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Peter Kuhn

Peter Kuhn made a name for himself in New York City’s “Loft Scene” in the mid to late 70’s. He played and recorded with Frank Lowe, Billy Bang, Lester Bowie, William Parker and others in that rich musical period with his music documented on Hat Hut (“Ghost of a Trance”), Soul Note (“The Kill”) his own label Big City Records (“Livin’ Right”). After a lengthy hiatus to deal with debilitating drug addiction. Peter is once again in the forefront of creative improvised music these last few years, playing with renewed passion and commitment no doubt supported by his trainings as a Zen Buddhist Priest and more than 30 years of recovery from active addiction

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Peter Kuhn Trio: Intention

Read "Intention" reviewed by John Sharpe

Reedman Peter Kuhn's re-emergence on disc after a 35-year hiatus was one of the more heartening stories of 2016. Kuhn figured on the New York loft jazz scene during the latter half of the 1970s, releasing three LPs under his own leadership, notably Livin' Right, reissued to much acclaim as part of No Coming, No Going ...

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Martin Speake: Intention

Read "Intention" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Celebrating his 60th birthday in April 2018, Martin Speake has been a stalwart of the British jazz scene for some forty years, initially playing with the saxophone quartet Itchy Fingers. He is lead alto saxophonist in the redoubtable London Jazz Orchestra and his teaching duties extend to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and London's ...

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Amanda Monaco: Intention

Read "Intention" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

C’è qualcosa di sfuggente e di indefinito nella musica di Amanda Monaco, chitarrista e compositrice allieva di Ted Dunbar, Kenny Barron e Harold Mabern, oltre che membro fondatore delle Lascivious Biddies, pluripremiato quartetto pop tutto al femminile. Quando pensi di essere pienamente entrato nei codici interpretativi dei suoi brani, di averne compreso l’intima essenza, ecco che subentra la sensazione ...

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Amanda Monaco 4: Intention

Read "Intention" reviewed by Clifford Allen

The midrange frequently offers more interesting textures, colors and possibilities in improvised music, precisely because it is sometimes a music that's, even to the initiated, thought of as an art form that embraces the extremes. But for every John McLaughlin or Wes Montgomery, there is a Joe Morris, an Attila Zoller, or an Amanda Monaco.

Amanda Monaco 4: Intention

Read "Intention" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been four years since Amanda Monaco 4 released its self-titled debut, although guitarist Monaco has been far from inactive. She's appeared on Get Lucky (Eastway, 2004), the second album by all-female cocktail pop band The Lascivious Biddies, published an instructional guitar book, Jazz Guitar for the Absolute Beginner (Alfred Publishing, 2005) and is in a ...

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Amanda Monaco 4: Intention

Read "Intention" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Over and above ability, it takes chops, confidence and cool for jazz guitarists to invite a tenor saxophonist to partake in their music. When it gels, such as the classic Rollins/Hall pairing or the more recent Lovano/Scofield tandem, it can result in a meeting that blends the strengths of both instruments into a stylistic whole.

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Tone Sharks: Intention

Read "Intention" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Not a prayer; not a ghost of a chance. That's what Dave Storrs would have if he had to shop his musical art around to the big labels. Percussionist Storrs - and his preferred musicians and instrumental configurations - deal (for the most part) with improvised music, spontaneous composition, and free jazz. The big labels have ...

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The Tone Sharks: Intention

Read "Intention" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Sometimes freely improvised music sounds like a marching band falling down an up escalator, and other times its lack of rhythm can be unquestionably painful. Neither of these two obstacles have ever faced the Oregon band known as the Tone Sharks. They ply their craft with an amazing amount of rhythm-based spontaneous creation.

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