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California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio: In a Landscape

Read "In a Landscape" reviewed by Geno Thackara

The musical territory of In a Landscape doesn't take very long to cover, yet somehow still feels vast. There's a lot of exploring behind everything these two trios do, which is only fitting in light of their globe-spanning origins, not to mention the collective miles they've racked up on the road over the decades. So it's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jay Anderson: Deepscape

Read "Deepscape" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Jay Anderson took up the acoustic bass as a pre-teen, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Performance from CSU and cut his teeth playing with the Woody Herman Orchestra, right out of school. His deep resume includes classical performance with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, alternative music with Frank Zappa and Tom Waits, and pop with David Bowie. ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Dan Weiss Starebaby Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Alongside jazz and Indian music, Dan Weiss is equally at home in metal and electronica. The stark contrasts, but also the similarities, between these worlds fuel his band Starebaby. On the eponymous album, Weiss and co. have created fascinating works, sometimes dark and complex and sometimes dreamy and cinematic, with for example a track dedicated to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour at Irving Plaza

Read "A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour at Irving Plaza" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour
Irving Plaza
New York, NY
March 5, 2019

David Bowie was one of the most influential musicians for the 20th Century. His career began in the early 1960s and continued until his death in 2016. Acclaimed by critics, fans and other musicians, Bowie's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The 2019 Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert

Read "The 2019 Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

The 2019 Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
February 7, 2019

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, New York City's Carnegie Hall was alive with the essence of Tibet as it hosted the 2019 Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert featuring an all-star lineup of artists. Philip ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Ricochet: David Bowie 1983

Read "Ricochet: David Bowie 1983" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Ricochet: David Bowie 1983
Denis O'Regan
328 pages
ISBN: 9781846149726
Particular Books
2018

1983 was a great year for David Bowie. In the previous two years he bowed out of music for a spell in order to act, debuting on Broadway as The Elephant Man and on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Costanza Alegiani - Fabrizio Sferra: Grace in Town

Read "Grace in Town" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Insolita e affascinante questa collaborazione tra il batterista dei Doctor 3 e la cantante Costanza Alegiani attorniati da un nucleo di talentosi giovani colleghi come il pianista e tastierista Alessandro Gwis, il chitarrista Francesco Diodati, il bassista Francesco Ponticelli e il batterista Federico Scettri.
Come si vede Fabrizio Sferra non svolge stabilmente il ruolo ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Donny McCaslin Live at BIMHUIS, Amsterdam

Read "Donny McCaslin Live at BIMHUIS, Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS

As the bandleader on David Bowie's final album Blackstar, saxophonist Donny McCaslin witnessed first-hand the musician's penchant for reinvention. McCaslin applied that mindset to his new album Blow, which combines his propulsive saxophone playing with vibrant electronica and bombastic alternative rock, and which contains influences of jazz as well as from the likes of Radiohead and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

WOMAD 2018

Read "WOMAD 2018" reviewed by Martin Longley

WOMAD 2018
Charlton Park
Malmesbury, England
July 26-29, 2018

If festivals might have become bonded to female performer quotients (or not, depending on the individual festival), there is no potential negative effect when selected artists are of the high calibre presented at this year's WOMAD. Indeed, most of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Ahn-definable: the Eclectic Artistry of the Ahn Trio

Read "Ahn-definable: the Eclectic Artistry of the Ahn Trio" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

An eclectic trio whose restless musical curiosity is second only to their virtuosity, the Ahn Trio revel in breaking the rigid boundaries of the classical world. The Juilliard-trained sisters (Lucia, piano; Angella, violin; Maria, cello) have a rock-star attitude matched by a compelling sound that is immediately recognizable no matter whether they are interpreting the music ...