All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: John Lindberg

Content by tag "John Lindberg"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Maciej Obara Quartet: Dominik Wania/Ole Morten Vågan/Gard Nilssen: Unloved

Read "Unloved" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

A distinct vernacular, unabashedly quixotic lyricism and an authoritative style of playing are among the notable characteristics that define Maciej Obara. The Polish saxophonist and composer had performed with Tomasz Stańko in the trumpeter's “New Balladyna Quartet" project and he has recorded with John Lindberg, Ralph Alessi, Mark Helias and Nasheet Waits. Obara was also on ...

John Lindberg: Western Edges

Read "Western Edges" reviewed by John Sharpe

Released simultaneously with Born In An Urban Ruin (Clean Feed, 2016), Western Edges reveals yet another facet of bassist John Lindberg's interest. The Raptor Trio reunites Lindberg with saxophonist Pablo Calogero, a comrade from NYC's loft jazz era, when both were 16 years old. Calogero, who was also involved in proto hiphop groups, has been little ...

Verneri Pohjola: Pekka

Read "Pekka" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Finnish multi-instrumentalist Pekka Pohjola was a classically trained pianist and violinist but known best as a bassist in his native country. The proponent of a unique fusion of jazz, progressive rock and classical music, his work had elements of Frank Zappa, King Crimson and Antonín Dvořák, sometimes all within a single composition. Pohjola died while only ...

The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 2

Read "The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 2" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part 1 of Jazz and Protest took an in-depth look at two landmark artists and the songs that laid the groundwork for protest within the jazz community. Billie Holiday's “Strange Fruit" took a circuitous route from its origins as a poem to its successful recording on a small label that was not afraid to lend a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Wadada Leo Smith Presents The Create Festival, April 8 & 9, 2017 In New Haven

Wadada Leo Smith Presents The Create Festival, April 8 & 9, 2017 In New Haven

Visionary composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith presents the first-ever CREATE Festival, a two-day celebration and exploration of his inventive and unclassifiable music that will feature classic works alongside world premiere performances. Taking place Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, 2017 at Firehouse 12, 45 Crown Street, New Haven, Connecticut, the festival will include performances ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Lindberg BC3: Born in an Urban Ruin

Read "Born in an Urban Ruin" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Trio di squisita fisionomia cameristica, qui registrato nel maggio 2016, il BC3 di John Lindberg riporta sotto i riflettori il bassista del Michigan con un lavoro degno dei suoi migliori trascorsi. Già la conformazione clarinetto-vibrafono-contrabbasso denota quanto ci si avvicini a un'idea--appunto-- cameristica del fare jazz, non senza rimandare qua e là a colui che fu ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Lindberg BC3: Born In An Urban Ruin

Read "Born In An Urban Ruin" reviewed by John Sharpe

Acclaimed bassist John Lindberg's trio on Born In An Urban Ruin possesses a distinctive and deeply personal sound in keeping with the man himself. That's down to both the novel instrumentation with long time associate Kevin Norton mostly on vibes and Michigan native Wendell Harrison on clarinets, and the character of Lindberg's writing. The essential humanity ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Lindberg Raptor Trio: Western Edges

Read "Western Edges" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Bassista dai gloriosi trascorsi (da Braxton allo String Trio, in primis), John Lindberg ha poi intrapreso una carriera di preferenza alla testa di propri gruppi (non meno di venticinque gli album a suo nome), rendendosi protagonista di lavori quasi sempre tutt'altro che trascurabili. Questo suo ultimo CD, appena uscito ma risalente come incisione all'aprile 2012, occupa ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Wadada Leo Smith: America's National Parks

Read "America's National Parks" reviewed by John Sharpe

While the title might conjure up a string of luminous tone poems, the reality of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's magisterial collection goes far beyond that. In fact Smith's notion of a national park encompasses not only the iconic landscapes, but also literary and cultural features. In any case as he explains, he draws his inspiration from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Wadada Leo Smith Is Recognized As A National Treasure And His New Double Album "America's National Parks" Is Out Now On Cuneiform Records

Wadada Leo Smith Is Recognized As A National Treasure And His New Double Album "America's National Parks" Is Out Now On Cuneiform Records

“Wadada Leo Smith, in the middle of his seventh decade now, has created a body or work that qualifies him as one of America's artistic geniuses, in a league with Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis. A visionary America's National Parks, along with virtually every recording he has released in ...