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ARTICLE: RADIO

From Glen Hall and Gil Evans to Charles Lloyd to Martin Kuchen

Read "From Glen Hall and Gil Evans to Charles Lloyd to Martin Kuchen" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Saxophonistically speaking... this episode has an abundance of fine saxophonists lurking throughout, from Glen Hall (with Gil Evans in Gil's last project) to Frenchman Denis Guivarc'h with Hubert Dupont to Jake Wark with Chicago pianist Matt Piet. You want more? David Liebman in No Fast Food, the late Dewey Redman, Matt Nelson with Brandon Lopez, Brad ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rich Brown: Abeng

Read "Abeng" reviewed by Dave Wayne

In jazz, it's all about the company you keep. The press accompanying bass virtuoso Rich Brown's third album, Abeng, specifically calls out Roy Ayers and Weather Report as musical reference points. And while there's a breath of Ayers' silky R&B feel to the slinky “Promessa," and though Brown's use of his fretless electric bass as a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dapp Theory - Layers of Chance (2008)

By Mark Saleski Some people really have the wrong idea about jazz. They think that most of it falls into two very broad categories: traditional, where guys in suits play an introductory theme before taking turns soloing over the developed chord changes; and avant-garde, also known as “cats-on-piano" jazz, where everybody just plays whatever the hell they ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dapp Theory: Layers Of Chance

Read "Layers Of Chance" reviewed by Martin Gladu

The Dapp's back!

After a five years hiatus since the brilliant Y'all Just Don't Know (Concord, 2003), Dapp Theory returns with yet another stellar recording in Layers Of Chance.

Anchored by ex-Steve Coleman acolyte Andy Milne and drum wiz Sean Rickman, the quintet now sports a few new faces in bassist Christopher Tordini, reedman ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dapp Theory: Y

Read "Y" reviewed by Rex  Butters

The fertile creative ground of M-Base continues to bear fruit with the release of longtime Steve Coleman keyboardist Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory. At a recent Ravi Coltrane gig, I mentioned to Milne how different his playing sounded from his work with Coleman. Surprised, he said, “Well, yeah, it’s a different music.” While Dapp Theory is a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dapp Theory: Y'All Just Don't Know

Read "Y'All Just Don't Know" reviewed by AAJ Staff

By now, three albums out of the gate, Andy Milne has earned the right to stand on his own. The piano/keyboard player spent seven years with saxophonist Steve Coleman, a ten-disc tenure he likens (somewhat loftily) to the relationship McCoy Tyner had with John Coltrane--and the sharing of ideas within that context has touched his music ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dapp Theory: Y'All Just Don't Know

Read "Y'All Just Don't Know" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

Steve Coleman 's University continues to spawn musical alumni of the highest order. It's no coincidence that recent releases by Ralph Alessi , Ravi Coltrane , Matt Garrison , Gene Lake , and Vijay Iyer have been rhythmatic thrill rides - there's simply no choice in the matter after having dealt with all that Coleman is ...