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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Myra Melford: Alive In The House Of Saints Part 1

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All'inizio degli anni novanta Myra Melford, Lindsey Horner e Reggie Nicholson piombarono sul mondo del jazz con un piano trio che miscelava come pochi tradizione e modernità, blues e avanguardia, gospel e sofisticata scrittura. Ciò era percepibile già in Jump (1990) e Now & Now (1992) i primi due album in studio per Enemy, ma è ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Myra Melford Trio: Alive In The House Of Saints Part 1

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Back in 1993, pianist Myra Melford announced herself on the international stage with Alive In The House Of Saints and it still constitutes exhilarating listening. It was the third and, as it happened, last album by her trio completed by bassist Lindsey Horner and drummer Reggie Nicholson, following a brace of recordings on the Enemy imprint ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Thomas Borgmann Trio: One For Cisco

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This limited edition LP documents a collectively birthed exploration spread across the two sides by the visiting German pair of reedman Thomas Borgmann and long time associate drummer Willi Kellers, who team up with NYC bassist Max Johnson. The concert took place as part of the New York Tenor Saxophone Festival at Ibeam in 2015 organized ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

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Aperitivo in Concerto
Teatro Manzoni
Milano

31.01.2016

Il programma della stagione 2015-2016 di Aperitivo in Concerto era, come sempre, ricco di proposte e musicisti interessanti. Un nome, però, svettava nettamente su tutti gli altri. Quello di Muhal Richard Abrams. Per la sua storia (ricordiamo che il pianista è ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Steve Swell: Unlimited Musical Possibilities

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"Free Jazz" and “Avant-Garde Jazz" are catch phrases often associated with musical pioneers such as Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor but more broadly refer to music that goes outside of the mainstream of melody, harmony, rhythm, and structure. When that happens, opinions and emotions abound. Reactions vary from disgust to excitement and enthusiasm, and it is ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Sharpe's Best Releases of 2013

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Here are twelve new releases which stood out from those I heard this year, in no special order.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Slippery Rock
(Hot Cup Records)

Leader and bassist Moppa Elliott's songwriting talents haven't deserted him: his charts, named after small Pennsylvania towns, are bursting at ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Ensemble musikFabrik, Etienne Charles, Pulverize The Sound & Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora

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Ensemble musikFabrik
Avery Fisher Hall
July 20, 2013

Karlheinz Stockhausen and Sun Ra must surely vie for the stellar position of most cosmically attuned composer within the bounds of the omniverse. Stockhausen's Licht is arguably his major work, at least in terms of sheer scale. It's a seven-day-long operatic ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Thomas Borgmann / Wilber Morris / Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet

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From the first few notes, it's apparent that something special is happening on Nasty & Sweet. Perhaps it's the way bassist Wilber Morris and drummer Reggie Nicholson sound so assured in their placement of the merest splashes of color. Completely unafraid to take their time, creating a powerful tension which isn't released even when German reedman ...

Reggie Nicholson: Timbre Suite & Surreal Feel

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Reggie Nicholson
Timbre Suite
Abstract
2008

Reggie Nicholson

Surreal Feel

Abstract

2009



Timbre Suite is a six-movement composition that focuses on the percussion instruments and the “sound-color" of which those instruments are capable. ...