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ARTICLE: RADIO

Jaimie Branch, Nick Dunston, Malleus Trio, Quartet Next and More

Read "Jaimie Branch, Nick Dunston, Malleus Trio, Quartet Next and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Trumpeter Jaimie Branch brings her 'tude and much-praised talent to her follow-up recording to Fly or Die in Fly Or Die II--Bird Dog of Paradise. Her music is even more incendiary as she turns her attention to the current state of political and social unrest in America. Also making debuts this week are the Malleus Trio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Earprint: Easy Listening

Read "Easy Listening" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Earprint's second album follows the template laid down by its first: relatively short tracks that concentrate a bevy of ideas into energetic four to six minute bursts. Trumpeter Tree Palmedo and saxophonist Kevin Sun bounce off each other's lines with precision and style while bassist Simon Willson and drummer Dor Herskovits provide a sizzling underbed of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Don Cherry Tribute, Four Visions, Alberto Pinton & Earprint

Read "Don Cherry Tribute, Four Visions, Alberto Pinton & Earprint" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

The late trumpeter Don Cherry had and still has a huge influence on the creative music scene, from his work with Ornette, Coltrane, Old And New Dreams, CODONA, and Carla Bley to his exploration and fusion of world music. That influence led Italian drummer/percussionist, Cristiano Calcagnile, to form an ensemble to perform a tribute to Cherry ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mariel Austin: Runner in the Rain

Read "Runner in the Rain" reviewed by Troy Dostert

In case anyone is wondering whether big-band jazz continues to hold appeal for younger musicians, witness this debut five-track album from trombonist Mariel Austin. Despite (or perhaps because of) her youth, Austin possesses an ambitious and expansive vision. And on Runner in the Rain, she marshals a skilled ensemble, many of whom are friends from the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steve Bilodeau: The Sun Though the Rain

Read "The Sun Though the Rain" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Guitarist Steve Bilodeau announces his third album to date, The Sun Though the Rain. The project is a collection of spontaneous improvisations spanning a wide range of sonic landscapes: from the tranquil and ethereal, to the chaotic and the raucous. Highlighting saxophonist Richard Garcia and drummer Dor Herskovits with Bilodeau's guitar sonorities, the trio complements each ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Red Piano Records to release "Tetraptych" with Bert Seager, Hery Paz, Max Ridley and Dor Herskovits on April 14, 2017

Red Piano Records to release "Tetraptych" with Bert Seager, Hery Paz, Max Ridley and Dor Herskovits on April 14, 2017

Tetraptych is Bert Seager (piano/compositions), Hery Paz (tenor saxophone), Max Ridley (upright bass) and Dor Herskovits (drums). Tetraptych is also the name of their new recording! "There’s not only smart and well-crafted modern jazz present, but innate beauty and serene confidence in Seager’s music." – Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide "Seager has distilled his lyrical approach into perfectly balanced ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dor Herskovits Trio: Happy

Read "Happy" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Happy is the debut digit-only EP release (available here) from drummer Dor Herskovits who leads his trio, pianist Isaac Wilson and bassist Max Salinger-Ridley through one standard, “My One And Only Love" and four other original compositions totally about twenty-seven minutes of very fine music making.

As a piano trio, Wilson is naturally out ...