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The PsychoAcoustic Orchestra: Fun with Notes

Read "Fun with Notes" reviewed by Jack Bowers

More than two decades ago, pianist / composer / arranger Patrick Kelly's Cincinnati-based PsychoAcoustic Orchestra recorded two neoteric albums, then quietly disappeared into the fog of time. As it turns out, Kelly explored other options for a while before re-forming the orchestra in 2006. The present incarnation, which has been performing ever since on a more ...


Marc Fields: Salutaris Plates

Read "Salutaris Plates" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

In the liner notes to Salutaris Plates, the debut album by Marc Fields, the trombone is referred to as the “underdog instrument of jazz." It is perhaps a sign of sensitivity to his instrument's status that Fields makes inclusiveness the hallmark of the record. After all, it is not often that one disc has enough room ...