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Nu Band: Live In Geneva

Read "Live In Geneva" reviewed by John Sharpe

Everything must change as the Nina Simone song puts it. That's as true in music as anywhere else, and changing one of the parts inevitably affects the whole. When NYC-based German trumpeter Thomas Heberer replaced the late lamented Roy Campbell in The Nu Band, it must have been heart-in-mouth time for colleagues bassist Joe Fonda, reedman ...

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The Nu Band: The Final Concert

Read "The Final Concert" reviewed by John Sharpe

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 ...

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Rozanne Levine & Chakra Tuning at CSV Cultural Center, NYC

Rozanne Levine & Chakra Tuning at CSV Cultural Center, NYC

ROZANNE LEVINE & CHAKRA TUNING AT CSV CULTURAL CENTER, LOWER MANHATTAN ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

PROGRAM: Evolving Music Mondays presents Creative Sounds of Dissension featuring ROZANNE LEVINE & CHAKRA TUNING: Rozanne Levine: clarinets/bamboo flute; Perry Robinson: clarinets; Mark Whitecage: clarinet/saxophones; Rosi Hertlein: violin/voice.

VENUE: CSV Cultural Center: LES Galleryקst floor; 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington & ...

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The Nu Band: Nu Band Live in Paris

Read "Nu Band Live in Paris" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Tra i gruppi che animano la scena della libera improvvisazione, questo è tra i più avvincenti, ponendosi in equilibrio tra lo spirito incendiario del free storico e la ricerca più astratta delle successive correnti. I componenti sono tutti veterani dell'avanguardia (compreso il trombettista Roy Campbell che ha iniziato a farsi conoscere nei gruppi di William Parker o con Marc Ribot ...

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The Nu Band: Live In Paris

Read "Live In Paris" reviewed by John Sharpe

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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The Nu Band: The Dope And The Ghost

Read "The Dope And The Ghost" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Not easily pigeonholed, the music of The Nu Band negotiates the boundaries of free-bop, improvisation, chamber, and traditional jazz with bias toward none. That cannot be said of the band's politics. Giving no quarter to the current Bush administration, they take our 'king' to task from the opening notes of the disc's centerpiece--"BushWhacked.

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The Nu Band: The Dope and The Ghost: Live in Vienna

Read "The Dope and The Ghost: Live in Vienna" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The Dope and The Ghost commences with Joe Fonda's retro, beatnik style walking bass lines and the artists' President Bush-bashing in front of a Viennese audience on “BushWacked. The political component sets the tone for the band's progressive jazz and improvisational forays. The members orate a denouncement for seemingly every policy that the President has put ...

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The Nu Band: Live At The Bop Shop

Read "Live At The Bop Shop" reviewed by AAJ Staff

"Nu" is an apt term for the group leading this adventurous live outing. It's the first time these four veteran players have joined forces. It's only the second release on the new Portuguese Clean Feed label. And it documents the quartet's third (!) performance. “Nu" indeed.

But there's nothing new about these musicians. Each ...