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C. Michael Bailey's Best Recordings of 2014

Read "C. Michael Bailey's Best Recordings of 2014" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This year turned out to be a watershed of jazz and beyond vocals, instrumental jazz and important reissues. It was a year of music that further opened my eyes and ears to music I had not previously valued or considered. How short-sighted of me.

Beat Kaestli
Collage
(B&B Productions)

Uri Caine: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Read "Uri Caine: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

What is to become of the Great American Songbook, that cultural document that served as scripture to the jazz community for the better part of the Twentieth Century? Today, what we think of as jazz has flown so far and wide that it's definition encompasses everything from Craig Taborn's Chants to Robert Glasper's Black Radio and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

West Coast Premiere of Uri Caine's "Othello Syndrome" Opens Stanford Lively Arts' 2009-10 Season

West Coast Premiere of Uri Caine's "Othello Syndrome" Opens Stanford Lively Arts' 2009-10 Season

Stanford Lively Arts opens its 2009-10 season with the West Coast premiere of Uri Caine's “The Othello Syndrome" on Saturday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. at Dinkelspiel Auditorium. Following up on his “Mahler Remix;" (presented by Lively Arts in 2008), the iconoclastic composer/jazz pianist returns with a hand-picked ensemble of A-list collaborators for this radical re-imagining ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Uri Caine Ensemble: The Othello Syndrome

Read "The Othello Syndrome" reviewed by Martin Longley

Addressing the output of classical composers seems eventually to have become the dominant thrust of keyboardist Uri Caine's work. Schumann, Wagner, Bach, Beethoven and Mahler have fallen to sometimes radical re-posturing of their grand scores. Caine messes with the old assumed interpretations, deliberately distorting the usual expectations of performance by inserting elements of jazz, rock, funk, ...

Uri Caine Ensemble: Plays Mozart

Read "Plays Mozart" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Uri Caine prosegue il proprio personalissimo percorso di “rilettura” dei classici che, partito da Gustav Mahler, lo ha visto toccare Wagner e Schumann, Bach e Beethoven, Verdi (nel progetto Otello Syndrome presentato alla Biennale di Venezia) e, adesso, Mozart. Il salisburghese potrebbe in realtà sembrare il compositore più “nelle corde” del pianista di Philadelphia che ne condivide estrema attenzione al ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Uri Caine Ensemble: The Goldberg Variations

Read "The Goldberg Variations" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Pianist/composer Uri Caine has assembled a rather large aggregation of talent for this thoroughly audacious rendering of Johann Sebastian Bach's The Goldberg Variations. And while Caine has tackled Mahler, Wagner and Schumann with much success, on this release, the pianist melds classical music with genre hopping, doses of humor and sprightly interludes that makes for one ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Uri Caine Ensemble: The Goldberg Variations

Read "The Goldberg Variations" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Pianist/composer Uri Caine has assembled a rather large aggregation of talent for this thoroughly audacious rendering of Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Goldberg Variations. And while Caine has tackled Mahler, Wagner and Schumann with much success, on this release, the pianist melds classical music with genre hopping, doses of humor and sprightly interludes that makes for one ...

Uri Caine Ensemble: Gustav Mahler in Toblach

Read "Gustav Mahler in Toblach" reviewed by Derek Taylor

P>Recorded at a recent Mahler festival in Italy, Caine’s recent release revels in the challenge of fitting the Austrian composer’s classically grounded soundscapes into a jazz-based improvisational setting. The chameleonic shifts in styles and approaches on this disc are dizzying in both their number and frequency. Often the most unexpected elements of the ensemble sound originate ...

Uri Caine Ensemble: The Sidewalks of New York: Tin Pan Alley

Read "The Sidewalks of New York: Tin Pan Alley" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Archival Impressionism.

Pianist Uri Caine is quickly joining Ry Cooder, Don Byron, and to a lesser extent, Wynton Marsalis as an archivist of American popular music. Ry Cooder's 1978 recording Jazz (Warner Brothers 3197) deftly captured jazz for the '10s and '20s. Marsalis solemnly documents the '20s through the '50s (at one time ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Uri Caine Ensemble: Gustav Mahler in Toblach

Read "Gustav Mahler in Toblach" reviewed by David Adler

Avant-garde pianist Uri Caine turned a lot of heads with his first Mahler disc, Urlicht/Primal Light (Winter & Winter, 1997). He's doing it again with a double-disc follow-up recorded live in Italy. The band is considerably smaller this time: two fewer vocalists, no clarinet, no trombone, no cello, and no guitar. Two key chairs have changed ...


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