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Jazz At Atlas Kicks Off 2019 Season With Thumbscrew

Jazz At Atlas Kicks Off 2019 Season With Thumbscrew

This cooperative project features a trio of gifted musicians and composers—guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer/percussionist Tomas Fujiwara—performing their own compositions and selected standards with an exacting prowess wed to a liberated swing that is glorious to behold. Thumbscrew performs on Saturday, March 30 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Sun Ra Arkestra Headlines 2nd Annual Beacon Jazz Festival -- June 25, Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY

Sun Ra Arkestra Headlines 2nd Annual Beacon Jazz Festival -- June 25, Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY

The legendary cosmic jazz of Sun Ra Arkestra—under the direction of their longtime, nonagenarian alto saxophonist, Marshall Allen—headlines the second annual Beacon Jazz Festival. Sponsored by Birches Associates and once more celebrating this quintessential American music, alongside the distilleries, craft vendors, culture and natural splendor of the Hudson Valley, the second Beacon Jazz Festival will take ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joe McPhee / Jamie Saft / Joe Morris / Charles Downs: Ticonderoga

Read "Ticonderoga" reviewed by John Sharpe

As the liners explain, this date was inspired by bassist Joe Morris and pianist Jamie Saft's shared love for the seminal John Coltrane Live At The Village Vanguard Again (Impulse, 1966) album. In the subsequent discussion with the other participants, it transpired that reedman Joe McPhee actually witnessed that gig from the center of the front ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joe McPhee / Jamie Saft / Joe Morris / Charles Downs: Ticonderoga

Read "Ticonderoga" reviewed by Troy Collins

Ticonderoga was inspired by a conversation between Joe Morris and Jamie Saft regarding their mutual admiration for John Coltrane's Live at the Village Vanguard Again (Impulse!, 1966). Paying homage to the historic date, the pair invited free jazz veterans Joe McPhee and Charles Downs to convene for an informal recording session at Saft's studio in the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Roy Campbell Day Memorial At Roulette

Roy Campbell Day Memorial At Roulette

On Wednesday, February 26, the many dear friends and associates of the late Roy Sinclair Campbell Jr. will gather at Roulette through the efforts of Arts for Art. The performance begins at 6:45. A Slide Show featuring The Music of Roy Campbell 6:45PM - 7:00PM Valerie Morris, Roy Campbell's sister, will recall his remarkable life. 7:00PM - 7:15PM An Opening Song and Prayer will be ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Suoni Per Il Popolo, Montreal, Canada, June 5-22, 2013

Read "Suoni Per Il Popolo, Montreal, Canada, June 5-22, 2013" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Suoni per Il Popolo
Casa del Popolo/Sala Rossa
Montreal, Canada
June 5-22, 2013

The Casa del Popolo and Sala Rossa mini-empire that Mauro Pezzente and Kiva Stimac started on upper St-Laurent Boulevard in September, 1990 boasts a high-level eclectic program throughout the year, but the annual Suoni per Il Popolo festival concentrates special events ...

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

Flow Trio: Set Theory, Live At The Stone

Read "Set Theory, Live At The Stone" reviewed by John Sharpe

Recorded live at NYC's The Stone, Set Theory constitutes the third release by Flow Trio, following its excellent studio set, Rejuvenation (ESP, 2009) and an earlier live disc, like this one, on Ayler Records. An appropriate home for this band, as it happens, for the legendary Albert Ayler looms large in Flow Trio mainstay, saxophonist Louie ...