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ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Ensemble musikFabrik, Etienne Charles, Pulverize The Sound & Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora

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Ensemble musikFabrik
Avery Fisher Hall
July 20, 2013

Karlheinz Stockhausen and Sun Ra must surely vie for the stellar position of most cosmically attuned composer within the bounds of the omniverse. Stockhausen's Licht is arguably his major work, at least in terms of sheer scale. It's a seven-day-long operatic ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

John Geggie / Ron Miles / David Occhipinti: Ottawa, Canada, January 14, 2012

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John Geggie / Ron Miles / David Occhipinti
Geggie Concert Series
NAC Fourth Stage, Ottawa, Canada
January 14, 2012

For his first concert of 2012, bassist John Geggie reaffirmed the astute ability to bring together musicians in unheard-of configurations that's made his longstanding Geggie Concert Series an Ottawa institution. Despite living in a ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision Festival 16 Opening Night; Echoes of Ascension, Marion Brown and John Tchicai.

Having covered the Panel Discussion for Sunday the music needs its due. Where else but the Vision Festival, in the US at least, would you find a night given to two participants in that legendary extended fanfare the world knows as Ascension. One still works among us, John Tchicai, and the other left us since Vision Festival last conveved. Marion Brown ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bill Cosby: If You Could Hear It, You'd Smile

Read "Bill Cosby: If You Could Hear It, You'd Smile" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Bill Cosby is a gentle giant, and not just physically. He is a powerhouse of energy and achievement. He's best known as a standup comedian non pareil. Moreover, his TV shows, such as The Cosby Show, have topped the ratings for many years, and he uses them as a way to promote racial reconciliation and disseminate ...

Tom Harrell: Roman Nights

Read "Roman Nights" reviewed by John Kelman

Since coming back from hiatus following the superb Wise Children (Bluebird, 2003), Tom Harrell's been on a roll. On a new label (HighNote) and with a new working quartet, the trumpeter has gone from success to success, from the undeniably fine Light On (2007), to the even better Prana Dance (2009). Whether Roman Dances is even ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Geggie: Unexpected Conversations

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Most cities have them: musicians who act like a lightning rod, focusing and driving their jazz scenes. In Ottawa, Canada, bassist John Geggie has been one of those significant focal points for two decades, but in particular over the past ten years. He's one of the founding organizers and faculty members of Jazzworks which, amongst other ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet: Live At Jazz Standard NYC

Read "Live At Jazz Standard NYC" reviewed by Mark Corroto

This date is drummer Dafnis Prieto's fourth as leader and second on his own label, Dafnison Music. Following the 2008 studio date Taking The Soul For A Walk, Prieto reenlisted saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum (Hieroglyphics Ensemble, Steven Bernstein's Millennial Orchestra, Kamikaze Ground Crew) and pianist Manuel Valera (John Patitucci, Paquito D'Rivera, Seamus Blake) for this live session ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vision Festival 2009: Day 5

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Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 |Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7

Seth Meicht's Big Sound Ensemble / Bear and Eagle / Darius Jones Trio / Matthew Shipp / Rob Brown Trio / Milford Graves Quartet / Lisa Sokolov Trio / Joe Morris GoGo Mambo
14th Annual ...

ARTICLE: DOWNLOAD REVIEWS

D.D. Jackson: Unreleased Live Performances

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D.D. Jackson
Unreleased live performances
ddjackson.com

D.D. Jackson is truly one of jazz's good guys, which just makes it harder saying anything negative about this collection of unreleased live songs available as free downloads at his web site.



But while he gets high marks for performance, the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

D.D. Jackson: Suite For New York

Read "Suite For New York" reviewed by Nic Jones

The musical evocation of New York is nothing new. Julius Hemphill and Laura Nyro have done it before, and for all of the dissimilarities between their works their powers of evocation leave Jackson with a lot to live up to. He does so here with aplomb, producing music with no modest personality of its own. His ...