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Gordon Grdina's Boxcutter: Unlearn

Read "Unlearn" reviewed by Celeste Sunderland

You can tell that guitarist Gordon Grdina does not perceive music through a guitarist's eyes solely. The tunes on Unlearn, with his group Box Cutter, seem formed from deeply collaborative ideas, with considerable importance placed on the contribution of each player and a great regard for their respective instruments.

Musicianship on the album is ...

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Francois Carrier - Dewey Redman - Michel Donato - Ron Séguin - Michel Lambert: Open Spaces

Read "Open Spaces" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Registrato dal vivo a Quebec City nell'autuno del 1999, questo lavoro in libera improvvisazione è impreziosito dalla presenza, accanto al sax contralto canadese Francois Carrier, del grande tenorsassofonista Dewey Redman, così che la sua pubblicazione oggi, a distanza di un anno circa dalla sua scomparsa, assume un significato ulteriore. Redman, che tra le altre sue molteplici esperienze annoverava collaborazioni ...

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Dewey Redman; Francois Carrier: Open Spaces

Read "Open Spaces" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Jazz lost one of its giants when the great Dewey Redman passed away on September 2. The tenor saxophonist was a man of enormous vitality and soul, and his presence will be sorely missed. Fortunately technology's magic includes the ability to keep music alive, and Redman can always be heard on a myriad of released and ...

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Francois Carrier: Open Spaces

Read "Open Spaces" reviewed by Budd Kopman

With Open Spaces, Francois Carrier has given us an opportunity to hear him paired with the magnificent Dewey Redman, recorded over two nights live in Quebec City in 1999. Carrier's usual drummer, Michel Lambert, provides powerhouse support on both nights, while bassist Michel Donato plays on track one and Ron Seguin on tracks two and three. ...

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Peggy Lee Band: Worlds Apart

Read "Worlds Apart" reviewed by AAJ Staff

By Ken Waxman

The Canadian West Coast has an abundance of known improvisers--clarinetist François Houle, drummer Dylan van der Schyff, and cellist Peggy Lee being examples--but like everywhere else, the hometown scene can be a little comfortable and self-contained. The tunes on Worlds Apart, mostly written by Lee and recorded with local musicians in her hometown, ...