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Content by tag "Catherine Sikora"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

BAN BAM: Music Talking

Read "BAN BAM: Music Talking" reviewed by Ian Patterson

BAN BAM
The Complex
jny:Dublin, Ireland
November 25, 2017

BAN BAM is a new, one-day festival by Improvised Music Company--an initiative to address the gender imbalance in jazz/improvised music. A related All About Jazz article covered the conversations by industry professionals around the gender issue that took place in the ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Many other writers have submitted superb Best of/End of year lists, so another similar one would be redundant. As women instrumentalists in jazz have been historically underrepresented to great degree and remain a minority even today, below is a list with a feminist bent. These 12 exquisite albums are either by women or prominently feature women. ...

Catherine Sikora: Jersey

Read "Jersey" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Saxophonist Catherine Sikora makes a bold and singular statement with her solo album Jersey. Each of the 13 tracks is both a fully realized and poignant stand-alone monologue as well as an essential link in an intimate and deeply personal artistic expression.

A serene, logical progression of notes transforms the calm “The Knowing of ...

Enrique Haneine: Instants Of Time

Read "Instants Of Time" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

New York based multi-instrumentalist Enrique Haneine dazzled the music world with superb pianism on the 2005 collaborative release At the End of the Day (Foxhaven, 2005). Ten years later, he leads his sextet on the gripping and spirited Instants Of Time this time from the drummer seat.

Haneine is a native of Mexico of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Kora Band: New Cities

Read "New Cities" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Pianist Andrew Oliver formed The Kora Band in 2008 following a tour in West Africa and a chance meeting with a kora player, leading him to track down Kane Mathis, whom he recruited and whose presence naturally gave birth to the group's name and its idiosyncratic sound. Mathis is one of the foremost kora players in ...

Han-earl Park: Anomic Aphasia

Read "Anomic Aphasia" reviewed by John Eyles

The music on Han-earl Park's third CD for Slam, Anomic Aphasia, derives from two similar but significantly different Park projects. The first is Eris 136199, an improvising trio consisting of guitarists Park and Nick Didkovsky (leader of Doctor Nerve) plus saxophonist Catherine Sikora. Described by Park as “the noisy, unruly complexity of the ensemble Eris 136199" ...

ARTICLE: GNOME NOTES

Stanley Jason Zappa's Epic Gig Trek

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During the second week of June, saxophonist Stanley Jason Zappa undertook a fairly demanding performance trek with two colleagues, saxophonist Catherine Sikora and percussionist Nick Skrowaczewski.

It began in the Okanagan wine region of southwestern British Columbia and concluded at the Casse Tete Festival at the inland city of Prince George, around 500 miles ...

A Stanley Zappa Trio Tours British Columbia From June 11th To The 15th

A Stanley Zappa Trio Tours British Columbia From June 11th To The 15th

"A performance of contemporary improvised music in three unique settings with three emerging masters of the craft." Stanley Jason Zappa has put together a mini tour of remote inland communities in the vast province of British Columbia, Canada. Adventurous music undertakes a real adventure beginning on June 11th in Okanagan Wine Country and ending up in the inland metropolis of Prince George ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ross Hammond: Holding onto the Wave

Read "Ross Hammond: Holding onto the Wave" reviewed by Troy Collins

Sacramento-based guitarist Ross Hammond has been steadily gaining attention, courtesy of a tireless performing schedule reinforced and documented by a series of diverse albums issued on his own Prescott Recordings imprint. Hammond's releases have featured a variety of instrumental lineups, ranging from lyrical solo recitals to frenetic collective improvisations. His most recent endeavor is Cathedrals (Prescott ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Matthew Shipp: Shipp Shape

Read "Matthew Shipp: Shipp Shape" reviewed by Chris Rich

Pianist Matthew Shipp is very keenly attuned to the details and nuances of what has to be the most forlorn and anemic environment imaginable for anything a sensible person would call business. Think of it as the sort of business ecosystem that resembles the least habitable places on earth, say a fumarole at the bottom of ...


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