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Chad Taylor: Myths and Music Education

Read "Chad Taylor: Myths and Music Education" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Few drummers know how to use rhythms like Chad Taylor. He makes the drum set sing melodies and paints different hues and shades on the cymbals and skins. He can play inside and outside and has performed with musicians like saxophonists Fred Anderson, Pharoah Sanders and James Brandon Lewis, pianists Cooper-Moore and Angelica Sanchez, guitarists Jeff ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vision Festival 2010: Day 5, June 27, 2010

Read "Vision Festival 2010: Day 5, June 27, 2010" reviewed by John Sharpe

Prologue | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7
Perry Robinson, Guillermo E Brown, Billy Bang, David S. Ware, Dave Burrell
Vision Festival
Abrons Arts Center

New York City

June 27, 2010

Sunday June 27 was another big day ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Revolutionary Ensemble: Vietnam

Read "Vietnam" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The seeds for the Revolutionary Ensemble were sown when Sunny Murray introduced violinist Leroy Jenkins to Sirone. The two found common musical ground that took off from several genres and became encapsulated in one body. At first they worked with Frank Clayton, but the drummer was ultimately replaced by Jerome Cooper.

Vietnam is the group's first ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Revolutionary Ensemble: Vietnam and Beyond the Boundary of Time

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It could easily be argued that the “loft jazz" era of the '70s was a direct product of Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), both in its moral structure and its eventual fragmentation. Loft spaces, artist-produced concerts and artist-owned labels were self-reliance projects, a cornerstone of the AACM. Furthermore, the relocation of many ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bern Nix: A History In Harmolodics

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New York-based free jazz guitarist Bern Nix is one of the few people who are well-versed in Ornette Coleman's “harmolodics" style. He played with Coleman from 1975-1987, and now leads the Bern Nix Trio in New York City. In his compositions and his intriguing covers of standards, he is always looking in the corners of the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jerome Cooper: In Concert - From There To Hear (Solo Percussion)

Read "In Concert - From There To Hear (Solo Percussion)" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Drummer/percussionist Jerome Cooper's fruitful musical legacy with the Revolutionary Ensemble and stints with saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton, pianist Cecil Taylor, and others reads like a who's who in modern jazz. Recorded during two solo live performances spanning 1995-1998, Cooper's remarkable agility and captivating musical spirit is enacted throughout these predominately endearing works.

Cooper's polyrhythmic drumming and multitasking ...