All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Jesse Stacken

Content by tag "Jesse Stacken"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kirk Knuffke/Ben Goldberg: Uncompahgre

Read "Uncompahgre" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Two of the most in-demand horn players in the current creative music scene, cornetist Kirk Knuffke and clarinetist Ben Goldberg delight in making music that combines a deep respect for the history of jazz with an unmistakable spirit of adventure and risk. Both are seasoned veterans with nothing to prove, and they can do it all, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Whit Dickey/Kirk Knuffke: Fierce Silence

Read "Fierce Silence" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The fitness instructor kept yelling, “feel the burn, feel the burn." After an hour of aerobic exercise, that was not a difficult task. A much easier and painless way to experience the same fire is to listen to just one track of Fierce Silence, a collection of improvised duos between drummer Whit Dickey and cornetist Kirk ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Yao: Flip-Flop

Read "Flip-Flop" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

On his 2012 debut, trombonist John Yao navigated multiple complex territories ranging from the experimental to traditional balladry. A regular presence on the New York scene, Yao has worked with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O'Farrill's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Having absorbed those big band sensibilities, Yao graduates from his inaugural quintet to a seventeen-piece ensemble. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kirk Knuffke: Arms & Hands

Read "Arms & Hands" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Grande ammiratore di Mark Helias e di Bill Goodwin e collaboratore in alcuni dei loro progetti, il trombettista Kirk Knuffke, è riuscito nell'intento di farli suonare per la prima volta insieme in Arms & Hands, album al quale collabora un'altro eroe del leader come il sassofonista Daniel Carter. Knuffke è musicista atipico e trasversale, impossibile da ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Yao and His 17-Piece Instrument: Flip-Flop

Read "Flip-Flop" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Music aside, you have to love the name of this band: John Yao and His 17-Piece Instrument. Now there's confidence with a capital C! Yao, a New York City-based trombonist who arrived there from his native Chicago more than a decade ago, has more recently turned his hand to composing and arranging. Yao writes with the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kirk Knuffke: Arms & Hands

Read "Arms & Hands" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Sometime, watch children as they eat the M&Ms. They will separate the colors into several piles--green, red, brown, yellow, orange, and blue. It's not that each color tastes different, except for maybe blue--I don't remember ever seeing that color before. Nonetheless, they go about savoring each color batch as an independent experience. Those little candies come ...

10 CD nel CD-Player di... Jesse Stacken

Read "10 CD nel CD-Player di... Jesse Stacken" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

01. Tom Waits - Closing Time (Elektra - 1993). Manca l'eccentricità dei suoi ultimi lavori, ma che canzoni! 02. Agustí Fernández - El Laberint de la Memòria (Mbari - 2011). L'ho visto dal vivo allo Stone di NYC su suggerimento di Joachim Badenhorst. Questo disco è più morbido rispetto all'esibizione live, ma entrambi sono super stimolanti. 03. Simon Nabatov - Perpetuum ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kirk Knuffke: Chew Your Food

Read "Chew Your Food" reviewed by John Sharpe

Originally from Colorado, trumpeter Kirk Knuffke has been based in the Big Apple since 2005. Though he may be best known as a member of drummer Matt Wilson's celebrated Quartet, the brass man also leads his own quartet, with two previous recordings for the prolific Portuguese Clean Feed label, while he and pianist Jesse Stacken also ...

Peter Van Huffel: Like the Rusted Key

Read "Like the Rusted Key" reviewed by Stuart Broomer

Peter Van Huffel is a Canadian-born alto saxophonist who recently settled in Berlin after a six-year period in New York. His new quartet reflects all of those geographic connections, bringing together New York pianist Jesse Stacken, a mainstay of Van Huffel's New York quintet, Canadian bassist Miles Perkin, and the Swiss-born, Berlin-resident drummer Samuel Rohrer.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Peter van Huffel Quartet: Like The Rusted Key

Read "Like The Rusted Key" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The Berlin-based Canadian alto saxophonist, Peter van Huffel may be one of the most intense performers on this instrument. He creates sharp images with his playing, is exceedingly energetic--in sections of music that demand quieter moments his calmness is most elastic and taut--and although he has a tendency to play with broad glissandi almost throughout Like ...