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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'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: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Abbey Rader Get Free

Read "Abbey Rader Get Free" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Artist Abbey Rader
Abbey Rader: Get Free
Swampvalve Pictures
2015

Drummer Abbey Rader is one of the most relentlessly explorative and idiosyncratic improvisers in jazz. He has a unique approach that stems from his rich and multifaceted experiences that has shaped his overall life outlook. So how can all this ...

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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