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Joel Harrison 7: Search

Read "Search" reviewed by Troy Collins

For over a decade, Joel Harrison has been steadily expanding his palette as a composer, although his penchant for unorthodox instrumental combinations and multicultural folk forms encompass only one facet of his inclusive aesthetic. Harrison's most recent efforts have borrowed heavily from Western neo-classical tenets; The Wheel (Innova, 2008) included an expansive five movement suite for ...

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Joel Harrison 7: Search

Read "Search" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il recente Holy Abyss con il bassista italiano Lorenzo Feliciati (pubblicato da Cuneiform pochi mesi fa) sembrava avere distolto almeno un po' il bravo chitarrista americano dal suo mondo fatto da incroci improbabili fra generi solitamente lontani come il jazz contemporaneo e la musica classica del novecento. Questo album intitolato Search, appena pubblicato dall'etichetta Sunnyside, gli fa compiere immediatamente ...

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Joel Harrison 7: Search

Read "Search" reviewed by John Kelman

Over the past decade, Joel Harrison has created a body of work distinct in its eclectic and multifaceted reach. Compositionally, the guitarist has worked in a variety of contexts, from the ambitious five-movement suite for string quartet and jazz quintet of The Wheel (Innova, 2008) and the pan-cultural, genre-busting Harbor (HighNote, 2007), where he found a ...

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Search: Today Is Tomorrow

Read "Today Is Tomorrow" reviewed by Lyn Horton

Today is Tomorrow is the first album for the quartet Search: reedman Matthew Maley, trumpeter/flutist RJ Avallone, bassist David Moss and drummer Bryson Kern. The well-defined motivations of the band are shaped by concept of breath. Maley and Avallone, separately and as a pair, composed this music with purpose, as interpreted in detail in the liner ...

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Search: Today Is Tomorrow

Read "Today Is Tomorrow" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Brooklyn-based quartet Search is molded after Ornette Coleman's classic quartet. Reed player Matthew Maly, trumpeter RJ Avallone, bassist David Moss and drummer Bryson Kern worked on their debut, Today Is Tomorrow, for two years, with continued encouragement from Coleman himself and additional assistance from Coleman's Prime Time/current bassist Al McDowell, who beautifully captured the sonic ...

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Search: Today Is Tomorrow

Read "Today Is Tomorrow" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Led by trumpeter RJ Avallone and reedman Matthew Maley, the quartet sound and vibe conveyed by Search signals an air of maturity that's rather uncanny for such a young band. Partly inspired by the musical canon of Ornette Coleman, the artists project a distinct sound into these largely, memorable and astutely engineered compositions, teeming with gobs ...