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Various Artists: Creative Music Studio Archive Selections Vol. 1

Read "Creative Music Studio Archive Selections Vol. 1" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Ecco alcune gemme uscite dagli archivi del Creative Music Studio, l'istituzione fondata nel 1971 da Karl Berger, dalla moglie Ingrid e da Ornette Coleman con lo scopo di realizzare musica senza costrizioni di carattere stilistico o commerciale. Ricordiamo le interessanti considerazioni al riguardo di George Lewis, che nel suo testo A Power Stronger Than Itself. The ...

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Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra (Koln) 1978

Read "Creative Orchestra (Koln) 1978" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Composer and multi-reedman Anthony Braxton's complex and personalized compositional paradigms emanated in the 1960s, underscored by 12 language types, diagrams, and other methodologies to complement the improvisation aspect. On this double-disc, 2009 reissue of a 1978 concert, Braxton employs a diverse dream team including reedmen Marty Ehrlich and Ned Rothenberg and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler. Consequently, Braxton ...

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The String Trio of New York: The River of Orion: 30 Years Running

Read "The River of Orion: 30 Years Running" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

The String Trio of New York (STNY) started in 1977 with John Lindberg (bass), James Emery (guitar) and Billy Bang (violin). Lindberg and Emery have been constant while there have been a number of violinists since Bang left in 1986: Charles Burnham, Regina Carter and Diane Monroe. Now with violinist Rob Thomas, they may have their ...

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String Trio of New York: The River of Orion: 30 Years Running

Read "The River of Orion: 30 Years Running" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Established in 1979 with the Black Saint album First String, featuring Billy Bang manning the violin chair, the revered band String Trio of New York celebrates its 30-year anniversary with the impressionable effort, The River of Orion: 30 Years Running. Over the years, the trio has invited guest artists, such as saxophonist Oliver Lake and pianist ...

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String Trio of New York: The River of Orion: 30 Years Running

Read "The River of Orion: 30 Years Running" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Come allude il titolo, lo String Trio of New York celebra con questo nuovo lavoro tre decenni d'attività professionale, caratterizzata da un nutrito numero di dischi (siamo a quota diciassette) e dalla costante mobilità di un componente dell'organico, il violinista. Dopo Billy Bang, Charles Burnham (anni Ottanta), Regina Carter e Diane Monroe (anni Novanta), dagli inizi ...

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James Emery Trio Performs at Erie Art Museum

James Emery Trio Performs at Erie Art Museum

The Erie Art Museum's Contemporary Music Series presents the String Trio of New York on October 4. The performance will be held in the Erie Art Museum Annex, 423 State Street. This tour is made possible by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring ...

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James Emery: Transformations

Read "Transformations" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Something about orchestrated jazz makes it an intellectualized endeavor, and James Emery's Transformations exemplifies this rule as much as Gunther Schuller or any other members of the Third Stream. The guitarist and composer takes advantage of the rich sonic spectrum provided by the 22-member Klangforum Wien orchestra to complement his jazz quartet, represented by the five- ...

James Emery Septet: Spectral Domains

Read "Spectral Domains" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Solo artist and member of the critically acclaimed “String Trio of New York”, guitar virtuoso James Emery has produced a bonafide winner in Spectral Domains. Emery is one of the world’s finest guitarists and possesses an encyclopedic jazz vocabulary as a technician and composer. The James Emery Septet is an assemblage of modern, cutting edge jazz ...


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