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Andrew Cyrille Quartet: The Declaration of Musical Independence

Read "The Declaration of Musical Independence" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Drummer Andrew Cyrille is probably best known for his long association with the avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor. He has previously appeared on ECM and Watt albums by saxophonist Marion Brown (Afternoon of a Georgia Faun, 1970), Carla Bley (European Tour 1977, 1978), The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (originally on JCOA, 1968), and most recently on Ben Monder's ...

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Sara Serpa & André Matos: All The Dreams

Read "All The Dreams" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There may be no combination better capable of painting and promoting aural iridescence than that of vocalist Sara Serpa and guitarist André Matos. The work they've produced together, both on their first duo album--Primavera (Inner Circle Music, 2014)--and on this alluring outing, pits consistency against the transient nature of sonic coloration in understated yet spectacular fashion. ...

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Ben Monder: Amorphae

Read "Amorphae" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Ben Monder è un chitarrista difficile da catalogare, per via di uno stile che concede poco o nulla alla tradizione, e una ricerca su suoni e timbri che, pur se talvolta lo avvicina a Bill Frisell, è portata avanti in una maniera personale e originale che lo distingue da altri sperimentatori come David Torn. Il suo ...

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Ben Monder: Amorphae

Read "Ben Monder: Amorphae" reviewed by John Kelman

Having made his first--and, up to now, only--appearance on Munich's lauded ECM Records on the late drummer Paul Motian's Garden of Eden (2006), it's certainly taken a long time for the virtuosically talented guitarist to get a date of his own. Monder's résumé--while filled with significant associations including, in addition to Motian, composer/bandleader Maria Schneider, double ...

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Ben Monder: Amorphae

Read "Amorphae" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Veteran guitarist Ben Monder is at his most experimental and atmospheric in this collection of largely improvised performances, his sixth album as a leader, and his first for ECM. The genesis of the album came from Monder's 2010 duet sessions with Paul Motian, sadly abbreviated by the legendary drummer's passing. Motian fans can surely be forgiven ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Alan Hampton Releases Sophomore Album "Origami for the Fire"

Alan Hampton Releases Sophomore Album "Origami for the Fire"

Alan Hampton is a busy man. When he's not on the road, playing bass and singing with Andrew Bird, Gretchen Parlato Meshell N'Degeocello, and Robert Glasper, he might be in the studio laying down tracks for Sufjan Stevens, Luke Temple, Derrick Hodge, Kendrick Scott, Esperanza Spalding, or The New Pornographers. But somehow, in between tours and takes, ...

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Nate Radley: Morphoses

Read "Morphoses" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There are guitarists out there who seek to burn an impression of their work into ears and minds, and there are others who manage to make an impression simply by being themselves. Nate Radley falls into the second category. His music isn't forceful, but it still manages to make an impact.

On Morphoses, ...

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Christopher Alpiar Quartet: The Jazz Expression

Read "The Jazz Expression" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il riferimento chiaro, netto, colmo di rispetto e di incondizionato amore (l'indizio contenuto nel titolo della quarta traccia è del tutto superfluo) è il quartetto periodo Impulse! di John Coltrane. In The Jazz Expression troviamo quindi musica di grande intensità, sorretta da un potente afflato spirituale, da un ribollire di emozioni che coprono l'intera gamma del corpo e della mente ...

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Nate Radley: The Big Eyes

Read "The Big Eyes" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jazz musicians often emphasize the importance of having big ears when finding a place in the music, but big eyes are equally important. Tunnel vision and a general lack of ability to see the big picture have plagued many a musician, but guitarist Nate Radley needs no corrective musical lenses. Radley's panoramic outlook and long range ...

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Alternative Guitar Summit brings together Nels Cline, Mary Halvorson, Ben Monder, Thurston Moore: Jan. 13-15, plus many more

Alternative Guitar Summit brings together Nels Cline, Mary Halvorson, Ben Monder, Thurston Moore: Jan. 13-15, plus many more

Joel Harrison presents the Alternative Guitar Summit Co-sponsored by the New York Guitar Festival Featuring Nels Cline, Mary Halvorson, Vic Juris, Ben Monder, Thurston Moore and many more! January 13, 14 and 15, 2012
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 The guitar these days is a kind ...