Content by tag "Jim Black"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzdor Berlin 2019

Read "Jazzdor Berlin 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Kulturbrauerei, Kesselhaus
Jazzdor Berlin
Berlin
June 4-7, 2019

Jazzdor Berlin is one of the few truly, consistently and enduring European minded and spirited jazz festival events around—an initiative taken by Phillip Ochem, the artistic leader of the Strasbourg festival Jazzdor, more than a decade ago.

Long breath Unlike other ...

Joost Lijbaart: Under The Surface

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Dutch drummer Joost Lijbaart (known for his work with Dutch saxophonist Yuri Honing) first performed with this trio at the request of vocalist Sanne Rambags, along with guitarist Bram Stadhouders (known for his work with the Netherlands chamber choir, American drummer Jim Black and Norwegian vocalist Sidsel Endresen). At the time Rambags was twenty years old, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nico Gori e La Rinascita Dell'Orchestra da Ballo

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Sono passati sette anni dalla nostra ultima conversazione con Nico Gori, clarinettista e sassofonista tra i più brillanti del nostro jazz, compositore e bandleader molto attivo. Torniamo a parlare con lui per approfondire i suoi ultimi progetti: il disco doppio realizzato con il suo quartetto e i due del Nico Gori Swing 10tet, vera e propria ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mark Dresser Seven: Ain't Nothing But a Cyber Coup & You

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This is the second recording for the Mark Dresser Seven, a chamber jazz group led by bassist Mark Dresser with an unusual front line of flute, reeds, violin and trombone. Their first CD was highlighted by satiric social commentary and tributes to deceased colleagues. This new one follows the same pattern.

Two tributes bookend ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

OGJB Quartet & The Last Poets

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There's no way to use geographical borders to define this music called jazz. For instance, the Freequestra from Slovenia: led by acclaimed guitarist Samo Salamon— the ensemble wends its way with power and emotion through Salamon's new Free Sessions Vol.2, a rollicking excursion through the avant-garde. Or in the case of OGJB, a quartet of four ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Nature Work Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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This spring sees the release of the debut album by this new supergroup and the first clips on YouTube are convincing in every way: imaginative, fluid themes by the founders of the group, alto saxophonist Greg Ward and bass clarinetist Jason Stein, and boneshaking grooves by a first-class rhythm section, double bassist Eric Revis and drummer ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Mark Dresser Seven, Georg Ruby Trio & Matthias Spillmann

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A desire to play together more often led jny: Chicago horn men Jason Stein and Greg Ward to ask bassist Eric Revis and drummer Jim Black to join them in making some music. Great idea, and great results. Nature Work, their new album on Sunnyside, is a winner. So is Ain't Nothing But A Cyber Coup ...

Mark Dresser Seven: Ain't Nothing But a Cyber Coup & You

Read "Ain't Nothing But a Cyber Coup & You" reviewed by Troy Dostert

One of the living legends of the acoustic bass, a relentless innovator and fearsome composer, Mark Dresser has spent decades at the forefront of creative jazz. His Ain't Nothing But a Cyber Coup & You is a follow-up to 2016's well-received Sedimental You (Clean Feed), a septet record that combined Dresser's skilled songcraft with potent political ...

Human Feel: Gold

Read "Gold" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The band's appellation might be Human Feel, but after over 30 years of recording and performing together, maybe the quartet of saxophonists Andrew D'Angelo and Chris Speed, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and drummer Jim Black should change their name to 'Super Hero Feel.' Just like a comic book franchise, when this quartet reconvenes, there is going to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alexi Tuomarila Trio: Sphere

Read "Sphere" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Sphere is Alexi Tuomarila's follow-up to Kingdom (Edition, 2017) and Seven Hills (Edition, 2017). But the Finnish pianist has also collaborated with many of jazz's leading lights including Kenny Wheeler, Joey Baron, Jim Black, Bill Evans and Peter Erskine. Tuomarila also appeared on Dark Eyes by the Tomasz Stanko Quintet (ECM, 2010).

Sphere 's ...