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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tarana: A Fire Of Flowers Grows Around Us

Read "A Fire Of Flowers Grows Around Us" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Musical explorations never cease. Jazz musicians are, by nature, curious and intelligent people who listen to and--for more than just economic imperatives--play all sorts of music. The farther musicians stray from their “home base," be it jazz or whatever, the deeper and richer their music becomes. The members of Tarana, Ravish Momin and Rick Parker, are ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David White Jazz Orchestra: The Chase

Read "The Chase" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Flashpoint, released three years ago (in 2011), introduced listeners to a splendid New York-based orchestra led by composer / trombonist David White. On The Chase, White proves that Flashpoint was indeed no fluke, guiding what is essentially the same ensemble through its paces on half a dozen of his admirable charts. There is one sizable difference, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alex Weiss: Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis

Read "Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Saxophonist Alex Ward's musical journey so far reflects his restful musical personality. He studied music in Boston, then relocated to San Francisco where he studied with Roberto DeHaven, the minister and musician of Saint John's Orthodox Church, better known as the John Coltrane Church. In the Bay Area he collaborated with innovative improvisers as saxophonist Glenn ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David White Jazz Orchestra: The Chase

Read "The Chase" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Chase is one heck of a wild ride. Trombonist David White has followed up his Jazz Orchestra's debut--Flashpoint (Mister Shepherd Records, 2011)--with an album that's short on material but rich in content. A scant thirty-four minutes of music can be found on this one, with all but one of the six tracks falling in the ...

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David White Jazz Orchestra: The Chase

Read "The Chase" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Some of the same high school kids that we're jamming with composer/arranger/trombonist David White more than fifteen years ago still occupy a space alongside newer faces in his New York based jazz orchestra. Tradition and transition are very much at the core of White's approach to progressive swing. White continues to express his unique style of ...

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9Volt: Open Circuit

Read "Open Circuit" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Uno è schizofrenico amico di John Zorn e appassionato portabandiera della più celebrata new radical jewish culture, l'altro è oggi primattore di uno dei duo del momento in una delle diverse figurazioni del progetto Tarana con il batterista Ravish Momin. Il primo è il chitarrista Eyal Maoz, il secondo il trombonista Rick Parker. Due band leader ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

9Volt: Open Circuit

Read "Open Circuit" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The career of Israeli guitarist Eyal Maoz, now based in New York, is a schizophrenic one. He releases albums on the Tzadik label with his Radical Jewish quartet Edom (the self-titled, 2005 debut and 2009'sa Hope and Destruction) and takes part in saxophonist John Zorn's ongoing Masada songbook, including 2012's Abraxas: The Book Of Angels, Volume ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Little Worlds Debut EP, "Book One: Bela Bartok's Mikrokosmos"

Little Worlds Debut EP, "Book One: Bela Bartok's Mikrokosmos"

Little Worlds, a trio consisting of guitarist Ryan Mackstaller, trombonist Rick Parker and drummer Tim Kuhl has released their debut EP Book One which is available exclusively through Bandcamp.com. Little Worlds is dedicated to innovative reinterpretations of the Mikrokosmos collection.  Written by 20th century Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, Mikrokosmos, or Little Worlds, was originally intended as a progressive study ...

A Love Electric Announce Summer Tour

A Love Electric Announce Summer Tour

Ropedope Records artist Todd Clouser and his quintet, A Love Electric, have announced their summer tour, spanning the upper midwest and east coast. The band's press release “A Love Electric, on leave from touring overseas and under the border, take their genre bending, "blistering neo-jazz rock (The Prague Post, June 2011)," “sporting avant flourishes and grooves galore (Minneapolis Star Tribune)" ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Josh Roseman: Reimagining the Constellations

Read "Josh Roseman: Reimagining the Constellations" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Josh Roseman is a busy man. Extremely busy. He's also an extremely bright one, which is good because otherwise one might pause to consider whether, with all those activities, he is wearing himself too thin. Turns out he is spreading wide, but nothing about him or his many pursuits is thin. Especially not his creativity.