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Plunge: In For The Out

Read "In For The Out" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Trombonist Mark McGrain is one of those guys who follows his own muse. Though he's not particularly prolific, each of his albums as a leader feature some truly profound music-making. In for the Out is no exception. On his fourth album as a leader, McGrain has re-invented himself, playing with an expanded New Orleans-based group and ...

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Plunge: IN For The OUT

Read "IN For The OUT" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A capo del gruppo Plunge, il trombonista Mark McGrain è uno dei protagonisti del jazz a New Orleans nel decennio post Katrina.
Dopo il debutto nel 1995 (Falling with Grace, Accurate Records) in un organico comprendete Bob Moses alla batteria, Avishai Cohen al contrabbasso e Marcus Rojas alla tuba, il trombonista ha ricostituito il ...

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Phil Grenadier Bruno Raberg Duo: Plunge

Read "Plunge" reviewed by Dave Wayne

The advent of new technologies has enabled musicians to interact in hitherto unheard-of ways. It's routine now to read about recordings that were assembled from sessions recorded by individual musicians in different studios, on different continents. Music composing software has changed the way musicians think about their compositions and opened up new possibilities for the performance ...

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Phil Grenadier - Bruno Raberg Duo: Plunge

Read "Plunge" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Se si escludono “Lonely Woman" di Ornette Coleman e “The Outermost Island" di Bruno Raberg la musica contenuta in Plunge è completamente improvvisata. In alcuni casi - “Area 51," “Triangulum," “Quadratic" - doppiamente improvvisata visto che Raberg al contrabbasso e Phil Granadier alla tromba interagiscono con la registrazione sviluppando nuovi spunti e tracciando nuove linee narrative. Il tutto con spirito ...

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Phil Grenadier / Bruno Raberg Duo: Plunge

Read "Plunge" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Maybe only a pirate radio station would be uninhibited enough to play duo improvisations such as these served up by trumpeter {Phil Grenadier and acoustic bassist Bruno Råberg. However, such mainstream disinterest should be considered a backhanded compliment and is perhaps reason enough to check it out. Plunge is an apt title for music inspired by ...

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Phil Grenadier / Bruno Raberg Duo: Plunge

Read "Plunge" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Two men are responsible for every sound heard on the avant-leaning Plunge, but this record shouldn't be mistaken for a naked, take-me-as-I-am duo date. Bassist Bruno Råberg and trumpeter Phil Grenadier take full advantage of technology to create piquant aural landscapes that expand and expound on the very nature of man-to-man dialogue.

This ...

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Phil Grenadier / Bruno Raberg Duo: Plunge

Read "Plunge" reviewed by Chris Mosey

The inspiration for this album was saxophonist Ornette Coleman's “Lonely Woman." It gave Swedish bassist, Bruno Råberg, what he calls an “aural vision": “I 'heard' a rich, erratic, and busy soundscape in which the beautiful melody would live. I saw images of desolate streets and a lonely person's inner turmoil, conflicting emotions and despair."

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Phil Grenadier / Bruno Raberg: Plunge

Read "Plunge" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

There are conspicuously few trumpet and bass duo recordings in the archives of jazz, though the rationale is not obvious. The sonic characteristics of the two instruments work surprisingly well in the hands of disciplined artists who emphasize the creative process over fireworks. Trumpeter Phil Grenadier, brother of bassist Larry Grenadier, is teamed with bassist Bruno ...

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Phil Grenadier / Bruno Raberg Duo: Plunge

Read "Plunge" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Plunge is a captivating CD that features the formidable duo of bassist Bruno Råberg and trumpeter Phil Grenadier. Each musician brings to the table their unique background and decades of experience: Råberg hails from Sweden, and in his twenties he played with the cream of Swedish jazz musicians, including trombonist Eje Thelin, pianist Bobo Stenson and ...

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Phil Grenadier / Bruno Raberg Duo: Plunge

Read "Plunge" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Part adlib verse and part haiku poetry, Plunge is, above all, a study of sound and its ability to conjure images and emotions.

A collaborative effort by Swedish born bassist Bruno Råberg and trumpeter Phil Grenadier, Plunge's nineteen short pieces range from intricately impressionistic to deeply expressive abstractions.

On “Last ...