All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Susan Alcorn

Content by tag "Susan Alcorn"

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide

Read "Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

With each passing year, Winter JazzFest--New York's premiere jazz festival--has expanded the number of venues presenting an increasingly diverse array of musicians. There are several ways to approach a programme as dense and exciting as the 2019 edition of the two-day Marathon spanning January 11th and 12th. Thanks to an embarrassment of riches, festival goers face ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Max Johnson: In the West; Borderlands Trio: Asteroidea

Read "Max Johnson: In the West; Borderlands Trio: Asteroidea" reviewed by Stefano Merighi



Max Johnson
In the West
Clean Feed Records

Un talento multiforme quello del bassista Max Johnson, in grado di spaziare dal rock al bluegrass, dal jazz d'avanguardia alla musica da camera. Tutte queste capacità mimetiche precipitano nel suo album In the West, disco che sembra contenere a fatica l'insieme ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Suoni Per Il Popolo 2018

Read "Suoni Per Il Popolo 2018" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Suoni Per Il Popolo
Montreal, Quebec
June 1-19, 2018

The Casa del Popolo and Sala Rossa, the hub of the annual June celebration of avant music known as the Suoni Per Il Popolo, sit across from one another on Saint Laurent Boulevard just below the major intersection of Saint Joseph. ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Unlimited 31 - Mary Halvorson "Ribbons of Euphoria"

Read "Unlimited 31 - Mary Halvorson "Ribbons of Euphoria"" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti

The 31st edition of Unlimited Festival, in Wels, titled “Ribbon of Euphoria," was curated by American guitarist Mary Halvorson. who organized a program focused on guitar-oriented groups, offering to the audience a wide range of improvised music. Performers included Halvorson, Stephan Crump, Ellery Eskelin, Tomas Fujiwara, Mira Lu Kovacs, Susana Santos Silva, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jessica ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2016

Read "Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Troy Collins

Compiling end of the year lists is never easy. Considering the quantity of recordings released in a year's time, attempting to compose a list mentioning every first-rate session would be difficult at best. These ten albums represent a fertile cross-section of some of the most compelling modern jazz issued in 2016. Many of the records listed ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You

Read "Away With You" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Continuing her streak of outstanding releases, guitarist extraordinaire Mary Halvorson once again shows her determination to build upon her unique style as a composer and bandleader. She's taken her septet from 2013's superb Illusionary Sea and added an eighth member, pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, and the resulting music is typical Halvorson: harmonically complex, emotionally compelling, ...

Practice, Do You? Part 1-3

Read "Practice, Do You? Part 1-3" reviewed by Dom Minasi

I began studying the guitar when I was seven years old. I hated my teacher and I didn't practice much, but when I changed teachers' and I went to Joe Geneli, I regained a love for the guitar that I first had when I was four years old when I first saw Roy Rogers sing and ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision 19 Honors A New Generation Of Vision Artists

Vision 19 Honors A New Generation Of Vision Artists

Honoring a New Generation of Vision Artists. Music and Art calls each generation. The Vision continues with important younger artists like Mary Halvorson and Susan Alcorn and Fay Victor with Tyshawn Sorrey. There are a few excellent young musicians playing with Charles Gayle, like Shayna Dulberger, Ingrid Laubrock and Mazz Swift. Michael Wimberly has put together an eclectic group of younger and older musicians ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision Festival 19 Celebrates Jeff Schlanger musicWitness Lifetime Of Achievement

Vision Festival 19 Celebrates Jeff Schlanger musicWitness Lifetime Of Achievement

Celebrating Jeff Schlanger musicWitness Lifetime Of Achievement on June 12th. Music as color, inked on paper shaped by the sounds blown across the page, Jeff Schlanger is the musicWitness, present where the music is. He is the visual improviser, transforming music into painting for decades, a witness to great music – Now we gladly acknowledge his lifetime of achievement. A New York City native, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Eskelin - Alcorn - Formanek: Mirage

Read "Mirage" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The Rolling Stones, Yes, and other prominent bands have incorporated the pedal steel guitar into the rock vernacular. Here, pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn extends this instrument beyond customary Americana or Country & Western formats and becomes the link between modern jazz champions, tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin and bassist Michael Formanek. She builds a bridge for ...