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Ochion Jewell Quartet: Volk

Read "Volk" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Volk, in tedesco popolo, come tutti sappiamo. Il fatto è che i popoli rappresentati in questo album sono diversi (e nessuno ha a che fare con la Germania): Appalachi per il leader del quartetto, il sassofonista Ochion Jewell, marocchino per il pianista Amino Belyamani, iraniano per il bassista Sam Minaie, pakistano per il batterista Qasim Naqvi, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ochion Jewell Quartet: Volk

Read "Volk" reviewed by Budd Kopman

From the opening notes of its introductory overture, “At the End of the World, Where the Lion Weep" which leads to the improvisatory “Pathos/Logos," Volk feels like an important record with a seriousness of intent, precision of execution combined with emotional depth and breadth. A vast sound scape is opened into which we peer, quickly followed ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Thirsty Ear at Stone Curated by Peter Gordon: October 1-15

Thirsty Ear at Stone Curated by Peter Gordon: October 1-15

In 1990, Thirsty Ear made its emergence as a record label of its own, quickly accelerating its position and becoming one of the top alternative independent labels within the U.S. music industry. Since its beginning in 2000, the story of the Blue Series has been one of focused, organic evolution. From free jazz masters, legends in their own time, ...

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Thirsty Ear at The Stone (NYC) October 1st to the 15th

Thirsty Ear at The Stone (NYC) October 1st to the 15th

Tapping into the vast resources of Thirsty Ear's much-heralded Blue Series, President Peter Gordon will be curating two weeks at The Stone, from October 1st to October 15th. From free jazz masters, legends in their own time, to some of the most innovative hip-hop and electronic music producers, to individuals whose music defies any such labeling, the artists of Blue ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision Festival 16 Monday Night Vocals and Much More

Vision Festival 16 Monday Night Vocals and Much More

Monday night at this years Vision Festival is like a miniature of the festival overall. We have a panel event, a special vocal project, and participation from gifted people of many cultures. And there will be a panel to lead off. Most Vision Festivals include an ad hoc vocal ensemble and this year is no exception. Ms Kitamura, Ms Rodea ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

It's Trumpet Time with the Festival of New Trumpet at Vision Festival 16

It's Trumpet Time with the Festival of New Trumpet at Vision Festival 16

Festival of New Trumpet makes its contribution to Vision Festival 16 and offers a detailed interview with Ted Daniel including this summary below. FONT: What is your relationship to King Oliver's playing? TD: King Oliver's improvisations were blues based, rhythmically intricate and his sound, which he constantly worked on, was highly personal and original. He was not conservatory- trained and his ...