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Kevin Sun, Roadworks, Anansi Trio and More

Read "Kevin Sun, Roadworks, Anansi Trio and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Saxophonists are all over this episode. Australia's Julien Wilson provides two different settings to display his formidable talents, and so does New York's Kevin Sun. Swiss alto player Christoph Gallio made his One Man's Jazz debut with his trio, Day & Taxi, but this time he's back with a larger and freer ensemble, Roadworks. You'll hear ...

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Day and Taxi, Adam Rudolph, Harish Raghavan and More

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First out of the mixed bag of audio treats this week (it's Halloween after all!) is a track from Oliver Lake's first recording 43 years ago Ntu: The Point from Which Creation Begins. I haven't played Oliver in a while and that seemed like a good place to begin catching up. Adam Rudolph's epic project, Ragmala, ...

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Tomeka Reid Quartet, Piero Bittolo Bon & Ratchet Orchestra

Read "Tomeka Reid Quartet, Piero Bittolo Bon & Ratchet Orchestra" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

I guess this episode could be termed a “friendly" one, as it just so happens a number of my musical friends have new releases out for sampling, so I dove right in. Toronto drummer Nick Fraser has an excellent album out with Tony Malaby and Kris Davis and they open the show. Violist Ig Henneman from ...

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Glen Hall, Bernie Koenig: Overheard Conversations

Read "Overheard Conversations" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

È una duo improvisation abbastanza allo stato brado, quella praticata dall'accoppiata canadese composta dal polifiatista Glen Hall e dal batterista e filosofo (lo è diventato nel quindicennio in cui non ha potuto suonare a causa di un incidente) Bernie Koenig. Lo è, soprattutto, allorché Hall imbraccia i sassofoni e Koenig siede dietro i tamburi. Come sassofonista, ...

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Glen Hall / trio_muo: Angles

Read "Angles" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Canadian multi-reedist Glen Hall is noted for pushing the envelope, largely within modern jazz and free improvisational domains. This trio release exemplifies that notion rather poignantly. His interesting compositional concepts reflect learning from the masters, while concurrently sculpting his own voice. The band slices up time signatures; Hall and the rhythm section execute contrapuntal maneuvers, all ...

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Glen Hall and Outsource: The Roswell Incident

Read "The Roswell Incident" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Glen Hall is a Canadian saxophonist, whose previous release was Hallucination: Music and Words For William Burroughs. I'm no fan of Burroughs' but Hall's collaboration there struck me as being the sort of almost-compilation one often finds on labels such as Sub Rosa. The numbers on that Leo disc varied from playful jazz to text with ...

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Glen Hall: Hallucinations - Music and Words for William S Burroughs

Read "Hallucinations - Music and Words for William S Burroughs" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Hallucinations: Music and Words for William S. Burroughs is a tribute to the late writer William S. Burroughs. Here, multi-woodwind specialist Glen Hall paints a moving portrait of this now legendary figure with a series of pieces that cover an A to Z sonic spectrum, complete with synthesized voices, doses of grunge-rock, blues, electronics, abstracts, middle ...

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Glen Hall: Hallucinations

Read "Hallucinations" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Glen Hall plays tenor sax, soprano sax, bass flute, bass clarinet, as well as chipping in with electronics, samples, processing, and vocals. He is heard most clearly on tenor sax on this disc, and his is a strong voice, more bop-inflected than the environment of this disc might lead a listener to expect. For this is ...


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