All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Reddy Music

Content by tag "Reddy Music"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Reddy: Citizen Quintet

Read "Citizen Quintet" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Allievo di Ken McIntyre e Dave Liebman, attivo sulla scena jazzistica alla testa di propri gruppi a partire dalla fine degli anni Ottanta, e in parallelo in seno a formazioni dirette da Reggie Workman e Ronald Shannon Jackson, il sopranista Rob Reddy ha maturato nel corso degli anni una visione alquanto personale del fare jazz, come ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Reddy: Bechet: Our Contemporary

Read "Bechet: Our Contemporary" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Omaggiando Bechet ma attraverso una lente in più frangenti memore della lezione mingusiana, oltre che attenta a esperienze decisamente più contemporanee, attorniato da un organico di primo piano, il quarantanovenne sopranista, compositore (suo metà del materiale tematico del disco) e arrangiatore (tutto il resto, ovviamente griffato Bechet) newyorchese Rob Reddy firma un lavoro capace di emanciparsi ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Reddy: Bechet: Our Contemporary

Read "Bechet: Our Contemporary" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Prominent New York City progressive saxophonist and composer, Rob Reddy contemporizes innovative soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet's artistic persona with his large ensemble, featuring several longtime associates, violinist Charles Burnham, bassist Dom Richards and drummer Pheeroan Aklaff. Reddy doesn't simply restate the past, but more importantly intertwines the trad jazz component with a scintillating and upbeat commingling ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Reddy: Bechet: Our Contemporary

Read "Bechet: Our Contemporary" reviewed by Troy Collins

With so much history to explore, tribute albums to jazz greats have become an established custom, regularly issued by artists of varying experience, from neophytes to masters. The most efficacious of these homages provide a fresh perspective on longstanding traditions, tracing the lineage of current concepts to past advances. A salient example of this phenomenon is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Reddy's Small Town: The Book of the Storm

Read "The Book of the Storm" reviewed by Donald Elfman

This “Small Town --Reddy's large ensemble--has created a massive statement that shows just where jazz composition, new music, collective improvisation and individual expression meet. The leader, though a vital and engaging instrumentalist, envisioned this four-part suite as a situation where he would not play his saxophones. What took shape, instead, was a huge structure that revolved ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Reddy's Small Town: The Book of the Storm

Read "The Book of the Storm" reviewed by Nic Jones

This is a break with precedent for saxophonist and composer Reddy, as it's the first time he's recorded an extended composition for a large ensemble of which he's not a performing member. His role here is that of both composer and conductor, and he's fortunate indeed to have a group so clearly capable of making his ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Reddy's Small Town: The Book of the Storm

Read "The Book of the Storm" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Rob Reddy puts his saxophone aside to concentrate on composition for The Book of the Storm. Reddy has already shown that he has germane ideas and brings that facet into prominence once more.

The idea for a large ensemble came to him in 2001. Reddy could not contain the ideas that went through his imagination in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Reddy's Small Town: The Book of the Storm

Read "The Book of the Storm" reviewed by Troy Collins

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Rob Reddy premiers his most ambitious work to date with The Book of the Storm, a jazz symphony in four movements. The premiere of his large ensemble, the aptly titled Small Town, is not only his first official live recording, but his debut as a conductor.

Similar to contemporary classical composers, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Reddy's Gift Horse: A Hundred Jumping Devils

Read "A Hundred Jumping Devils" reviewed by Elliott Simon

That rarefied air where the compositional arts--writing, music and painting--come together is the holy grail for which this release from soprano/alto saxophonist Rob Reddy's Gift Horse is searching. Using 15th Century cover art and inspiration from beat poet godfather William Carlos Williams, Gift Horse bemoans A Hundred Jumping Devils that get in the way of this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Reddy's Gift Horse: A Hundred Jumping Devils

Read "A Hundred Jumping Devils" reviewed by Karl A.D. Evangelista

Rob Reddy's music conveys motion--a rare thing in an era when jazz often seems like the stuff of historians, when even the most astute artist might fail to create anything genuinely new. Doubtless, though, Reddy is a capable creative voice, and A Hundred Jumping Devils is far more than mere repertory work or pastiche.

Following the ...