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John Hebert: Byzantine Monkey

Read "Byzantine Monkey" reviewed by Stuart Broomer

John Hébert's Byzantine Monkey begins with a loop of the traditional “La Reine de la Salle" sung by Odile Falcon in an ancient reedy voice, Hébert's improvised bass joining in, his lines at once swift and empathetic, lyrical and microtonal, his sound deeply resonant and every metallic buzz of string and finger captured. It's an arresting ...

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Paul Motian: On Broadway Vol. 5

Read "On Broadway Vol. 5" reviewed by Brandt Reiter

The brushes are out as drummer Paul Motian continues his ongoing disc series, On Broadway. This latest installment features Motian's less starry “2000" trio, with bassist Thomas Morgan and saxophonist Loren Stillman, plus a second saxophonist, Michaël Attias and pianist Masabumi Kikuchi (who also participated on Vol. 4). Two decades on, the recipe remains the same--loving, ...