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Dan Tepfer

Read "Dan Tepfer" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Il tratto principale della mia musica
Sempre alla ricerca.

La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me
L'ascolto.

Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice
Quando mi posso sedere tranquillo e sentire il suono allo stato puro.

Come musicista, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sebastian Gramss: Thinking of…

Read "Thinking of…" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The late Italian double bass master Stefano Scodanibbio, who died untimely in 2012 after a battle with the ALS disease, was a unique artist. A musician who expanded significantly the vocabulary of the double bass, exploring its almost infinite timbral range, and inventor of many extended and experimental techniques. He was also a unique composer and ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

June 17: Bang on a Can Marathon Opens River To River Festival

June 17: Bang on a Can Marathon Opens River To River Festival

On Sunday, June 17, from noon until midnight, Bang on a Can continues celebrating its 25th year with the annual Bang on a Can Marathon, FREE for the public at World Financial Center Winter Garden (220 Vesey Street, NYC), presented by River To River® Festival, Arts Brookfield, and Bang on a Can. The Marathon has been ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Rhythmic Foundations With Miles Okazaki

Rhythmic Foundations With Miles Okazaki

Guitarist Miles Okazaki, long time collaborator with Chris Potter, Steve Coleman and many others to start a weekly rhythm class at the New York Jazz Workshop. The class will be held In New York every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 pm at 853 Rehearsal Studios, 853 7th Avenue, (between 54th and 55th street). This course is ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, Huddersfield, UK, November 18, 2011

Read "Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, Huddersfield, UK, November 18, 2011" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble
Bates Mill
Huddersfield, UK
November 18, 2011

From tiny sextets do mighty 18-piece chamber ensembles grow. 21 years ago, improvising saxophonist Evan Parker first put together his original Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. Five ECM CD's later--not to mention Set on Parker's own psi label--the Evan-expanding EPEAE premiered Tesserae, its next release, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bob Gluck Trio: Returning

Read "Returning" reviewed by Henry Smith

The piano trio can be a difficult format for free playing. It is too easy for the piano, so easily a dominating instrument, to overshadow the bassist and drummer, rendering them as backup to the more harmonically complex keyboard. This is fine, and an enormous amount of great music has been made in this format, but ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Lopato: Many Moons

Read "Many Moons" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist David Lopato's Many Moons could just as easily have been called Many Moods, with the variety of approaches he takes on these twelve original piano pieces. Jazz is only one area of expertise on Lopato's large resume, which also includes extensive studies on African drumming and Javanese gamelan, scoring work for theater and dance, and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Blum: Who Begat Eye

Read "Who Begat Eye" reviewed by Martin Longley

Pianist John Blum is a native New Yorker who has been immersed in the city's free improvisation scene for the last 15 years. His work with bassist William Parker and drummer Sunny Murray has had the highest profile and last year's release by this trio, In The Shade Of Sun, appeared on guitarist Thurston Moore's Ecstatic ...