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Bill Kirchner: Finding Music's Intimacy

Read "Bill Kirchner: Finding Music's Intimacy" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

The extremely accomplished Bill Kirchner--composer, arranger, saxophonist, writer, editor, teacher--enjoys a career anyone would be proud of. He's played with important musicians, led outstanding groups and had his arrangements played by top-shelf musicians and bands. In 1996, he won a Grammy for Best Album Notes for the revered Columbia/Mosaic re-issue Miles Davis and Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings. Many of the accomplishments came about despite severe physical setbacks. In 1993, he was found to have a ...



Bill Kirchner: Renaissance Man

Read "Bill Kirchner: Renaissance Man" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Like it or not, it's a 'What have you done for me lately?' world in many respects. If that phrase has grown tiresome on you, consider Bill Kirchner in the world of jazz music. With him, it's more like 'What haven't you done?' Period. The art form has gone through periods of struggle in the country where it was invented, but don't blame Kirchner. He's done his part. As a player, arranger, composer, educator, producer, author and historian, ...


Album Review

Bill Kirchner Nonet: Trance Dance

Read "Trance Dance" reviewed by Mark Corroto

You can’t just jump in your car these days and go check out a jazz nonet. For that matter, live jazz doesn’t exist in most of our cities, except in New York where an arm and a leg or your first born is generally the admittance price to see “the stars.” But, I digress. Back to my point about larger ensembles, for instance the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra requires grants and funding to stay afloat. The Either/Orchestra, one of the ...


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