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Michael Stephans / Spatial Edition: Open Spaces

Read "Open Spaces" reviewed by Chuck Koton

Michael Stephans--educator and published author of prose and poetry--also happens to be a master jazz drummer and percussionist. The Miami-born Stephans, who these days lives in the surprisingly jazz-heavy Pennsylvania Poconos, has performed with world renowned horn players like Pharoah Sanders, Dave Liebman and Bennie Maupin, as well as Grammy-winning pianist, Alan Broadbent, among others. On ...

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Francois Carrier - Dewey Redman - Michel Donato - Ron Séguin - Michel Lambert: Open Spaces

Read "Open Spaces" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Registrato dal vivo a Quebec City nell'autuno del 1999, questo lavoro in libera improvvisazione è impreziosito dalla presenza, accanto al sax contralto canadese Francois Carrier, del grande tenorsassofonista Dewey Redman, così che la sua pubblicazione oggi, a distanza di un anno circa dalla sua scomparsa, assume un significato ulteriore. Redman, che tra le altre sue molteplici esperienze annoverava collaborazioni ...

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Dewey Redman; Francois Carrier: Open Spaces

Read "Open Spaces" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Jazz lost one of its giants when the great Dewey Redman passed away on September 2. The tenor saxophonist was a man of enormous vitality and soul, and his presence will be sorely missed. Fortunately technology's magic includes the ability to keep music alive, and Redman can always be heard on a myriad of released and ...

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Francois Carrier: Open Spaces

Read "Open Spaces" reviewed by Budd Kopman

With Open Spaces, Francois Carrier has given us an opportunity to hear him paired with the magnificent Dewey Redman, recorded over two nights live in Quebec City in 1999. Carrier's usual drummer, Michel Lambert, provides powerhouse support on both nights, while bassist Michel Donato plays on track one and Ron Seguin on tracks two and three. ...