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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Vision Festival 2017

Read "Vision Festival 2017" reviewed by Frank Rubolino

New York's Vision Festival of innovative music marked its 22nd anniversary last month with another stellar lineup boasting pioneers of the avant-garde playing alongside a premier cadre of younger musicians. Presented at the historic Judson Memorial Church in the heart of Greenwich Village by Arts for Art, the festival featured six nights of challenging music, much ...

Jason Kao Hwang: Sing House

Read "Sing House" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

From the earliest part of his solo career, violinist and composer Jason Kao Hwang has employed an eclectic blend of Western and Eastern influences. His recording roots were no less wide-ranging, beginning with Anthony Braxton's Sextet (Istanbul) (Braxton House, 1995), even if the influences were harder to pin down. Hwang later recorded with William Parker and ...

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 ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz At Atlas Debuts In Newburgh, NY With William Parker And Evidence Of Everlasting Beauty on May 20 At 8pm

Jazz At Atlas Debuts In Newburgh, NY With William Parker And Evidence Of Everlasting Beauty on May 20 At 8pm

“William Parker is something of a father figure.” —Larry Blumenfeld, New York Times “One of the 50 Greatest New York Musicians of All Time” —Time Out New York Launching a new series of music and cultural discourse at the Atlas Industries building in Newburgh, NY, Jazz at Atlas is proud to present the legendary bassist, composer and bandleader ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

William Parker: 65th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Painted Bride

Read "William Parker: 65th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Painted Bride" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

William Parker and Friends
Painted Bride Arts Center
William Parker 65th Birthday Celebration
Philadelphia, PA
January 21, 2017

To celebrate the 65th birthday of legendary bassist William Parker, the Painted Bride Arts Center, Ars Nova Workshop, and Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound joined forces to sponsor a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Taylor Ho Bynum: Enter the PlusTet

Read "Enter the PlusTet" reviewed by Troy Collins

Taylor Ho Bynum continues to delve into the endless possibilities of large ensemble writing on Enter the PlusTet, the debut of his newest band of the same name. Following in the footsteps of Navigation, his ambitious multi-format sextet and septet recording (Firehouse 12, 2012), this lean set finds the vanguard cornetist more than doubling the size ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Core Trio featuring Matthew Shipp: The Core Trio Live, featuring Matthew Shipp

Read "The Core Trio Live, featuring Matthew Shipp" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

What we have here is no-nonsense free improvisation where the track titles are chronologically functional but the music has a mind of its own. This is the Core Trio, who in direct opposition to that kind of pragmatic naming convention, have consistently performed and recorded as a small combo with an additional guest. Robert Boston, Steve ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Poker di Michael Jefry Stevens

Read "Poker di Michael Jefry Stevens" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Il pianista, compositore, teorico e didatta Michael Jefry Stevens ha impresso il proprio significativo contributo al jazz contemporaneo attraverso un lavoro che dura da circa quarant'anni, associato a un ampio ventaglio di musicisti e a formazioni di grande interesse, tra cui Mosaic Sextet e Liquid Time con Dave Douglas, The Fonda/Stevens Group con Joe Fonda, Conference ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Taylor Ho Bynum: Enter the Plus Tet

Read "Enter the Plus Tet" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum has proven to be a visionary composer, striking the difficult balance between free improvised and arranged music. While accomplished in any group setting, he has shown a particular gift for extended works in larger group situations as in two recent Firehouse 12 Records releases, his sextet Apparent Distance (2011) and sextet and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ai Confini Tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXI Edizione

Read "Ai Confini Tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXI Edizione" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Sant'Anna Arresi (CI)
01-10.09.2016

Per questa trentunesima edizione, il festival Ai Confini Tra Sardegna e Jazz ha messo al centro del proprio programma la figura di Frank Zappa. Trattandosi di una manifestazione prevalentemente dedicata all'improvvisazione radicale, la rivisitazione del repertorio zappiano non poteva (non doveva!) limitarsi all'agiografia, al tributo, alla riproposizione ...


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