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Tony Malaby with Nick Fraser at the Rex

Read "Tony Malaby with Nick Fraser at the Rex" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

I recently relocated to jny: Toronto and I'm still familiarizing myself with the local jazz scene and musicians. The scene itself turns out to be more expansive and broader in musical scope than I anticipated. The Rex Jazz Bar and Hotel is the pre-eminent jazz club in the city. It features jazz seven nights a week with as many as 20 shows in a given week, almost rivaling Smalls Jazz in jny: New York City for the breadth of its ...

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A Focus on Tony Malaby

Read "A Focus on Tony Malaby" reviewed by Bob Osborne

A focus on saxophonist Tony Malaby with a variety of music from his work as a leader, co-leader and as a sideman demonstrating his exceptional playing. Playlist Gordon Grdina “Visceral Voices" from No Difference (Songlines) 00:00 Rez Abassi “Dark Bones" from Out of Body (Feroza) 09:04 Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth “Arthur Avenue" from Epicenter (Clean Feed) 19:49 Pandelis Karayorgis, Mat Maneri “Three Plus Three" from Disambiguation (Leo Records) 27:56 Tony Malaby Paloma Recio “Artifact" from Incantations (Clean Feed) 38:22 ...

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Tony Malaby: Voladores, Houria

Read "Tony Malaby: Voladores, Houria" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Tony Malaby's Apparitions Voladores Clean Feed 2009 Stephane Kerecki Trio with Tony Malaby Houria Zig Zag Territoires 2009

Since arriving in NYC about 15 years ago,Tony Malaby, through a series of fortuitous (and well-chosen) associations (including Marty Ehrlich and Mario Pavone, among others) as well as spots in Charlie Haden's Liberation ...

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Tony Malaby's Apparitions: Voladores

Read "Voladores" reviewed by Troy Collins

New York-based tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby's seventh album as a leader, Voladores, is named after the visually stunning Mexican dance troupes he saw while growing up in Tucson, Arizona. Inspired by their celebratory rhythmic fervor, he employs a dynamic dual drummer-based quartet on this date, revisiting the heavily percussive line-up of his 2003 sophomore release, Apparitions (Songlines).

Bassist Drew Gress and drummer Tom Rainey return from the earlier session, with second drummer Michael Sarin replaced by percussionist and ...

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Tony Malaby: Paloma Recio & Ancient and Future Airs

Read "Tony Malaby: Paloma Recio & Ancient and Future Airs" reviewed by David Adler

Tony MalabyPaloma RecioNew World Records2009 Paul DunmallAncient and Future AirsClean Feed2009 Paloma Recio ("loud dove"), the debut of saxophonist Tony Malaby's quartet of the same name, is marked by the ghostly sonorities and harmonic wiles of guitarist Ben Monder, plus the flexible support of bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Nasheet Waits. Together, the four ...

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Tony Malaby: Paloma Recio

Read "Paloma Recio" reviewed by Mark Corroto

To use a rock 'n' roll analogy, saxophonist Tony Malaby is the Mick Jagger to Joe Lovano's Paul McCartney. It's not that anyone has to choose sides, but if the classic Paul Motian band (featuring Lovano) was The Beatles, then Malaby's Paloma Recio quartet is the Rolling Stones.

Without having to choose sides, Paloma Recio--or “Loud Dove"--has recorded an instant masterpiece of modern music on this self-titled disc.

Malaby, a regular in New York's jazz circles, ...

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Tony Malaby: Paloma Recio

Read "Paloma Recio" reviewed by Troy Collins

One of New York City's most in-demand tenor saxophonists, Tony Malaby has become one of the most distinctive artists of his time. A first generation Mexican-American born in Tucson, Arizona, Paloma Recio finds Malaby delving deeper into his own personal history, abstracting Spanish-tinged melodies with the support of some of the best improvisers working today.

Focusing on Malaby's penchant for unbound lyricism, Paloma Recio (Loud Dove) is the self-titled debut of Malaby's quartet of the same name. Inspired ...

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Tony Malaby Cello Trio: Warblepeck

Read "Warblepeck" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The old and the new come together on Warblepeck, saxophonist Tony Malaby's first CD as leader since 2003. Malaby has played previously with multi-instrumentalist John Hollenbeck, defining new paths and trajectories through music that has stirred and stimulated the senses. Neither of them had worked with Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello and electronics), who has made his own impact as an improvising musician. The triumvirate in place, Malaby wrote music that would draw the cello into a new creative spell, also including ...

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Tony Malaby Cello Trio: Warblepeck

Read "Warblepeck" reviewed by Troy Collins

A ubiquitous presence in New York's fertile jazz scene, saxophonist Tony Malaby has appeared on over fifty albums since Sabino (Arabesque, 2000), his debut as a leader. With unfaltering drive and boundless creativity, his impassioned playing has graced numerous Downtown collectives, with early stints spent in Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra and Paul Motian's Electric Be-Bop Band.

The unconventional instrumentation featured on Warblepeck is unique in Malaby's budding discography, especially for an artist usually found fronting traditional small ...

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Tony Malaby: Tamarindo

Read "Tamarindo" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

Saxophonist Tony Malaby is a relentless musical seeker, not content to bask in his growing renown. He constantly works in diverse groups, as both a leader and sideman, often favoring trios because their copious space accommodates his expansive ideas. His approach is contemporary; he seeks partners that are fully active in shaping and interpreting the music, not just a rhythm section to keep time for his solos. On Tamarindo he's found ideal foils in venerable bassist William Parker and nimble ...

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Tony Malaby: Tamarindo

Read "Tamarindo" reviewed by Troy Collins

Saxophonist Tony Malaby is rapidly becoming one of the most impressive artists of his generation. With a resume including memberships in Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra and Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band, he has gone from ubiquitous to acclaimed, seemingly overnight. Tamarindo features Malaby fronting a powerhouse trio of his peers, including bassist William Parker and drummer Nasheet Waits.

Malaby's assured tone, rich melodic sensibility and adventurous outlook have endeared him to such notable New York bandleaders as Mario ...

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Tony Malaby: Tamarindo

Read "Tamarindo" reviewed by Greg Camphire

Portugal's Clean Feed label is fast proving itself as one of the flagship supporters of modern jazz and improvised music around the world, with an international roster that includes some of the finest working musicians across America, Europe and beyond. Among its latest batch of impressive releases is Tamarindo, which captures the hardcore New York City virtuosity of saxophonist Tony Malaby leading a trio with bassist William Parker and drummer Nasheet Waits.

The feeling one gets when listening closely to ...


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