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Content by tag "Henry Threadgill"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Steve Swell: Appreciating the Avant Garde Today

Read "Steve Swell: Appreciating the Avant Garde Today" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

[This is the third of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give us their own unique perspectives. In the first interview of the series, saxophonist Bobby ...

Meridian Trio: Triangulum

Read "Triangulum" reviewed by Troy Dostert

2017 is proving to be something of a breakout year for alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella. He recently released Signaling, a superb freely-improvised duo recording with cellist Tomeka Reid, and now he's followed it up with this excellent outing from the Meridian Trio, where he is joined by his colleagues Matt Ulery on bass and Jeremy Cunningham ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Bobby Zankel: The Soul of Jazz - Past, Present, and Future Tense

Read "Bobby Zankel: The Soul of Jazz - Past, Present, and Future Tense" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

[This is the first of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues," in which we will explore the current state of jazz around the world. Jazz has expanded in many directions. The business, educational, geographical, recording, and entertainment aspects have undergone major transformations. Today, there ...

Brass Mask: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

London's LOOP Collective has many talented members, including saxophonist and composer Tom Challenger and his band, Brass Mask. The nine-piece band--the octet which appeared on debut album Spy Boy (Babel Label, 2013) plus percussionist Jon Scott--mixes New Orleans, country blues, brass bands and contemporary jazz (including the influence of Henry Threadgill) and electronica. Many of these ...

Darrell Katz and OddSong: Jailhouse Doc With Holes In Her Socks

Read "Jailhouse Doc With Holes In Her Socks" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Darrell Katz è noto per la trentennale direzione della bostoniana Jazz Composers Alliance con cui ha inciso nove dischi ospitando musicisti prestigiosi come Steve Lacy, Muhal Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Sam Rivers o Tim Berne. In questo nuovo album l'orchestra (con Oliver Lake ospite) è però confinata a chiusura del lavoro, appena dopo un brano con il ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Big Ears Festival 2017

Read "Big Ears Festival 2017" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN
March 23-26, 2017

Knoxville's Big Ears Festival expanded to a full four days this year, giving it more time to go its expected merry, eclectic way. In a break with usual practice, there was no official Composer in Residence. That distinction could have gone to Gavin Bryars ...

JKA Quintet: From the Nocturnal Chironian

Read "From the Nocturnal Chironian" reviewed by Dave Wayne

A long-lost poem written as a teenager, a series of evocative dreams, and the interpenetration of astrology, Greek mythology and Jungian archetypal psychology form the conceptual framework for From the Nocturnal Chironian by Danish bassist and composer Jens Kristian Andersen. The music on From the Nocturnal Chironian is only one aspect of its physical manifestation. The ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Harriet Tubman: Araminta

Read "Araminta" reviewed by Vic Albani

Se il buon giorno si vede dal mattino, il 2017 già dai suoi primi passi potrebbe evidenziarsi come la classica annata da ricordare. La musica in giro in questo periodo (specialmente laddove non si grida alla crisi ad ogni piè sospinto) sembra davvero valere più che la semplice menzione cronachistica. Dopo l'ultimo lavoro dei Kneebody (Anti-Hero), ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Eloisa Manera

Read "Eloisa Manera" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Simone Zanchini -Don't Try This Anywhere -(In&Out Records -2015).
Disco sublime suonato da un quintetto di primissimo ordine. Il virtuoso e creativo Simone Zanchini è spalleggiato da Stefano Bedetti, straordinario sassofonista romagnolo e Ratko Zjaca, chitarrista croato che si inserisce con grande intelligenza nell'impasto sonoro del gruppo. Condisce il tutto una ritmica di prim'ordine, ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Henry Threadgill

Jazz Musician of the Day: Henry Threadgill

All About Jazz is celebrating Henry Threadgill's birthday today!

Threadgill first performed as a percussionist in his high school marching band before taking up the baritone saxophone and later a large portion of the woodwind instrument family. He soon settled primarily upon the alto saxophone and the flute... Read more.

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