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Mike Reed: Flesh & Bone

Read "Flesh & Bone" reviewed by Troy Collins

Years in the making, Flesh & Bone was inspired by a racist incident Chicago-based drummer Mike Reed experienced in 2009. While on a European tour, Reed and his band, People, Places & Things, were caught in a neo-Nazi rally in the Czech Republic. Reed's ensemble--half black, half white--had been deliberately deceived into boarding a train bound ...

Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Mike Reed: Artifacts

Read "Artifacts" reviewed by Vic Albani

I figli crescono.

Terza generazione della mai troppo celebrata AACM chicagoana, Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid e Mike Reed danno alle stampe un interessantissimo CD che è già stato votato da molte testate specializzate quale uno dei migliori, se non il migliore disco di jazz dello scorso anno.

Artifacts è innanzitutto ...

Mike Reed's People, Places and Things: A New Kind of Dance

Read "A New Kind of Dance" reviewed by Vic Albani

Il signor Mike Reed di Chicago continua a piacerci un sacco. Quello che ha in testa è “buono e bello." Forse la giusta componente genetica, forse l'aria chicagoana e il suo creativo carico di storia, forse la vera necessità di cercare e trovare innovazione, forse l'immaginifica predisposizione all'esplorazione. Mettetela come volete, fatto sta che l'intelligenza di ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mike Reed's People, Places and Things: A New Kind of Dance

Read "A New Kind of Dance" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

You can always count on drummer, bandleader Mike Reed to jar your neural network on a per-album basis. Indeed, he's a propulsive force; an acute progressive jazz visionary, and a luminary in Chicago's forward-moving improvisational dynamic, while also hosting and promoting jazz/improvisation festivals in the Windy City. Otherwise, his People Places & Things unit strikes again ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mike Reed's People, Places and Things: A New Kind of Dance

Read "A New Kind of Dance" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

As a drummer, promoter and composer Mike Reed is a standard bearer for Chicago's creative music scene. His club Constellation is a hot bed for improvisation and innovation that often defy narrow genre-isms. His unique musicianship, meanwhile, is on display on his many recordings particularly ones with his groups; People, Places and Things and Loose Assembly. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nicole Mitchell/Tomeka Reid/Mike Reed: Artifacts

Read "Artifacts" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Flutist Nicole Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid and drummer Mike Reed are three of the most prominent members of the third generation of Association for Advancement of Creative Music (AACM). Each one is a consummate musician; equally adept at composing and improvising. Each one of them has forged their boldly unique artistic path with an instantly recognizable ...

Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up: After All is Said

Read "After All is Said" reviewed by Troy Collins

Tomas Fujiwara is one of the busiest drummers in New York City, with memberships in cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum's Sextet, baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton's Ideal Bread and the cooperative trio Thumbscrew, featuring acclaimed guitarist Mary Halvorson and veteran bassist Michael Formanek, among other projects. Formed in 2008, Fujiwara's flagship ensemble, The Hook Up, is one of ...

Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up: After All Is Said

Read "After All Is Said" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Drummer Tomas Fujiwara's The Hook Up features artists who are among the more prominent representatives of new directions in jazz and improvisation. Here, the leader acts as an instigator and propulsive factor via his rhythmically shaped works, comprised of rolling, tumbling and splintered movements, etched with budding thematic developments.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson's distinctive phraseology ...

Stirrup: Sewn

Read "Sewn" reviewed by Troy Collins

The collective trio Stirrup is a salient example of the genre-defying cooperative spirit that defines Chicago's creative improvised music scene. Accustomed to collaborating with a wide variety of artists, these three musicians seamlessly incorporate an array of influences and approaches on Sewn, their debut recording as a trio.

Drawing upon the folksy lyricism that underpins ...

Stirrup: Sewn

Read "Sewn" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It's apparent why Ken Vandermark invited cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm to join the now defunct Vandermark 5 a decade ago. His versatility allows him to play a full spectrum of music from chamber jazz to stadium rock. One minute he's Pablo Casals, the next Jimi Hendrix.

His adventures have taken him from Peter Brotzmann's Tentet ...


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