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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Christophe Rocher / Joe Fonda / Harvey Sorgen: New Origin

Read "New Origin" reviewed by John Sharpe

As the title implies, New Origin represents a fertile coming together, the principals in this case being the veteran American rhythm team of bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Harvey Sorgen, with French clarinetist Christophe Rocher. Fonda and Sorgen share a lengthy association, which encompasses the long-running Fonda/Stevens Group and a trio of more recent vintage with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry

Read "Trio Tapestry" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

With all tonalities being created equal, on Trio Tapestries, Joe Lovano's first as a leader for ECM and one of the first releases of the label's fiftieth year, silence abides. Both as concept and as actuality, silence lays at the heart of this eleven song lattice. Even the spacing between the tracks hangs appended, allowing the ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Mike Jurkovic's Best Releases Of 2018

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Fully steeped as I am in two guitars, bass, and drums, I keep listening, learning and thankful the jazz steels my spine. A quick thank you to my patient editors here at All About Jazz and a special thank you to all the musicians who have contacted me from around the world. Let's not stop creating. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Harvey Sorgen / Joe Fonda / Marilyn Crispell: Dreamstruck

Read "Dreamstruck" reviewed by Don Phipps

On Dreamstruck, the trio of drummer Harvey Sorgen, bassist Joe Fonda, and pianist Marilyn Crispell offer distinctive and fascinating interplay that explores the contours of romance, blues, free playing, and abstraction.

For the most part, the three musicians eschew formality in favor of spontaneous compositions that emphasize inventive contributions. But included in the mix ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Harvey Sorgen: Dreamstruck

Read "Dreamstruck" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Throughout Dreamstruck's reverberant, captivating terrain, drummer Harvey Sorgen, bassist Joe Fonda and pianist Marilyn Crispell embark on a willful, tenacious interplay that serves as a template for the deep, wide ranging political and personal discourse we all need to seriously engage ourselves in.

Crispell's whispery, born-of-the-moment, intro to “My Song" welcomes us instantly into ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Harvey Sorgen / Joe Fonda / Marilyn Crispell: Dreamstruck

Read "Dreamstruck" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Drummer/composer/educator Harvey Sorgen boasts an impressive worked with/recorded with resume. His highest profile booster might be a handful of recordings with the Jefferson Airplane offshoot Hot Tuna, followed by a number of releases with bassist Joe Fonda and the Fonda/Stevens Group. With Fonda involved, you know you'll hear some left-of-center sounds. Dreamstruck teams Fonda with Sorgen, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Crispell-Fonda-Sorgen Trio Live at The Falcon

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Crispell-Fonda-Sorgen Trio
The Falcon
Marlboro, New York
November 26, 2017

From a furious flurry of dissonance, Paul Motian's energetic “Cosmology" emerged as the declarative opening salvo for this intuitive and adventurous set by pianist Marilyn Crispell, bassist Joe Fonda, and drummer Harvey Sorgen.

Crispell, long a ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Poker di Michael Jefry Stevens

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Il pianista, compositore, teorico e didatta Michael Jefry Stevens ha impresso il proprio significativo contributo al jazz contemporaneo attraverso un lavoro che dura da circa quarant'anni, associato a un ampio ventaglio di musicisti e a formazioni di grande interesse, tra cui Mosaic Sextet e Liquid Time con Dave Douglas, The Fonda/Stevens Group con Joe Fonda, Conference ...

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Irek Wojtczak & The Fonda-Stevens Group: Folk Five

Read "Folk Five" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il connubio con la tradizione folklorica è stata una delle costanti del jazz in Polonia. Dal loro enorme patrimonio di canti e danze popolari hanno tratto ispirazione -direttamente o indirettamente-importanti jazzmen di quel Paese: si va dall'opera pionieristica di Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski e di Zygmunt Wichary a quella di Zbigniew Namyslowski, Michal Urbaniak, Andrzej Trzaskowski e ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Rob Saffer of the Creative Music Foundation

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In this installment of Take Five we hear from Executive Director Rob Saffer of the Creative Music Foundation, an organization founded in 1971 by Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso and Ornette Coleman. CMS has brought together leading innovators in the jazz and world music communities through their CMS workshops.

About the Creative Music Studio Fall ...