Content by tag "Reptet"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Samantha Boshnack: A Musical World Without Boundaries

Read "Samantha Boshnack: A Musical World Without Boundaries" reviewed by Paul Rauch

The city of Seattle has an eclectic relationship with jazz historically, in terms of innovation and embracing the notion of music without boundaries, of musical communities interacting and supporting each other. Samantha Boshnack fits perfectly into that musical paradigm. Whether writing and performing with her 14 piece ensemble B'shnorkestra, or in a quintet setting, Boshnack has ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Announcing the Winners of the "Reptet - At the Cabin" Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the "Reptet - At the Cabin" Giveaway

Patrick Greenlee, David Kline, Michael Irelan, Alice Wilson and Rodger Matthews, Congratulations! You're the lucky winners of the “Reptet—At the Cabin“ giveaway. All About Jazz will contact you about claiming your prize. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the contest and please visit Reptet's site for the latest information about the band. Enjoy the music! Your Friends at All ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "Reptet - At the Cabin" Giveaway

Enter the "Reptet - At the Cabin" Giveaway

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the “Reptet—At the Cabin“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on March 27th. Click here to enter the contest (Following Reptet at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck! Your Friends at ARC About Reptet and At the Cabin Reptet is a Seattle-based group ...

Reptet: Chicken or Beef?

Read "Chicken or Beef?" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Remember in the high school band room, how the horn section would goof around like they were part of Parliament Funkadelic or James Brown or the Mothers of Invention? The super cool Mothers, with Napoleon Murphy Brock on sax, flute and vocals. And then the drums, all of them, would join in. Think if that horn ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Reptet Announce West Coast Record Release Tour

Reptet Announce West Coast Record Release Tour

REPTET WEST COAST RECORD RELEASE TOUR
October/November 2009 "This Seattle sextet does it all: it grooves, it rocks, it squawks - occasionally, it even talks. Mostly, it sounds like a New Orleans jazz band on crystal meth." --Jazziz Magazine "The manically fun Reptet make new music by merrily hopping around the history of jazz." --The ...

Reptet Announce Canadian (BC) Tour

Reptet Announce Canadian (BC) Tour

REPTET CANADIAN (BC) TOUR July/August 2009

This Seattle sextet does it all: it grooves, it rocks, it squawks - occasionally, it even talks. Mostly, it sounds like a New Orleans jazz band on crystal meth.
- Jazziz Magazine

Reptet is one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Seattles new music ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Reptet Tour

Reptet Tour

REPTET
WEST COAST TOUR MARCH 2009

Reptet make new music by merrily hopping around the history of jazz. A stereotypical, finger-snapping walking bass lick can smartly mingle with a dissonant free-jazz freak-out, a moody, minor-key TV-cop-show melody, or an Anthony Braxtoninspired lamination of simultaneous layers. Best of all, Reptet make jazz fun. - The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Reptet: Chicken or Beef?

Read "Chicken or Beef?" reviewed by Henry Smith

A sextet based out of Seattle, Washington, Reptet present a sound and message that, in its own words, aptly describes both the group's approach and its broader mission “to compose, interpret and improvise music that inspires growth through freedom and discipline." Working within a good-natured, party band atmosphere, the unit manages to stretch its genre's typical ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Reptet: Chicken or Beef?

Read "Chicken or Beef?" reviewed by Dave Major

Free jazz and the avant-garde form an interesting and self-conflicted paradigm. All too often it seems musicians perceive the “free" aspect to mean that they must completely reject traditional music and become trapped in the ether of ambiguity, rather than perhaps accepting a loftier goal: the freedom to both use, and move beyond convention. Reptet is ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Reptet Announces Spring 2008 Tour

Reptet Announces Spring 2008 Tour

REPTET EAST COAST TOUR - APRIL 2008 “This Seattle sextet does it all: it grooves, it rocks, it squawks - occasionally, it even talks. Mostly, it sounds like a New Orleans jazz band on crystal meth." - Alexander Gelfand / Jazziz Reptet achieves “a bittersweet and elegiac mood of orchestral grandeur." - Downbeat Magazine April 2 Chicago, IL The ...