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Kyoko Kitamura's Tidepool Fauna: Protean Labyrinth

Read "Protean Labyrinth" reviewed by John Sharpe

For her second leadership outing following Armadillo In Sunset Park (self produced, 2012), vocalist Kyoko Kitamura assembles a group which she calls Tidepool Fauna. And giving the group an identity seems entirely appropriate as what they create is very much an ensemble music. That's made all the easier by having such accomplished talents as saxophonist Ingrid ...

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Tomeka Reid, Kyoko Kitamura, Taylor Ho Bynum, Joe Morris: Geometry of Caves

Read "Geometry of Caves" reviewed by Troy Dostert

A free-jazz veteran meets up with three musicians quickly establishing their own impressive legacies on the bewitching Geometry of Caves, a wholly improvised affair that offers plenty of intrigue and vigorous four-way dialogue during seven imaginative pieces.

Guitarist Joe Morris's long recording career has seen him working with giants like William Parker, Anthony Braxton ...

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Anthony Braxton's Sonic Genome at Turin's Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Anthony Braxton's Sonic Genome at Turin's Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Francesco Martinelli

Egyptian Museum
Turin Jazz Festival
Turin, Italy
May 28, 2015

Someone might ask: “Why is an African-American saxophonist from jny: Chicago performing inside the Egyptian Museum in Turin? Where is the connection between “da jazz" and Ancient Egypt?" Sorry, but it isn't a legitimate question. If you still don't make the ...

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Roy Campbell Day Memorial At Roulette

Roy Campbell Day Memorial At Roulette

On Wednesday, February 26, the many dear friends and associates of the late Roy Sinclair Campbell Jr. will gather at Roulette through the efforts of Arts for Art. The performance begins at 6:45. A Slide Show featuring The Music of Roy Campbell 6:45PM - 7:00PM Valerie Morris, Roy Campbell's sister, will recall his remarkable life. 7:00PM - 7:15PM An Opening Song and Prayer will be ...

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Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series at Roulette

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The Tri-Centric Orchestra
Roulette
Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series
Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 24-25, 2013

Addressing the audience at Roulette on Sept. 24, halfway through the first of two nights of the Tri-Centric Presenting Series, trumpeter and foundation executive director Taylor Ho Bynum acknowledged the influence of Artistic Director and spiritual godfather ...

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Arts For Art Opens March With Evolving Music

Arts For Art Opens March With Evolving Music

Evolving Music in March from Arts for Art and Vision Festival opens the lion and lamb month and unfolds over the course of four days from March first to the fourth. involving Friday & Saturday nights, a Sunday afternoon family friendly adventure to let the kids do live action drawing and a concluding Monday evening Evolution. It’s all for the purpose ...

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Vision Festival, Days 1-2: June 11-12, 2012

Read "Vision Festival, Days 1-2: June 11-12,  2012" reviewed by John Sharpe

Days 1-2 | Days 3-5 | Days 6-7
17th Annual Vision Festival
Roulette
Brooklyn, NY

June 11-17, 2012

For the 17th annual Vision Festival, organizer Patricia Nicholson Parker and her team had assembled one of strongest lineups in many years. Alongside many luminaries of the New York free jazz firmament, including accomplished working bands ...

Take Five With Kyoko Kitamura

Read "Take Five With Kyoko Kitamura" reviewed by Kyoko Kitamura

Meet Kyoko Kitamura:
A former journalist with childhood piano training at Juilliard Pre-College and a stint as a one-time war reporter on her résumé, Kyoko Kitamura is an oddball vocal improviser and composer who has performed and/or recorded with many distinguished musicians including Anthony Braxton, Reggie Workman, Steve Coleman, Jim Staley and Taylor Ho ...

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CD Release of “Armadillo In Sunset Park” at Mark Lamb Dance’s Second Saturday Sanctuary Salon

CD Release of “Armadillo In Sunset Park” at Mark Lamb Dance’s Second Saturday Sanctuary Salon

A New York City CD release celebration for a mini album of songs from Kyoko Kitamura will be found on Sat, April 7, 2012 at Metro Baptist Church , 410 W. 40th St. starting at 7:30pm This Mark Lamb Dance Salon will double as a release performance for “Armadillo In Sunset Park,” a set of songs written for Mark Lamb ...

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Kyoko Kitamura: Armadillo In Sunset Park

Read "Armadillo In Sunset Park" reviewed by John Sharpe

In a genre-defying debut, vocalist/pianist Kyoko Kitamura releases what she terms a mini album, collecting nine pieces, many written for a dance collaboration. It might be termed a solo effort, except that the electronics and sound effects provided by George Walker Petit play such an integral role. A former journalist with a Gulf War stint on ...