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Peter Epstein / Brad Shepik / Matt Kilmer: Lingua Franca

Read "Lingua Franca" reviewed by Abe Pollack

Technology and musical development have always seemed to work in tandem. Reel to reel recording made delay effects and multitracking techniques possible. Laptop processing has allowed trumpets to sound like cellos and cellos to sound like Jimi Hendrix. But the most intriguing technological advance for music in recent years has been the introduction of the iPod. ...

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Peter Epstein/Brad Shepik/Matt Kilmer: Lingua Franca

Read "Lingua Franca" reviewed by John Dworkin

Like what's being done by many creative musicians today, including Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, and Brian Blade's Fellowship, the music and approach on Lingua Franca are better described as searching than the more common burning. Peter Epstein, Brad Shepik, and Matt Kilmer trade more in water than fire. This is not a value judgement, just a ...

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Peter Epstein/Brad Shepik/Matt Kilmer: Lingua Franca

Read "Lingua Franca" reviewed by John Kelman

The term “world music gets bantered around frequently these days, referring (among many other things) to anyone who integrates any kind of ethnic folk music into a larger musical concept. But there's really nothing new about the idea of cross-cultural blends from a jazz perspective. Even before groups like Oregon, guitarist John McLaughlin's Shakti, and ECM ...

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Peter Epstein/Brad Shepik/Matt Kilmer: Lingua Franca

Read "Lingua Franca" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

One of the prime factors in assembling this project was that each musician should represent a distinct musical culture. Peter Epstein (saxophones), Brad Shepik (guitar), and Matt Kilmer (percussion) home in and open the doors to a world of fascinating rhythms.

Jazz has often moved across various lands in search of its muse. This ...

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Peter Epstein/Brad Shepik/Matt Kilmer: Lingua Franca

Read "Lingua Franca" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The music we call jazz--a broad and ill-defined category--embraces a wide array of sounds. Under the jazz umbrella you find bebop to electronica, ambient to power trio, turntablism to tablas, ferocious saxophones to Balkan folk music. That's a big part of the music's appeal. The art form is not static; it evolves and incorporates everything it ...