Content by tag "The Group"

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Melodic Art-Tet: Melodic Art-Tet

Read "Melodic Art-Tet" reviewed by John Sharpe

Once again the Lithuanian No Business label has unearthed a little known relic from the lower strata of NYC's loft jazz era. Like The Group's Live (No Business, 2013), the previous beneficiary of the imprint's ongoing investigation, the Melodic Art-Tet never officially recorded so this 1974 broadcast tape from WKCR represents the only surviving fragment of ...

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The Group: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Mentre il preteso “centro del mondo" del jazz, ormai in sempre più costante ansia dissociativa e ricerca di consensi occasionali, si compiace delle gesta pop - nemmeno troppo pop e nemmeno troppo originali - di una Esperanza Spalding o sugli “originali" innesti hip-hop nella musica di Robert Glasper [ok, la memoria di tutti fa difetto, non c'è problema, non c'è ...

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The Group: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by John Sharpe

What quirk of fate governs whether or not a band captures the public imagination? A star-studded lineup? A strong set of tunes? Or just the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time? For The Group--a stellar mid-'80s aggregation of New York City avant talent--all these preconditions seemed to be in place, ...