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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2018

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2018" reviewed by John Kelman

Once again, the chronic health problem that has reduced my writing pace to a crawl continues without any respite. My best of the year lists have traditionally been predicated upon having reviewed the releases chosen, but with only a relative handful of reviews to choose from this year (and with those choices, more than ever now, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Quinsin Nachoff: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Canadian-reared, New York City-based saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff summons a meeting of some very bright musical minds on this stirring quartet date. Rounded out by heralded modern era musicians, saxophonist David Binney, keyboardist Matt Mitchell and drummer Kenny Wolleson, the band erects a cunning bridge between structured and melodic thematic ventures with traditional jazz values and free-flowing ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Quinsin Nachoff: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Listening to Flux by saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff, it's easy to see in your mind's eye the DNA double helix beautifully spinning in the dark space of the human cell. That's because Nachoff composes tight, complex chamber pieces, seemingly delicate in structure, but able to withstand the attack of the jazz infantry.

Nachoff's training and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Quinsin Nachoff: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff sounds right at home on Mythology Records--saxophonist/producer/provocateur David Binney's label. Everything on Mythology has a intensity and modernity, a brashness and in-your-face confidence of delivery, whether it's Binney as the leader, or on sets headed up by pianists John Escreet or Edward Simon, or Quinsin Nachoff.

Flux is Nachoff's debut on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ilia Skibinsky: The Passage

Read "The Passage" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The youthful saxophonist/composer Ilia Skibinsky strikes a thoughtful pose, gazing down at his horn on the nicely designed cover of his debut, The Passage. The substitution of a much older visage would have been believable, given the depth and beauty of the playing, and the writing on the set's nine original compositions.

Born in Russia, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ilia Skibinsky: The Passage

Read "The Passage" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Saxophonist David Binney's Mythology Records imprint is used sparingly, but when this maverick music man chooses to release albums under its banner, they tend to be bold and brimming with the excitement of the unknown; The Passage is no exception. With this debut, Russian-born/Israeli-bred/New York-based saxophonist/composer Ilia Skibinsky joins the elite Mythology roster, which includes post- ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Escreet: The Age We Live In

Read "The Age We Live In" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist John Escreet's meteoric rise into the pantheon of forward-thinking jazz composers has everything to do with his understanding of the fast-paced way of life that seems to have overtaken much of society. Everything is absorbed in little bites, quick flashes, and small doses by the younger generations that have been brought up in this short-attention-span ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Binney: Graylen Epicenter

Read "Graylen Epicenter" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Undoubtedly one of the great alto saxophonists, David Binney's reputation as an original, exciting composer has also grown steadily since his debut recording, Point Game (Owl Records, 1989). Binney is so prolific a musician that it's sometimes hard to stay abreast of his current projects. However, there is little chance of Graylen Epicenter going unnoticed. With ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Escreet: The Age We Live In

Read "The Age We Live In" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

John Escreet just keeps pressing forward with recordings that are not stuck in the quagmire of normalcy. From his auspicious debut, Consequences (Posi-tone, 2008), to his equally ambitious sophomore release, Don't Fight The Inevitable (Mythology Records, 2010), the young pianist has demonstrated imagination and abilities in the same vein as Jason Moran and Craig Taborn. His ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Samir Zarif: Starting Point

Read "Starting Point" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The excitement of hearing the voice from a musician of significant new talent knows no bounds. Violinist Majid Khaliq, vocalist Khalil Wilson, bassist Michael Feinberg, composer Gene Pritsker, and now saxophonist and storyteller Samir Zarif, are just beginning to fan the rapidly growing new brushfire of 21st century music. Zarif's talent is significant enough to merit ...