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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Peter Evans Quintet: Genesis

Read "Genesis" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The unbounded creative experimenter, Peter Evans, returns to his quintet formation for their third outing on Genesis. Pianist Carlos Homs, departed the group following their debut, Ghosts (2011), being replaced by Ron Stabinsky (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) on Destination: Void (2014), both on the More is More label. Evans was also a member of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

TOTEM>: Voices of Grain

Read "Voices of Grain" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The trio returns with a vengeance on its second album, where they delve into a boundary-less avant-garde foray, proffering an extension of sorts, to Solar Forge (ESP, 2008). And the musicians hop right into the thick of things on the opener “Genosong," where electric guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil saws, slices, and seemingly hacks his way through a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

TOTEM>: Voices of Grain

Read "Voices of Grain" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

It took five years for the New York-based trio TOTEM> to release its sophomore album (after Solar Forge ESP, 2008) but the waiting paid off. This leaderless trio--comprised of guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil, double bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer Andrew Drury--is more than the sum of its parts and stronger than ever.

The ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Harris Eisenstadt: Full Steam Ahead

Read "Harris Eisenstadt: Full Steam Ahead" reviewed by James Pearse

As well as three current working (and touring) ensembles, a busy recording schedule and a flourishing teaching career, Toronto, Canada-born percussionist/composer Harris Eisenstadt is also a family man. Now settled in New York City, it's been a busy year, with four recordings-September Trio (Clean Feed, 2011), Canada Day III (Songlines, 2012), Canada Day II (Songlines, 2011), ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ljubljana Jazz Festival: Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 20–29, 2012

Read "Ljubljana Jazz  Festival: Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 20–29, 2012" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Ljubljana Jazz Festival
Ljubljana, Slovenia
June 20-29, 2012
Ljubljana, with its 53rd edition, truly hosts the oldest jazz festival in Europe. Norway's Molde, also a candidate, started one year later, in 1960. The capital of the now-independent Republic of Slovenia, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy, Ljubljana is situated one hour from Trieste, two hours ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Computer Music, Part 2

Read "Computer Music, Part 2" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Last month we initiated an exploration into the world of non-traditional electronic musical “instruments," by referencing experiments that Wallace Roney had undertaken by including a turntablist in his band a few years ago. It was merely one example of the burgeoning use of the turntable in music, and I noted the interest it had for me ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Seabrook Power Plant: Seabrook Power Plant II

Read "Seabrook Power Plant II" reviewed by Troy Collins

Guitarist Brandon Seabrook is one of the most imaginative six-string virtuosos currently operating in the fertile Brooklyn scene. His enviable talents have been featured in an eclectic variety of projects since the mid-1990s, including Beat Circus, Naftule's Dream and the Peter Evans Quartet, with an extremely percussive technique on tenor banjo adding further mystique to his ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Peter Evans Quintet: Ghosts

Read "Ghosts" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The Peter Evans Quintet's Ghosts acts as a sort of back-to-the-future recording--that is, if the present were 2021. This inaugural release on the trumpeter's own label has a standard trumpet/piano/bass/drums setup, plus the incorporation of real-time, live electronic processing to make up the full quintet.

Listening to any recording by Evans often prompts the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

January 2010

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Michael Attias

Barbes

Brooklyn, NY December 3, 2009

Michael Attias is known for his work on alto and baritone saxophones, but on the new Clean Feed disc Renku In Coimbra he plays only alto. This was his game plan too at Barbes (Dec. 3rd), where he gathered together his Renku trio with ...