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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Thomas Borgmann Trio: One For Cisco

Read "One For Cisco" reviewed by John Sharpe

This limited edition LP documents a collectively birthed exploration spread across the two sides by the visiting German pair of reedman Thomas Borgmann and long time associate drummer Willi Kellers, who team up with NYC bassist Max Johnson. The concert took place as part of the New York Tenor Saxophone Festival at Ibeam in 2015 organized ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Sharpe's Best Releases of 2013

Read "John Sharpe's Best Releases of 2013" reviewed by John Sharpe

Here are twelve new releases which stood out from those I heard this year, in no special order.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Slippery Rock
(Hot Cup Records)

Leader and bassist Moppa Elliott's songwriting talents haven't deserted him: his charts, named after small Pennsylvania towns, are bursting at ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Thomas Borgmann / Wilber Morris / Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet

Read "Nasty & Sweet" reviewed by John Sharpe

From the first few notes, it's apparent that something special is happening on Nasty & Sweet. Perhaps it's the way bassist Wilber Morris and drummer Reggie Nicholson sound so assured in their placement of the merest splashes of color. Completely unafraid to take their time, creating a powerful tension which isn't released even when German reedman ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vision Festival 2010: Day 4, June 26, 2010

Read "Vision Festival 2010: Day 4, June 26, 2010" reviewed by John Sharpe

Prologue | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7
Areni Agbabian, Lorenzo Sanguedolce, Go-Zee-Lah Reggie Nicholson, Borah Bergman, Ned Rothenberg Mark Helias, Tony Malaby, Charles Gayle
Vision Festival
Abrons Arts Center

New York City

June 26, 2010

Saturday was a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Wilber Morris & Reggie Nicholson: Drum String Thing

Read "Drum String Thing" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Strings and skins are a combination that forms the crux of countless rhythm sections. Morris and Nicholson have been filling such a role together for years, most notably of late in the trio they share with German reedman Thomas Borgmann. This setting is different, divorced of a firmly designated melodic voice, but the music these two ...