.

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Lily Maase: Aftermath

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If the releases from the Between the Lines label fall at the classical/composed end of the jazz continuum, then Aftermath belongs in the fusion/experimental corner of the jazz universe. Its rhythms are closer to rock than jazz; the keyboards are electric, as is the bass; and the general vibe goes beyond solo improvising in front of the rest of the band. Labels can be misleading, of course, but one has to start somewhere. The LM5 would absolutely ...


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