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ARTICLE: RADIO

New releases by Behn Gillece, Giovanni Guidi and More

Read "New releases by Behn Gillece, Giovanni Guidi and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

New releases from Behn Gillece, Giovanni Guidi, and, Mats Eilertsen, plus a mop-up of some of last year's releases that I have not featured as yet.

Playlist Behn Gillece “Break the Ice" from Parallel Universe (Posi-Tone) 00:00 Giovanni Guidi “Avec Les Temps" from Avec Les Temps (ECM) 06:24 Mats Eilertsen Trio “Perpetum" from And ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lawnmower: Lawnmower II

Read "Lawnmower II" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Lawnmower è un'idea musicale del batterista Luther Gray (Anthony Braxton, Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee per citare alcune sue frequentazioni) che nel 2010 si concretizzò sulla label portoghese Clean Feed in un'inedita formazione completata da due chitarre elettriche e da un sassofono.

Quattro anni dopo il leader si ripresenta con il fido Jim Hobbs ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lawnmower: Lawnmower II

Read "Lawnmower II" reviewed by Troy Collins

Drummer Luther Gray described in the liner notes to West, Lawnmower's 2010 Clean Feed debut, that the record was an attempt to reconcile the various genres he'd worked in throughout his career--an all-inclusive approach that could be traced back to the stylistically diverse music he listened to on a Walkman while mowing lawns in his youth. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Cocoon

Read "Cocoon" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Può un classico piano-trio--nel quale viene rispettata la canonica suddivisione dei ruoli (il contrabbasso fa il contrabbasso, la batteria suona come una batteria), dove trova posto l'usuale successione di assoli e l'altrettanto usuale alternanza tra brani lenti e brani veloci, dove le composizioni sono basate quasi interamente sul blues, il più classico dei generi musicali americani--sembrare ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Cocoon

Read "Cocoon" reviewed by Mark Corroto

With so many projects in the works, where is one to begin in a survey of pianist Pandelis Karayorgis? The Boston-based educator (born in Athens, Greece) is a member of The Whammies (featuring Han Bennink), a sextet formed with Driff Records partner Jorrit Dijkstra to cover the music of Steve Lacy. He also maintains a Chicago ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

A Steve Lantner Summer At Outpost 186 In Cambridge (MA)

A Steve Lantner Summer At Outpost 186 In Cambridge (MA)

Since Steve Lantner is the only Outpost 186 artist to actually lay out his entire season schedule in a grown up and timely manner, it is only fair that we at the Outpost call attention to this fact. And what a season it is. July is a twofer with his usual Tuesday slot given to a solo. These can be all ...

NEWS: EVENT

Paris, New Orleans and the UN General Assembly to celebrate International Jazz Day with UNESCO

Musicians and fans from all five continents will celebrate the first-ever International Jazz Day on 30 April. UNESCO proclaimed the Day during its General Conference late last year, to recognize jazz as a universal language of freedom and creativity. Festivities start at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 27 April with a series of master classes, round tables, improvisational classes, and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Jacob William returns his Para Quintet to Outpost 186 on Saturday March 24th after an interlude of gigs in other dubious roosts. Now that he is once more in the cozier confines of the Outpost, free of the concerns attending tavern work, he'll shine at his usual level of dazzle with his astute and earnest compadres. Laurence Cook will once ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Charlie Kohlhase Launches an Outpost 186 Exploration for February

Charlie Kohlhase Launches an Outpost 186 Exploration for February

After a dismal 2011, in which the Explorers Club only performed once, Boston's beloved cranky yankee polishes his battery of saxophones and follows the groundhog out of midwinter torpor. Over the course of the unrolling spring, saxophonist/composer Charlie Kohlhase will oversee mid month explorations in Inman Squares favorite back yard gallery, Outpost 186. Starting on Thursday, February 16th, a new line ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Pandelis Karayorgis Jazz Trio at the Lily Pad in Cambridge on Wednesday, November 30

Pandelis Karayorgis Jazz Trio at the Lily Pad in Cambridge on Wednesday, November 30

Jazz pianist and composer Pandelis Karayorgis and his Trio perform at the Lily Pad Jazz Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are just $10. Karayorgis is joined by Jeff Charland on the bass and Luther Gray on drums. The trio has been described as “one of the best progressive piano ...