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Content by tag "Nate McBride"

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Dave Rempis: Zen Master

Read "Dave Rempis: Zen Master" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The best application of philosophy to improvised music is the Chinese concept of “wu-wei." The best translation of this is “no trying." Many listeners have the false impression that it takes a sophisticated ear or at least years of listening to “get" improvised music. Actually, the opposite is true. The key is wu-wei or the art ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet: Afterimage

Read "Afterimage" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Boston, MA area pianist, composer Pandelis Karayorgis brandishes his magic at a Chicago venue with some of the Windy City's finest improvisers. He shifts many concepts with odd-metered progressions while straddling the avant-garde spectrum amid a manifesto based on cohesive discourses, where the hornists may purposely lag behind the beat or bust out into commodious movements. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms: From the Region

Read "From the Region" reviewed by Luca Canini

Ne ha fatta di strada il barbuto Jason Adasiewicz da quando, anno di grazia 2010, il disco d'esordio del trio Sun Rooms gli fruttò l'iscrizione di diritto all'albo dei grandi. Nelle fila dell'Exploding Star Orchestra, nel quintetto Sound Is e nel trio Starlicker di Rob Mazurek, faccia a faccia con Peter Brotzmann, in allegra compagnia nel ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms: From the Region

Read "From the Region" reviewed by Mark Corroto

An imagined overheard conversation in heaven between Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi goes something like this: “If only all music could swing this hard, there would be no need for war."

Okay, maybe it wasn't MLK and Gandhi, but it could have been Horace Silver and Joey Ramone.

In a trio format, Vibraphonist ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 1-2

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 1-2" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-2 | Days 4-6 | Days 7- 9

Joey DeFrancesco Trio / Sun Rooms / Harris Eisenstadt Golden State
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 20-July 1, 2014

Another year, another TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, except to say so would sound dismissive of a festival that, year after ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jason Adasiewicz Sun Rooms Trio alla Sala Vanni, Firenze

Read "Jason Adasiewicz Sun Rooms Trio alla Sala Vanni, Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

"Superjazz," Sala Vanni
Firenze
6.12.2013

In conclusione della nuova rassegna Superjazz (le cui precedenti date erano state Colin Stetson, Tim Berne e Mary Halvorson), sul palco del Musicus Concentus è salito un classico trio jazz, con una ritmica di contrabbasso e batteria, ma con la particolarità di avere il ...

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The Whammies: Play The Music Of Steve Lacy

Read "The Whammies: Play The Music Of Steve Lacy" reviewed by John Ephland

It's a Lacy sandwich. Sort of. Between the opening and closing slices of “Bone" and Monk's “Locomotive," we get to hear some real free-range chicken, so to speak, said tunes played relatively straight, with clearly recognizable heads and a unity swing. (Throw them into the lunch bucket, too.) And, except for the lurching closer “Locomotive," the ...

Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Cocoon

Read "Cocoon" reviewed by Mark Corroto

With so many projects in the works, where is one to begin in a survey of pianist Pandelis Karayorgis? The Boston-based educator (born in Athens, Greece) is a member of The Whammies (featuring Han Bennink), a sextet formed with Driff Records partner Jorrit Dijkstra to cover the music of Steve Lacy. He also maintains a Chicago ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Whammies: Play the Music of Steve Lacy

Read "Play the Music of Steve Lacy" reviewed by Troy Collins

The rich legacy left by Steve Lacy has been the source of numerous tributes since his untimely passing in 2004. Among the most devoted interpreters are Ideal Bread--a New York-based quartet led by baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton, who worked with the iconic soprano saxophonist, and The Rent--a Canadian ensemble founded by trombonist Scott Thompson, who took ...

Ken Vandermark Predella Group: Strade d'Acqua / Roads of Water

Read "Strade d'Acqua / Roads of Water" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Prolific composer/saxophonist Ken Vandermark's first soundtrack Project, Strade d'Acqua / Roads of Water, brings together his multiple interests and sound designs, creating a work for the film by Augusto Contento. It can exists as a standalone album, separate from the film, without commentary.

Recorded in 2008, Vandermark's Predella Group reunites trombonist Jeb Bishop--an original member ...


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