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Moppa Elliott & Jon Irabagon: Accomplish Jazz and Forty Fort

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Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Forty Fort
Hot Cup Records
2010

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord
Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord Accomplish Jazz
Hot Cup Records
2009


ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Solo Female Pianists: Capsizing Moments, The Art of the Piano, Woven Time, Place To Be

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Sophie Agnel
Capsizing Moments
Emanem Records
2009

Jessica Williams
The Art of the Piano
Origin Records
2009

Katharina Weber
Woven Time
Intakt Records
2009

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

William Hooker: The Symbol of the Unconquered

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William Hooker
The Symbol of the Unconquered
Media Sanctuary
2009



It must be challenging to play the drums solo, but it must be even more so to improvise an hour-long soundtrack to a silent movie. Percussionist William Hooker took on this daunting task with the 1920 silent film, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Taylor Ho Bynum & Spidermonkey Strings: Madeleine Dreams

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Madeleine Dreams is about as odd as the novel upon which it is based. Taylor Ho Bynum and SpiderMonkey Strings weave deftly through the magical realism of Madeleine is Sleeping, a novel written by Bynum's sister Sarah Shun-lien Bynum.

Vocalist Kyoko Kitamura flows through the divide between dream and reality with grace. She narrates ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Bassists/Leaders: Linda Oh, Joe Martin, Ben Allison, Ruslan Khain & Iris Ornig

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Linda Oh Trio
Entry
Self-Released
2009

Joe Martin
Not By Chance
Anzic Records
2009

Ben Allison
Think Free
Palmetto Records
2009

Ruslan Khain

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Big Ears: Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies

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Big Ears: Listening For Gender in Jazz Studies
Edited by Nichole T. Rustin and Sherrie Tucker
Paperback; 472 pages
ISBN: 0822343207
Duke University Press
2008

Reading Ingrid Monson's “Fitting the Part," one of 15 fascinating essays in this tome, I wonder if I too ...

Avant Large Ensembles: Making Love to the Dark Ages, Suites, Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra, Open Port

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Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber

Making Love to the Dark Ages

LiveWired Music

2009

Ulrich Gumpert Workshop Band

Suites

Jazzwerkstatt

2008

Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra

Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra

Thrill Jockey

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mostly Other People Do The Killing: This Is Our Moosic

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Mostly Other People Do The Killing (MOPDtK), a quartet led by bassist Moppa Elliott, draws from a plethora of styles and genres in its third album, This Is Our Moosic. Traces of Ornette Coleman (the title and cover satirize the saxophonist's famous disc), John Coltrane and even Danny Elfman and Billy Joel emerge from the group ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Han Bennink: Amplified Trio and People I Like

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Han Bennink
Amplified Trio
Treader
2007

The Blueprint Project
People I Like
Improvised Communications
2007



Han Bennink's virtuosic drumming and irresistible joviality are in high demand. While visiting the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Darren Johnston / Fred Frith / Devin Hoff / Larry Ochs: Reasons for Moving

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Reasons for Moving is what an improvised session should sound like: thoughtful, seamless, dynamic, comfortable.

"Dawn & The Flat Irons" begins as a conversation between trumpet (Darren Johnston) and bass (Devin Hoff). When drummer Ches Smith comes in, the tune branches off, allowing Smith, Fred Frith (electric guitar) and Larry Ochs (tenor and sopranino ...