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Scott Dubois: Landscape Scripture

Read "Landscape Scripture" reviewed by Troy Collins

Art inspired by work in another medium can be difficult to successfully resolve--the old adage, “dancing about architecture," comes to mind. In the hands of a truly talented and empathetic artist however, such creative cross-pollination can bear surprisingly fruitful results, occasionally developing new potential for expression beyond the preconceived limitations of each respective form.Landscape ...

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Erik Friedlander: Bonebridge

Read "Bonebridge" reviewed by Troy Collins

The quartet featured on Bonebridge is an augmented variation of cellist Erik Friedlander's Broken Arm Trio. The group, with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Mike Sarin, was originally conceived in tribute to Oscar Pettiford's cello experiments--which were undertaken in 1949 when the legendary bassist played the smaller instrument while recovering from a baseball injury. Refraining from ...

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Bushman's Revenge: Jitterbug

Read "Jitterbug" reviewed by John Kelman

With Jitterbug, Bushman's Revenge asserts that the modern power trio continues to be alive, well, and living in...Norway. You Lost Me At Hello (Rune Grammofon, 2009) was an intense, often-times relentless debut that married Hendrix-ian psychedlia with Ayler-esque abandon. Leaning hard towards the rock side of the jazz-rock equation, the personnel remains the same, but is ...

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Chris Jentsch: Cycles and Reflecting on the Journey

Read "Chris Jentsch: Cycles and Reflecting on the Journey" reviewed by Ludwig vanTrikt

John Coltrane once said, “Let the music speak for itself." The guitarist/composer and band leader Christopher Jentsch adds an interesting twist on that subject by opting to describe himself when asked about the broader subject of how to capture his music in his own words. “I think of myself as a composer/guitarist working with contemporary improvisational ...

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Ben Goldberg: Go Home

Read "Go Home" reviewed by John Kelman

Between the rather eclectic and enigmatic The Door, The Chair, The Hat, The Fact (Cryptogramophone, 2006) and Plays Monk (Long Song, 2007), his characteristically idiosyncratic and unorthodox trio take on the music of Thelonious Monk, clarinetist Ben Goldberg continues to expand his broad musical interests, heard in earlier groups including Tin Hat and New Klezmer Trio. ...

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Herb Robertson / Mark Solborg: [NOD]

Read "[NOD]" reviewed by Martin Longley

In 2008, Danish guitarist Mark Solborg invited New Jersey trumpeter Herb Robertson to join his quartet. Around the same time, they laid down the tracks for this duo set in Copenhagen. Although Robertson can boast much more of a substantial history within the global sweep of jazz improvisation, this meeting possesses a strong sense of egalitarianism, ...


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