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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jack DeJohnette: Time and Space

Read "Jack DeJohnette: Time and Space" reviewed by John Kelman

It begins with the sound of a resonating bell, followed by a gently cascading piano solo that gradually assumes shape and form, hovering around two chords and creating an inviting ambiance that resolves with another ringing of the bell, segueing gently into the groove-heavy “Salsa for Luisito." The track is “Enter Here," and the album is ...

Danny Frankel with Nels Cline & Larry Goldings: The Interplanetary Note/Beat Conference

Read "The Interplanetary Note/Beat Conference" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Enough is sometimes enough. Drummer/percussionist Danny Frankel presents a shortish (by modern CD standards), 34-minute collection of 11 compositions on The Interplanetary Note/Beat Conference. Then again, sometimes a sketch can speak louder than an entire painting.

Frankel, a consummate player, has been a sideman to the likes of Laurie Anderson, Steven Bernstein, Lou Reed, Robin ...

Trio Beyond: Saudades

Read "Saudades" reviewed by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

It's interesting to note how many liner notes begin with variations upon the same story. A shared enthusiasm for a jazz icon or a similar approach to playing leads musicians for whom the very thought of collaborating seems uncanny to form a trio, a quartet, or what have you. The group is usually solid, with decent ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Trio Beyond: Saudades

Read "Saudades" reviewed by CJ Shearn

Jack DeJohnette always admired his peer, the late great Tony Williams (1945-97). He assembled Trio Beyond with guitarist John Scofield and keyboardist Larry Goldings, with the goal of exploring the music of the Tony Williams Lifetime from 1969, an ensemble that embraced jazz and rock, treating the combination as an entity all its own. The group's ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Trio Beyond: Saudades

Read "Saudades" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Over the course of the fifty-some years that he was on this planet, drummer Tony Williams made his mark on the world of jazz through innovation and creativity in a way that few had done before him and even fewer have accomplished since his untimely death in 1998. Highly lauded by critics and fans alike, Williams' ...

Trio Beyond: Saudades

Read "Saudades" reviewed by Budd Kopman

After a series of ethereal and cerebral releases earlier this year, the double-CD Saudades is a welcome change of pace for the ECM label. Not only is it a well-recorded live date, but the playing is hotter than hot (the whole world seems to prefer the adjective “blistering") and the group interplay is outstanding.

Trio Beyond: Saudades

Read "Saudades" reviewed by John Kelman

Looking back has become almost de rigeur lately, and with that the risk of putting legacy groups on a pedestal--being fervently imitative, rather than taking the music to new places. Saudades pays tribute to the late drummer Tony Williams' groundbreaking fusion group Lifetime, and Trio Beyond clearly has the right idea. The spirit and energy which ...

Trio Beyond: Saudades

Read "Saudades" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

This energetic November 2004 London concert was billed as “Lifetime and Beyond: Celebrating Tony Williams." The trio's instrumentation--organ, electric guitar, drums--mirrors the late drummer's seminal jazz-rock Lifetime outfit, but its name emphasizes what lies beyond.

Lifetime is not forgotten in the process, of course. Each of two long sets ends with a number from the trio's ...

Trio Beyond: Saudades

Read "Saudades" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Trio Beyond, led by drummer Jack DeJohnette, came together in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2004 to present a tip of the hat to Tony Williams' Lifetime, the trio the legendary drummer formed after leaving Miles Davis' second great quintet in 1969. Lifetime featured a full-throttle drums/organ/guitar attack and fired off a loud, rock-infused opening salvo ...