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ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The Other Night at Quinn's

Read "The Other Night at Quinn's" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

The Other Night at Quinn's: New Adventures In The Sonic Underground
Mike Faloon
269 Pages
ISBN: #978-1-941576-24-3
Razorcake / Gorsky Press
2018

In addition to absorbing the sounds on recordings and live performances, the traditional route to an appreciation of jazz and improvised music usually entails seeking out the ...

NEWS: EVENT

James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor Launch 2018 Season In Beacon, NY

James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor Launch 2018 Season In Beacon, NY

“James Brandon Lewis, a jazz saxophonist in his 30s, raw-toned but measured, doesn't sound steeped in current jazz-academy values and isn't really coming from a free-improvising perspective. There's an independence about him.” —The New York Times “With an insatiable appetite for music on the fringe, drummer Chad Taylor has been an active participant in the creative music ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz At Atlas Debuts In Newburgh, NY With William Parker And Evidence Of Everlasting Beauty on May 20 At 8pm

Jazz At Atlas Debuts In Newburgh, NY With William Parker And Evidence Of Everlasting Beauty on May 20 At 8pm

“William Parker is something of a father figure.” —Larry Blumenfeld, New York Times “One of the 50 Greatest New York Musicians of All Time” —Time Out New York Launching a new series of music and cultural discourse at the Atlas Industries building in Newburgh, NY, Jazz at Atlas is proud to present the legendary bassist, composer and bandleader ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Django A Gogo 2017 Music Festival

Read "Django A Gogo 2017 Music Festival" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Django A Gogo 2017 Music Festival
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
March 3, 2017

Stephane Wrembel, the France-born, Berklee-educated guitarist now based in New Jersey, produced the first Django A Gogo festival in 2004 as a single evening to pay homage to Django Reinhardt. Since then, the “Gypsy ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gerry Malkin Quintet at the BeanRunner Café

Read "Gerry Malkin Quintet at the BeanRunner Café" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Gerry Malkin Quintet
The BeanRunner Café
Peekskill, New York
November 12, 2016

The Gerry Malkin Quintet is a quintessential, hard-working, New York area group that plays top-notch music, while going under-recognized in the competitive and crowded metropolitan marketplace. What is atypical of its session-savvy members are jazz pedigrees that run deep ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Sun Ra Arkestra Headlines 2nd Annual Beacon Jazz Festival -- June 25, Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY

Sun Ra Arkestra Headlines 2nd Annual Beacon Jazz Festival -- June 25, Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY

The legendary cosmic jazz of Sun Ra Arkestra—under the direction of their longtime, nonagenarian alto saxophonist, Marshall Allen—headlines the second annual Beacon Jazz Festival. Sponsored by Birches Associates and once more celebrating this quintessential American music, alongside the distilleries, craft vendors, culture and natural splendor of the Hudson Valley, the second Beacon Jazz Festival will take ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Blasie Siwula/Luciano Troja/John Murchison: Beneath the Ritual

Read "Beneath the Ritual" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The biggest slice of the free jazz stew is cooked up with--going back to the beginnings of alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman's artistry--a horn or two stirred in with bass and drums. The chording instrument--guitar or piano--is generally optional. But when a piano sits in, the potential for sweetening the sound bounces up big time. Consider Coleman's ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Beacon Jazz Festival To Feature World-Class Jazz, Hudson Valley Distilleries And More At Pete And Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park - Saturday, July 25, 12 To 6pm

Beacon Jazz Festival To Feature World-Class Jazz, Hudson Valley Distilleries And More At Pete And Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park - Saturday, July 25, 12 To 6pm

BEACON, NY — Celebrating the music, distilleries, artisan crafts, community and culture of the Hudson Valley, the inaugural Beacon Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday, July 25 from noon to 6 PM at The Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park in Beacon, NY. Presented by Six String Productions, the festival will offer a wealth of musical talent, many ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around The Horn

Read "Around The Horn" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

In assessing baseball talent, the scouts' description “five-tool talent" describes a hitter who can do it all--run, field, hit for average, hit with power and throw. When a musician such as Tony Kadleck steps into the recording batter's box as leader and with work presented such as Around the Horn, the description not only fits like ...