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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Phil Woods & the Festival Orchestra: New Celebration

Read "New Celebration" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Any album with the renowned Phil Woods leading a big band (or jazz orchestra) is cause for celebration, especially so when he has written all but one of the charts and takes the bulk of the alto solos. More than fifteen years have passed since Woods last recorded with the COTA Festival Orchestra from his home ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Barry Altschul, William Hooker, Bobby Previte & Andrew Cyrille

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Barry Altschul
Roulette
January 8, 2013

Another 70th birthday to celebrate, another musician who commands the appearance and vitality of a much younger player. New York drummer Barry Altschul actually hit 70 two days before this celebratory gig at Roulette. The long-established experimental music venue is now settling in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tom Hamilton - Pieces for Kohn/Formal and Informal Music (1976, 1981)

Tom Hamilton - Pieces for Kohn/Formal and Informal Music (1976, 1981)

By Pico

Not the bass player for Aerosmith, but a musician named “Tom Hamilton" with a more ambitious calling.

For more than forty years, the nonpop New Music composer and performer Hamilton has treated music as a laboratory for experimentation, and a pioneer of using electronics for anarchistic, fringe forms of music. Tom's so ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tom Hamilton - Bruce Eisenbeil: Shadow Machine

Read "Shadow Machine" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Bruce Eisenbeil è un chitarrista con un piede nel jazz più contemporaneo e l'altro nell'avanguardia più rigorosa, che cerca da anni di mantenere viva la tradizione di Derek Bailey, Sonny Sharrock, Fred Frith, Nels Cline, Elliott Sharp e pochi altri. Ha collaborato con Cecil Taylor, Evan Parker, Milford Graves, David Murray e e si è ritagliato un suo spazio ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

XFest 2010: Real Time Together

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Various Artists
XFest 2010
119 Gallery, Lowell, Mass.
February 26-28, 2010

Call it XFest. Curated by musician Walter Wright and held annually at his 119 Gallery in Lowell, Mass, the pace of it couldn't be closer or faster. Within its three days of rapid-fire sets, musicians who have never played ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tom Hamilton / Bruce Eisenbeil: Shadow Machine

Read "Shadow Machine" reviewed by John Sharpe

Guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil continues to push beyond the outer reaches of the guitar universe, building on the work of pioneers like Derek Bailey and Fred Frith. His career trajectory takes him ever farther from the jazz mother lode, and his last outing--on Totem>'s Solar Forge (ESP, 2008)--stretched the boundaries of the guitar power trio to breaking ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tom Hamilton / Bruce Eisenbeil: Shadow Machine

Read "Shadow Machine" reviewed by Martin Longley

Hazily speaking, electronicist Tom Hamilton emerges from a modern classical realm, while guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil inhabits the jazz improvising zone. On this album, such stylistic concerns are very nearly unimportant, as the pair are engaging in their own language of free improvisation. There's more space in this music, although Hamilton and Eisenbeil never cut back on ...

Mike Vax Big Band / Dave Siebels / Phil Woods / London Horn Sound

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Mike Vax Big Band
Sounds from the Road
Summit Records
2009

As Bob Hope and Bing Crosby entertained millions with their “road" movies in the 1940s, so the Mike Vax Big Band has its own “road show," arguably as entertaining but playing to much smaller audiences than Hope ...