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Content by tag "Jessica Lurie"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Jessica Lurie: In It For The Long Haul

Read "Jessica Lurie: In It For The Long Haul" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Jazz music, in all its forms, spread throughout world culture, is deeply embedded in the American experience. It is a culture based phenomena uniquely reflecting that experience in such a personal and expressive way as to embrace the myriad of crosscurrents that express new interpretations of the form.

It is deep as the physicality ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jessica Lurie: Long Haul

Read "Long Haul" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Jessica Lurie's new aptly titled release Long Haul (Chant, 2017) is a statement not of an arduous journey of endurance, but of her devotion to craft over three decades that has seen her carve out a musical identity of great diversity and depth. Her career personifies her experience as a strong woman instrumentalist, composer and vocalist ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Lana Meets Jazz - Quarta Edizione

Read "Lana Meets Jazz - Quarta Edizione" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Lana (BZ)
04-10.05.2015

Seguire il festival Lana Meets Jazz è come prendere una boccata d'aria fresca. Per la bellezza dei luoghi e delle montagne altoatesine, certamente. Ma anche per la presenza--sul palco e tra il pubblico -di numerosi bambini e adolescenti.

Sono gli allievi delle locali scuole di musica, ...

Jessica Lurie Ensemble: Megaphone Heart

Read "Megaphone Heart" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La newyorkese Jessica Lurie non si accontenta di suonare un solo strumento, ma vuole di più: sassofoni, flauti, clarinetti e anche la fisarmonica. In più: non disdegna di cantare. Non è finita: nel suo bagaglio spazioso ha in serbo escursioni nei generi disparati. Che si tratti di far dialogare allegramente e con fantasia: folk, jazz, rock e country, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Tiptons Sax Quartet tours the US West Coast: 9-18 December, 2011

Tiptons Sax Quartet tours the US West Coast: 9-18 December, 2011

Amy Denio: alto sax, clarinet, voice; Jessica Lurie: alto sax, tenor sax, voice; Sue Orfield: tenor sax, voice; Tina Richerson: baritone sax, voice; John Ewing: drums The Tiptons are touring the West Coast in December 2011, enjoying the fabulous company of new drummer John Ewing (Reptet) on board, and playing our usual world-traversing repertoire of music for sax quartet, drums ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dan Berg & The Gestalt: Manifesto

Read "Manifesto" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The idea of creation through inclusion seems to be lost on a lot of musicians today. Jazz--like every other area of music--has become highly compartmentalized. A need to place oneself as a direct descendant of a particular artist or style often limits horizon-expanding opportunities and results in stunted creativity. Pianist/composer Dan Berg and his band, The ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dan Berg & The Gestalt: Manifesto

Read "Manifesto" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Manifesto, the debut release from Dan Berg & The Gestalt, may be one of 2010's best recordings. The composer/keyboardist--a Brooklyn native and former student of reed man Marty Ehrlich--has created a smart, versatile and accessible collection that bridges genres and techniques, while remaining at home in the jazz idiom. With touches of Tin Hat Trio, bits ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Jessica Lurie: Shop of Wild Dreams & Laws of Motion

Read "Jessica Lurie: Shop of Wild Dreams & Laws of Motion" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk







Jessica Lurie Ensemble
Shop of Wild Dreams
Zipa!/Spoot Music
2008

The Tiptons Sax Quartet
Laws of Motion
Zipa!/Spoot Music
2008



Jessica Lurie came to many people's attention through the Billy ...

Jessica Lurie Ensemble: Shop of Wild Dreams

Read "Shop of Wild Dreams" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Da più di vent'anni la sassofonista Jessica Lurie è un'instancabile protagonista della scena underground. Anche in Italia ha suonato moltissimo, soprattutto alla guida della band funky-jazz Living Daylights, del quartetto sassofonistico al femminile Tiptons e anche del suo ensemble. In Shop of Wild Dreams, come era già successo in altre occasioni, si cimenta anche come cantante, alla guida di un ...

The Tiptons Sax Quartet: Laws of Motion

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La storia della musica afroamericana annovera un certo numero di quartetti per soli sassofoni che nel corso degli anni da semplici sezioni per grandi orchestre (su tutte i Four Brothers di hermaniana memoria), hanno via via acquisito valenza artistica e autonomia esecutiva. Basti ricordare blasonate formazioni dagli innegabili meriti artistici quali il World Saxophone Quartet, il Rova Quartet, 29th ...