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Content by tag "Glenn Spearman"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Steve Swell: Appreciating the Avant Garde Today

Read "Steve Swell: Appreciating the Avant Garde Today" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

[This is the third of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give us their own unique perspectives. In the first interview of the series, saxophonist Bobby ...

Alex Weiss: Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis

Read "Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Saxophonist Alex Ward's musical journey so far reflects his restful musical personality. He studied music in Boston, then relocated to San Francisco where he studied with Roberto DeHaven, the minister and musician of Saint John's Orthodox Church, better known as the John Coltrane Church. In the Bay Area he collaborated with innovative improvisers as saxophonist Glenn ...

Producer Don Paul

Read "Producer Don Paul" reviewed by AAJ Staff

As in our Artist Platform feature, we're posing our four standard questions to interviewees, hoping their responses will foster greater appreciation and understanding of the important role these people serve in the music, often for the artist.

Don Paul is a record producer, performing artist, author, and marathon runner/trainer who lives with three big, ...

Glenn Spearman- John Heward Group: th

Read "th" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Calling this improvising ensemble a ‘group’ is an important distinction. There are tracks here that feature the complete quintet, but there are also selections that focus attention on duo, trio and quartet combinations. The malleability of the players’ associations reflects directly on the music they create. Each man is comfortable contributing to the ensemble space just ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Glenn Spearman: First and Last

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Sometimes people don't appreciate good things before they are gone. Take tenor saxophonist Glenn Spearman. He made a handful of records which were mostly ignored. He worked with Cecil Taylor for a year and frequently collaborated with trumpeter Raphe Malik. Unfortunately, Spearman died in October of last year. And only now are people starting to notice ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Glenn Spearman: Blues For Falasha

Read "Blues For Falasha" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The untimely passing of Saxophonist Glenn Spearman in October 1998 was a tragic loss for the Modern Jazz community. Spearman’s refreshing approach to jazz ideology was engaging and significant. Glenn Spearman embraced concepts pioneered by the likes of Albert Ayler and Frank Wright with vigor and poise.

“Blues For Falasha” is perhaps Glenn Spearman’s last recording ...


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