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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Herbie Hancock: Seven Decades of Imagination

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In the jazz world, certain figures exist purely as first names, their reputation assuring recognition. When ones hears the name Herbie, the mind jumps immediately to possibly the most famous 'rhythm section' in history: Herbie, Ron and Tony. That group included two more figures for whom last names are unnecessary, Miles and Wayne. Herbert Jeffrey Hancock ...

Steve Lacy: Let’s Call This…Esteem; Hall Egg Farm 2000.10.16; November and Ideal Bread's Transmit

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Steve Lacy/Mal Waldron

Let's Call This...Esteem

SLAM-Silta

2010

Steve Lacy

Hall Egg Farm 2000.10.16

Suigyu

2010

Steve Lacy

November

Intakt

2010

Ideal Bread

Transmit

Cuneiform

2010


Trumpet & Piano: Dennis González/João Paulo & Enrico Rava/Ran Blake

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Dennis González / João Paulo

ScapeGrace

Clean Feed

2009

Enrico Rava / Ran Blake

Duo En Noir

Between the Lines

2009



Different instruments paired in duet with piano bring out unique facets. With drums, its percussive ...

The Necks: Silverwater

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A recent conversation brought up the question why anyone would buy a CD by the Australian trio The Necks. The interlocutor wasn't questioning the quality of the band, merely wondering about listening to them any way other than live. The reason is the same why people read Tennessee Williams plays--appreciating genius outside of the visceral experience. ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Marilyn Lerner: Arms Spread Wide & Ugly Beauties

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Marilyn Lerner/Ken Filiano/Lou Grassi

Arms Spread Wide

No Business

2009

Marilyn Lerner/Matt Brubeck/Nick Fraser

Ugly Beauties

Actuelle

2009



A quick perusal of Canadian pianist Marilyn Lerner's website presents a musician whose projects are both typically and ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Globe Unity: Holland

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Ab Baars/Ig Henneman/Misha Mengelberg

Sliptong

Wig

2009

Wolter Wierbos

Deining

DolFijn

2009

Michiel Braam

Non-Functionals!

BBB

2009



Dutch jazz has been around since the 1920s and changed radically in the aftermath ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gunter Baby Sommer / Manfred Schoof / Gianluigi Trovesi / Barre Phillips: Peitzer Grand Mit Vieren

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This 1981 live set, taken from the Jazzwerkstatt Peitz at one time the biggest jazz festival in Germany outside of Berlin, organized by Ulli Blobel and Peter Metag, is a discographist's dream. It presents the earliest official recording of bassist Barre Phillips playing with trumpeter Manfred Schoof (predating Gunter Hampel's Jubilation (Birth, 1983) by over two ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Globe Unity: Russia

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Anthony Braxton / Maral Yakshieva

Improvisations (Duo) 2008

SoLyd

2009

Alex Rostotsky

Pictures at an Exhibition or Promenade with Mussorgsky

One Records-JazzBass Theatre

2009

Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky/Andrei Kondakov/ Vladimir Volkov

In Search of a Standard

Leo

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Reaching Into The Unknown 1964-2009

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Reaching Into The Unknown 1964-2009
Jacques Bisceglia/Steve Dalachinsky
softcover; 440 pages
ISBN: n/a
Rogue Art
2009

Jazz and modern poetry seem ideally suited, in temperament if not exactly aesthetic. Though it is designed to mimic the cadences of a freeform improvisation, jazz poetry is still a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bobby Previte: Pan Atlantic

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The “mashup," the blending of two or more songs to create a new work, has steadily gained popularity over the last decade. It is only fitting then that creative musicians feel free to utilize a similar approach when producing original music. Drummer Bobby Previte's Pan Atlantic seems to be an excellent example.

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