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ARTICLE: PROFILES

BassDrumBone and the New Haven Jazz Renaissance

Read "BassDrumBone and the New Haven Jazz Renaissance" reviewed by Daniel Barbiero

When they first began playing together in jny: New Haven, Connecticut in 1977, the trio BassDrumBone--bassist Mark Helias, percussionist Gerry Hemingway and trombonist Ray Anderson--were called OAHSPE. The name, which Anderson recalls having heard in Seattle from a source he understood to be Native American, is supposed to mean “sky earth and spirit." It is coincidentally ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Wadada Leo Smith At Firehouse 12

Read "Wadada Leo Smith At Firehouse 12" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Wadada Leo Smith
Firehouse 12 Create Festival
New Haven, Connecticut
April 8-9, 2017

It is rare to experience the arc of a prolific artist's work while they are still active, and in the case of Wadada Leo Smith, to witness it at the simultaneous height of creative power ...

NEWS: EVENT

Soulful Sounds Of Christmas Featuring Will Downing & Najee at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT

Soulful Sounds Of Christmas Featuring Will Downing & Najee at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT

Usher in the spirit of the holiday season with Soulful Sounds Of Christmas featuring Will Downing & Najee presented by ACT Jams Productions on December 16 at the Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office at 203-346-2000 or online here. Following the concert, guests ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Wynton Marsalis Quintet at The Palace Theater

Read "Wynton Marsalis Quintet at The Palace Theater" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Wynton Marsalis Quintet
The Palace Theater
Stamford, CT
April 30, 2016

There are expectations baked into a live performance from the caliber of a Wynton Marsalis. An artist who has won a Pulitzer Prize for Music, nine GRAMMY awards, serves as the Director of Jazz studies at Juilliard and is actively ...

NEWS: EVENT

“the Thelonious Sphere Monk Jazz Series At Yale” Robert Glasper Trio: Saturday, April 4, 2015

“the Thelonious Sphere Monk Jazz Series At Yale” Robert Glasper Trio: Saturday, April 4, 2015

“The Thelonious Sphere Monk Jazz Series at Yale” Robert Glasper Trio: Saturday, April 4, 2015 T.S. Monk : Thursday, April 9, Friday April 10, 2015 The Robert Glasper Trio in Concert: Yale University Woolsey Hall: Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 Robert Glasper is a two-time Grammy Award winning pianist, singer-songwriter, record producer, composer and arranger. Mr. Glasper was awarded ...

Anthony Braxton, Tomas Fujiwara, Tom Rainey: Trio (New Haven) 2013

Read "Trio (New Haven) 2013" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

L'abbinamento spericolato di ance e batteria rappresenta uno dei motivi più penetranti del jazz contemporaneo e continua a essere praticato con pregnanza a abbondanza: se i lavori recenti di Roscoe Mitchell con Tyshawn Sorey e Mike Reed ne disegnano l'aspetto più metafisico e astratto, le numerose escursioni di Ken Vandermark con Paal Nilssen-Love tracciano percorsi audaci ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist/Composer Russ Nolan To Release "Call It What You Want" March 31

Saxophonist/Composer Russ Nolan To Release "Call It What You Want" March 31

A dexterous improviser with an abiding passion for Latin American rhythms, Russ Nolan delivers a deeply satisfying program of original tunes on his new CD Call It What You Want. The prolific tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger will release the disc, his 5th as a leader in 10 years, on his Rhinoceruss Music label March 31. Reflecting ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joe Morris Quartet: Balance

Read "Balance" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

After several albums and great synergy, guitarist Joe Morris disbanded the quartet in 2000 with many of his associates stating it was a “terrible idea." For this reunion, the musicians' artistic evolution surges on via a conglomeration of diminutive and soaring theme-building episodes, asymmetrical footprints, and staggered detours, instilling a continual sense of anticipation.

Eliot Lewis

Read "Eliot Lewis" reviewed by Alan Bryson



At an early age Eliot Lewis was determined to make music his life's work, and in the ensuing years he has been living the dream. As you'll hear in the interview, even as an adolescent he had some extraordinary musical encounters which, if submitted as a screenplay, would probably be rejected as unbelievable. After ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Prince at Mohegan Sun Arena

Read "Prince at Mohegan Sun Arena" reviewed by Scott H. Thompson

Prince
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, CT
December 29, 2013

I don't know where he finds 'em... but Prince has put together an incredible 20-piece band fronted by the female power trio of 3rd Eye Girl. He tore the roof off of Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena during a 3-night ...


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