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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Edgefest 2017: Give the Drummers Some, Part 2-2

Read "Edgefest 2017: Give the Drummers Some, Part 2-2" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Part 1 | Part 2

Edgefest
Ann Arbor, MI
October 20-21, 2017

On the last two days of the festival, the Edgefest audience was treated to even more of the eclectic, explorative music that was present in abundance on Wednesday and Thursday.

Edgefest-goers who were able ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oluyemi Thomas / Sirone / Michael Wimberly: Beneath Tones Floor

Read "Beneath Tones Floor" reviewed by John Sharpe

Beneath Tones Floor is the last recording of Sirone (born as Norris Jones) and could serve as a fitting memorial to the great bassist as he is featured prominently throughout this egalitarian display. Perhaps best known as one-third of the legendary loft jazz outfit The Revolutionary Ensemble, Sirone also appeared alongside a galaxy of New Thing ...

NEWS: EVENT

Matthew Shipp Trio Perfoming at Chapel of Our Lady in Cold Spring, NY - April 30th @ 7:30 PM

Matthew Shipp Trio Perfoming at Chapel of Our Lady in Cold Spring, NY - April 30th @ 7:30 PM

World Renowned pianist Matthew Shipp brings his trio to the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration in Cold Spring NY in support of his new double cd “The Art of the Improviser" on Thirsty Ear Records.

"Watching Matthew Shipp play the piano is a bit like sitting ringside. Lefts and rights hit the keyboard's midsection in steady jabs, finding a ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Oluyemi Thomas: Positive Knowledge

Read "Oluyemi Thomas: Positive Knowledge" reviewed by Martin Longley

Oluyemi Thomas, the sage-like reedman from Oakland, California, is heading to town this month and will be playing in a duo setting with New York drummer and percussionist Michael Wimberley, whom he describes as both “creative-minded and creative-spirited." It's the spiritual sphere--however this is defined, impossible to nail down--that appears to guide much of Thomas' journey. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oluyemi Thomas: Before the Beginning

Read "Before the Beginning" reviewed by Rex  Butters

Recorded live at the 2002 High Zero Festival in Baltimore, Maryland, Before the Beginning documents Oluyemi Thomas in action. Under recorded and wildly original, Thomas prowls a boundless unknown through whichever horn he blows. The program presents Thomas as the constant playing with a changing configuration of partners. The CD divides the near-continuous performance into six ...