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ARTICLE: RADIO

Running The Bas(s)es

Read "Running The Bas(s)es" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

In baseball parlance, “touch 'em all" refers to hitting a four-bagger, a home run. In this week's episode, we try to “touch" a whole bunch of wonderful contemporary bassists. The following would make up a pretty darn good all-star team of “bass" runners: John Hébert with Marty Ehrlich, Joshua Abrams, Drew Gress in Free Country, Sean ...

Jon Irabagon Quartet: Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics

Read "Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It's easy imagine Hollywood producers putting together a comic book superhero movie when listening to a recording by the saxophonist Jon Irabagon. We know that after joining Moppa Elliott's Mostly Other People Do The Killing and winning the 2008 Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition, he decided to use his super powers for good instead of evil. Like ...

Danny Fox Trio: The Great Nostalgist

Read "The Great Nostalgist" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

It's no surprise that The Great Nostalgistby pianist Danny Fox and his trio has been released on Hot Cup, the label run by Mostly Other People Do The Killing's Moppa Elliott. It has the same quirky, off the beaten track quality as MOPDTK's recent piano trio CD, Paint, but in a drier, less madcap vein with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dan Monaghan: The Man Behind The Swing

Read "Dan Monaghan: The Man Behind The Swing" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Dan Monaghan is a working drummer who makes an indispensable contribution to the music by being the one who provides the swing and support that allows the other musicians to achieve their diverse objectives. He performs so often in the Philadelphia area that if you go to a jazz show, there's a fair chance he'll be ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Paint

Read "Paint" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Mostly Other People Do The Killing have released their second CD of 2017 and, in keeping with the group's unpredictability, it's a bit of a curve ball. Whereas on previous releases they've ranged in size from a quartet to a septet, this time they've cut themselves down to a simple piano trio. Other than that, it's ...

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Loafer's Hollow

Read "Loafer's Hollow" reviewed by Luca Canini

Se pensavate che dopo dodici anni e undici dischi nel barile non fosse rimasto più niente da raschiare, se li avevate un po' trascurati di recente perché il gioco è bello fin che dura poco, se vi eravate fatti l'idea che una volta risuonato Kind of Blue nota per nota, in una delle operazioni più assurdamente ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Loafer's Hollow

Read "Loafer's Hollow" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Blowing up Mostly Other People Do the Killing from its core quartet to a septet may seem like an invitation to dance on the musical third rail. The group that has always straddled the broad and fuzzy line between tradition and chaotic improvisation, has nevertheless managed that process with a mixture of sophistication, revelation and unbridled ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord: 2016: EPs

Read "2016: EPs" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Quattro EP scaricabili singolarmente oppure un box di quattro CD disponibili a fine anno sono le opzioni a disposizioni di chiunque voglia scoprire l'ultima creatura musicale di Jon Lundbom e i suoi Big Five Chord.

Il percorso iniziato tredici anni orsono e sviluppatosi attraverso una serie di album perlopiù entusiasmanti, in una continua e ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jon Lundbom’s Big Five Chord: Make The Changes

Read "Make The Changes" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Earlier in the year, guitarist Jon Lundbom, and his Big Five Chord quintet, began the unusual business approach of releasing a stratified set of four EPs, eventually culminating in a complete box set on Hot Cup Records. The approximately one half-hour of content on each disc was a lavish proposal from the start, giving each EP ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ron Stabinsky: Free for One

Read "Free for One" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Nome decisamente poco familiare dalle nostre parti quello del pianista di Philadelphia Ron Stabinsky.
Componente da un po' di tempo degli irriverenti Mostly Other People Do the Killing (con i quali lo abbiamo ascoltato dal vivo a Saalfelden nel 2015, una prestazione davvero pazzesca), il musicista ha al suo attivo anche collaborazioni con Peter ...