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Michael Moss's Accidental Orchestra: Helix

Read "Helix" reviewed by Troy Dostert

A longtime contributor to the New York jazz scene whose roots go back to Sam Rivers's loft era of the 1970s, clarinetist and composer Michael Moss has typically worked in a small-group context, especially via his most well-known ensembles, Four Rivers and the New York Free Quartet. But on Helix, he's got more ambitious goals in ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Three New Releases from Peter Kuhn

Read "Three New Releases from Peter Kuhn" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Clarinetist Peter Kuhn came up in the 1970s. In those days, one could count the number of modern jazz clarinet specialists on one hand: John Carter, Perry Robinson, Theo Jorgensmann, Alvin Batiste and--if you include the bass clarinet--Michel Pilz. So, one hand and a finger. Still associated with Benny Goodman, Dixieland and Swing, the clarinet was ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision 19 Honors A New Generation Of Vision Artists

Vision 19 Honors A New Generation Of Vision Artists

Honoring a New Generation of Vision Artists. Music and Art calls each generation. The Vision continues with important younger artists like Mary Halvorson and Susan Alcorn and Fay Victor with Tyshawn Sorrey. There are a few excellent young musicians playing with Charles Gayle, like Shayna Dulberger, Ingrid Laubrock and Mazz Swift. Michael Wimberly has put together an eclectic group of younger and older musicians ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Dance At Vision Festival 19

Dance At Vision Festival 19

The Vision has included dance from the beginning, because the Music moves us. And bringing the arts together opens us up to hear and think and feel more… June 11: 7:00PM - 8:00PM - Charles Gayle Trio + Dance Miriam Parker will collaborate with the great Charles Gayle. Daniel Carter - reeds
Miriam Parker - dance
Charles ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision Festival 19 Celebrates Jeff Schlanger musicWitness Lifetime Of Achievement

Vision Festival 19 Celebrates Jeff Schlanger musicWitness Lifetime Of Achievement

Celebrating Jeff Schlanger musicWitness Lifetime Of Achievement on June 12th. Music as color, inked on paper shaped by the sounds blown across the page, Jeff Schlanger is the musicWitness, present where the music is. He is the visual improviser, transforming music into painting for decades, a witness to great music – Now we gladly acknowledge his lifetime of achievement. A New York City native, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Arts For Art Opens March With Evolving Music

Arts For Art Opens March With Evolving Music

Evolving Music in March from Arts for Art and Vision Festival opens the lion and lamb month and unfolds over the course of four days from March first to the fourth. involving Friday & Saturday nights, a Sunday afternoon family friendly adventure to let the kids do live action drawing and a concluding Monday evening Evolution. It’s all for the purpose ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Charles Gayle Trio: Streets

Read "Streets" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The cover of Streets shows saxophonist Charles Gayle in his titular clown persona, the look on his face conveying a multitude of emotion. And that is precisely what Gayle is all about--a musician who parlays love, joy, happiness, laughter and sadness into his music.

Gayle packs a wallop in his playing. His approach drives a ...

The Giuseppi Logan Kickstarter Project - New 180 Gram Vinyl Album From Legendary Sax Player

The Giuseppi Logan Kickstarter Project - New 180 Gram Vinyl Album From Legendary Sax Player

The Giuseppi Logan Project delivers a new album from a rising avant-garde jazz player of the sixties who has been lost to the music world for over 30 years. The supporting players are stellar in their own right featuring ace jazz pianist Cooper Moore, bassist Larry Roland, and the unique electric violin of Tracy Silverman. The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Winter Jazzfest, New York City, Day 1: January 7, 2011

Read "Winter Jazzfest, New York City, Day 1: January 7, 2011" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Day 1 | Day 2

Winter Jazzfest
New York, NY
January 7-8, 2011

What with the snow, the lines, the standing-room-only crowds, New York City's Winter Jazzfest can be a hectic, hectoring hell of force-feeding, a speed-read tasting menu of mad musical difference, as hard to digest in the instant ...