Content by tag "Monsoon"

NEWS: RECORDING

Rhythm & Culture Presents Thomas Blondet's Debut "FutureWorld"

FutureWorld, the debut album from acclaimed Washington, DC DJ/producer, Thomas Blondet, will be released on March 4, 2014 on Rhythm & Culture Music. FutureWorld is genre bending, multicultural, and forward thinking aural journey that defines the Rhythm & Culture sound. Furthermore, Blondet’s project highlights his production sensibilities and widespread vision garnered by the multitude of influences living ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ancient Astronauts - The Orion Nebula Remixes (ESL Music)

Ancient Astronauts - The Orion Nebula Remixes (ESL Music)

Kabanjak and Dogu, aka Ancient Astronauts, hailing from Cologne/Germany are back with a heavy load of remixes on The Orion Nebula Remixes, out on April 10. After the release of internationally critically acclaimed album Into Bass And Time (their second album for ESL Music) they joined forces with some of their favorite producers and remixers, which ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marc Rosen & Sweet Thunder Jazztet: Monsoon

Read "Monsoon" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

In what amounts to a public announcement, the press release that accompanies this album reports that baritone saxophonist Marc Rosen has spent decades worshipping the music of Gerry Mulligan. Dating back to his high school years, the teen would take frequent trips into Chicago until he finally saw Jeru's set at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase. Although ...

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Marc Rosen & Sweet Thunder Jazztet: Monsoon

Read "Monsoon" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

It's no secret, especially given the accompanying press kit and artist's comments, that this album provides a contemporary spin on the sounds and style of the late, great baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan. But Marc Rosen and other band members wrote original compositions for Monsoon, so this set is not a verbatim rehashing of the Mulligan songbook. ...

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Scott DuBois Quintet feat. David Liebman: Monsoon

Read "Monsoon" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Scott DuBois plays a fair amount of electric guitar on Monsoon , his debut as a leader, but it's when he plays acoustic that he makes his most coherent and provocative statements. Strumming, plucking and pulling strings as if he were rearranging them on the neck of his instrument, DuBois injects the classical sound of Segovia's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Scott Dubois Quintet featuring David Liebman: Monsoon

Read "Monsoon" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes a recording can be academically impressive, filled with strong intention and all the ingredients for greatness, yet not quite reach the soul. Such is the case with guitarist Scott Dubois' Soul Note début, Monsoon which, aside from his quintet of the past four years, also features saxophonist David Liebman, who taught Dubois at the Manhattan ...

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William Hooker/Roger Miller/Lee Ranaldo: Monsoon

Read "Monsoon" reviewed by John Kelman

You know that you are listening to something very different when the instrument that best creates a harmonic centre is the drum kit. Atavistic inaugurates its Out Trios series with a live recording by guitarist Lee Ranaldo, bassist Roger Miller, and drummer William Hooker that explores the many facets of texture, rhythm and timbre. Monsoon is ...