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ARTICLE: RADIO

Thelonious Monk Revisited

Read "Thelonious Monk Revisited" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Thelonious Monk once said “play what you want and let the public pick up on what you are doing even if it does take them 15, 20 years." Luckily, he lived long enough to become fully embraced and celebrated before his passing. However, it's after his death that his music has really become central to the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Myra Melford Trio: Alive In The House Of Saints Part 1

Read "Alive In The House Of Saints Part 1" reviewed by John Sharpe

Back in 1993, pianist Myra Melford announced herself on the international stage with Alive In The House Of Saints and it still constitutes exhilarating listening. It was the third and, as it happened, last album by her trio completed by bassist Lindsey Horner and drummer Reggie Nicholson, following a brace of recordings on the Enemy imprint ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Reimagines "Hot Jazz Jumpers" As "Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches"

Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Reimagines "Hot Jazz Jumpers" As "Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches"

New Group Infuses Elements of Gullah-Geechee Culture With Folk Traditions, New Orleans Influences and Music of the 1920s 10-Track Very Next Thing Includes High-Spirited Renditions of Classics by Elizabeth Cotton, Harry Dixon, Fats Waller, Clarence Williams and James “Sugar Boy” Crawford. Instrumentation Includes Voice, Banjo, Resonator, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Harmonica, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet & Piano Special Guests Include Trumpeter, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anthony Branker & Imagine: Beauty Within

Read "Beauty Within" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The two aneurysms that forced composer and musical director Anthony Branker to give up the trumpet in 1999 have done nothing to stem the tide of thoughtful and progressive music that he consistently delivers. Downsizing from his “Word Play" ensemble, Branker guides a quintet of new and long-time colleagues on Beauty Within.

A regular ...

ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILES

ArtistShare: A Record Label for the Digital Age

Read "ArtistShare: A Record Label for the Digital Age" reviewed by Paul Naser

In the information age, as technology is transforming the way we share ideas, the creative artist seems to be in a dangerous situation. Peer-to-peer file sharing and free-streaming content are direct threats to an artists' livelihood. Combining this insight with a love for music and an appreciation for artists and the value of their work, Brian ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Big Bands: Wayne Horvitz, Satoko Fujii, Steve Lehman, Kenny Werner & Andrew D'Angelo

Read "Big Bands: Wayne Horvitz, Satoko Fujii, Steve Lehman, Kenny Werner & Andrew D'Angelo" reviewed by Martin Longley

The New York Composers Orchestra

University Of The Streets

October 23, 2010

Even for local residents, an appearance by the New York Composers Orchestra has become a rarity. Its guiding forces, the pianists Wayne Horvitz and Robin Holcomb, have long been living in Seattle (they moved in 1989), so get-togethers have ...

Kadima Collective

Read "Kadima Collective" reviewed by Stuart Broomer

When you first come across the recordings on Kadima Collective, a couple of things stand out. The first is that the label, devoted to free improvisation, is based in Israel; secondly, there's a good chance that the CD will feature a bassist, often one of substantial international stature, like Barre Phillips, Mark Dresser or Joëlle Léandre. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lindsey Horner: Working Hard on Undiscovered Country

Lindsey Horner: Working Hard on Undiscovered Country

Lindsey Horner will be releasing his latest project, “Undiscovered Country" on ArtistShare in March of 2010. The band has already begun rehearsing the music for the new album. The project features a stellar lineup of diverse musicians, coming from all types of musical backgrounds, to create a musical landscape of fantasticly unique instrumentation. In Lindsey's own words: ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Trumpeter Scott Tinkler Interviewed at AAJ

Trumpeter Scott Tinkler Interviewed at AAJ

Bassist/composer Lindsey Horner recently said, “I think one thing that has really changed in the past quarter century is that the music has become so broad, so truly international and genre-encompassing that the days when jazz was one very definable, finite thing are well and truly gone." These remarks also serve to introduce this interview with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Scott Tinkler: Trumpet Down Under

Read "Scott Tinkler: Trumpet Down Under" reviewed by Ludwig vanTrikt

Bassist/composer Lindsey Horner recently said, “I think one thing that has really changed in the past quarter century is that the music has become so broad, so truly international and genre-encompassing that the days when jazz was one very definable, finite thing are well and truly gone." These remarks also serve to introduce this interview with ...