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Tyshawn Sorey: Composite Reality

Read "Tyshawn Sorey: Composite Reality" reviewed by Daniel Lehner

Though Tyshawn Sorey's Oblique-I (Pi Recordings, 2011) is his most recent release to date, it's actually comprised of some of the percussionist/composer's earliest work. Containing music that is sonically dense, enormously challenging and (as the title suggests) consistently blurs and obscures the lines drawn between improvisation and composition, it has been hailed by critics and fans ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Chamber Music America Announces $443,000 in Grants to Ensembles and Presenters

CMA announces $443,000 in grants to ensembles and presenters Twenty-six U.S.-based ensembles and presenters to receive support

New York, NY -- Chamber Music America (CMA), celebrating its 33rd year of service to ensemble music professionals, announced today the recipients of 26 grants supporting new works and community-based residencies. CMA will distribute $443,000 to ensembles and presenters through ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ergo: Multitude, Solitude

Read "Multitude, Solitude" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Keyboardist Carl Maguire is a multifaceted artiste, often-heralded for his work in various jazz-related formats for Between The Lines, MoonJune Records and other progressive record labels. On this trio's second CD, Maguire, trombonist/computer operator Brett Sroka and drummer Shawn Baltazor spawn an experimental muse, where rigid definitions or categorizations, justifiably fall flat. Essentially, the respective artists ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carl Maguire's Floriculture: Sided Silver Solid

Read "Sided Silver Solid" reviewed by Lyn Horton

The second recording for pianist Carl Maguire's group Floriculture, Sided Silver Solid, presents a refined sensibility for instrumentation that demonstrates its potential for a larger, even orchestral, application. Accompanied by the members of his quintet, violist Stephanie Griffin, reedman Oscar Noriega, bassist John Hebert and drummer Dan Weiss, Maguire exercises his capacity for charting sonic courses ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Firehouse 12's 2009 Spring Jazz Series to Begin March 20th

Firehouse 12's 2009 Spring Jazz Series to Begin March 20th

New Haven's Firehouse 12 is proud to announce the schedule for its fourth annual Spring Jazz Series, a 13-week program of performances by some of the most active, innovative and respected musicians in creative improvised music today.

The series, which begins on Friday, March 20th with two performances by the Julian Lage Group, will feature ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carl Maguire: Floriculture

Read "Floriculture" reviewed by Donald Elfman

Here's a downtown jazz quartet that knows the patterns and traditions of the mainstream but has used it to create something quite different. Maguire's compositions are complicated and dense, but not inaccessible. Reflecting grooves, minimalism and a strong sense of melody, this music demands repeated listenings, if only due to the fact that the listener can't ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carl Maguire: Floriculture

Read "Floriculture" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Floriculture is clearly a jazz record and does not seem to inhabit Between the Lines' usual niche at the point of collision between modern classical composition and jazz improvisation, perhaps because of the standard jazz band instrumentation.

The first delicate notes of Carl Maguire's piano in “Egocentric" repeat odd phrases that move in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carl Maguire: Floriculture

Read "Floriculture" reviewed by Nic Jones

The fact that this quartet is apparently a working band is abundantly obvious. The program of music they perform comes entirely from the pen of Maguire, and such is the organic nature of the band that the impression is of music written with these particular musicians in mind, as opposed to a bassist, an alto saxophonist, ...