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Joe Morris / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver: Altitude

Read "Altitude" reviewed by John Sharpe

Guitarist Joe Morris is on a roll. Hardly a month goes by without a new release featuring the Boston-based musician. Of course, he doubled his chances by adding acoustic bass to his armory alongside his six-stringed axe. It's the latter he wields on this trio date featuring bassist William Parker and drummer Gerald Cleaver, captured at ...

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Joe Morris/ William Parker/ Gerald Cleaver: Altitude

Read "Altitude" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Of all the possible combinations and permutations of modern improvising jazzmen, it's a wonder that the trio of guitarist Joe Morris, bassist William Parker and drummer Gerald Cleaver have never worked together as a unit. Luckily in 2011, at the urging of label chief Steven Joerg, the trio got together for two sets at The Stone ...

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Charlie Hunter and Bobby Previte as Groundtruther: Altitude

Read "Altitude" reviewed by Lyn Horton

Music correlating to physicality gives it a fertile meaning, a meaning that lifts it out of its abstract plane into a zone that is identifiable. Listening becomes more than moving through time; it becomes a process of imagination and fulfillment.



Drummer Bobby Previte and guitarist Charlie Hunter have interpreted three descriptors of ...

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Charlie Hunter and Bobby Previte as Groundtruther: Altitude

Read "Altitude" reviewed by Troy Collins

After three years and as many records, drummer Bobby Previte and guitarist Charlie Hunter bring their experimental trio project Groundtruther to a triumphant conclusion. Previte and Hunter have invited a rotating third member to play on each release; Latitude (Thirsty Ear, 2004) featured saxophonist Greg Osby, while Longitude (Thirsty Ear, 2005) starred DJ Logic. Keyboardist John ...

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Charlie Hunter and Bobby Previte as Groundtruther: Altitude

Read "Altitude" reviewed by John Kelman

Like a three act play, guitarist Charlie Hunter and percussionist Bobby Previte's Groundtruther project saves the best for last. Latitude (Thirsty Ear, 2004) teamed them with intrepid saxophonist Greg Osby and while both Hunter and Previte have never been technologically challenged, it represented, individually, their most extreme integration of processing/sampling with conventional instrumentation. Likewise, Longitude (Thirsty ...

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Fredrik Kronkvist: Altitude

Read "Altitude" reviewed by Jack Bowers

There's a thriving jazz community in Sweden, some of whose roots are planted firmly in the bop idiom, and young alto saxophonist Fredrik Kronkvist's quartet, which follows that path, is about as accomplished as any you're likely to hear in this country.

Kronkvist himself comes from a line that began with Bird, continued through the Sonnys ...