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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Mark Werlin's Notable Hi-Res Releases in 2018

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2018 has been a good year for jazz music in hi-res audio formats. ECM, Songlines, Intakt, ACT Music, Firehouse 12, Foné, Mack Avenue, TRPTK, and other independent labels released newly-recorded and recent catalog albums in high resolution through download vendors, Bandcamp, and the labels' own websites. One US music vendor lists more than 300 jazz titles ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Minimalist Jazz & An Interview With Caroline Davis

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Jazz and minimalism? An interesting combination that produces fascinating and hypnotic results which we will delve into in this episode of Mondo Jazz.

We also interview saxophonist Caroline Davis about her latest album, Heart Tonic, plus a loungy tribute to Cecil Taylor, and a preview of live performances by Patrick Zimmerli and Derek Gripper. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Just Released: "Clockworks" (Songlines Recordings) Featuring Patrick Zimmerli Quartet with Ethan Iverson, Chris Tordini, John Hollenbeck

Just Released: "Clockworks" (Songlines Recordings) Featuring Patrick Zimmerli Quartet with Ethan Iverson, Chris Tordini, John Hollenbeck

Completing a 25-year compositional arc, saxophonist-composer Patrick Zimmerli releases his new jazz suite Clockworks (Songlines) following the release in 2016 of his first quartet’s 1992 recording Shores Against Silence (with Kevin Hays, Larry Grenadier and Tom Rainey). Both records feature rhythmically and melodically advanced composition largely inspired by Zimmerli’s love of serial composers such as Babbitt, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Songlines Recordings Releases "Shores Against Silence," The First Of A Two-CD Set Featuring Works By Patrick Zimmerli Spanning The Past 25 Years

Songlines Recordings Releases "Shores Against Silence," The First Of A Two-CD Set Featuring Works By Patrick Zimmerli Spanning The Past 25 Years

Composer/saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli offers a unique view on the evolution of musical and artistic ideas on his latest recordings: Shores Against Silence and Clockworks. Recorded in 1992 and circulated only as an underground tape in the New York scene, Shores Against Silence is being released commercially for the first time this November. Bookending a compositional arc ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Patrick Zimmerli

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About Patrick Zimmerli
New York-and Paris-based composer/saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli writes a sophisticated yet approachable hybrid of contemporary classical and jazz music. Recent collaborators include Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Brooklyn Rider String Quartet, Brian Blade, Luciana Souza, the Knights Orchestra and the Escher String Quartet. His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall and Town Hall ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

John Hollenbeck: profilo di artista

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Lo scorso mese di agosto il 61° critics poll di Down Beat ha votato John Hollenbeck al primo posto tra gli arrangiatori emergenti, riproponendo valutazioni già espresse in passato (Rising Star Arranger nel 2012 e Rising Star Big Band nel 2011). È il doveroso riconoscimento a uno degli artisti più originali del jazz statunitense ma non ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows

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Saxophonist Joshua Redman combines some really attractive virtues: deep jazz knowledge and formidable technique on his instrument. Combine this with a balanced but slightly assertive style that is a prime example of fluency and inventiveness, and you have a musician of such intelligence and energy, who is so adaptable, that he easily finds a way to ...

John Hollenbeck: Rainbow Jimmies

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Percussionist and composer John Hollenbeck has led a diverse and multifaceted career since his early studies with legendary trombonist/composer Bob Brookmeyer. As a sideman, Hollenbeck has served alongside Brookmeyer, Satoko Fujii, Fred Hersch, Jim McNeely, Patrick Zimmerli, and others in addition to leading his own group, the unclassifiable Claudia Quintet. On a larger scale, he has ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Patrick Zimmerli: Phoenix

Read "Phoenix" reviewed by Andrew Velez

The notes accompanying this sixth release from Patrick Zimmerli, a New York-based composer/saxophonist, give no hint of when he may have fallen to earth from parts unknown, bringing with him an unclassifiable mix of jazz, strings, and electronics.

The set opens with the dreamlike landscape of “M, which is dramatically revisited later mid-set with Kevin ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Patrick Zimmerli: Phoenix

Read "Phoenix" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

On his sixth release, New York-based composer and saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli hybridizes the sounds of a jazz quartet with a string quartet, adding a gentle dose of samples and electronics and spicing it all up with popular and ethnic elements. Phoenix, Zimmerli's fourth release for the Vancouver based Songlines label, attempts to integrate these styles into ...