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Olie Brice Quintet: Day After Day

Read "Day After Day" reviewed by John Eyles

Three years on from the debut album by the Olie Brice Quintet, Immune to Clockwork (Multikulti Project, 2014), comes the follow-up, Day after Day. Despite the unchanged band name, the intervening years have brought changes; not only has the band switched record labels from Multikulti to Babel, tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip has been replaced by George ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Martin Speake: The Thinking Fan's Saxophonist

Read "Martin Speake: The Thinking Fan's Saxophonist" reviewed by Duncan Heining

British alto saxophonist, Martin Speake, is one of the most adventurous and articulate musicians in a music peppered with creative artists. That he is not a household name--even within the proscribed and marginalised world of jazz--says more about the times than it does about Speake or his single-minded approach to his art.

Speake combines ...

Jeff Williams: Outlier

Read "Outlier" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Outlier è un disco che rassicura sulle sorti del filone mainstream e conferma quanta vivacità musicale ci sia ancora nel perseguire un codice espressivo basato sostanzialmente sull'alternanza regolare tra temi e soli accompagnati.
Guidati dal pregevole batterista Jeff Williams -che sa accarezzare discretamente, ma anche in profondità, oltre che in maniera intelligentemente coloristica il set ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Patrick Zimmerli

Read "Take Five With Patrick Zimmerli" reviewed by Patrick Zimmerli

About Patrick Zimmerli
New York-and Paris-based composer/saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli writes a sophisticated yet approachable hybrid of contemporary classical and jazz music. Recent collaborators include Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Brooklyn Rider String Quartet, Brian Blade, Luciana Souza, the Knights Orchestra and the Escher String Quartet. His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall and Town Hall ...

Alex Merritt Quartet: Anatta

Read "Anatta" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Everyone, listeners and composers/players bring their life experience to the music at hand. Jazz musicians in particular, especially today when many, if not most, compose as well as perform, pour themselves once into a composition, and then again when performing it. The performer aims to virtually disappear, to separate the distance and space between himself and ...

Jeff Williams: Outlier

Read "Outlier" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Drummer Jeff Williams is an American expatriate now residing in London, England. Following his formal drumming studies commencing in 1968 at Berklee College of Music, Williams became a seasoned veteran of the U.S. jazz scene, accompanying some of the biggest names in the business including Stan Getz, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach, Cedar Walton, Lee ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Michael Janisch: The Whirlwind, Paradigm Shift and London's Label of the Moment

Read "Michael Janisch: The Whirlwind, Paradigm Shift and London's Label of the Moment" reviewed by Phil Barnes

However you look at it Michael Janisch is an extraordinarily driven, highly motivated, success story. Not only has he been the founder, owner and force behind London's wonderful Whirlwind Recordings for the last five years, but he has also just released one of 2015's finest albums in the adventurous 2CD set Paradigm Shift. It's no coincidence ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Richard Sussman Ensemble Performs "The Evolution Suite" - World Premiere Concerts on December 20

The Richard Sussman Ensemble Performs "The Evolution Suite" - World Premiere Concerts on December 20

December 18
Union Arts Center (Sparkill, NY)
World Premiere! December 19
Arts Westchester (White Plains, NY) December 20
Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space
New York City Premiere! A Compelling Integration of Jazz, Contemporary Classical Music & Electronics Featuring: Scott Wendholt, Rich Perry, Mike Richmond, Anthony Pinciotti, the Sirius String Quartet ...

Mike Fletcher Trio: Vuelta

Read "Vuelta" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Vuelta is the debut release from the Mike Fletcher Trio, a band with a strong emphasis on improvisations based on Fletcher's melodies. The result is an accessible collection of tunes that draw on the creativity and technical skills of all three players.

The trio is based in Birmingham, the major city of the English midlands. ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Martin Speake: The Unquiet Mind

Read "Martin Speake: The Unquiet Mind" reviewed by Duncan Heining

We have here three very fine CDs from British alto saxophonist, Martin Speake. Speake is classically trained and when I first heard him in the late 90s, he brought to jazz a tone that emphasised the clarity of each note and the purity of the melodic line that was quite unusual in a music more used ...


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