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Sylvain Rifflet & Jon Irabagon: Perpetual Motion

Read "Perpetual Motion" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The composer, poet and instrument inventor Louis Thomas Hardin, alias Moondog remains one of the most celebrated and eccentric figures in the annals of modern music. The Kansas born Hardin, who lost his sight in a farming accident at 16, went from a unique street performer in New York to a published and recorded influential musician ...

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Donny McCaslin: Perpetual Motion

Read "Perpetual Motion" reviewed by Troy Collins

Perpetual Motion is tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin's first dedicated foray into the electrified realms of funk, R&B and soul. A renowned soloist whose memberships in Dave Douglas' Quintet, Mingus Dynasty and the Maria Schneider Orchestra have won him great acclaim (including a Grammy nomination for his work with Schneider's Orchestra), McCaslin has delved into groove-based territory ...

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Donny McCaslin: Perpetual Motion

Read "Perpetual Motion" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Donny McCaslin can be called, quite accurately, a fearless player, whether it's for his prodigious and always adventurous work as a sideman--very notably with trumpeter Dave Douglas' quintet and with Maria Schneider's award-winning orchestra (for which he garnered a Grammy nomination), or on his own discs as a leader.

McCaslin's musical spirit is a ...

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Donny McCaslin: Perpetual Motion

Read "Perpetual Motion" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Each new record from tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin is cause for celebration. With each album, McCaslin has put himself in the middle of a different instrumental configuration, challenging the saxophonist to reach new heights, and Perpetual Motion is no different. Now that he has proven his mettle on the piano-less trio battleground with Recommended Tools (Greenleaf, ...

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Donny McCaslin: Perpetual Motion

Read "Perpetual Motion" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Donny McCaslin's Perpetual Motion is an embarrassment of riches, employing a lineup populated by the edgiest, most progressive-thinking jazz musicians currently composing. Alto saxophonist David Binney (who also produces the disc), pianist Uri Caine, bassist Tim Lefebvre and drummer Antonio Sanchez have been producing music that has positively expanded jazz music for the past decade. McCaslin ...

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Donny McCaslin: Perpetual Motion

Read "Perpetual Motion" reviewed by Warren Allen

Donny McCaslin has long been one of the under-sung superstars of the modern tenor saxophone. In recent years, however, as both a leader and sideman with big band leader Maria Schneider, the Mingus Dynasty band, and trumpeter Dave Douglas, McCaslin has gained more and more well-deserved recognition. Drawing off the best of the 21st century's jazz, ...

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Dave Weckl Band: Perpetual Motion

Read "Perpetual Motion" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Just about anyone who has followed jazz and jazz-fusion should be familiar with drummer Dave Weckl’s enviable talents. The artist came to prominence back in the '80s, performing with pianist Chick Corea’s electric (fusion) and acoustic (mainstream jazz) bands. Since then, Weckl has issued several solo outings amid guest spots with various ensembles. He’s released instructional ...

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Derek Douget: Perpetual Motion

Read "Perpetual Motion" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Derek Douget's roots run deep in Louisiana: a native of the city of Gonzales, a degree in Jazz Studies at The University of New Orleans, the musical diretor of The Ellis Marsalis Quintet, performing stints with Nicolas Payton, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis and Roland Guerin.

Perpetual Motion is Douget's first outing as a ...