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Peter Erskine New Trio: In Praise of Shadows

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Expecting the delicately brooding pastel hues of his piano trio recordings for ECM Records, my socks were pleasantly knocked off from the git-go by Peter Erskine's New Trio. In Praise of Shadows opens with a slyly sweet, reggae-infused rendition of “Sukiyaki," a Japanese folk tune that became a surprise novelty hit for Kyu Sakamoto back in ...

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Le Boeuf Brothers: In Praise of Shadows

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I gemelli Le Bouef licenziano un lavoro che porta all'interno delle sue undici tracce diversi motivi di interesse, sia formali che espressivi. In Praise of Shadows mostra la buona ampiezza timbrica pensata da Remy e Pascal, che all'interno delle loro strutture armoniche fanno coesistere elementi di elettronica, strumenti acustici e le tessiture melodiche del Myth String Quartet, elemento ...

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Le Boeuf Brothers: In Praise of Shadows

Read "In Praise of Shadows" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Projects such as the Le Boeuf Brothers' In Praise of Shadows should help quiet the debate on whether or not jazz is stagnating. The twins--keyboardist Pascal and saxophonist/clarinetist Remy--are talented musicians and award-winning composers who are a part of the new breed of young artists, like trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist John Escreet and bassist Esperanza Spalding, ...

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Chicago Underground Duo: In Praise of Shadows

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Sin dai loro primi lavori il Chicago Underground Duo è apparso come un nucleo sonoro - da cui si dipartono ulteriori infiorescenze strumentali, dal trio all'orchestra - quasi archetipico, una fusione che facendo toccare gli estremi dello sciamanico e del tecnologico si è proposta come minimo comune denominatore di una vasta serie di esigenze espressive, dalla scena post-rock in ...

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Chicago Underground Duo: In Praise of Shadows

Read "In Praise of Shadows" reviewed by Troy Collins

Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor regroup once again for their fourth album as the Chicago Underground Duo and ninth under the Chicago Underground moniker. The project has varied in size from duo, trio and quartet to orchestra, but the core of Mazurek and Taylor have always been its heartbeat. Utilizing occasional overdubbing and tastefully augmented post-production, ...

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Chicago Underground Duo: In Praise of Shadows

Read "In Praise of Shadows" reviewed by Nathan Haselby

In Praise of Shadows, the fourth release by the Chicago Underground Duo, focuses on continuing experiments in sense confusion within a single relationship: music and light. As with previous albums, cornetist Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor spend considerable time on piano and vibes respectively, creating a surprisingly full sound that is matched by a wide ...