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Jason Roebke Octet: Cinema Spiral

Read "Cinema Spiral" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

La spirale del cinema a cui Jason Roebke si riferisce in questa seconda registrazione con il suo affiatato ottetto porta l'impronta di Alfred Hitchcock, con assonanze che rimandano a Vertigo, sia nel titolo che nel tema musicale che apre il CD e lo percorre tutto, ripresentandosi in altri brani e dando un carattere fortemente unitario al ...

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Jason Roebke Octet: Cinema Spiral

Read "Cinema Spiral" reviewed by Troy Collins

The widely acclaimed collaborative nature of the contemporary Chicago jazz scene is expertly demonstrated on Cinema Spiral, the sophomore effort by double bassist Jason Roebke's all-star Octet, which continues the creative in-roads made on the unit's celebrated 2014 Delmark Records debut, High/Red/Center.

Starring eight of the Windy City's most intrepid improvisers, the ensemble features ...

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Jason Roebke Octet: Cinema Spiral

Read "Cinema Spiral" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If entropy is a scientific theory that describes how all things in nature tend towards a gradual decline and disorder, then Jason Roebke's Octet is the anti-entropy. His second octet release Cinema Spiral and the previous High/Red/Center (Delmark, 2014) make order out of the impression of chaos.

Such is the enticement of jazz.

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Jason Roebke Octet: Cinema Spiral

Read "Cinema Spiral" reviewed by John Sharpe

Bassists leading mid-size bands inevitably bring to mind the trail-blazing precedent established by Charles Mingus. Others like Dave Holland, Barry Guy and Adam Lane followed. To that roster can be added bassist Jason Roebke, one of the stalwarts of the productive Chicago scene. Cinema Spiral constitutes the sophomore effort by his Octet, following on from High/Red/Center ...

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Jason Roebke Octet: High/Red/Center

Read "High/Red/Center" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

È un momento di fervida creazione per il contrabbassista Jason Roebke, quarantenne stabilito a Chicago da ormai una quindicina di anni, che in quella città condivide il proprio operato con un ventaglio di musicisti molto interessanti, tra cui elenchiamo gli stessi che prendono parte a questo splendido ottetto: il sassofonista alto Greg Ward, il tenorista Keefe ...