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Pharoah & The Underground: Spiral Mercury

Read "Spiral Mercury" reviewed by Troy Collins

The formation of the Chicago Underground collective in the late '90s provided cornetist Rob Mazurek with an unrestrictive setting to explore the endless possibilities of creative improvised music with his Windy City peers. A lengthy sojourn in Brazil followed, resulting in a similar project--the São Paulo Underground. Mazurek's international activities subsequently established him as a prolific ...

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Spiral Mercury - Chicago/Sao Paulo Underground featuring Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah & The Underground

Read "Pharoah & The Underground" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Renowned tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and new music, jazz-centric pioneer, cornetist Rob Mazurek bridge alternate generations of avant-gard-isms with this highly persuasive and indubitably, audacious production. It's an electro-acoustic meeting of futuristic minds, intersecting the trumpeter's Sao Paulo Underground and Chicago Underground ensembles. Moreover, they yield intergalactic nods to classic space rock via Guilherme Granado's inventive ...

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Pharoah & The Underground: Spiral Mercury

Read "Spiral Mercury" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

With Pharaoh & the Underground we have two generations of musicians whose common bond is their greatness. Tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders--heir to his friend and colleague John Coltrane--and Rob Mazurek, the most inventive cornetist since Louis Armstrong are captured together on Spiral Mercury . The album is a document of a 2013 concert, one of the ...

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Pharoah & the Underground

Read "Pharoah & the Underground" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Aperitivo in concerto Teatro Manzoni - Milano - 15.01.2012 Non è nuovo Rob Mazurek alle ospitate eccellenti. Il cornettista di Chicago i padri li ha sempre vezzeggiati e coccolati. Basti pensare alle comparsate dei vari Fred Anderson, Roscoe Mitchell e Bill Dixon nella Exploding Star Orchestra: solo dal vivo i primi due, pure su disco il trombettista scomparso nel giugno del 2010. ...