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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Klas Nevrin Ensemble: Live At Lederman

Read "Live At Lederman" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Swedish pianist and composer Klas Nevrin, known for his ongoing collaborations with reed player Fredrik Ljungkvist in Ljungkvist's bands Yun Kan 5 and Yun Kan 10 and in the Norwegian- Swedish quartet Honeyleap, suggests a new arresting sonic aesthetic in his new solo album. His compositions forge a middle path between the rock-inspired lineage of free ...

Fredrik Ljungkvist / Yun Kan 10: Ten

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Acclaimed Swedish reed player Fredrik Ljungkvist's key solo outfit is the Yun Kan band. This band, in its incarnation as a quintet, released two remarkable albums, Yun Kan 12345 and Badaling (Caprice, 2004 and 2007) and in recent years operated in a slimmed down version as Yun Kan 3 and as an ambitious outgrowth of the ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Violinist Katt Hernandez Interviewed at AAJ

Violinist Katt Hernandez Interviewed at AAJ

Katt Hernandez plays violin with a hand and eye versed in the vagaries of natural sound. A student of microtonal music, she is also steeped in European folk traditions, and skilled in classical forms of improvisation. While her work goes in many directions, it stays sharp and swift and supple.

She is equally adept in all ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Katt Hernandez: Spiral Passes

Read "Katt Hernandez: Spiral Passes" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Katt Hernandez plays violin with a hand and eye versed in the vagaries of natural sound. A student of microtonal music, she is also steeped in European folk traditions, and skilled in classical forms of improvisation. While her work goes in many directions, it stays sharp and swift and supple.



She is equally adept ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Steve Norton: Debris and Beyond

Read "Steve Norton: Debris and Beyond" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Multi-reedist Steve Norton is best known for his work with the 1990s Boston-based band Debris. Debris was an ambitious, exuberant, puzzling band that puzzled together serialism, free jazz and funk. Their music is in equal measure exhilarating and exhausting.



It was the combination, in part, that burned Norton out about ten years ago, as ...

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 ...