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ARTICLE: RADIO

New in 2019 - An Eclectic Mix

Read "New in 2019 - An Eclectic Mix" reviewed by Bob Osborne

An eclectic mix of recent releases covering a wide variety of styles and influences.

Playlist Sarathy Korwar “Mumbay (feat. MC Mawali)" from More Arriving (Leaf) 00:00 Chris Lomheim, Michael O'Brien, Jay Epstein “Blue Talisman" from Triage (Shifting Paradigm) 06:00 Marc Copland “Gary" from Gary (Illusions Music) 14:00 Mark Dresser Seven “Black Arthur's Bounce ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris Lomheim - Michael O'Brien - Jay Epstein: Triage

Read "Triage" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Triage refers to the process of weeding-out, deciding about what gets eliminated, on the one hand, and what stays, on the other. In the context of this album, its title can be interpreted as the process these three musicians have gone through during the course of over twenty years of collaborating, captured on the eleven original ...

Bill Carrothers: Red Planet

Read "Red Planet" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Prendete un trio chitarra, basso e batteria di stanza a Minneapolis (luogo con più di una suggestione musicale) abituato a giocare con i generi (folk, rock, jazz, classica, americana?) aggiungete un pianista difficilmente etichettabile e mai banale come Bill Carrothers e avrete un' idea del disco in questione. Solo un'idea s'intende perché poi l'ascolto rivela una ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Firebell: Impossible Vacation

Read "Impossible Vacation" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich



With their impressive debut release, Impossible Vacation, Firebell establishes itself not only as a stellar post-bop modern electric guitar/bass/drum jazz trio, but also as a unified and innovative band , drawing upon the wealth of experience and musical sensibility of its three members. Firebell consists of three veteran musicians that have been playing together ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris Lomheim: Timeline

Read "Timeline" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Minnesota pianist Chris Lomheim in 2013 began applying for grants for the funding of a new project when he realized that 2014 would mark the twentieth anniversary of his very first trio CD And You've Been Waiting (IGMOD Records, 1994). As such, the pianist decided to move forward with or without grant funding and put together ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jay Epstein: Easy Company

Read "Easy Company" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

One or two jazz standards, a handful of intriguing left-field choices, some interesting originals and one truly exceptional re-working of a classic love song-- Easy Company is an album of pleasing surprises, performed by three extremely talented musicians. Drummer Jay Epstein leads the trio and contributes all five original compositions, but this is a genuine group ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris Bates / Jay Epstein / Chris Olson: Framework

Read "Framework" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

Framework is a well-written and engaging modern jazz album featuring the Minneapolis based trio of bassist Chris Bates, drummer Jay Epstein and guitarist Chris Olson. The tunes on the album are a collection of original compositions written by the members of the trio as well as two Wayne Shorter tunes and the scarcely performed, but definitely ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jay Epstein CD, "Long Ago" Re-Released

Jay Epstein CD, "Long Ago" Re-Released

Long Ago features unique interpretations by Bill Carrothers: piano, Anthony Cox: bass, & Jay Epstein: drums, of jazz classics and original compositions, focusing on the dynamic group interplay. This is an eclectic melange of accessible standards and modern jazz vehicles performed with a relaxed intensity, glowing with unfeigned musical expansion. Each member of this trio brings ...