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Brad Mehldau, Sarah Tandy, Billy Mohler & More

Read "Brad Mehldau, Sarah Tandy, Billy Mohler & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

A catching-up session with gorgeous new and upcoming releases, featuring tons of fascinating debut albums that reassure us about the future of jazz (special mention for Billy Mohler's Focus, Sarah Tandy's Infection in the Sentence, Terraza Big Band's One Day Wonder and the Heartland Trio's eponymous album) hand in hand with new works by established masters like Wayne Horvitz, Brad Mehldau and Huw Warren. Happy listening! Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash ...

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Wayne Horvitz: The Snowghost Sessions & Those Who Remain

Read "Wayne Horvitz: The Snowghost Sessions & Those Who Remain" reviewed by Doug Collette

Since coming to some renown in New York City during the Eighties and Nineties, Wayne Horvitz has developed a career almost as eclectic as it is esoteric. Performer, composer, educator and entrepreneur comprise just a few of the roles he has assumed in near-fifty years of audacious enterprise and these dual releases vividly illustrates the range of styles the pianist/composer has pursued. As a leader of ensembles small and large, as well as dance troupes and orchestras, Horvitz has also ...

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Wayne Horvitz: A Musical Portrait

Read "Wayne Horvitz: A Musical Portrait" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we focus on the music of Wayne Horvitz with special attention for his latest two releases, The Snowghost Sessions and Those Who Remain. It's hard to condense in two hours the long career and many facets of a composer and pianist of great versatility, but we will do our best to present highlights from his various projects as a leader and side-man. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash ...

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Wayne Horvitz: The Snowghost Sessions

Read "The Snowghost Sessions" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This trio set is one of two concurrent releases by venerable composer/keyboardist Wayne Horvitz. On Those Who Remain (National Sawdust, 2018) he is supported by an orchestra and guitarist Bill Frisell, to complement his other classical-focused outings spanning the past two decades. As The Snowghost Sessions finds Horvitz aligning with longtime cohorts, bassist Geoff Harper and drummer Eric Eagle who recorded this outing in the enviable settings of an audiophile-grade studio in scenic Whitefish, Montana. Horvitz has been ...

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Wayne Horvitz: Some Places Are Forever Afternoon

Read "Some Places Are Forever Afternoon" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Poet and essayist Richard Hugo, a celebrated son of Seattle, was best known in his short life for his straight-forward but moving portrayals of the stark realities of the Pacific Northwest, both people and places. His works have previously been documented in print and on film and now by pianist/composer Wayne Horvitz who pays tribute to the writer on Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (11 Places For Richard Hugo). In the wordless interpretation of Hugo's works, Horvitz brings ...

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Wayne Horvitz: Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (11 Places For Richard Hugo)

Read "Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (11 Places For Richard Hugo)" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Nature's gifts, depressive streaks, undiluted tastes of reality, and everyday slices of twentieth century northwestern American life all strongly inform the work of poet Richard Hugo (1923-1982); all of those elements, not surprisingly, also find there way into pianist Wayne Horvitz's Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (11 Places For Richard Hugo)--an absorbing collection of music that manages to merge the visceral and intellectual in much the same way that Hugo's writing does. While there's inherent difficulty in ...

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Wayne Horvitz/The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble: At The Reception, Wayne Horvitz: 55: Music And Dance In Concrete

Read "Wayne Horvitz/The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble: At The Reception, Wayne Horvitz: 55: Music And Dance In Concrete" reviewed by John Ephland

Wayne Horvitz is a musical universe unto himself. Has been for well over 35 years. And it's not just his stick-to-it-ive-ness that continues to make his music so damn engaging, a contrariness redefined. Consider these two recent releases as prime examples. The composer/bandleader/keyboardist (who turns 60 in 2015) has a musical history that just might grab you by the throat, if not coax you into some kind of mesmerizing trance. 55: Music And Dance In Concrete and At The Reception ...


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