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Content by tag "Oscar Noriega"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tim Berne: Incidentals

Read "Incidentals" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Through three previous releases on ECM, (including the widely hailed 2015 release You've Been Watching Me alto saxophonist Tim Berne's sonic amalgamation Snakeoil has proven itself an often knotty and dissonant band of free creators, making them the perfect vehicle for Berne's often knotty and dissonant musical ideas.

But it's mind boggling on many levels ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jazz at the Nash Volume 2: Roots in AZ

Read "Jazz at the Nash Volume 2: Roots in AZ" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

This is the second in a series of In Pictures articles on The Nash, a jazz club and educational institution that is at the heart of the jny: Phoenix jazz universe. This article celebrates visiting musicians who have roots in Arizona.

Tenor titan Tony Malaby, a native of Tucson, brought his outstanding group Paloma ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Four New Releases From ECM Records: Vijay Iyer Sextet, Tim Berne's Snakeoil, Gary Peacock Trio, and David Virelles

Four New Releases From ECM Records: Vijay Iyer Sextet, Tim Berne's Snakeoil, Gary Peacock Trio, and David Virelles

August 25 Vijay Iyer Sextet
Far From Over Vijay Iyer: piano, fender rhodes; Graham Haynes: cornet, flugelhorn, electronics Steve Lehman: alto saxophone; Mark Shim: tenor saxophone; Stephan Crump: double bass Tyshawn Sorey: drums Keyboardist-composer Vijay Iyer’s energized sequence of ECM releases has garnered copious international praise. Yet his fifth for the label since 2014—Far From Over, featuring his ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Incidentals

Read "Incidentals" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Of the formal Tim Berne groups dating back to his 1990s Caos Totale, only his Bloodcount formation has a larger output than Snakeoil. From its 2012 self-titled ECM debut, four of its five releases have been on the ECM label, with only the limited edition Spare (2015) appearing on Berne's Screwgun imprint. Incidentals continues Berne's experimentation ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Torino Jazz Festival: le molteplici facce del jazz

Read "Torino Jazz Festival: le molteplici facce del jazz" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Torino Jazz Festival
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22.04-01.05.2016

Non è facile trovare in Italia manifestazioni jazzistiche paragonabili al Torino Jazz Festival.

Il confronto più plausibile è quello con Umbria Jazz. Entrambi i festival infatti sono motivati da un intento promozionale e divulgativo, dalla volontà di far avvicinare a questa musica ...

NEWS: RECORDING

ECM Records Releases Michael Formanek's "The Distance"

ECM Records Releases Michael Formanek's "The Distance"

Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus is: Loren Stillman (alto saxophone); Oscar Noriega (alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet); Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet); Brian Settles (tenor sax, flute); Tim Berne (baritone sax); Dave Ballou, Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley (trumpets); Kirk Knuffke (cornet); Alan Ferber, Jacob Garchik, Ben Gerstein (trombones); Jeff Nelson (bass trombone, contrabass trombone); Patricia Brennan (Marimba), ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ECM @ Winter Jazzfest 2016

Read "ECM @ Winter Jazzfest 2016" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

ECM @ Winter Jazzfest
ECM Records Stage
The New School, Tishman Auditorium
New Yor, NY
January 15 & 16, 2016

New York City's 2016 Winter Jazzfest Marathon capped off a string of first-week performances. The running theme of the festival was transition, as musicians of all walks ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rob Reddy: Bechet: Our Contemporary

Read "Bechet: Our Contemporary" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Omaggiando Bechet ma attraverso una lente in più frangenti memore della lezione mingusiana, oltre che attenta a esperienze decisamente più contemporanee, attorniato da un organico di primo piano, il quarantanovenne sopranista, compositore (suo metà del materiale tematico del disco) e arrangiatore (tutto il resto, ovviamente griffato Bechet) newyorchese Rob Reddy firma un lavoro capace di emanciparsi ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steve Olson: The Ruthless Shapes of Paradise

Read "The Ruthless Shapes of Paradise" reviewed by Budd Kopman

From the opening bell, which sounds for all the world like that which signals the beginning of a Zen meditation session, The Ruthless Shapes of Paradise creates a wondrous, ethereal and all-encompassing time/space continuum all of its own.

Drummer/percussionist Steve Olson, whose previous album, Conversations explored free improvisation between himself and various other instrumentalists, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Banda de los Muertos: Banda de los Muertos

Read "Banda de los Muertos" reviewed by Matt Marshall

It is common practice among groups that play Sinaloan banda music--a style that emerged from small village brass bands in Northwestern Mexico after the Revolution, typically featuring a few clarinets, trumpets, trombones and saxhorns, plus a tuba, snare drum and tambora--to link their name to their place of origin. Thus we get Banda El Recodo and ...


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