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Content by tag "Ritual"

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Abbey Rader in the Spotlight: Ritual and Phenobarbital Sessions

Read "Abbey Rader in the Spotlight: Ritual and Phenobarbital Sessions" reviewed by Kevin Press

There are no springs in Coral Springs, Florida. What the Broward County city does have is a remarkable ability to adapt. Two of its most popular landmarks, The Coral Springs Center for the Arts and The Museum of Coral Springs History, were originally designed as a gymnasium and real estate office respectively. Despite its surprising lack ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Keith Jarrett / Dennis Russell Davies: Ritual

Read "Ritual" reviewed by John Kelman

In pianist Keith Jarrett's vast ECM catalogue, albums on which he does not play aren't exactly common, but nor are they completely uncommon; his 1974 double-disc set In the Light features a handful of tracks on which he performs, but its primary focus is on Jarrett the composer. Ditto Luminessence (1975), a trilogy of compositions for ...

Avram Fefer Trio: Ritual

Read "Ritual" reviewed by Troy Collins

Saxophonist Avram Fefer has led a diverse career since his emergence in the early 1990s. An eclectic collaborator, Fefer has performed with pianist Bobby Few, The Last Poets, North and West African musicians, numerous acid jazz and trip-hop artists, and served in the big bands of Frank Lacy, Adam Lane, Butch Morris and David Murray, among ...

Raoul Bj: Ritual

Read "Ritual" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Finnish-American guitarist Raoul Björkenheim is more or less the definition of iconoclast, which is especially notable given the fact that he attended one of the biggest jazz factories in the United States, Boston's Berklee School of Music. Berklee has employed and produced its share of guitarists (including most prominently alumnus John Scofield and professor Pat Metheny), ...

Herb Robertson & Phil Haynes: Ritual

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Trumpeter Herb Robertson has demonstrated his facility in (albeit unconventional) melodic settings. But he also has great potential for the “other" kind of improvised music. Ritual, a striking example of the latter, was performed on Leap Day, 2000. Recorded live to two-track in a darkened room lit only by candles (spooky!), he offers a tour of ...

Herb Robertson & Phil Haynes: Ritual

Read "Ritual" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Extended length duo recordings aren’t exactly a scarcity in modern improvised music, but this set effectively raises a high bar nonetheless, both in terms of difficulty and nonidiomatic artistry. Recorded hours after the quartet session that yielded Brooklyn-Berlin (CIMP 221) the disc divides the earlier group down to the creative core of Robertson and Haynes. The ...

Herb Robertson & Phil Haynes: Ritual

Read "Ritual" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Trumpeter Herb Robertson has demonstrated his facility in (albeit unconventional) melodic settings. But he also has great potential for the “other" kind of improvised music. Ritual, a striking example of the latter, was performed on Leap Day, 2000. Recorded live to two-track in a darkened room lit only by candles (spooky!), he offers a tour of ...