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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

In Gardens 2017 - Avant Jazz Outdoors in New York City

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While the NYC-based artist lead co-operative Arts For Art might be best known for putting on the annual Vision Festival, that's by no means the full extent of its activities. One regular event among the year's schedule is the In Gardens concert series. As the name suggests, this entails presenting music in public open spaces in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Orion Tango: The Apple Of No

Read "The Apple Of No" reviewed by Geno Thackara

In times as strange and uncertain as ever, Orion Tango prefers to remember that there are some silver linings we can count on and “the world doesn't have to go this way," as guitarist Tim Motzer explains it. One steady constant of course is the power of music--edge-of-seat improvisation is this power trio's specialty, and the ...

Orion Tango at Kung Fu Necktie

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Orion Tango
Kung Fu Necktie
jny: Philadelphia, PA
June 6, 2017

It's unclear what formal apparel has to do with the martial arts, or what either one has to do with live music for that matter, but nevermind. Adventurous musical acts are always welcome at Kung Fu Necktie as much as open-eared listeners. The ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn’s Urban Meadow, June 11 & 18 From 1-6 PM

10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn’s Urban Meadow, June 11 & 18 From 1-6 PM

“The Red Hook Jazz Festival exists contentedly on the margins, like its namesake neighborhood and much of the music on its bill…The mood in the audience was neighborly, with a higher ratio of small children to youngish adults than I’ve seen at any musical event not expressly pitched as a kids’ show.” —Nate Chinen, New York ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chico Hamilton: The Inquiring Mind

Read "The Inquiring Mind" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Chico Hamilton ci ha lasciato un affascinante testamento musicale, realizzato lo scorso anno all'età di 92 anni, qualche mese prima di morire. Il titolo del disco sottolinea la caratteristica saliente della mente del batterista e compositore: quella vivace curiosità che l'ha mantenuto spiritualmente giovane ed ha alimentato l'eclettismo del suo stile.

Chico non ...

NEWS: EVENT

Arts For Art Opens March With Evolving Music

Arts For Art Opens March With Evolving Music

Evolving Music in March from Arts for Art and Vision Festival opens the lion and lamb month and unfolds over the course of four days from March first to the fourth. involving Friday & Saturday nights, a Sunday afternoon family friendly adventure to let the kids do live action drawing and a concluding Monday evening Evolution. It’s all for the purpose ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Stephen Gauci: Thunk!

Read "Thunk!" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If the subject of an album of covers songs is pianist Thelonious Monk, then the approach invariably is reverence or its opposite, insolence. Bands either worship at Monk's alter or attempt to out-Monk Monk by counterfeiting eccentricity or outlandishness. To quote the great man, “You've been making the wrong mistakes."

One band not making those ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Chico Hamilton: Now and Then

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Chico Hamilton
Twelve Tones of Love
Joyous Shout
2009

The Original Chico Hamilton Quintet
Complete Studio Recordings
Fresh Sound
2009



It would be a huge understatement simply to say that ...