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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Shipp / Lowe / Baker / Ray at Le Poisson Rouge

Read "Shipp / Lowe / Baker / Ray at Le Poisson Rouge" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Shipp / Lowe / Baker / Ray
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY
August 11, 2018

Bring together Matthew Shipp, Newman Taylor Baker, Allen Lowe and Kevin Ray and you have more than an inspired music event; this is a living history that--by professional extension--covers the study of ...

1032K: That Which Is Planted

Read "That Which Is Planted" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The intrepid and original trio 1032K (the temperature at which the laws of physics no longer apply) is comprised of three versatile and singularly artful musicians who share a common creative vision. Their phenomenal That Which is Planted is a stimulating glimpse at this collaboration recorded live in Buffalo and Rochester, New York. The group radically ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Frank Lacy: That Which Is Planted

Read "That Which Is Planted" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The real reason the revolution will not be televised (with apologies to Gil Scott Heron) is that the sound of the revolution is free jazz. While those street fighting men are satisfied to throw rock music up against the wall, the real uprising is music of bands like 1032K. With roots in the streets and lofts ...

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, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

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 ...

Bobby Hutcherson: Oblique

Read "Oblique" reviewed by Kevin Ray

This album, recorded in 1967, is so special that it's hard to imagine why it wasn't released until 1980--and even then, only in Japan. Energy, creativity and empathy permeate it, and the players fit together wonderfully. Bassist Albert Stinson is subtle and inventive, making it all the more of a loss that he died two years ...

Andrew Hill: Blue Black and Nefertiti

Read "Andrew Hill: Blue Black and Nefertiti" reviewed by Kevin Ray







Andrew Hill
Blue Black
Test of Time
2005

Andrew Hill
Nefertiti
Test of Time
2005





One of the most mindless quirks of some jazz listeners is major ...