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The Nu Band: The Final Concert

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The title refers to trumpeter Roy Campbell's last appearance with the outfit he founded with drummer Lou Grassi twelve years before. Campbell died in 2014 at the age of 61, 21 months after this March 2012 live date from Bad Hofgastein, Austria at the conclusion of a European tour. This limited edition LP constitutes the seventh ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

William Parker: Centering - Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

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William Parker

Centering: Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

No Business Records

2012

Nobusiness Records has been building up to this monumental, six-disc cache of unreleased early recordings by bassist William Parker for some time. The Lithuanian label's unsurpassed documentation of the New York City loft jazz era has so far encompassed reissues and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Supergroup Other Dimensions In Music To Close Out 2011 Evening Music Series At Chapel Of Our Lady Restoration In Cold Spring, NY, November 5th

"These are a generation's masters at the very height of their powers." —Tad Hendrickson, CMJ New Music Report The avant-jazz supergroup, Other Dimensions in Music, closes out the new evening music series for its first season at the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration on Saturday, November 5th at 7:30 PM. Each member of the ensemble—Roy Campbell, Jr. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Claire DeBrunner / Ken Silverman / Daniel Carter / Tom Zlabinger: Macroscopia

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Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter may be the best known constituent part of NYC collective quartet Macroscopia, but based on its eponymous debut, he's not the only reason to listen. Although the bassoon hasn't figured largely in jazz history to date, an increasing number of able modern practitioners specializing in the large double reed woodwind seek to change ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Nu Band: Live In Paris

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An average of one album every other year is pretty good going for a free jazz collective, and that's what The Nu Band has achieved. Its fifth, Live In Paris, comes ten years after their first communion in 2000. It's also a departure, not in that it is a concert recording as there are already three ...

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Other Dimensions In Music w/Matthew Shipp: Time Is Of The Essence; The Essence Is Beyond Time

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ODIM. Five master improvisors, each with the accumulated grasp of decades of jazz history. Five musicians who know the rules yet choose to break them. Most strikingly, five individuals who constantly interconnect, wrapping musical tentacles around each other, playing as one. Time is free jazz in the most abstract sense.

The implications of the title convey ...