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Abbey Rader's West Coast Quartet: First Gathering

Read "First Gathering" reviewed by John Sharpe

Veteran drummer Abbey Rader's foray to California adds a further chapter to the welcome renaissance of reedman Peter Kuhn. Both men were part of the New York loft jazz scene in the 1970s, but while Kuhn eventually dropped from view in the early '80s, Rader persisted, first moving to Europe, but later returning to Florida where ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

John Sharpe's Best Releases Of 2016

Read "John Sharpe's Best Releases Of 2016" reviewed by John Sharpe

Here are ten new releases, reviewed at All About Jazz, which stood out among those I heard this year.

Wadada Leo Smith
America's National Parks
(Cuneiform Records)

While the title might conjure up a string of luminous tone poems, the reality of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's magisterial collection goes ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Arthur Williams: Forgiveness Suite

Read "Forgiveness Suite" reviewed by John Sharpe

Forgiveness Suite belatedly constitutes trumpeter Arthur Williams' first leadership date. A mysterious and troubled soul who flew below the radar, even within free jazz circles, Williams surfaced on a handful of albums in the 1970s and 80s before dropping from view not long after. His most notable appearances are documented on saxophonist Frank Lowe's Lowe And ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Peter Kuhn Trio: The Other Shore

Read "The Other Shore" reviewed by John Sharpe

Returning to the music after some 35 years off the scene, reedman Peter Kuhn helms a live date which catches him in consort with two like-minded and accomplished free spirits in bassist Kyle Motl and drummer Nathan Hubbard. Interest in Kuhn has spiked following the reissue of his debut Livin' Right, as part of the splendid ...

Peter Kuhn: No Coming, No Going – The Music of Peter Kuhn 1978-1979

Read "No Coming, No Going – The Music of Peter Kuhn 1978-1979" reviewed by John Sharpe

In No Coming No Going, the Lithuanian NoBusiness imprint has unearthed a real gem, as part of its continuing exhumation of the New York 1970s loft scene. Reedman Peter Kuhn was a minor presence during the latter half of the decade, releasing three discs under his own leadership, and appearing on dates by Frank Lowe and ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Three New Releases from Peter Kuhn

Read "Three New Releases from Peter Kuhn" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Clarinetist Peter Kuhn came up in the 1970s. In those days, one could count the number of modern jazz clarinet specialists on one hand: John Carter, Perry Robinson, Theo Jorgensmann, Alvin Batiste and--if you include the bass clarinet--Michel Pilz. So, one hand and a finger. Still associated with Benny Goodman, Dixieland and Swing, the clarinet was ...

Peter Kuhn, Dave Sewelson, Gerald Cleaver, Larry Roland: Our Earth / Our World

Read "Our Earth / Our World" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Parte subito lancia in resta questa lunga (almeno quanto a durate dei singoli episodi, svarianti dagli 11 ai 25 minuti e rotti) impro session, che coinvolge musicisti rodati senza peraltro ascendere, se non a sprazzi, a risultati pari alle attese. Come fin troppo spesso accade in frangenti del genere, infatti, sembra mancare una reale linea-guida, cosicché ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Peter Kuhn Is Back With A New Trio Recording And His Archive Recordings Reissue

Peter Kuhn Is Back With A New Trio Recording And His Archive Recordings Reissue

Livin' Right is a product of the amazing NYC loft scene of the 1970s, where players from around the world gathered in a rare period of community, harmony, and creativity, a time when a relative unknown from California could meet and play with the great musicians on this disc. William Parker was already a phenomenon at ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Abbey Rader's West Coast Quartet: First Gathering

Read "First Gathering" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

With the provocative First Gathering, drummer Abbey Rader unveils an intriguingly new musical approach. Over the past decade or so Rader has consistently utilized two woodwinds on his recordings with saxophonists John McMinn and Noah Brandmark filling those roles on his last three sessions. Rader's current West Coast Quartet features reedmen Peter Kuhn and Drew Ceccato ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Abbey Rader Releases First Album With West Coast Quartet

Abbey Rader Releases First Album With West Coast Quartet

The Abbey Rader West Coast Quartet was formed in January 2015 when Abbey Rader, Peter Kuhn, Kyle Motl and Drew Ceccato met in California for the first time. Rader and Kuhn are both practicing Buddhists, and the common ground created an ever-present air of spirituality. First Gathering was born out of Rader’s desire to create music based ...


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