Content by tag "Prism"

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PRISM Quartet: Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1

Read "Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Il quartetto di sassofoni PRISM, composto da Timothy McAllister, Zachary Shemon, Matthew Levy e Taimur Sullivan, ha assorbito nel tempo gli stimoli più fecondi del jazz contemporaneo fino ad ospitare i più fulgidi sassofonisti di oggi. Heritage/Evolution distilla questa esperienza in un progetto rigoroso sul piano compositivo e dell'organizzazione dello spazio sonoro. Camaleonticamente cangianti, le musiche ...

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Dave Holland: Prism

Read "Dave Holland: Prism" reviewed by John Kelman

Two instruments that bassist Dave Holland has rarely incorporated into his projects have been piano and guitar, his only guitar-centric album coming sixteen years after his first release as a leader, Conference of the Birds (ECM, 1973), when he recruited Kevin Eubanks for a particularly powerful set on Extensions (ECM, 1989). It took Holland even longer--nearly ...

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Dave Holland: Prism

Read "Prism" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Bassist Dave Holland first became a leader-on-record with Conference Of The Birds (ECM, 1973), a now-classic outré quartet session. That initial leader date portrayed Holland as a restless seeker, willing and eager to explore the inner workings of group dynamics and the outer reaches of convention, and he's done little to alter that perception of himself ...

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Dave Holland: Prism

Read "Prism" reviewed by J Hunter

Although über-bassist Dave Holland made his bones with one of Miles Davis' early electric bands, the lion's share of the British native's own music has come from the acoustic side of the scale. As such, longtime Holland fans will receive a major shock with their first listen to Prism. Those fans will need open ears and ...

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Matthew Shipp Trio: Prism

Read "Prism" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Although Prism was recorded live in 1993 and originally released on the relatively obscure, “Brinkman Records” label, pianist Matthew Shipp’s self-induced sabbatical from recording, seems to be a thing of the past. Along with some recent endeavors for the “AUM Fidelity” label and other Modern jazz-based outfits, Shipp has been fairly active these days while also ...

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Matthew Shipp Trio: Prism

Read "Prism" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Although Prism was recorded live in 1993 and originally released on the relatively obscure Brinkman Records label, pianist Matthew Shipp's self-induced sabbatical from recording seems to be a thing of the past. Along with some recent endeavors for the AUM Fidelity label and other modern jazz-based outfits, Shipp has been fairly active these days while also ...

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Prism: Live 75-77

Read "Live 75-77" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Here is pre-Hands aka Prism in an earliest 1975-76 incarnation and the 1976-77 near-Hands form that finally coalesced into Hands. Get a sneek peak at the raw and true life of a band struggling to be heard through noisy nite club chatter, apathetic ping pong ball echoes, local Texas radio shows, live and in the studio.