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Martin Nevin: Tenderness is Silent

Read "Tenderness is Silent" reviewed by Troy Dostert

After numerous sideman appearances with a wide swath of the jazz world, from Albert “Tootie" Heath to Greg Osby and Ambrose Akinmusire, bassist Martin Nevin felt it was time to take on a more prominent role. For Tenderness is Silent, his debut disc as a leader, he's assembled a top-flight band, especially as these players are ...

Dafnis Prieto Big Band: Back to the Sunset

Read "Back to the Sunset" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The alliance of Latin music and American jazz ripened on these shores more than seventy years ago, nourished by pioneers such as Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, Machito, Tito Puente and others. It has been carried forward and enhanced since then by a succession of remarkable innovators including in recent years the Cuban-born drummer Dafnis ...

ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

Interview with James Brandon Lewis & Further Notable New Releases

Read "Interview with James Brandon Lewis & Further Notable New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Great new albums keep coming and we are previewing them for you.

In this episode we interview saxophone titan James Brandon Lewis, and sample music from his upcoming duo album Radiant Imprints with Chad Taylor.

Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash and Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Caroline Davis “Dionisyan" ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eva Cortés: Crossing Borders

Read "Crossing Borders" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Honduras born vocalist/composer Eva Cortes is, in some ways, a cultural anomaly. Her sound has roots in her Latin American heritage, but bears the aesthetic traits of her upbringing in Sevilla, Spain.

On Crossing Borders, Cortés solicits the assistance of master producer/trombonist /arranger Doug Beavers to produce a vibrant recording that reflects her rich ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Maria Grand: Tetrawind

Read "Tetrawind" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Maria Grand, madre svizzera, padre argentino, dal 2011 residente a New York, a soli venticinque anni può vantare una serie di collaborazioni da far tremare i polsi -Tyshawn Sorey, Doug Hammond, Craig Taborn, Vijay Iyer -oltre ad essere membro stabile dei Five Elements di Steve Coleman e new entry del trio di Steve Lehman. Insomma, roba ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Ravi Coltrane Live in Montreal and New York City

Read "Ravi Coltrane Live in Montreal and New York City" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

Ravi Coltrane continues to evolve as an artist of remarkable depth and breadth as reflected in the diversity of contexts in which he engages. Coltrane was featured in three different musical settings at the recent (2017) jny: Montreal International Jazz Festival Invitation Series. All concerts were held at the Centre de Creativite Gesu, an intimate concert ...

Maria Grand: Tetrawind

Read "Tetrawind" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Throughout the history of jazz there has always seem to be two camps, one camp maintains a discriminatory dividing line between vocalists and instrumentalists. Vocalist are not always viewed as equals with instrumentalist. Unfortunately, vocalists are stigmatized as not possessing the same time sense, improvisatory skills, and instrument control. However, this has thankfully been changing as ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Pi Recordings 2016 Releases

Read "Pi Recordings 2016 Releases" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Over the 15 years of its existence, Pi Recordings has been the home of musical innovators both established and up and coming. Its catalogue includes works by such legends as composer and woodwind player Henry Threadgill, pianist Muhal Richard Abrams and other members of the Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). The imprint is also ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Dafnis Prieto: A World Of Rhythmic Possibilities

Read "Dafnis Prieto: A World Of Rhythmic Possibilities" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A World Of Rhythmic Possibilites
Dafnis Prieto
276 Pages
ISBN: #978-0-692-65526-9
Dafnison Music
2016

Learning to fluently and fluidly dissect, construct, and speak rhythms through the drums is a lifelong process of study, discovery, and growth. Touching on the new while truly expanding that coded language is incredibly ...

Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up: Old Locks and Irregular Verbs

Read "Old Locks and Irregular Verbs" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Il criterio dell'integrazione a coppie di strumenti omologhi o affini è uno degli aspetti che maggiormente caratterizzano la musica di Henry Threadgill. Già nel gruppo Very Very Circus si incontrava il raddoppio di chitarra e tuba, mentre l'impianto di Zooid, nato come sestetto in cui si specchiavano chitarra acustica e oud da un lato, violoncello e ...