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ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Drummers As Leaders

Read "Drummers As Leaders" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Drummers are not necessarily the first musicians you think of as bandleaders but there is a long tradition of drummer-leaders in jazz from Chick Webb and Gene Krupa to Art Blakey and Paul Motian. Here are two current, lesser-known drummers who keep that lineage going in different formats.

Enrique Haneine
The Mind's Mural ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Enrique Haneine: The Mind's Mural

Read "The Mind's Mural" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Drawing from influences as diverse as his Latin heritage, Middle Eastern rhythms, and the sounds of New York life, Grammy-nominated drummer/percussionist and pianist Enrique Haneine fashions his latest, The Mind's Mural, into a totally accessible free-form session that is both easy and challenging to the ear.

A vibrant pianist, Haneine, as he did on ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

BAN BAM: Music Talking

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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: YEAR IN REVIEW

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. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...