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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brainkiller: Colourless Green Superheroes

Read "Colourless Green Superheroes" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Al secondo album dopo il pirotecnico debutto di The Infiltration, il trio denominato Brainkiller colpisce ancora (in senso figurato, s'intende...) licenziando un album che definisce ulteriormente la loro schizofrenica e multicolore visione musicale. Colourless Green Superheroes, è un frullatore dove tutto è concesso, dove gli ingredienti base--il gusto per l'improvvisazione del jazz, l'energia epidermica e immediata ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Guitar Legend Robben Ford Announces Guitar Dojo Camp with Sonny Landreth

Guitar Legend Robben Ford Announces Guitar Dojo Camp with Sonny Landreth

Few guitarists have simultaneously shattered the boundaries of blues guitar with the eloquence and melodic invention of Robben Ford and slide guitar visionary Sonny Landreth. From August 4 – 8, 2014, at the elegantly rustic Full Moon Resort in the Catskill Forest Preserve (about 30 miles west of Woodstock, N.Y.), enthusiasts and guitarists of all skill ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brainkiller Pushes The Envelope On Genre-defying Second Album Colourless Green Superheroes

Brainkiller Pushes The Envelope On Genre-defying Second Album Colourless Green Superheroes

On the creative instrumental music scene today there are a plethora of fresh-sounding new bands that artfully blend jazz, classical, rock, electronica and the avant-garde. Add to that list the renegade trio Brainkiller, which has been flying under the radar with a potent sound that is steeped in structure while pushing the envelope on audaciousness. With ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brainkiller: The Infiltration

Read "The Infiltration" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Se come diceva Zappa il jazz non è morto ma ha solo un buffo o strano odore, gli aromi, o meglio i profumi, che emanano da The Infiltration sono davvero unici. E non poteva essere diversamente visto che ci troviamo di fronte a un trio formato da trombone, tastiere elettriche, percussioni varie ed elettronica. Qui i nostri ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Brian Allen + Hernan Hecht Duo in Texas This Weekend

Brian Allen +  Hernan Hecht Duo in Texas This Weekend

If there are any South Texans out there, please come out on down to Lake Jackson this weekend... BRIAN ALLEN + HERNAN HECHT DUO SPRING 2008
April 20 - The Clarion at Brazosport College, Lake Jackson TX 4pm.
Admission is free.
http://clarion.brazosport.edu April 21 - Klein Oak HS, Houston TX. 3pm April 22 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brian Allen / Tony Malaby / Tom Rainey: Synapse

Read "Synapse" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Because the eight tracks on this disc are free improvisations, Synapse officially qualifies as “difficult" music. The structure, density, dynamics and overall timbre evolve as each track plays, and as such takes a bit more closer listening, even repeated listenings, to begin to follow what these three wonderful musicians are doing.

The album ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brian Allen with Tony Malaby and Tom Rainey: Synapse

Read "Synapse" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Trombonist/composer Brian Allen aligns himself with the creme de la creme of New York City jazz musicians on this bass-less trio date. Synapse is a cleverly articulated effort; Allen nimbly handles the lower (bass line) register while toggling between his leadership and soloing duties. During nip and tuck dialogues, the band navigates an abundance of disparate ...

Brian Allen/Jacob Koller: Brain Killer

Read "Brain Killer" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The winds of fate blew cold inside a Canadian airport where Brian Allen and Jacob Koller were tied up in red tape. Whatever the lack of merit in that infliction of figurative bondage, it did help to get the two closer together musically.

Allen and Koller are an interesting pair. There is an easy ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brian Allen: Solo Trombone

Read "Solo Trombone" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Brian Allen is from Lake Jackson, Texas where part of this solo trombone album was recorded. He studied with some of the masters of avant-garde /free jazz such as Roswell Rudd and Ellery Eskelin. To state the obvious, solo trombone albums are not everyday occurrences and it takes a good deal of self-assurance to but one ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Brainkiller Trio Tour Mexico in August

Brainkiller Trio Tour Mexico in August

Brainkiller Trio is Brian Allen (Trombone), Jacob Koller (Keyboards) and Hernan Hecht (Drums/Electrons). August 13 Museo Tamayo, Reforma y Gandhi, Polanco DF 17 Hrs, Noches de Turibus August 14 Foro Coyoacanense, Allende #36, Centro de Coyoacan, DF 19 Hrs August 15 Jazzatlan, Morelos 419, esquina 6 norte, Cholula Puebla 21 Hrs August 18 Casa Hilvana, Colima 278 Col. Roma DF ...