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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Larry Ochs / Nels Cline / Gerald Cleaver: What Is To Be Done

Read "What Is To Be Done" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Sandwiched between two epic novels of improvisation--each a track of over twenty minutes of sound--is the respite piece “A Pause, A Rose" by the trio of saxophonist Larry Ochs, guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Gerald Cleaver. Cline, who some may know from his work with the alternative rock band Wilco, opens with a few simple notes ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Dan Weiss Starebaby Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Dan Weiss Starebaby Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS

Alongside jazz and Indian music, Dan Weiss is equally at home in metal and electronica. The stark contrasts, but also the similarities, between these worlds fuel his band Starebaby. On the eponymous album, Weiss and co. have created fascinating works, sometimes dark and complex and sometimes dreamy and cinematic, with for example a track dedicated to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bill Frisell / Thomas Morgan: Small Town

Read "Small Town" reviewed by John Kelman

In Emma Franz's revelatory documentary, Bill Frisell: A Portrait, the guitarist talks about the many guitars he owns, and how he rarely gets to plays them--the consequence, amongst other things, of the plight musicians face when traveling by air these days. Not three months after the film's premiere at South By Southwest this past March, comes ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities

Read "Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities" reviewed by John Kelman

While he is, perhaps, best-known as a reed and woodwind multi-instrumentalist of tremendous power and versatility--the torch-bearer and logical successor, even, to the late, great Michael Brecker--Chris Potter has also demonstrated remarkable breadth as a bandleader and composer. It's hard to imagine that it's been only 23 years since the 44 year-old first came onto the ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Trio Logic: Phishbacher, Dominic J Marshall, Bob Henschen Trios

Read "Trio Logic: Phishbacher, Dominic J Marshall, Bob Henschen Trios" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The traditional jazz piano trio (piano, double bass and drums) remains a robust and productive format for jazz performance and interpretation. Here are three examples supporting this.

Phishbacher Trio
Dreamcatcher
Jazz Sick Records
2014

Pianist and composer Walter Fischbacher with his wife, singer/composer Elisabeth Lohninger ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Vogue Theater

Read "Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Vogue Theater" reviewed by Lloyd N. Peterson Jr.

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Vogue Theater
Vancouver, BC
November 8, 2013

Jazz has always taken from the pop music of its day and culturalized it, intellectualized it, added some soul or swing and for those who are capable, added the personalized artistic X factor that is unique to that artist's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris Potter Underground: Ultrahang

Read "Ultrahang" reviewed by John Kelman

With a consistent line-up since the debut of Underground (Sunnyside, 2006)--where, after alternating between guitarists Wayne Krantz and Adam Rogers, the reed man settled on Rogers as the group's full-timer for Follow the Red Line: Live at the Village Vanguard (Sunnyside, 2007)--Chris Potter has not only created his most personal and identifiable music to date, but ...