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SLM Ensemble: Solo And Chamber Works For Peace on December 7 at The Cell Theatre

SLM Ensemble: Solo And Chamber Works For Peace on December 7 at The Cell Theatre

SLM Ensemble: Solo and Chamber Works for Peace on December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm. $20/$15. The Cell Theatre
338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011 Ray Anderson, trombone
David Taylor, bass trombone
Samir Chatterjee, tabla
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone
Zafer Tawil, oud, violin, qanun, ...

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David Fiuczynski: In the In Between

Read "David Fiuczynski: In the In Between" reviewed by Daniel Lehner

The most recent compositional premiere by guitarist David Fiucyznski has a title that almost manages to sum up his entire sphere of influence. “Flam! Pan-Asian Microjam for J Dilla and Olivier Messiaen" premiered at Berklee College of Music in 2012 and was inspired by a geographically and temporally enormous range of styles. Fiuczynski describes the piece ...

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Miles Okazaki: Cleaning the Mirror

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In the backyard of his home in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, guitarist Miles Okazaki has spent time constructing a multifaceted backyard/garden filled with overhanging plants, stone walkways and a wooden pavilion surrounding a table and benches. The slats of the pavilion's floor seem to have been crafted merely for aesthetic purposes, but there's another process at work: ...

Dan Weiss: Jhaptal Drumset Solo

Read "Jhaptal Drumset Solo" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The use of Indian rhythms in jazz--in some way, shape or form--has become somewhat commonplace. While spicing up some improvised music with the addition of a sitarist or tablaist might be enough of an Indian-based excursion for jazz musicians who merely want to gloss over the surface of possibility, drummer Dan Weiss is no such dabbler. ...

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Dave Douglas: Convergence

Read "Dave Douglas: Convergence" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Even if you consider yourself only marginally knowledgeable about modern jazz, there remains virtually no valid excuse for not having heard of trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas. Over the past 5 years Douglas' recordings have appeared on numerous yearly “best of “ lists including those of the New York Times, the Village Voice and All About Jazz. His ...