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Content by tag "Mary Halvorson"

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Vision Festival 2017

Read "Vision Festival 2017" reviewed by Frank Rubolino

New York's Vision Festival of innovative music marked its 22nd anniversary last month with another stellar lineup boasting pioneers of the avant-garde playing alongside a premier cadre of younger musicians. Presented at the historic Judson Memorial Church in the heart of Greenwich Village by Arts for Art, the festival featured six nights of challenging music, much ...

Stephan Crump: Stephan Crump's Rhombal

Read "Stephan Crump's Rhombal" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Il nome di Stephan Crump viene in genere associato al jazz della scena recente, specie per la sua militanza nel trio del pianista Vijay Iyer. In realtà il bassista di Memphis vive a Brooklyn da oltre vent'anni e può vantare il curriculum di un veterano. Ha firmato da leader una decina di dischi, ha studiato ad ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sylvie Courvoisier/Mary Halvorson: Crop Circles

Read "Crop Circles" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Crop Circles is the inevitable meeting of two remarkable female artists. Both pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and guitarist Mary Halvorson have distinguished careers. Courvoisier in her quartet, her large ensemble, and Mephista (a trio with Ikue Mori and Susie Ibarra). Halvorson leads a trio, quintet, septet, octet and is a member multiple bands including Thumbscrew, Anthony Braxton's ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You

Read "Away With You" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

La band è stellare -vi troviamo alcuni dei più quotati improvvisatori della scena newyorchese -la leadership discreta ma autorevole, la scrittura sorprendente, il risultato finale mozzafiato. Dal solo al settetto, Mary Halvorson aveva già avuto modo di mettere in mostra il proprio talento, cresciuto alla scuola di Mr. Anthony Braxton, ma l'ottetto (formazione ibrida ambigua per ...

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Il meglio del 2016 secondo Vincenzo Roggero

Read "Il meglio del 2016 secondo Vincenzo Roggero" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Questi i migliori dischi dell'anno? Risposta complicata perché nonostante la massa imponente di musica, fruibile in tutte le forme e in tutti modi possibili, si ha la sensazione che manchi qualcosa (o molto), che siano precluse realtà musicali periferiche rispetto ai normali canali di distribuzione ma importanti dal punto di vista della testimonianza e della valenza ...

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2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dragonfly Breath III: Live at the Stone: Megaloprepus Caerulatus

Read "Live at the Stone: Megaloprepus Caerulatus" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Today's zen koan: why does a watched pot never boil? The answer to that question is found in the music of Dragonfly Breath III: because it is always boiling. The roil we speak of comes from the quartet of saxophonist Paul Flaherty, trombonist Steve Swell, violinist C. Spencer Yeh, and drummer Weasel Walter.

The ...

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Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Many other writers have submitted superb Best of/End of year lists, so another similar one would be redundant. As women instrumentalists in jazz have been historically underrepresented to great degree and remain a minority even today, below is a list with a feminist bent. These 12 exquisite albums are either by women or prominently feature women. ...

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Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2016

Read "Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Troy Collins

Compiling end of the year lists is never easy. Considering the quantity of recordings released in a year's time, attempting to compose a list mentioning every first-rate session would be difficult at best. These ten albums represent a fertile cross-section of some of the most compelling modern jazz issued in 2016. Many of the records listed ...

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Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Troy Dostert

It has been an exciting year for artists perched on the precipice between jazz and other idioms. Each of these releases manages in its own way both to challenge and to inspire the listener, and the stylistic variety on display is an encouraging sign that creative music is truly in good hands!

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