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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Peter Epstein: Effortless Precision

Read "Peter Epstein: Effortless Precision" reviewed by Stephen A. Smith

This article was first published at All About Jazz in June 2001.

Peter Epstein is one of the brightest saxophonists on the New York scene. Since coming to New York from jny: Portland in 1992, he has recorded with Brad Shepik, Ralph Alessi, and a host of others, on more than 30 albums. He ...

Gavin Templeton: Ballast

Read "Ballast" reviewed by Dave Wayne

A native of Reno, Nevada, alto saxophonist Gavin Templeton is emerging as one of the leading voices of Los Angeles' suddenly burgeoning modern jazz scene. If the music on Ballast, his fourth album as a leader, is any indication, Templeton might just be on his way to becoming one of the leading voices in modern jazz, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Michael Cain: Sola

Read "Sola" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In his long and well-established career, keyboardist/composer Michael Cain has often flown under the radar. Dating back to 1991, Cain was part of the bassist Anthony Cox's impressive quartet which included saxophonist Dewey Redman drummer Billy Higgins in its initial formation. His fine piano trio outing Circa (ECM, 1997) with trumpeter Ralph Alessi and saxophonist Peter ...

David Ake: Lake Effect

Read "Lake Effect" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist David Ake strikes a pensive pose on the back cover of Lake Effect, foreshadowing a good amount of the music that follows. With his previous album, Ake reveled in the opportunity to keep listener's guessing from song to song and moment to moment. It was a musical gambit that paid off handsomely, making Bridges (Posi-Tone, ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Brubeck Institute Announces New Series, Take 5 Jazz At The Brew Schedule

University of the Pacific’s Brubeck Institute this week announced its new Brubeck Institute Presents series and the fall schedule for its popular Take 5 Jazz at the Brew series and Take 5 Jam Sessions. Chris Brubeck, Peter Epstein, Steve Allee and Jamie Baum will each play Brubeck Institute Presents dates this fall, with Stefon Harris and Christian ...

Peter Epstein Will Tour In Support Of New Songlines Release, Polarities

Peter Epstein Will Tour In Support Of New Songlines Release, Polarities

Saxophonist Will Perform on East and West Coasts from July through September Reno-based saxophonist Peter Epstein, whose new Songlines CD, Polarities, has garnered such strong reviews as “it's music of a higher order that's filled with endless surprises...expanding and contracting in fascinating ways" (allaboutjazz.com) and “it's a controlled burn...Epstein never loses the lyricism that defines his style"(Improvised blog), will tour throughout the US ...

Peter Epstein Quartet: Polarities

Read "Polarities" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Polarity, depending on the usage of the word, can reference opposites, the carrying of positive and negative charges, or attraction to a specific point, object, or idea; saxophonist Peter Epstein's Polarities deals with all of that.

Epstein, a notable player on the New York scene in the '90s, has kept a lower profile ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Peter Epstein Joins With Ralph Alessi, Sam Minaie And Mark Ferber For First Songlines Release In Nine Years

Peter Epstein Joins With Ralph Alessi, Sam Minaie And Mark Ferber For First Songlines Release In Nine Years

Polarities, the New Album from the Peter Epstein Quartet, Will be Released on May 13 "...a wonderfully compelling and gripping album, on which instruments and sounds are of a rare expressive power." - Stef Gijssels, Free Jazz Blog, reviewing Epstein's previous release as a leader, Abstract Realism Saxophonist Peter Epstein may have slipped from public view a bit since leaving New York to ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Sixth Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival In Brooklyn, Taking Place June 9 And 16 In The Urban Meadow

big bang productions presents the sixth annual RED HOOK JAZZ FESTIVAL on two consecutive Sundays, June 9 and June 16 in the Urban Meadow, a community garden on the Columbia Waterfront District. Both days start at 1pm and end at 6pm. Celebrating its sixth installment of this homegrown jazz festival, this year's line-up features some of the world's most forward-thinking jazz musicians and ...

Chris Clark Quintet: Cedar Wisely

Read "Cedar Wisely" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This quintet was assembled for the recording of this album by young saxophonist Chris Clark, incorporating the talents of veteran saxophonist Peter Epstein who is also the department head for the University of Nevada, Reno where Clark also studied. With his debut effort as a leader, Clark enacts a concentrated focus on the compositional aspects, and ...