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Various Artists: Creative Music Studio Archive Selections Vol. 1

Read "Creative Music Studio Archive Selections Vol. 1" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Ecco alcune gemme uscite dagli archivi del Creative Music Studio, l'istituzione fondata nel 1971 da Karl Berger, dalla moglie Ingrid e da Ornette Coleman con lo scopo di realizzare musica senza costrizioni di carattere stilistico o commerciale. Ricordiamo le interessanti considerazioni al riguardo di George Lewis, che nel suo testo A Power Stronger Than Itself. The ...

NEWS: EVENT

Dafna Naphtali, Michael Gregory, Jen Baker and Ras Moshe at Spectrum in NYC on January 3

Dafna Naphtali, Michael Gregory, Jen Baker and Ras Moshe at Spectrum in NYC on January 3

Spectrum
January 3, 2013 at 7:00pm
121 Ludlow St.
New York, NY, 10002 Michael Gregory Jackson, Clarity, Circle, Triangle and Square” The opening “Clarity” begins with terse acoustic guitar arpeggios, keening flute and tenor, and then moves through an evenly-spaced upward tone row, following along a path outlined by Smith’s concept of rhythm units. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Dave Douglas, Wadada Leo Smith & Taylor Ho Bynum

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The Dave Douglas/Donny McCaslin Key Motion Quintet
Jazz Standard
December 8, 2011

This was the first of four Dave Douglas nights at the Jazz Standard, each of them highlighting a different performance perspective. The unexpected has become the expected where this high-wire trumpeter is concerned. Douglas is perpetually scouting ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Wadada Leo Smith's Organic: Heart's Reflections

Read "Heart's Reflections" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

To assess Wadada Leo Smith's contribution to the literature of his chosen instrument--the trumpet--as his sole claim to fame would be touching just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of his importance in the scheme of contemporary music. Firstly, there is a bottomless depth to him that rivals that of musicians such as Yusef Lateef and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Wadada Leo Smith's Organic: Heart's Reflections

Read "Heart's Reflections" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The creative arc of Wadada Leo Smith describes a man of many talents. He was a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) before forming the Creative Construction Company with Anthony Braxton and Leroy Jenkins. He has organized music into rhythm units and added a form of notation he called Akhreanvention. He ...

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Various Artists: I Never Meta Guitar

Read "I Never Meta Guitar" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There are no fans of the guitar in today's creative music--they are better described as fanatics, or devotees. But then the guitar has always caused listeners to choose sides. I'm a fan of Jimmy Page and you, Pete Townshend--or do you prefer Wes Montgomery to my Jim Hall. John McLaughlin or Pete Cosey? Some of these ...

Wadada Leo Smith: Abbey Road Quartet; Spiritual Dimensions & Spirit Catcher

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Wadada Leo Smith

Abbey Road Quartet

Treader

2009

Wadada Leo Smith

Spiritual Dimensions

Cuneiform

2009

Wadada Leo Smith

Spirit Catcher

Nessa

2009



There are few players that continue to be as ...

Michael Gregory Jackson: Clarity

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Michael Gregory Jackson
Clarity
ESP-Disk
2010 (1976)

In the musical climate of 2010, the fact that a diverse range of musical styles and approaches can be combined is something often taken for granted. Creative music has long recombined musics from various non-Western sources as well as jazz and Western art ...