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Jason Kao Hwang & Burning Bridge: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by John Sharpe

As the follow-up to his Burning Bridge octet's eponymous debut (Innova, 2012), violinist Jason Kao Hwang has created another ambitious and wide-ranging work. As befits the title Blood, it constitutes a personal meditation on weighty subject matter, precipitated by a narrowly-avoided car accident which caused Hwang to consider the wartime experiences of his mother in China. ...

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Jason Kao Hwang - Burning Bridge: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Violinist, composer Jason Kao Hwang and many of his band-mates are among the leading exponents of the new jazz, where disparate genres coalesce, often in seamless fashion to nurture our imaginative inclinations in such a way that standard idioms and classifications go by the wayside. And as the album title implicates, the underlying theme cascades into ...

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Welf Dorr Unit: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

NY-based, German saxophonist Welf Door pilots this exciting multinational quartet through hardcore jazz fusion, funk, and detours into the solar system via these impressive pieces, often executed with tenacity and forthright intentions. Essentially, the band packs a massive punch as they grind out a diverse track mix with plenty of flare-ups, embellished with progressive jazz lines ...

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Naftule's Dream: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Naftule's Dream è una delle formazioni storiche che hanno contribuito alla rinascita del klezmer agli inizi degli anni Novanta e dal primo album, del 1990, non ha mai smesso di evolvere stilisticamente, arricchendo progressivamente la radice ebraica con forme musicali diverse. Questo CD, il primo dopo quindici anni, ne documenta l'identità attuale, che vive di una ...

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Naftule's Dream: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Emerging from the ranks of the Boston area's Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, Naftule's Dream began with John Zorn's Tzadik Records when the label was young, offering up on the imprint Search for the Golden Dreydl (1997), Smash, Clap! (1998) and Job (2001). One thing about a large scale klezemer band--it offers up plenty of opportunity for madcap ...

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Scott Rosenberg' Red: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ascoltando il procedere della musica presente in Blood non si può non riandare con il pensiero al rivoluzionario quartetto di Ornette Coleman e Don Cherry. Al posto del mitico sax alto di plastica abbiamo il tenore dagli afflati ayleriani di Scott Rosenberg e la cornetta stranita di Todd Margasak sostituisce la leggendaria pocket-trumpet. Vi è inoltre lo stesso amore ...

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Anders Nilsson's Aorta: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by Ty Cumbie

Out of Sweden comes new jazz sounds from guitarist Anders Nilsson's group Aorta, a group that glances briefly back at the late '60s and '70s, then forges ahead, showing some possible directions for the music to go if it is to remain vital. Aorta probably won't be doing a week at the Vanguard any time soon, ...

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Scott Rosenberg Quartet: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by Derek Taylor

The perils of pedantry and self-righteousness have toppled more than a few pairings of music and politics. Saxophonist Scott Rosenberg seems cognizant of these dangers. The liners of his new CIMP album are infused with political indignation, but he wisely refrains from allowing these emotions to hijack his music. Instead, the targets of his ire--specifically the ...