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Content by tag "Mark Dresser"

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2017

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Considering the quantity of recordings released in a year's time, attempting to compile a comprehensive end of the year list mentioning every first-rate session would be difficult at best. The ten titles listed below represent a fertile cross-section of some of the most compelling modern jazz heard in 2017.

William Parker Quartets

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Vilnius Mama Jazz  Festival 2017" reviewed by John Sharpe

Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival
Vilnius, Lithuania
November 15-19, 2017

Introduction

Although a going concern since 2002, Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival doesn't possess the high profile internationally that its longevity might suggest. Set amid the baroque beauty of the Lithuanian capital, in an assortment of venues, the festival has brought together ...

Mark Dresser Seven: Sedimental You

Read "Sedimental You" reviewed by John Sharpe

So much has been written about Mark Dresser's brilliance as a bassist that his skill as a composer can be in danger of being forgotten. But showcases like Sedimental You and its predecessor Nourishments (Clean Feed, 2014) should more than redress that potential imbalance. His artfully arranged structures prove engaging vehicles for the improvisational insight of ...

Olie Brice / Achim Kaufmann: Of Tides

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Recorded live at The Vortex in December 2014, Of Tides combines London double bassist Olie Brice and German pianist Achim Kaufmann in a duo. Bass and piano is an uncommon combination for a twosome, this one having arisen after the pair initially combined in a trio that also included Roger Turner on percussion. Potential obstacles to ...

NEWS: EVENT

Diane Moser's Composers Big Band To Celebrate 20th Anniversary At Trumpets

Diane Moser's Composers Big Band To Celebrate 20th Anniversary At Trumpets

Jazz insiders know that skipping even a single performance by the talented and adventurous 17-piece Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band (DMCBB) means missing a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience. Formed by composer/pianist Diane Moser and a dedicated group of musicians and composers with the intention of exploring the possibilities of big band music and moving it forward, the band has lived ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2016 Secondo Paolo Peviani

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Dal punto di vista discografico, quella del 2016 è stata un'annata molto ricca. Nessun picco straordinario ma tanti buoni, ottimi dischi, da ascoltare e riascoltare con attenzione. Dal mio piccolo e per forza di cose parziale osservatorio, ho avuto l'impressione che i grandi nomi del jazz -al netto di qualche eccezione -non abbiano prodotto grandi cose. ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2016 secondo Alberto Bazzurro

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Dischi, e soprattutto concerti, sono elementi variabili, inevitabilmente legati al singolo: ascoltati da alcuni, scappati via ad altri. Come e più di tutte le liste di questo tipo, eccone dunque qui di seguito una delle tante possibili. Al di là di ciò, il 2016 è stato un anno veramente impietoso nei confronti di chi fa musica, ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Jerome Wilson's Best Releases of 2016

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Any “best of the year" list is really a snapshot in time. It's impossible to listen to all the worthwhile jazz music out there so you end up making a list based on what you've heard during the year. With apologies to Kris Davis, John Scofield, Darcy James Argue and all the other musicians whose CDs ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mark Dresser Seven: Sedimental You

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Bassist/composer Mark Dresser has long maintained a bi-coastal career. Born in Los Angeles, for many years his base of operations was New York--including ten years as a member of the Anthony Braxton Quartet--but since 2004 he has been on the faculty of the University of California, San Diego. The all-star septet on Sedimental You bridges the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mark Dresser Seven: Sedimental You

Read "Sedimental You" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Una rinnovata vena creativa accompagna l'attuale stagione (peraltro in vigore--diciamo così -da diversi anni) di colui che fu il bassista di gruppi storici dell'avanguardia jazzistica quali il quartetto di Anthony Braxton e vari ensemble riuniti da Tim Berne. Mark Dresser, anni sessantaquattro, si cimenta in questo suo nuovo lavoro con un organico di dimensioni allargate, come ...


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