Content by tag "Fred Ho"

ARTICLE: RADIO

Asian-American Jazz & Improv

Read "Asian-American Jazz & Improv" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

As jazz was born where cultures converged, it's not a surprise that it is the most adaptable form of music. An art form permeable since its very inception to musical traditions from other continents. This week we focus on the contribution of musicians that approached jazz and improvised music benefiting from the wider perspective afforded to ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Salim Washington: To Be Moved to Speak

Read "Salim Washington: To Be Moved to Speak" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

To audiences in Boston or New York, Salim Washington is not just a great musician, he is a community builder. Having first established the Roxbury Blues Aesthetic, then the Harlem Arts Ensemble, Washington has throughout his career carefully nurtured collectives of musicians who in turn generated irreplaceable music scenes at venues like Connolly's in Boston and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Bindman Sextet: Ten Billion Versions of Reality

Read "Ten Billion Versions of Reality" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Saxophonist David Bindman reconvenes the ensemble that created Sunset Park Polyphony (Self Produced, 2012) for the eclectic Ten Billion Versions of Reality. Bindman had spent parts of two recent years in the upstate New York town of Cambridge, developing a suite that is meant to weave together varying perspectives across multiple sound surfaces. The title, in ...

Alchemy Sound Project: Further Explorations

Read "Further Explorations" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Un settetto di ottimi musicisti provenienti dalle più diverse esperienze, per sviluppare cooperativamente un repertorio che unisca il jazz con la musica da camera: questo è l'Alchemy Sound Project, qui al debutto disccografico.

In realtà la formazione originale è un quintetto, singolarmente -ed è una buona notizia -compsoto da tre donne e due uomini, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

A dialogo con Marco Colonna

Read "A dialogo con Marco Colonna" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il multistrumentista e compositore romano Marco Colonna negli ultimi anni si è messo in luce come uno dei musicisti più interessanti del nostro paese. La sua figura artistica è difficilmene collocabile, vuoi per la pluralità di interessi e riferimenti che guidano la sua ricerca, vuoi per una serie di scelte professionali -concerti svolti in luoghi spesso ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alchemy Sound Project: Further Explorations

Read "Further Explorations" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The collective, Alchemy Sound Project, is a core quintet of composers and musicians whose compositions, on their debut album, Further Explorations cross over a foundation of chamber music with traditional jazz. The central players had united under the banner of the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute prior to this project. With diverse interests in global influences as ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Piccola guida al nuovo jazz italiano

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Non è vero che il jazz italiano sta bene. Non è vero che siamo il paese dei festival e che abbiamo musicisti che tutto il mondo ci invidia. Possiamo raccontarcela tra di noi, se vi va. Facendo finta che questo sia il migliore dei mondi possibili e che il sole dell'avvenire splenda alto sopra l'orizzonte, ma ...

NEWS: EVENT

Fred Ho Tribute in New Haven on September 17

Fred Ho Tribute in New Haven on September 17

Fred Ho Tribute to be Presented in New Haven By Jacob Epstein New Haven, CT: The Hartigan Epstein Brown Quartet, an ensemble that creates and performs works inspired by World Cultures and Jazz, will present a tribute to their colleague and collaborator, Fred Ho. Also joining the performance will be Librettist Ann T. Greene and Baritone Saxophonist ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

In Memoriam: Fred Ho

In Memoriam: Fred Ho

"Fred Ho's style is a genre unto itself, a pioneering fusion of free-jazz and traditional Chinese music that manages to combine truculence and delicacy with such natural ease that it sounds positively organic." —Larry Birnbaum, Down Beat. After 8 years of a grueling cancer war, Fred Ho peacefully passed away the morning of April 12th, 2014. He ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Master Benny Golson And Double Grammy Nominated Bobby Sanabria Kick Off New Series In Harlem

Jazz Master Benny Golson And Double Grammy Nominated Bobby Sanabria Kick Off New Series In Harlem

NEW YORK, NY: During Black History Month, the sister venue of Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant—Ginny’s Supper Club (310 Lenox Avenue, between 125th and 126th)—premieres two jazz series that evoke Harlem’s storied past and reflects its diverse present. From February 21-23, the internationally renowned jazz composer and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson returns to Harlem with his quartet for “The Jazz Masters Series.” Latin ...