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A Triple Bill of Keys & Drums

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Three albums by keyboards and drums duos--two of them recorded in the early 1990s, the third in the noughties--demonstrate the wide and varied territory this pared down instrumentation can inhabit.

Andrew Hill / Chico Hamilton

Dreams Come True

Joyous Shout!

2008

On paper, the duet of late pianist Andrew Hill and drummer Chico ...

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Apti & Real People

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Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition

Apti

Innova

2008

Anders Mogensen/Rudresh Mahanthappa/Kasper Tranberg/Jacob Anderskov/Carlo DeRosa

Real People

Blackout

2008

Over the past ten years alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa has succeeded where others have failed in fusing Indian musical traditions into modern jazz. His sinewy lines, ...

John Tchicai: Four Ways

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New York Art Quartet
Old Stuff
Cuneiform
2010

John Tchicai's Five Points
One Long Minute
Nu Bop
2010

John Tchicai
In Monk's Mood
Steeplechase
2009

Cuong Vu / Chris Speed: From The Pacific Northwest To The Atlantic Northeast And Beyond

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Myra Melford's Be Bread
The Whole Tree Gone
Firehouse 12
2010

Jakob Anderskov
Agnostic Revelations
ILK
2010

Lovedale
Coziness Kills
ILK
2009


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Marilyn Lerner / Ken FIliano / Lou Grassi: Arms Spread Wide

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Canadian pianist Marilyn Lerner has garnered a name for herself as one of the most diverse and exciting pianists to emerge in the last ten years. Best known among her releases is a series of albums with the co-op Queen Mab Trio, with violist Ig Henneman and clarinetist Lori Friedman. But also included in her discography ...

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Matthew Shipp: 4D

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Since his emergence at the start of the 1990s, pianist Matthew Shipp seems to have fostered an infinite number of options available to him. From his free jazz alliances to his electronic beat explorations (also taking into account memberships in the groups of David S. Ware and Roscoe Mitchell), Shipp seems to like to mix it ...

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Opsvik & Jennings: A Dream I Used To Remember

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Over the past five years, bassist Eivind Opsvik has gained a considerable reputation around New York as a strong, resourceful jazz bassist. He's been tapped by the likes of Tony Malaby, Paul Motian and Kris Davis for their groups. His own ensemble Overseas (currently Malaby, Kenny Wollesen and Jacob Sacks), with three albums to date, has ...

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100nka and Herb Robertson: Superdesert

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Herb Robertson has to be one of the most intrepid trumpeters around. He seems to be most willing to put himself in anomalous situations: the two-trumpet group he shares with Dave Ballou (MacroQuarktet), work as a sideman in various groups, membership in ad hoc assemblies like a trio with Evan Parker and Agustí Fernández or guesting ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Jade Visions: The Life And Music Of Scott LaFaro

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Jade Visions: The Life And Music Of Scott LaFaro
Helene LaFaro-Fernandez
Hardcover; 322 pages
ISBN: 1-57441-273-4
University of North Texas Press
2009

At the outset, I have to own up to bassist Scott LaFaro being a personal hero. Growing up in Geneva, NY, ...

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Lee Konitz In The 1980s

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Saxophonist Lee Konitz turned 82 in October 2009 and he's still going as strong and as steady as ever. He recently played a birthday duet concert with pianist Harold Danko. While the set included the usual standards there were also a couple of surprises such as the Konitz original “Kary's Trance." Konitz and Danko have a ...