Content by tag "Tony Coe"

ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology

Read "Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology" reviewed by Duncan Heining

My intention here is to offer a detailed but inevitably incomplete chronology of poetry and jazz. The focus is solely on the combination of the two art forms in performance, not on poetry about jazz or jazz musicians or poetry inspired by jazz but not performed to music. My definition of 'poetry' is fairly broad and ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Il meglio di Norma Winstone

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Protagonista del jazz britannico dagli anni settanta in poi, Norma Winstone è una delle grandi voci del jazz europeo nella sua accezione più ampia: dalla libera improvvisazione al camerismo ECM, dalla sperimentazione d'avanguardia al mainstream.

La riedizione di questi tre classici degli anni novanta ci ricorda la sua particolare versatilità. Norma Winstone era ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Danish Radio Big Band: A Good Time Was Had By All

Read "A Good Time Was Had By All" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To mark its fiftieth anniversary in 2014, the Danish Radio Big Band produced a wide-ranging six-CD set encompassing highlights from the years 1964-2014 while spotlighting a number of well-known guest artists from the U.S. and elsewhere. The band is heard in studio and in concert, at home and abroad, and is sometimes referred to as the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Theo Travis: All I Know: An Anthology

Read "All I Know: An Anthology" reviewed by John Kelman

He's been on the scene for twenty years, but it's only been in the past few that Theo Travis has risen to prominence beyond the expanding group of musicians who call him up when they need a saxophonist/flautist with jazz chops but a rock sensibility--and an appreciation of the organic marriage of technology with acoustic instruments ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ken Wheeler & The John Dankworth Orchestra: Windmill Tilter

Read "Windmill Tilter" reviewed by Jack Kenny

"Lost" has been a favored word in the last few years. Miles Davis' late sixties group was called lost because it did not record officially. Trumpeter/composer Kenny Wheeler's Windmill Tilter truly has been lost--until now.

Recorded in 1968, the Windmill Tilter suite has only previously been available on increasingly rare and expensive LP. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ken Wheeler & The John Dankworth Orchestra: Windmill Tilter

Read "Windmill Tilter" reviewed by Nic Jones

It's easy to forget how long Canadian-born Kenny Wheeler has been making music. This, the first of his infrequent large ensemble recordings, was originally released back in 1969, and some thirteen years prior to that he was working in the quintet of baritone saxophonist Buddy Featherstonhaugh.

Windmill Tilter offers the best of both ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ken Wheeler & The John Dankworth Orchestra: Windmill Tilter

Read "Windmill Tilter" reviewed by John Kelman

Long considered a holy grail of British jazz, trumpet legend/iconic composer Kenny Wheeler's classic 1969 Fontana leader debut, Windmill Tilter, has remained curiously out of print--never, in fact, appearing legitimately on CD.

Until now. Thanks to Andy Gray and BGO Records--a label responsible for a wealth of 1960s and '70s British jazz reissues--Windmill Tilter is ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tim Garland: Beyond the Frontier

Read "Tim Garland: Beyond the Frontier" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Composer, arranger and multi-reed virtuoso Tim Garland is a treasure the nation of the UK has yet to fully recognize. Having recorded a dozen albums in his own name, and arranged for and played in the groups of Chick Corea and Bill Bruford, Garland's pedigree as one of the leading jazz saxophonist/composers of his generation is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Franz Koglmann: Lo-lee-ta: Music on Nabokov

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Viennese composer and trumpeter Franz Koglmann is a well-known commuter between the arts and modern chamber jazz. His subtle, sophisticated compositions create a set of mirrors that reflect a distinct artistic mean: literature on Make Believe (Between the Lines, 1999), inspired by Jean Cocteau; poetry on O Moon My Pin-Up (hatOLOGY, 1997), inspired by Ezra Pound ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Franz Koglmann: Let's Make Love. An Imaginary Play in 12 Scenes

Read "Let's Make Love. An Imaginary Play in 12 Scenes" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Chi ha visto Let’s Make Love di George Cukor (con la sfolgorante coppia Marilyn Monroe e Yves Montand), ricorderà la grazia, il divertimento, il felice mix di ingenuità e erotismo sprigionati dalla storia. A quel film frizzante si è ispirato Franz Koglmann per una serie di quadretti orchestrali in cinque parti e dodici scene, con arrangiamenti di gran ...