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Barker / Dunmall / Dahl: Luddite

Read "Luddite" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This is the second album emanating from celebrated British saxophonist, Paul Dunmall's 2012 visit to New York City, performing at the Vision Festival, and follows his initial 2013 appearance for New Atlantis Records on a date led by guitarist Edward Ricart, titled Chameleon. Hence, top New York City-based improvisers, drummer Andrew Barker and bassist Tim Dahl--the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Edward Ricart Quartet + Paul Dunmall: Chamaeleon

Read "Chamaeleon" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Guitarist Edward Ricart has studied in Europe and aligned with a multinational roster of experimental jazz artists amid his adventurous work in the free-rock duo, Matta Gawa and avant-garde, and Sonic Suicide band. Based in Washington D.C., the artist reaps the benefits of UK tenor sax titan Paul Dunmall and world-traveler, trumpeter Herb Robertson for this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Edward Ricart Quartet + Paul Dunmall: Chamaeleon

Read "Chamaeleon" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The sophomore album of guitarist Edward Ricart's powerful quartet (after Ancón, Slam, 2011), now augmented with legendary British saxophonist Paul Dunmall, is a masterful demonstration of free jazz mixed with inspirations from alternative, avant-rock outfits.

Ricart, whose list of collaborations covers an impressive spectrum, ranging from hardcore punk band Black Flag and ...

August 2009

Read "August 2009" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Frank Kimbrough

Birdland

New York City July 14, 2009

When Frank Kimbrough made his leader debut at Birdland (Jul. 14th), easily one of the best piano showcase rooms in New York, there was no doubt he would meet the lofty standard maintained at the club by such fellow pianists as Steve Kuhn and ...

Andrew Barker / Matthew Shipp / Charles Waters: Apostolic Polyphony

Read "Apostolic Polyphony" reviewed by Frank Rubolino

In the late 1990s, New Yorkers became enamored with a brash group of freewheeling improvisers from Atlanta going under the name Gold Sparkle Band. The chemistry of their fresh and ambitious style clicked with the New York establishment, and the group members soon began integrating with the entrenched Downtown musicians in taking the music forward at ...