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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Leslie Pintchik: You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!

Read "You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

On this, her sixth album, pianist Leslie Pintchik shows that she can compose distinctive melodies. All of the original compositions she does on this CD are bright and memorable and even the two standards she covers are given surprising arrangements.

She establishes herself from the beginning with the uniquely-titled “You Eat My Food." This turns ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Leslie Pintchik: You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!

Read "You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If they gave out awards for album titles, this one would surely be in the running for top honors. “You eat my food, you drink my wine, you steal my girl" is a harsh and odd phrase that rolls off the tongue like some sort of backwoods country accusation-turned-lament, but its origins are far more urban ...

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Erik Friedlander: Rings

Read "Rings" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

In questo disco dai tratti ciclici e suadenti, il violoncello di Erik Friedlander incontra sotto la sigla “Black Phebe" le percussioni di Satoshi Takeishi e la fisarmonica/piano/elettronica di Shoko Nagai.
Con grande varietà di approcci e contando su una sensibilità in grado di infondere anche al gesto sonoro più semplice un'angolazione più profonda, i ...

Erik Friedlander: Rings

Read "Rings" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Repetition is sometimes seen as a bad thing. The mundane cycle of everyday life involving the same actions. However, it is only through repetition that differences can occur. A weekend is only special because it stands out as a difference from the ordinary week. But repetition is not only useful as a way of appreciating difference, ...

The Dude Abides

Read "The Dude Abides" reviewed by Mark Corroto

To paraphrase Jeffrey Lebowski, aka The Dude (or El Dudarino, if you are not into the brevity thing), “I've had a rough night, and I hate the fucking Grateful Dead, man." Actually, The Dude said the “Eagles" (and I guess I'm obliged to agree with him), but for me the Dead seem to always get under ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Ivo Perelman, ESG, Frank London & The Pharcyde

Read "Ivo Perelman, ESG, Frank London & The Pharcyde" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Ivo Perelman Quartet
The Stone
January 30, 2013

The leader of this quartet is actually its least-known member, outside of the hardcore free jazz zone. This gig arrived towards the conclusion of a fortnight's curation at The Stone by Joe Morris, who played upright bass for Brazilian tenor ...

Sanda Weigl: Gypsy in a Tree

Read "Gypsy in a Tree" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Anyone who has lived the myriad lives of the Diaspora as Sanda Weigl has, is qualified to speak for the generations of pain and joy, torture and triumph of human life that has come to pass for her people, and the Gypsies as well. Fleeing the repressive regime of Romania and falling afoul of the even ...

Sanda: Gypsy in a Tree

Read "Gypsy in a Tree" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Try as they might, the world's greatest instrument makers have yet to create anything that comes close to the beauty, joy or emotional intensity of the human voice. If this sounds like a somewhat contentious statement, then Gypsy In A Tree--a follow-up to Gypsy Killer (Knitting Factory Works, 2002)--should provide sufficient evidence, in the form of ...

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Sanda Weigl: Gypsy in a Tree

Read "Gypsy in a Tree" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Romanian singer Sanda Weigl's story is a harrowing one that spans the full length of the Cold War, from pre-Ceausescu Romania to communist East Berlin to West Berlin before arriving most recently in New York City, at a time when many Gotham musicians were investigating Eastern European influences in Western music, making her expertise in Gypsy ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Photonality Jazz Series Publishes 17th Book Procession with Shoko Nagai, Satoshi Takeishi, Jennifer Choi, John Lindberg and Ned Rothenberg from Shoko's Ephemeral Project.

Photonality Jazz Series Publishes 17th Book Procession with Shoko Nagai, Satoshi Takeishi, Jennifer Choi, John Lindberg and Ned Rothenberg from Shoko's Ephemeral Project.

This visual music composition “Procession" was inspired by Shoko Nagai's musical composition with the same title from her “Ephemeral" project. Shoko's musical composition “Procession" came from an image she had of the procession of beautifully dressed men and women, slowly walking down the street of old city in Kyoto, Japan, from the 9th century Heian period. ...