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If one was to believe descriptive snippets, the thing to do when Elliott Levin approaches is find a place to hide. In a worst case scenario, try to climb a tree — at least, that is the advice hikers would receive about the oncoming approach of something "ferocious...frenzied...bearlike." However, the comparison with bears is based on the size and appearance of the Philadelphia performer, while the other adjectives are filling one of their more esoteric purposes in the English language, attempting to describe just what it is free jazz performers do when they blow into their horns. Whatever it is, Levin does a lot of it, on tenor saxophone and flute

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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. ...

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Outbeat Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Outbeat Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

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. ...

Weasel Walter / Mary Halvorson / Peter Evans: Electric Fruit

Read "Weasel Walter / Mary Halvorson / Peter Evans: Electric Fruit" reviewed by Clifford Allen

Weasel Walter / Mary Halvorson / Peter EvansElectric FruitThirsty Ear2011 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 ...

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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). ...

Elliott Levin Meets The Seesaw Ensemble

Label: Ear-Rational Records
Released: 2009

Live Upstairs at Nick's

Label: ESP Disk
Released: 2007
Track listing: 01. Subterranean-Phil-Holy-Feast-of All; 02. It's That Passing Gleam; 03. Uninvited Guest; 04. Psychopathology of Everyday Life; 05. Eyewitness; 06. Sunnyland; 07. C.T.(What I'm Saying!). Tutte le composizioni sono dei New Ghost.

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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 ...

A Fine Intensity

Label: CIMP Records
Released: 2000


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