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Content by tag "Harriet Tubman"

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2017

Read "Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by Troy Collins

Considering the quantity of recordings released in a year's time, attempting to compile a comprehensive end of the year list mentioning every first-rate session would be difficult at best. The ten titles listed below represent a fertile cross-section of some of the most compelling modern jazz heard in 2017.

William Parker Quartets

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Harriet Tubman: Araminta

Read "Araminta" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Named after the iconic American heroine: escaped slave, abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross circa 1822); the extraordinary New York based trio of guitarist Brandon Ross, bassist Melvin Gibbs and drummer JT Lewis have performed together for over 20 years yet have only released three prior recordings: I am a Man (Knitting Factory, 1998), ...

ARTICLE: WEBSITE NEWS

re: our recent Araminta review

Read "re: our recent Araminta review" reviewed by Michael Ricci

Dear All About Jazz readers,

First, I sincerely apologize for the article that appeared on this page at All About Jazz the other day. Under normal circumstances, it would not have been published, but this one slipped through and I take full responsibility for it. Also, let me be 100% clear that the views ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Harriet Tubman: Araminta

Read "Araminta" reviewed by Vic Albani

Se il buon giorno si vede dal mattino, il 2017 già dai suoi primi passi potrebbe evidenziarsi come la classica annata da ricordare. La musica in giro in questo periodo (specialmente laddove non si grida alla crisi ad ogni piè sospinto) sembra davvero valere più che la semplice menzione cronachistica. Dopo l'ultimo lavoro dei Kneebody (Anti-Hero), ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Akbank Jazz Festival 2013, Istanbul

Read "Akbank Jazz Festival 2013, Istanbul" reviewed by Daniela Veronesi

Akbank Jazz Festival
Istanbul
25,09-10.10.2013

Akbank Jazz Festival, 23. edizione, Istanbul, 25 settembre-10 ottobre, e oltre: rassegna di ampio respiro, quindici giorni di proposte tra jazz e dintorni, evento culturale che richiama uno zoccolo duro di aficionados, ma che sa anche aggregare pubblici diversi in luoghi diversi. Ampie sale ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Dick Dale, Joe Louis Walker, Bill Sims Jr. & The Harriet Tubman Double Trio

Read "Dick Dale, Joe Louis Walker, Bill Sims Jr. & The Harriet Tubman Double Trio" reviewed by Martin Longley

Dick Dale
The Jewel
October 23, 2011


What could be a more appropriate venue to witness the heady spectacle that is a Dick Dale show? The Jewel is one of the cruise boats operated by the Rocks Off promoters, here in collaboration with the B.B. King Blues ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Harriet Tubman - Ascension (Sunnyside, 2011)

Harriet Tubman - Ascension (Sunnyside, 2011)

Harriet Tubman's Ascension is an intriguing mix of DJ/dub textures, jazz, sci-fi sound culture and Sun Ra style cosmology. Interesting stuff, definitely along the lines of Sun Ra's late 70's recordings like Lanquidity and Media Dreams and Greg Tate's Burnt Sugar ensemble.

It is an interesting feat of collective improvisation and sound-scape making that blends together into a suite ...

Harriet Tubman: Ascension

Read "Ascension" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The raison d'être for the band, Harriet Tubman, is an almost aching musical yearning for a complete freedom. It is a freedom from genre and certainly on Ascension, complete freedom from style as well as style. This what the 20th Century Spanish poet and playwright, Federico Garcia-Lorca described as the heart of duende, a holistic alternative ...

Harriet Tubman: Ascension

Read "Ascension" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It has been forty-six years since John Coltrane took his expanded ensemble into a studio to record Ascension (Impulse!, 1965), and many believe the jazz world has yet to come to grips with its significance and meaning. It has only been eleven years since the power trio Harriet Tubman, expanded into the Harriet Tubman Double Trio, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Henry Grimes at The Stone: Alive at 75

Read "Henry Grimes at The Stone: Alive at 75" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Henry Grimes, Newman Taylor Baker, Lee Mixashawn Rozie and Connie Crothers
The Stone
East Village
New York, NY

John Zorn honored the great Henry Grimes, bassist and violinist, with “a month of 75th birthdays" this November, consisting of a curatorship of his venue, The Stone, together with his wife, Margaret. A long weekend spent ...


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