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Evan Weiss: Math or Magic

Read "Math or Magic" reviewed by David Rickert

Combining jazz improvisation and classical composition has been an irresistible idea for many--an intellectual problem promising that, perhaps, the result will combine the best qualities of both. However, in practice, the third stream movement has largely been an indication of boring, pretentious recordings to avoid. But then a guy like Evan Weiss comes along with his debut, Math or Magic, which proves that there is a great deal of promise in the idea of creating music that isn't quite jazz, ...

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Evan Weiss: Soundscapes

Read "Evan Weiss: Soundscapes" reviewed by Marshall Taylor

Stylistically, Evan Weiss, an up-and-coming composer, arranger and player in the jazz idiom, is a hard nut to crack. Weiss' recent release, Math or Magic (Inner Circle, 2010), contains soundscapes produced by an 11-piece ensemble. The tunes, rich and dense in their orchestration, tread through an array of musical environments teeming with subtly placed electronic sound effects, classical composition techniques and suave Norwegian vocals. All About Jazz: Your recent release, Math or Magic, is very dense in ...


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