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Donny McCaslin At Belfast International Arts Festival 2017

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Donny McCaslin
Limelight
Belfast International Arts Festival
jny:Belfast, N. Ireland
October 25, 2017

“Are you here because of Bowie or for jazz?" a woman asked those around her in the queue for Donny McCaslin's gig--part of the Belfast International Arts Festival. The answer, by and large, was both.

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FORQ at The World Cafe Live

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FORQ
The World Café Live
Philadelphia PA
July 31 2017

One can be well-versed in the two (whoops, now three) albums worth of music by FORQ, (and in the music from the other bands the individual members hail from) and still not be totally prepared for the impact of ...

Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr: Landed in Brooklyn

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German brothers Julian and Roman Wasserfuhr have been highly regarded talents in their home country since they were teenagers. Signed to the ACT label in 2006, their debut album that year, Remember Chet (for Chet Baker), showed remarkable maturity. By their sophomore outing Upgraded in Gothenburg (2009), the brothers had sufficient brand equity to draw bassist ...

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The Donny McCaslin Group at The Arden Gild Hall

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The Donny McCaslin Group
Arden Gild Hall
Arden, Delaware
January 14, 2017

Arden Delaware isn't exactly known as a jazz mecca but, with the coming of the Donny McCaslin Group to the Arden Gild Hall, it became one--for a little while at least. And in the best jazz traditions, the show ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Donny McCaslin: Bowie Deepened The Relationships In My Band

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Wherever the boundaries were in music, in most cases, they have perished and are no more. Jazz has always been a music of exploration and taking chances and as a result, has benefited from the dialogues with other music, be it folk, rock, classical or electronic. Saxophonist and composer Donny McCaslin certainly doesn't believe in boundaries. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Donny McCaslin: Beyond Now

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Il grande pubblico l'ha conosciuto soprattutto nelle vesti di musicista accanto al David Bowie degli ultimi tempi, e in modo particolare nello straordinario mondo musicale di Black Star, l'album di commiato del genio musicale britannico scomparso proprio quest'anno.

Il sassofonista Donny McCaslin ora torna con un album nel quale è titolare e band ...

Scott Kinsey: Near Life Experience

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It's been a full decade since Scott Kinsey last released an album under his own name (the 2006 Abstract Logix debut, Kinesthetics) and, if anything, Near Life Experience manages to trump actually its predecessor in both ambition and Kinsey's significant cast of invited contributors. Near Life Experience also continues to hone the cinematic keyboardist's increasingly expansive, ...

Zhenya Strigalev: Never Group

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Alto saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev's trio Never Group with drummer Eric Harland and bassist Tim Lefebvre bring its definition of punk jazz with in-ear-your-ear performances with a nonchalant attitude. Recorded over two days in Berlin with a few guests dropping in on the fun, the recording is compelling in its inventive energy.

This follow-up ...

Donny McCaslin: Fast Future

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Il “futuro veloce" che Donny McCaslin ci racconta nel suo ultimo album è un universo estremamente composito e, per chi ha ascoltato le precedenti avventure musicali del sassofonista statunitense, non privo di sorprese. Sorprese e voglia di osare.

Sì perché nelle pieghe, larghissime, di questa decina di pezzi, è decisamente ampio il ventaglio ...

Donny McCaslin: Fast Future

Read "Fast Future" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Saxophonist Donny McCaslin brought a fresh perspective to the acoustic-electronic jazz soundscape with 2012's Casting for Gravity (Greenleaf Music) which earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Instrumental Jazz Solo" for the track “Stadium Jazz." Thankfully it was not a one-off as McCaslin reassembles the tightly knit band and savvy production from saxophonist David Binney in Fast ...