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Teodross Avery's 'After The Rain: A Night For Coltrane' (Tompkins Square) Out Now

Teodross Avery's 'After The Rain: A Night For Coltrane' (Tompkins Square) Out Now

In the beginning there was John Coltrane. Growing up in a family that listened to a vast and global array of music, Teodross Avery experienced an epiphany at 13 when he first heard Trane’s epochal harmonic steeplechase Giant Steps. Taking up the tenor saxophone, he emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most powerful young ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alan Skidmore: After The Rain

Read "After The Rain" reviewed by Duncan Heining

In 1998, with After The Rain British saxophonist Alan Skidmore got to achieve a lifetime ambition to record this beautiful 'jazz with strings' album. Out of print for some time, its reissue is well overdue. It was once a cliché in the jazz world amongst critics that records such as this represented a descent into the ...

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Clare Fischer: After the Rain

Read "After the Rain" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The late Clare Fischer, best known as a multi-award-winning jazz composer / arranger, also had a classical side, one that is paramount on this engaging album whose themes were written over an extended period of time from Fischer's days as an undergraduate at Michigan State University to his later years as a renowned jazz artist whose ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Stewy von Wattenwyl: After the Rain

Read "After the Rain" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

After the storm has passed through, after the rain, with the sunbeams peaking though the breaking clouds, the day takes on an unblemished clarity. The horizon's sharp edge separates land from sky. Details of the landscape shine with fine detail. That after-the-rain clarity and focus is what elevates the artistic endeavor. Swiss pianist Stewy von Wattenwyl, ...

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John McLaughlin: After the Rain

Read "After the Rain" reviewed by Walter Kolosky

After the Rain received much praise in 1994 from many critics who usually consider McLaughlin's approach to music a bit too cosmic. The feelings among McLaughlin devotees were more mixed, however--there was some talk that McLaughlin may be running out of ideas. After all, this was the second tribute album he had released in the last ...