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Carlos Ward

Carlos Ward (born in Ancón, Panama) is a jazz alto saxophonist and flautist. He is best known as a sideman. His first instrument was the clarinet at age 13 when he lived in Seattle, Washington. Later he attended the Navy School of Music and worked with Albert Mangelsdorff when he was stationed in Germany. His first major effort was his work with John Coltrane in the period 1965-66, although not appearing on any records. He had long-lasting association with Don Cherry: from The Third World (also with Abdullah Ibrahim) through his appearance as featured soloist on the 1973 recording of Cherry's Relativity Suite to the band Nu during the 1980s and beyond. His duet association with pianist Abdullah Ibrahim has also been significant to his career

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Basilio Sulis: Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz

Read "Basilio Sulis: Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

In tempi come quelli odierni, fatti di festival con cartelloni omologati e di proposte musicali più attente agli aspetti commerciali che ai contenuti artistici, le manifestazioni che nel corso degli anni sono riuscite a mantenere una forte integrità e coerenza rappresentano una rara e dunque pregevole eccezione. Tra queste, possiamo sicuramente annoverare Ai ...

Francesca Han: Dream Episodes, Blue Suns, Icarus

Read "Francesca Han: Dream Episodes, Blue Suns, Icarus" reviewed by Ian Patterson

A new Francesca Han recording is something to get excited about. The pianist's spirited trio/quartet outing Illusion (Audioguy Records, 2012) and the bewitching solo effort Ascetic (Audioguy Records, 2012)--one of the finest solo piano jazz albums of recent years--were outstanding examples of her skills as a composer, bandleader and improviser. Now, in a relatively short space ...

Paul Motian: Paul Motian (Old & New Masters Edition)

Read "Paul Motian: Paul Motian (Old & New Masters Edition)" reviewed by John Kelman

In a time when leadership roles are being thrust increasingly upon young musicians who may have the chops, the technique and the theory, but not the experience, drummer Paul Motian could be considered a lesson in patience, in waiting for the right time, in holding off for the precise moment of readiness.It's not that ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Monome: Monome

Read "Monome" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Monome began life in 2006, but on this Italian trio's debut recording it's effectively a quartet, with German saxophonist Peter Ehwald playing on five of the seven tracks. Ehwald first played with Monome in 2010, and since when their collaborations have become increasingly frequent, to the point that his presence here is an essential ingredient in ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Don Cherry: Organic Music Society

Read "Don Cherry: Organic Music Society" reviewed by John Eyles

Don Cherry Organic Music Society Caprice 2012 By the early 1970s, trumpeter Don Cherry had moved a long way--geographically and musically--from the music that had earned him a reputation as one of free jazz's great innovators. Resident in Sweden, he had embarked on a pioneering exploration of world ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Korean Music Shines At Performing Arts Market in Seoul, October 11-15, 2010

Read "Korean Music Shines At Performing Arts Market in Seoul, October 11-15, 2010" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Performing Arts Market in SeoulNational Theater and selected venuesSeoul, South Korea11--15 October, 2010 The number of festivals, theaters and performance groups in South Korea has grown dramatically in the last twenty years and the tremendous developments in the fields of traditional music, jazz, dance and theater is testament to the ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Carlos Ward: A Tough and Lyrical Journey

Read "Carlos Ward: A Tough and Lyrical Journey" reviewed by Clifford Allen

Alto saxophonist and flutist Carlos Ward has worked steadily with some of improvised music's most diverse and captivating figures--musicians like John Coltrane, Don Cherry and Abdullah Ibrahim--but despite being a well-regarded presence in their ensembles, Ward has not received quite the recognition that even a host of other sidemen have. Ward's alto tone is gritty and ...


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