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Black Motor, Tomasz Stanko and Other New Releases

Read "Black Motor, Tomasz Stanko and Other New Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Finland's power trio, Black Motor, is sure to get your own motor running with a pair of tracks from a live recording issued by We Jazz. The music comes from a We Jazz festival held in Berlin in October last year which showcases some of their artists. This week's show also features music from the heart ...

Dave Cappello & Jeff Albert with William Parker: New Normal

Read "New Normal" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If sentimentality is the synonym of nostalgia, then the antonym is anticipation, and maybe a better word would be modernity. That word comes to mind spinning the trio recording New Normal by trombonist Jeff Albert, drummer Dave Cappello and their guest, bassist William Parker.

Sentimentality is often associated with New Orleans, the birthplace of ...

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I 10 CD nel CD-Player di.... Jeff Albert

Read "I 10 CD nel CD-Player di.... Jeff Albert" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Jason Roebke -High/Red/Center (Delmark -2014).
Trovare un buon equilibrio tra forma e libertà in ensemble di medio/grandi dimensioni è veramente difficile. Jason c'è riuscito molto bene in questo disco con alcuni dei miei musicisti preferiti di Chicago.

02. Alvin Fielder/Dave Dove/Jason Jackson/Damon Smith -From-to-From (Balance Point Acoustics -2013).
Vi è ...

Kidd Jordan & Hamid Drake: A Night In November - Live in New Orleans

Read "A Night In November - Live in New Orleans" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Hard to believe, but A Night In November--Live in New Orleans is the first drums / saxophone duet recording by legendary New Orleans free jazz saxophonist and educator Kidd Jordan. He's accompanied by a true kindred spirit, Hamid Drake. Though both have made names for themselves in the rarefied world of free improvisation, neither are shy ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jeff Albert's Instigation Quartet: The Tree on the Mound

Read "The Tree on the Mound" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

The Tree on the Mound si apre e si chiude con due composizioni di Fred Anderson. Nessuna sorpresa se pensiamo che Jeff Albert ed Hamid Drake sono stati allievi del grande sassofonista di Chicago e che Kidd Jordan ha avuto con Anderson una collaborazione proficua e duratura. Sono questi i brani più lirici, commoventi nella loro ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mike Reed's Loose Assembly Featuring Roscoe Mitchell: Empathetic Parts

Read "Empathetic Parts" reviewed by Troy Collins

The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) has nurtured the talents of Chicago's most inventive artists since 1965. Drummer Mike Reed, the venerable organization's recently appointed Vice Chairman, repays the favor on Empathetic Parts, with his longstanding quintet, Loose Assembly, by welcoming one of the Association's original founders, multi-instrumentalist Roscoe Mitchell, as featured guest ...

Hamid Drake & Bindu: Reggaeology

Read "Reggaeology" reviewed by John Sharpe

For the first two minutes of atmospheric discourse between the twin trombones of Jeb Bishop and Jeff Albert, and the human beatbox that is Napoléon Maddox, you would be forgiven for thinking that Hamid Drake's Reggaeology was an ironically titled free improv set. But that impression doesn't last. Infectious riddims kick in, based on Bob Marley's ...

Lucky 7's: Pluto Junkyard

Read "Pluto Junkyard" reviewed by Troy Collins

The brainchild of trombonists Jeb Bishop and Jeff Albert, the Lucky 7's are a consummate example of post-Vandermark Chicago-based collectivism. Bishop's longstanding work with fellow artists such as Rob Mazurek, Ted Sirota and Ken Vandermark informs his inside-outside approach, lending a forward thinking but historically aware sensibility to this versatile mid-sized ensemble. A New Orleans native, ...

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The Jazz Session #62: Jeff Albert

The Jazz Session #62: Jeff Albert

Listen Trombonist Jeff Albert is one of the leaders of the creative music scene in New Orleans, and his Open Ears Music Series helps provide a home for experimental and free music in the Crescent City. In this interview, Albert talks about the Frenchman Street scene, his Chicago-New Orleans connection, the cultural condition of post-Katrina New ...