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Jack Wright / Ben Wright: as if anything could be the same

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It's only apropos that I am writing this review on Father's Day. As if anything could be the same is a duet album by the father and son team of saxophonist Jack Wright and contrabassist Ben Wright. In the world of improvised music, or non-idiomatic improvised music if one must, Jack Wright is a seminal figure. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ljubljana Jazz Festival: Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 20–29, 2012

Read "Ljubljana Jazz  Festival: Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 20–29, 2012" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Ljubljana Jazz Festival
Ljubljana, Slovenia
June 20-29, 2012
Ljubljana, with its 53rd edition, truly hosts the oldest jazz festival in Europe. Norway's Molde, also a candidate, started one year later, in 1960. The capital of the now-independent Republic of Slovenia, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy, Ljubljana is situated one hour from Trieste, two hours ...

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Chris Cogburn / Bonnie Jones/ Bhob Rainey: Arena Ladridos

Read "Arena Ladridos" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The opening scene in director David Lynch's movie Blue Velvet (1986) shows a placid neighborhood scene of a man watering his lawn. As the camera zooms closer and closer to the grass, the serenity of the landscape is peeled away to reveal a tumultuous battle of tiny insects in a life-and-death struggle that goes on outside ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Forbes Graham at Cafe Fixe: Streaming Consciousness

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Forbes Graham
Cafe Fixe
Brookline, Mass
November 9, 2010



The sound of a bubbling stream seeped out of Forbes Graham's computer as he performed his sound check. In attendance was a small but dedicated crowd of admirers. With intense eyes and a mysterious smile, Graham brings electricity to a room, giving ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ryan McGuire: Metal Reasoning

Read "Ryan McGuire: Metal Reasoning" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Bassist Ryan McGuire, a master of classical composition, uses this skill as a strategist in the metal underground. His band Ehnahre is quite unlike any other in that field, baffling committed rock fans with its advanced theory and unstructured time signatures.



In another way, he throws off jazz and improvisation aficionados with his part ...

Bare Bones Improvisation: A Challenge Rewarded

Read "Bare Bones Improvisation: A Challenge Rewarded" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Mood, ambiance and atmosphere are the basic building blocks of music making. Taken at its essence, music is made up of these three components. In generating sound--especially experimental, improvised sound--getting to the essence is a major victory for musicians. And, although it may appeal only to the adventurous listener, there is an importance to bare bones ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Steve Norton: Debris and Beyond

Read "Steve Norton: Debris and Beyond" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Multi-reedist Steve Norton is best known for his work with the 1990s Boston-based band Debris. Debris was an ambitious, exuberant, puzzling band that puzzled together serialism, free jazz and funk. Their music is in equal measure exhilarating and exhausting.



It was the combination, in part, that burned Norton out about ten years ago, as ...

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Trumpeter Greg Kelley Interviewed at AAJ

Trumpeter Greg Kelley Interviewed at AAJ

Boston trumpeter Greg Kelley takes an atom and constructs a world out of it. Taking his cue from the metallic tubes of his instrument and how they are connected to his mouth, and ultimately his body, his sounds are never wholly disembodied but rather maintain the precise quality of that apparatus that, in his hands, is a physical/technological continuum.

Or something--efforts to characterize ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Greg Kelley: Flesh to Metal

Read "Greg Kelley: Flesh to Metal" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Boston trumpeter Greg Kelley takes an atom and constructs a world out of it. Taking his cue from the metallic tubes of his instrument and how they are connected to his mouth, and ultimately his body, his sounds are never wholly disembodied but rather maintain the precise quality of that apparatus that, in his hands, is ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

A Fireside Chat With Greg Kelley

Read "A Fireside Chat With Greg Kelley" reviewed by AAJ Staff

If the music is to move forward, it will move forward on the wings of warriors like Greg Kelley. Kelley is not a trend or a term or a magazine cover. Kelley is however, a player and I dig players. Kelley's trumpet is not for everyone. But neither was Ayler and neither is Braxton. But that ...