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Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio: Outliers

Read "Outliers" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Truly one of the most versatile of today's in-demand bassists, Stephan Crump has proven himself equally adept in a variety of musical contexts. Not only is he Vijay Iyer's longtime associate in both his trio and sextet formations, but he also finds time to pursue free improvisation with Ingrid Laubrock and Cory Smythe; that trio's Planktonic ...

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Stephan Crump: Stephan Crump's Rhombal

Read "Stephan Crump's Rhombal" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Il nome di Stephan Crump viene in genere associato al jazz della scena recente, specie per la sua militanza nel trio del pianista Vijay Iyer. In realtà il bassista di Memphis vive a Brooklyn da oltre vent'anni e può vantare il curriculum di un veterano. Ha firmato da leader una decina di dischi, ha studiato ad ...

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Stephan Crump: Stephan Crump's Rhombal

Read "Stephan Crump's Rhombal" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Often times, a jazz performance without a chordal instrument, a guitar or piano, is considered to be flying without a net. Exciting, but often without aim. It routinely relies on just one powerful figure to command the proceedings. That is, unless the ensemble is configured under egalitarian principles. Equal contribution and respect for the differing voices ...

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Stephan Crump: Stephan Crump's Rhombal

Read "Stephan Crump's Rhombal" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

During the advent of bop and the hot n' heavy mainstream swing years, a session with a stellar lineup of critically acclaimed musicians would often be referred to as the [insert magazine name] Critics' Poll All-Stars or something like John Doe and his Jazz All-Stars. However, venerable bassist Stephan Crump underscores the premise of this album ...

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Stephan Crump: Rosetta

Read "Rosetta" reviewed by Donald Elfman

Here is a string ensemble for the new century! Bassist Stephan Crump is known for his association with pianist Vijay Iyer; he has taken some of the personal and novel qualities of that collaboration and somehow found a striking new way to express powerful feelings about what it is to create music--and, further, what it is ...

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Stephan Crump: Rosetta

Read "Rosetta" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Rosetta represents a meeting of three friends playing compositions by bassist/leader Stephan Crump in a living room-type setting. The trio consists of Crump, acoustic guitarist Liberty Ellman and electric guitarist Jamie Fox. Crump reports that the actual recording session was really no different from many such musical meetings of this trio, albeit more focused and a ...

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Stephan Crump: Rosetta

Read "Rosetta" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Listening to Rosetta is like inviting three musicians into your personal space for a private concert. The intimacy, spontaneity and sound of the record draw you directly into the music. Stephan Crump, who has brought his bass bravado to a number of releases with emerging artists like pianist Vijay Iyer, has created what appears to be ...

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Stephan Crump: Rosetta

Read "Rosetta" reviewed by John Kelman

Some albums convey an intimacy that feels as though you're sitting in a living room, listening to an informal get-together of a group of musical friends. In the case of bassist Stephan Crump and Rosetta, that's more than a feeling, it's exactly what happened. At the end of January, 2005 Crump got together with guitarists Liberty ...