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Marilyn Mazur: Elixir

Read "Elixir" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Percussionist Marilyn Mazur is a prime example of why many drummers these days are prone to listing themselves also as percussionists. The distinction is important beyond the number of instruments available to the player and involves the attitude towards their place in any musical enterprise.

Drummer/percussionists like Paul Motian, Jon Christensen or Tony ...

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Marilyn Mazur: Elixir

Read "Elixir" reviewed by John Kelman

Marilyn Mazur may be best remembered to North American audiences for her work with Miles Davis in the 1980s. Since then, however, the Danish percussionist has continued to lead an active musical life on her own projects including Small Labyrinths (ECM, 1997), as well as collaborating on ECM recordings by Eberhard Weber, Jon Balke and Jan ...

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Marilyn Mazur - Jan Garbarek: Elixir

Read "Elixir" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Se è vero che Marilyn Mazur ha potuto contare sull’appoggio e sul sostegno di tantissimi grandi, tra cui l’ultimo Miles Davis e Gil Evans, d’altra parte anche il suo sodalizio con Garbarek, iniziato nei primi anni Novanta, sembra essere uno dei punti fermi nella sua fulgida carriera. Dunque non stupisce che la percussionista abbia voluto condividere col sassofonista norvegese ...

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Hal Russell's Chemical Feast: Elixir

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When one examines the evolution of jazz, certain key individuals stand out as turning points. For free jazz in Chicago, it was Hal Russell's various groups that eventually helped spur Mars Williams and Ken Vandermark to prominence (at least on record); and that has led us to a virtual avalanche of good music. So it's worth ...

Hal Russell's Chemical Feast: Elixir

Read "Elixir" reviewed by Derek Taylor

The music of Chemical Feast incorporates an ingredient often lacking from most free jazz - a healthy helping of humor and whimsy. One of Hal Russell’s numerous pre-NRG vehicles, the quintet juggled a manic improvisatory energy with all-wheel drive versatility and a circus-like jocularity pervaded their music. As the first of a series of archival recordings ...