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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Parker Abbott Trio: Elevation

Read "Elevation" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

It's hard to imagine a musical palette with more sonic possibilities: It's a bunch of 88s: two pianos, combined with an array of electric keyboards: Moogs, MicroKorgs (sounds like small aliens from the planet Korgon), glockenspiels, melodicas, a Hammond B-3 organ, a Nord Electro, a Microbrute (a diminutive schoolyard bully?), a Moog Sub Phatty. And throw ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kyle Brenders Quartet: Offset

Read "Offset" reviewed by Troy Collins

A former student of visionary composer Anthony Braxton, Canadian multi-instrumentalist Kyle Brenders subtly expands upon the idiomatic language of his former Wesleyan professor on Offset, the second album by his self-titled Quartet, following 2010's Karst. In addition to numerous other projects, Brenders engages his interest in the oeuvre of iconic soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy as a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mark Segger Sextet - The Beginning (2011)

Debut albums can often be fun to explore, since you're not just exploring the music, but the artist, too. They're funner still when the artist bolts out the gate with his/her own unique plan of attack instead of the timid, first steps of an artist who's still feeling his way around by mimicking his influences. Canadian ...