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Dylan Ryan / Sand: Circa

Read "Circa" reviewed by Troy Collins

Sand is the latest project from forward-thinking drummer Dylan Ryan, leader and principal composer of Herculaneum, a progressive ensemble that skillfully negotiates the tenuous divide between avant-garde jazz and instrumental post-rock. This smaller lineup (featuring guitarist Timothy Young and bassist Devin Hoff) evinces a similar aesthetic, exploring the harmonic, melodic and rhythmic intricacies of creative improvised ...

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Zony Mash: Farewell Shows

Read "Farewell Shows" reviewed by John Kelman

Quirky like Medeski, Martin & Wood but more overtly groove-centric, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz's Zony Mash has always been the intelligent alternative to the often-meandering jam band mentality. Horvitz's idiosyncratic compositions provide a framework for the rest of the group--drummer Andy Roth, bassist Keith Lowe and guitarist Tim Young--but Zony Mash has developed a collective sound since ...

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Zony Mash: Farewell Shows

Read "Farewell Shows" reviewed by Dennis Cook

The Hammond B3 organ and the Rhodes electric piano must possess a sorcerer's charm. Keyboardists in every genre, especially in jazz, have fallen under the sway of these instruments since their emergence in the '60s, often to point of distraction. Downtown NYC veteran Wayne Horvitz is no exception, and his Seattle based Zony Mash mixed up ...