Content by tag "Ben Stapp"

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Stephen Haynes: Pomegranate

Read "Pomegranate" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Dedicato alla memoria di Bill Dixon, che gli fu maestro, questo disco di Stephen Haynes è un piccolo gioiello di nitidezza e coerenza, pur mettendo in scena una moderna musica free condotta da musicisti che certo non si sottraggono ad affrontare la complessità e magmaticità di questo genere.

Il lavoro, di circa un'ora, si ...

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Lola Danza on her Evolver Label and Evolver Fest

Read "Lola Danza on her Evolver Label and Evolver Fest" reviewed by Lola Danza

Event Alert! Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 8 pm at the Roulette. Special guests include Matthew Shipp, Fung Chern Hwei, George Spanos' Quartet, Lola Danza “Korean Shaman Rites" and Ben Stapp: Myrrha's Red Book Act II will perform their latest works.

About Lola Danza:
Exquisite, Unique, Extraordinary, Honest and Passionate are the ...

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Robert Sabin: Humanity Part II

Read "Humanity Part II" reviewed by Troy Collins

Robert Sabin has a dark side. Although the New York-based bassist regularly serves as a sideman to such luminaries as Oliver Lake and Luis Bonilla, Sabin has revealed an abiding fascination with horror throughout his career, as documented on his 2005 Ranula Music debut Killdozer, based on Marvin Heemeyer's infamous armored bulldozer rampage in Colorado the ...

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George Spanos: Dreams Beyond

Read "Dreams Beyond" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Drummer George Spanos' exodus from Greece to New York City has resulted in a speedy indoctrination into its fertile nu-jazz scene, performing at The Stone and other popular venues with notables such as electronics wiz Ikue Mori and cellist Erik Friedlander. But Spanos has made the rounds in Europe and Canada, where disparate influences have cultivated ...

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Sanda Weigl: Gypsy in a Tree

Read "Gypsy in a Tree" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Anyone who has lived the myriad lives of the Diaspora as Sanda Weigl has, is qualified to speak for the generations of pain and joy, torture and triumph of human life that has come to pass for her people, and the Gypsies as well. Fleeing the repressive regime of Romania and falling afoul of the even ...

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Sanda: Gypsy in a Tree

Read "Gypsy in a Tree" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Try as they might, the world's greatest instrument makers have yet to create anything that comes close to the beauty, joy or emotional intensity of the human voice. If this sounds like a somewhat contentious statement, then Gypsy In A Tree--a follow-up to Gypsy Killer (Knitting Factory Works, 2002)--should provide sufficient evidence, in the form of ...

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Ben Stapp & the Zozimos Collective @ the Stone

Ben Stapp & the Zozimos Collective @ the Stone

July 22nd, 10pm--the Stone
( corner of avenue C and 2nd street )

Justin Wood (saxophones, flute) Kenny Warren (trumpet) Danny Fischer (drums) Curtis Stewart (violin) Isaac Darche (guitar) Ben Stapp (tuba, narrator)

A collective Chamber Group performing selections from Mr. Stapp's jazz-folk operetta Hansel and Gretel (Instrumental Version) Incorporating rhythmic drones, faux 4-D tonality, folk melodies, break-beats ...

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Ben Stapp Trio: Ecstasis

Read "Ecstasis" reviewed by Troy Collins

It's a prime example of the new globalism. California-born tubist Ben Stapp graduated from UCLA, studied with English tuba master Roger Bobo overseas, then spent additional time studying in Portugal before returning home to record his debut album, Ecstasis. Demonstrating nimble dexterity and a keen melodic sense, the youthful Stapp holds his own in the heavyweight ...