Content by tag "Fieldwork"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Quinsin Nachoff: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff sounds right at home on Mythology Records--saxophonist/producer/provocateur David Binney's label. Everything on Mythology has a intensity and modernity, a brashness and in-your-face confidence of delivery, whether it's Binney as the leader, or on sets headed up by pianists John Escreet or Edward Simon, or Quinsin Nachoff.

Flux is Nachoff's debut on ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tyshawn Sorey: Composite Reality

Read "Tyshawn Sorey: Composite Reality" reviewed by Daniel Lehner

Though Tyshawn Sorey's Oblique-I (Pi Recordings, 2011) is his most recent release to date, it's actually comprised of some of the percussionist/composer's earliest work. Containing music that is sonically dense, enormously challenging and (as the title suggests) consistently blurs and obscures the lines drawn between improvisation and composition, it has been hailed by critics and fans ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Fieldwork: Philadelphia, March 12, 2011

Read "Fieldwork: Philadelphia, March 12, 2011" reviewed by Dylan McGuire

Fieldwork
Christ Church Neighborhood House Theatre
Philadelphia, PA
March 12, 2011

To describe the music of avant-garde jazz trio Fieldwork--featuring polymath/pianist Vijay Iyer, drummer Tyshawn Sorey and saxophonist Steve Lehman--as complex may be an understatement as broad as the group's dedication to exploring the far reaches of harmony, ensemble dynamics, and the physical ...

NEWS: EVENT

All-Star Jazz Trio Fieldwork Showcased in Concert Series Presented by Ars Nova Workshop in Philadelphia

From March 11 to March 13, Ars Nova Workshop will showcase the work of widely celebrated and critically acclaimed trio Fieldwork. The three-night concert series, Composer Portrait: Fieldwork, offers a rare opportunity to experience both the collective and individual work of pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Steve Lehman, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, making the series a truly ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Vijay Iyer: Solo

Read "Solo" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Vijay Iyer may be one of the great ones; only time will tell. The pianist has risen to become a critics' darling, mostly on the basis of his quartet outings, including the much-lauded Reimagining (Savoy Jazz, 2005) and Tragicomic (Sunnyside Records, 2008). He's worked a trio magic, to, -with his piano/saxophone/drums Fieldwork group, on the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fieldwork: Door

Read "Door" reviewed by Lyn Horton

The selection of which avenue to follow in music is the whole ball game to sustain the integrity of a particular venture. On Fieldwork's Door, the measure of the music's success has to do with the recognition that it centers within a specific tonal range. The alto sax, played by Steve Lehman, establishes that range. There ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fieldwork: Door

Read "Door" reviewed by Troy Collins

In the three years since their sophomore recording, Simulated Progress (Pi Recordings, 2005), the collective trio Fieldwork has expanded its scope beyond sophisticated M-Base funk to delve into more expansive territory on Door. Comprised of pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Steve Lehman and drummer Tyshaw Sorey, Fieldwork operates as a true cooperative, offering a model of balanced ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Fieldwork Releases Third Album, "Door" on Pi Recordings April 22nd

Pi Recordings Proudly Announces The April 22nd Release of Door, The Latest From Cutting-Edge Collective, Fieldwork

Featuring All New Compositions By Pianist Vijay Iyer, Saxophonist Steve Lehman and Drummer Tyshawn Sorey

Release To Coincide with New Vijay Iyer Quartet Release, Tragicomic (Sunnyside)

Praised by NPR's Fresh Air as “a jazz power trio for the new century," Fieldwork makes its ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fieldwork: Simulated Progress

Read "Simulated Progress" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

The melodic hooks are not obvious. The harmonies are not lush or comforting. And the rhythms won't be easy to tap along with. But Fieldwork's Simulated Progress is not a free-form blast of notes from three soloists playing near each other. Instead it is a result of careful listening to bring disparate elements together, with room ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fieldwork: Simulated Progress

Read "Simulated Progress" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Has anyone out there ever been totally flattened by a record from the first notes?

It happens that Pi Recordings was present at a Rudresh Mahanthappa show last week, and I was able to pick up a copy of Fieldworks' Simulated Progress, which I listened to on the way home. “Flattened" is definitely ...