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The Jazz Bridge "Jazz In The Wood,” First Thursdays, Neighborhood Concerts Series Presents Saxophonist/Flutist/Poet Elliott Levin And His Quartet

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz In The Wood,” First Thursdays, Neighborhood Concerts Series Presents Saxophonist/Flutist/Poet Elliott Levin And His Quartet

The Jazz Bridge “Jazz in the Wood,” First Thursdays, Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Collingswood Community Center, East Collings Avenue in Collingswood, NJ—presents saxophonist/flutist/poet Elliott Levin and his quartet on Thursday, December 4. One show starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 856-858-8914 or 215-517-8337. Classically ...

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Outbeat Jazz Festival 2014

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Outbeat Jazz Festival
Philadelphia, PA
September 18-21, 2014

The Outbeat Jazz Festival, touted as “America's First Queer Jazz Festival," where the “Q-word" has become an “in" word, proved to be an innovative event that brought the public's attention to the important role of gay (LGBT) jazz musicians and composers. A series ...

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Jazz Bridge First Thursdays Neighborhood Concert Series In Collingswood Presents The Elliott Levin Quartet

Jazz Bridge First Thursdays Neighborhood Concert Series In Collingswood Presents The Elliott Levin Quartet

Jazz Bridge presents The Elliott Levin Quartet in concert at the Collingswood Community Center East Collings Avenue in Collingswood, on Thursday, January 2, as a part of their First Thursdays Neighborhood Concerts Series. Showtime is 7:30 p..m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 856-858-8914, 215-517-8337 or visit jazzbridge.org. Saxophonist/flutist/poet ...

Weasel Walter / Mary Halvorson / Peter Evans: Electric Fruit

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Weasel Walter / Mary Halvorson / Peter Evans

Electric Fruit

Thirsty Ear

2011

Percussionist and improviser Weasel Walter often uses the term “face rip" to describe a particularly intense musical experience. In improvised music, you often don't get a “blood and guts" approach; free jazz, in many instances, has been ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marc Edwards / Weasel Walter Group: Blood Of The Earth

Read "Blood Of The Earth" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Double drummer-led free jazz sessions come with a price, and both aural and contemplative muscles need to be flexed. With Blood Of The Earth, from drummers Marc Edwards and Weasel Walter, the challenges for immersion in a sonic concentration of spontaneity and stamina.

But this is not your father's retread of John Coltrane's Ascension (Impulse!, 1965). ...

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New Ghost: Live Upstairs at Nick's

Read "Live Upstairs at Nick's" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

A giudicare dalle foto di copertina parrebbe di essere in presenza di un gruppo fusion o prog-rock degli anni ’70/80. Invece Live Upstairs at Nick’s è la registrazione, datata gennaio 1998, di un quartetto di improvvisatori che dichiarano il loro amore per artisti come Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen, Linda Sharrock etc. Anche se la musica dei New Ghost, più ...

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Elliott Levin & Tyrone Hill 4tet: A Fine Intensity

Read "A Fine Intensity" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Here’s a group that perfectly illustrates the interconnectedness of musicians who traffic in creative improvised music. Levin and Hill have played together in various capacities since 1975, sharing stints in a variety of bands including a surprising stay with Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes and a mutual orbit around Sun Ra during the Saturnian’s stay in ...