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Content by tag "Abray Productions"

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Abbey Rader in the Spotlight: Ritual and Phenobarbital Sessions

Read "Abbey Rader in the Spotlight: Ritual and Phenobarbital Sessions" reviewed by Kevin Press

There are no springs in Coral Springs, Florida. What the Broward County city does have is a remarkable ability to adapt. Two of its most popular landmarks, The Coral Springs Center for the Arts and The Museum of Coral Springs History, were originally designed as a gymnasium and real estate office respectively. Despite its surprising lack ...

Abbey Rader's West Coast Quartet: First Gathering

Read "First Gathering" reviewed by John Sharpe

Veteran drummer Abbey Rader's foray to California adds a further chapter to the welcome renaissance of reedman Peter Kuhn. Both men were part of the New York loft jazz scene in the 1970s, but while Kuhn eventually dropped from view in the early '80s, Rader persisted, first moving to Europe, but later returning to Florida where ...

Abbey Rader Quartet with Kidd Jordan: Reunion

Read "Reunion" reviewed by John Sharpe

Drummer Abbey Rader first encountered celebrated reedman Kidd Jordan when he was touring with Billy Bang and Frank Lowe back in 2000, as a member of the outfit featured on One For Jazz (No More Records, 2001). Jordan sat in, and the ensuing mix was successful enough for Rader to intend a follow up. That didn't ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Abbey Rader Quartet with Kidd Jordan: Reunion

Read "Reunion" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Intrepid drummer Abbey Rader's second release in 2016, Reunion documents a stimulating live session at the, now sadly defunct, Performing Arts Exchange (PAX) in Miami. Iconoclastic jazzman and legendary saxophonist Kidd Jordan joins Rader and his quartet for this exhilarating improvisational set captured at the above mentioned venue on Halloween night of 2012.

The ...

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Peter Ponzol and Abbey Rader: It's Time

Read "It's Time" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Reedman Peter Ponzol not only designs and makes unique mouthpieces for various saxophones he is also an imaginative improviser with a singular style. He and intrepid drummer Abbey Rader have a long history of collaboration spanning over four decades. On their 2016 It's Time they perform 11 intimate, original duets that are full of sublime mysticism ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Abbey Rader's West Coast Quartet: First Gathering

Read "First Gathering" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

With the provocative First Gathering, drummer Abbey Rader unveils an intriguingly new musical approach. Over the past decade or so Rader has consistently utilized two woodwinds on his recordings with saxophonists John McMinn and Noah Brandmark filling those roles on his last three sessions. Rader's current West Coast Quartet features reedmen Peter Kuhn and Drew Ceccato ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Abbey Rader: The Message

Read "The Message" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Drummer Abbey Rader's four decades long career has been one of intrepid innovation and creative ingenuity. His unique approach to his instrument brims with unconventional virtuosity and a deep spiritual sense. His The Message on his own Abray label, is a three part, entirely improvised suite recorded live in Miami in January of 2014. Sort of ...

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Abbey Rader: Reach For The Skies

Read "Reach For The Skies" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Drummer Abbey Rader's compelling Reach for the Skies is a set of entirely improvised music that, nevertheless, follows an intricate and stimulating progression along certain unique motifs and ideas. The spontaneous orchestration flows freely and seamlessly thanks to the superlative musicianship of the quartet and the intuitive camaraderie among its members.

Rader's haunting cymbal vibrations ...

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Abbey Rader: Reach For The Skies

Read "Reach For The Skies" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Look beyond the giants of free jazz saxophone, better yet listen to the sounds behind John Coltrane, Peter Brotzmann, Joe McPhee, and any other legend of free jazz. Listen and you'll hear Han, Elvin, Paal, Ronald Shannon, Hamid, Milford, Sunny, and Rashied. Drummers.

Add to that list Abbey.

Abbey Rader is an ...


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