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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures: Glare of the Tiger

Read "Glare of the Tiger" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Back in the late 1960s/early 70s, maybe we weren't ready for it. The Beatles explored psychedelia and Indian music, as did a plugged-in Miles Davis. Then came John McLaughlin's Shakti, Don Cherry, Yusef Lateef, and Joe Zawinul's Weather Report, to name a few heads of state. The music they played, which now might be filed under ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Hu Vibrational: The Epic Botanical Beat Suite

Read "The Epic Botanical Beat Suite" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Epic Botanical Beat Suite--the fourth release from percussionist Adam Rudolph's ever-evolving Hu Vibrational--is a trance-inducing rhythmic trip.

Rudolph, the man behind the bulky Go: Organic Orchestra and the Moving Pictures Octet, has always been adept at creating distinct outfits. Hu Vibrational has served as his vehicle for blending African rhythms, minimalistic tides, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series at Roulette

Read "Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series at Roulette" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

The Tri-Centric Orchestra
Roulette
Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series
Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 24-25, 2013

Addressing the audience at Roulette on Sept. 24, halfway through the first of two nights of the Tri-Centric Presenting Series, trumpeter and foundation executive director Taylor Ho Bynum acknowledged the influence of Artistic Director and spiritual godfather ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jacksonville Jazz Festival Line-up

The City of Jacksonville is proud to announce an exciting lineup of performances for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival scheduled for Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29. All festival performances and elements are free and open to the public unless otherwise listed. This year's festival will continue the tradition of jazz in Jacksonville with a variety ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jacques Schwarz-Bart Featuring Stephanie McKay: 'Rise Above' on Dreyfus Jazz August 31

Soulful sax man Jacques Schwarz-Bart makes his Dreyfus Jazz recording debut with Rise Above, an eclectic blend of jazz and neo-soul featuring the stirring vocal stylings of former Brooklyn Funk Essentials singer Stephanie McKay. Rise Above is an epic culmination of this son of a Black Guadeloupean mother and a French Jewish father's diverse experiences. “The ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Stacy Dillard: One & Tarbaby

Read "Stacy Dillard: One & Tarbaby" reviewed by Laurel Gross







Stacy Dillard
One
Smalls Records
2009

Stacy Dillard

Tarbaby
Imani Records
2009



Saxophonist Stacy Dillard's spirited energy is laced with nuance and intelligence and, while he's not shy of passion or ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Beezwax Records to Release "Balance" from Guitarist/Composer Will Sellenraad

Beezwax Records to Release "Balance" from Guitarist/Composer Will Sellenraad

Available Now at Beezwaxrecords.com and to be officially released on March 31, 2009

Balance features Sellenraad with Abraham Burton (saxophones), Kiyoshi Kitagawa (bass) + Victor Lewis (drums) “...you will definitely be hearing more from Will Sellenraad” – Kenny Barron Hailed as a “hidden gem,” guitarist/composer Will Sellenraad has earned a fast growing reputation of being at ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

James Hurt: Dark Grooves-Mystical Rhythms

Read "Dark Grooves-Mystical Rhythms" reviewed by John Sharpe

First of all, ignore the spacey, futuristic cover photo and zodiac-theme song titles. They are nothing more than marketing mumbo-jumbo and bear little relation to the musical content. What we have here is a pianist who has done some nice work as a sideman with Antonio Hart (Here I Stand) and Sherman Irby (Full Circle), but ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

James Hurt: Dark Grooves - Mystical Rhythms

Read "Dark Grooves - Mystical Rhythms" reviewed by Jim Santella

For his first recording session as a leader, pianist James Hurt creates quite a rhythmic stir. Performing his own compositions, Hurt steers his piano trio and guests in a modern mainstream program that features drummers. Polyrhythms and frequent changes in meter or tempo keep the listener on the edge of his seat, while familiar structures, such ...