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Quinsin Nachoff: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Canadian-reared, New York City-based saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff summons a meeting of some very bright musical minds on this stirring quartet date. Rounded out by heralded modern era musicians, saxophonist David Binney, keyboardist Matt Mitchell and drummer Kenny Wolleson, the band erects a cunning bridge between structured and melodic thematic ventures with traditional jazz values and free-flowing ...

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Quinsin Nachoff: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Listening to Flux by saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff, it's easy to see in your mind's eye the DNA double helix beautifully spinning in the dark space of the human cell. That's because Nachoff composes tight, complex chamber pieces, seemingly delicate in structure, but able to withstand the attack of the jazz infantry.

Nachoff's training and ...

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Quinsin Nachoff: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff sounds right at home on Mythology Records--saxophonist/producer/provocateur David Binney's label. Everything on Mythology has a intensity and modernity, a brashness and in-your-face confidence of delivery, whether it's Binney as the leader, or on sets headed up by pianists John Escreet or Edward Simon, or Quinsin Nachoff.

Flux is Nachoff's debut on ...

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Flux: Peninsulator

Read "Peninsulator" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Any band setting out to make a debut recording these days has a potentially inexhaustible number of influences from which to draw upon. Consequently, it is increasingly difficult to sound unlike anybody else. Flux, whose members attend Copenhagen's Rhythmic Music Conservatory, has produced a recording with echoes of progressive rock, classical chamber music and post-modern jazz ...

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Flux: Peninsulator

Read "Peninsulator" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Uniting musicians from several parts of Europe, Copenhagen-based band Flux has the kind of restless cosmopolitan energy that its name seems to suggest. On Peninsulator the group plays its very own brand of postmodern jazz, referencing a wealth of styles from post-bop to classical, rock, and world music, while still being able to forge its own ...

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Mark O'Leary/Wayne Horvitz/Dylan Van Der Schyff: FLUX

Read "FLUX" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Irish guitar wiz Mark O'Leary's relentless pursuit of melding his improvisational expertise with some of the top guns in the jazz-based business continues here during this trio setting recorded in Seattle, Washington. On this 2008 studio set, the musicians quietly surge into abstract-minimalism via the free-improv route. With O'Leary's harmonically appeasing volume control techniques and fluid ...

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Mats Eilertsen: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Bassist Mats Eilertsen is in high demand as a sideman, and a member of quite a few longstanding groups. As a leader and composer, Eilertsen put out the very interesting and atmospheric Turanga (AIM Records, 2005). The outstanding Flux brings together the same players, but in an entirely different style.

What is immediately ...

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Fred Van Hove: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Consider the physicality of a Fred Van Hove solo performance. Perhaps the word “physicality” as defined by Merriam-Webster’s “intensely physical orientation: with the predominance of the physical usually at the expense of the mental, spiritual, or social,” doesn’t quite fit. While his solo effort may seem like a 15 round heavyweight fight, it doesn’t neglect the ...

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Fred Van Hove: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This remarkable Belgian pianist has produced two new releases issued on separate labels: “Passing Waves” (see AAJ review Jan. 1998) on NUSCOPE records and this 2 CD “live” set titled “Flux” on Potlatch records. On Disk 1, Van Hove performs a piece called “Derive” which clocks in at 52 minutes. Once again Van Hove performs solo ...