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Rathburn-Howard Quintet: Days Before and After

Read "Days Before and After" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Days Before and After is a successful collaboration between reed player Andrew Rathbun and drummer Owen Howard. What makes the quintet unique is that in addition to Rathbun and Howard, also appearing are John Hebert on bass, Ben Monder on guitar, and Geoff Young on acoustic, electric, and fretless guitar. So many strings give the songs ...

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Andrew Rathbun-Owen Howard Quintet: Days Before and After

Read "Days Before and After" reviewed by Paul Olson

Jazz is about more than soloing. The real meat of the music is in the collective interplay of the ensemble, the responses of one musician to what another has just done, all in real time: this is happening right now. You're not going to find a more fascinating demonstration of unique musical communication than Days Before ...

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Andrew Rathbun/Owen Howard Quintet: Days Before and After

Read "Days Before and After" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

How does a jazz musician go about adding some zest and shine, and maybe a touch of modernity, to the old tried and true saxophone-and-rhythm-section format? Sometimes they use a Fender Rhodes instead the accoustic piano, and sometimes they put an electric guitar in the keyboard's place; and sometimes they add a guitar to the piano, ...