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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

William Parker: For Those Who Are, Still

Read "For Those Who Are, Still" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

William Parker non cessa di produrre in modo copioso, travolgente, straripante. Spinto da energia creativa e da onnivora attenzione agli stimoli musicali provenienti da culture e approcci diversi. I tre CD che compongono questo denso cofanetto presentano alcuni lavori registrati dal 2000 al 2013. La sfida è soprattutto sul piano compositivo: “For Fannie Lou Hamer," per ...

NEWS: EVENT

From Carnegie Hall To Lower Manhattan - David Krakauer Brings His Clarinet Mastery To The Stone; September 24-29, 2013

From Carnegie Hall To Lower Manhattan - David Krakauer  Brings His Clarinet Mastery To The Stone; September 24-29, 2013

New York - A major artist of great renown, clarinetist David Krakauer showcases his virtuosity in an intimate setting. He brings his unique sound to a week-long residency at The Stone, John Zornʼs downtown hot spot in lower Mahattan.

As well as being a significant voice in the classical world, Krakauer is considered to be ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Bang on a Can All-Stars Announce Ken Thomson as New Clarinetist

Bang on a Can All-Stars Announce Ken Thomson as New Clarinetist

Bang on a Can, New York’s innovative and energetic champion of new music, officially announced the new clarinetist for its “All-Star” lineup. The Bang on a Can All-Stars have become a singular vehicle for visionary composition over the course of the last 20 years, and with the addition of Ken Thomson will continue to set the ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Michael Lowenstern

Read "Take Five With Michael Lowenstern" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Michael Lowenstern:

Michael Lowenstern, widely considered one of the finest bass clarinetists in the world, has performed, recorded and toured as a soloist and with ensembles of every variety. Michael has written music for concert, film, dance and various other new media over the span of his 20-year career. Actively involved with technology in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tessa Souter: Obsession

Read "Obsession" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Tessa Souter is a consummate and dedicated vocalist who is deservedly on the rise in the New York jazz scene and elsewhere. A contralto who sings with both precision and emotion, her impressionist and minimalist interpretations bring out the meanings of her songs while remaining true to their melodic lines. Following Listen Love (Nara Music, 2004) ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lisa Sokolov: A Quiet Thing

Read "A Quiet Thing" reviewed by Donald Elfman

No song is a simple thing in Lisa Sokolov's hands, for she delves into the magical possibilities of the voice and the beauty and mystery of words. Her third album, A Quiet Thing, extends the power of her earlier recordings, continuing her progression towards the majestic and ecstatic “silence" of the universe. She bills her new ...

John Hollenbeck: Rainbow Jimmies

Read "Rainbow Jimmies" reviewed by Troy Collins

Percussionist and composer John Hollenbeck has led a diverse and multifaceted career since his early studies with legendary trombonist/composer Bob Brookmeyer. As a sideman, Hollenbeck has served alongside Brookmeyer, Satoko Fujii, Fred Hersch, Jim McNeely, Patrick Zimmerli, and others in addition to leading his own group, the unclassifiable Claudia Quintet. On a larger scale, he has ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Hollenbeck: Rainbow Jimmies

Read "Rainbow Jimmies" reviewed by Mark Corroto

When encountering drummer John Hollenbeck in a traditional jazz setting, there's usually the distinct feeling that he is something other than a jazz drummer. Where some drummers muscle their way through a set, he prefers to finesse the music, accenting the songs in always new and creative ways. Maybe it is his past experience in other ...