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Stephen Gauci / Sandy Ewen / Adam Lane / Kevin Shea: Live at the Bushwick Series

Read "Live at the Bushwick Series" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There are certain musicians, let's call them axis musicians, who are always at the center of a scene or movement. Dave Rempis, William Parker and Ken Vandermark can consistently be found at the epicenter of a sound or scene. This is also true of saxophonist Stephen Gauci, the coordinator of a music series at the Bushwick ...

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Chris Welcome: Beyond All Things

Read "Beyond All Things" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Saxophonist Stephen Gauci has begun to document some of the weekly concerts he curates at the Bushwick Public House in Brooklyn, New York. Although brief, this session of a single, 29-minute track packs a satisfying punch to the solar plexus. Led by guitarist Chris Welcome (of the Lisa Mezzacappa Trio, David McDonnell Group and Weasel Walter), ...

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Cooper-Moore: Catharsis and Creation in Community Spirit

Read "Cooper-Moore: Catharsis and Creation in Community Spirit" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

It's tempting to think of a life in music as a linear story with a beginning, middle and end, because that's the way life is: we are born, we live, and then we die. In this narrative, one could assume there will be highs and lows and masterpieces might emerge out of a misty fog of ...

Live From New York: Wayne Escoffery, Mingus Big Band, Tomas Fujiwara, Mara Rosenbloom & The Ron Carter Big Band

Read "Live From New York: Wayne Escoffery, Mingus Big Band, Tomas Fujiwara, Mara Rosenbloom & The Ron Carter Big Band" reviewed by Martin Longley

Wayne Escoffery & Tenor Traditions
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March 31, 2018

To assist with his investigation into tenor traditions, saxophonist Wayne Escoffery formed a full-thrust front line with Marcus Strickland and George Garzone, surely one of the most vibrant teams possible around current NYC clubland. The quintet was completed by bassist Yasushi ...

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Stephen Gauci - Michael Bisio - Jeremy Carlstedt - Kenny Wessel: THUNK!

Read "THUNK!" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ormai si è perso il conto dei jazzisti che si sono lasciati ispirare da Thelonious Monk, a volte confinando tutto nell'ortodossia di un mainstream ligio ai dettami scolastici, altre volte muovendosi in direzioni più avanguardistiche, come hanno fatto i pianisti John Stetch e Alex von Schlippenbach. Stephen Gauci appartiene ad una terza categoria, quella dei musicisti che ...

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Arts For Art Opens March With Evolving Music

Arts For Art Opens March With Evolving Music

Evolving Music in March from Arts for Art and Vision Festival opens the lion and lamb month and unfolds over the course of four days from March first to the fourth. involving Friday & Saturday nights, a Sunday afternoon family friendly adventure to let the kids do live action drawing and a concluding Monday evening Evolution. It’s all for the purpose ...

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Stephen Gauci: Thunk!

Read "Thunk!" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If the subject of an album of covers songs is pianist Thelonious Monk, then the approach invariably is reverence or its opposite, insolence. Bands either worship at Monk's alter or attempt to out-Monk Monk by counterfeiting eccentricity or outlandishness. To quote the great man, “You've been making the wrong mistakes."

One band not making those ...

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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 ...

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Kris Davis: Good Citizen

Read "Good Citizen" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

It's just a coincidence that pianist Kris Davis has had three stunning trio recordings released in 2010. There are the two on Clean Feed Records--Paradoxial Frog, a brilliant joint collaboration with drummer Tyshawn Sorey and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock; and Three by the SKM trio, with Davis joined by saxophonist Stephen Gauci and bassist Michael Bisio. But ...

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SKM: Three

Read "Three" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Stephen Gauci ha avuto come maestri Joe Lovano, George Garzone e Frank Wess. Kris Davis è sempre stata affascinata dal possibile connubio tra musica contemporanea e jazz. Michael Bisio è forse il contrabbassista che si avvicina di più al lirismo inquieto di Charlie Haden. Tre musicisti quindi che flirtano con una tradizione in movimento e che hanno trovato ...