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Content by tag "Jim Hobbs"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Taylor Ho Bynum: Enter the PlusTet

Read "Enter the PlusTet" reviewed by Troy Collins

Taylor Ho Bynum continues to delve into the endless possibilities of large ensemble writing on Enter the PlusTet, the debut of his newest band of the same name. Following in the footsteps of Navigation, his ambitious multi-format sextet and septet recording (Firehouse 12, 2012), this lean set finds the vanguard cornetist more than doubling the size ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Taylor Ho Bynum: Enter the Plus Tet

Read "Enter the Plus Tet" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum has proven to be a visionary composer, striking the difficult balance between free improvised and arranged music. While accomplished in any group setting, he has shown a particular gift for extended works in larger group situations as in two recent Firehouse 12 Records releases, his sextet Apparent Distance (2011) and sextet and ...

Lawnmower: Lawnmower II

Read "Lawnmower II" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Lawnmower è un'idea musicale del batterista Luther Gray (Anthony Braxton, Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee per citare alcune sue frequentazioni) che nel 2010 si concretizzò sulla label portoghese Clean Feed in un'inedita formazione completata da due chitarre elettriche e da un sassofono.

Quattro anni dopo il leader si ripresenta con il fido Jim Hobbs ...

Lawnmower: Lawnmower II

Read "Lawnmower II" reviewed by Troy Collins

Drummer Luther Gray described in the liner notes to West, Lawnmower's 2010 Clean Feed debut, that the record was an attempt to reconcile the various genres he'd worked in throughout his career--an all-inclusive approach that could be traced back to the stylistically diverse music he listened to on a Walkman while mowing lawns in his youth. ...

Differential Equations: Jeff Platz / Kit Demos / Fabio Delvo / John McLellan

Read "Differential Equations: Jeff Platz / Kit Demos / Fabio Delvo / John McLellan" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Those drawn to free improvised music can attest to the appeal of the style: the constant flow of ideas and the crackling energy of instantaneous musical interactions. When an improvising band is “on," you know it. What you're hearing is the sound of others listening intently and responding in the moment. Heavily dependent on group chemistry, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Taylor Ho Bynum: Navigation (Possible Abstracts XII & XIII)

Read "Navigation (Possible Abstracts XII & XIII)" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If Duke Ellington and Anthony Braxton were able to mix their DNA and reproduce themselves, the cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum would certainly be their scion. The best example of this Ellington/Braxton spawn is the latest recordings by Bynum's Sextet: the simultaneous release of an LP with digital download of the live date Navigation (Possible Abstracts X ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Klare / Platz / Kneer / Elgart: Modern Primitive

Read "Modern Primitive" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Steeped in various aspects of jazz tradition as much as it is on the cutting edge, the sonic territory covered by Modern Primitive is vast, to say the least. The music here, all freely improvised, has a warmth and immediacy that comes from intense, shared listening. Though there are no tunes or changes per se, that ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Aych (Jim Hobbs - Mary Halvorson - Taylor Ho Bynum): As the Crow Flies

Read "As the Crow Flies" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

I “braxtoniani" Ho Bynum e Halvorson con il bostoniano Hobbs mostrano davvero una bella prospettiva sulla musica improvvisata e forse anche sul jazz, a dispetto di una registrazione casereccia e ruspante che sembra però in perfetta linea con lo spirito di questa musica, lontano da ogni tentazione celebrativa e autocelebrativa. I brani si potrebbero dividere in due categorie approssimative: quelli completamente improvvisati ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Matthew Shipp: Shipp Shape

Read "Matthew Shipp: Shipp Shape" reviewed by Chris Rich

Pianist Matthew Shipp is very keenly attuned to the details and nuances of what has to be the most forlorn and anemic environment imaginable for anything a sensible person would call business. Think of it as the sort of business ecosystem that resembles the least habitable places on earth, say a fumarole at the bottom of ...

AYCH / Jim Hobbs / Mary Halvorson / Taylor Ho Bynum: As The Crow Flies

Read "As The Crow Flies" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Three prominent modern-era improvisers offer a lesson in stark contrasts on this session, containing semi-structured and composed works. The artists construct off-center balladry, angst, and playful, cartoon-like soundscapes, amid a few doomsday scenarios dispersed throughout the jaggedly moving parts.

Alto saxophonist Jim Hobbs' “Over Yonder" stands out, because it would have seemed highly unlikely ...


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