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Ted Rosenthal: Dear Erich, A Jazz Opera

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Ted Rosenthal is one of the most renowned pianists of his generation. He won first prize at the second Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and has been awarded several NEA grants as a composer. Well known as the pianist in Gerry Mulligan's final quartet, Rosenthal has recorded or performed with many other artists, including Bob ...


Philip Glass Ensemble Performs Music In Twelve Parts At Town Hall

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Philip Glass Ensemble
Town Hall
New York, NY
October 27, 2018

Philip Glass's monumental Music in Twelve Parts was originally intended to be performed over three nights. “It's a marathon," Lisa Bielawa, the Ensemble's singer, has said. “The way people train for a marathon is the way we ...


Andrew Sterman's Album "Wet Paint:" Tenor and Ensemble in a Post-Trane Present

Tenor jazzman Andrew Sterman, judging from his pleasingly melifluous album Wet Paint (Innova 771), works out of a post-Coltrane, Ornette-Coleman-via-Dewey-Redman, Jan Garbarek (more in the lower register though) inspiration to a music that is well balanced, lyrical and a leap into a place within that stylistic world. This has a sort of ECM-extroverted feel to it. ...


Andrew Sterman: The Path To Peace

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Set against a sparse percussive backdrop, long bluesy notes come from saxophonist Andrew Sterman's tenor and harmonize with Todd Reynolds' emotive violin for the “Opening" of The Path To Peace. For this concept album that presents original music motivated by Mahatma Gandhi's spiritual path, Sterman has taken on the difficult task of musically representing not only ...


Andrew Sterman: Blue Canvas with Spiral

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You can definitely hear the influence of Mr. Coltrane in the texture, tone and temperament of Andrew Sterman's tenor, while his flute at times displays a Hubert Laws reverence. The latest from this Phillip Glass Ensemble mainstay, Blue Canvas with Spiral , has pianist Fred Hersch, former Trane drummer Rashied Ali, and a host of other ...