Content by tag "ETHEL"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hafez Modirzadeh: In Convergence Liberation

Read "In Convergence Liberation" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Multi-reed player and composer Hafez Modirzadeh has created a sweeping global experience with In Convergence Liberation; a further examination of the cross-cultural influences explored on Post-Chromodal Out (PI Recordings, 2012). The earlier recording incorporated elements of multi-regional modalism and chromatics, and these compositional techniques are made even more textural with a significantly deeper line up of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hafez Modirzadeh: In Convergence Liberation

Read "In Convergence Liberation" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and ethnomusicologist Hafez Modirzadeh's In Convergence Liberation on the intrepid Pi Recordings label is an ambitious work, and one at which he admirably succeeds. The album is a single, unified entity made up of five distinct but interlaced suites that explore a primal spirituality and express it in timeless poetry.

Deftly merging ...

Kurt Elling: Dedicated To You

Read "Dedicated To You" reviewed by Andrew

Dedicated To You is a tribute to one of the most beloved and beautiful recordings in jazz, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. On that six song album, John Coltrane introduces a relatively unknown singer named Johnny Hartman. The two musicians had only just met one another, however in a mere three hours, they produce a classic. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Ethel's 2nd Annual Winter Solstice Concert

Ethel's 2nd Annual Winter Solstice Concert

WHAT: 2ND Annual IN THE HOUSE OF ETHEL: SOLSTICE
WHEN: Friday, December 21st @ 12:30pm & 7:00pm
WHERE: World Financial Center Winter Garden
220 Vesey Street. Train E to World Trade Center
HOW: FREE. For more info, contact 212.945.0505 AMERICA'S FAVORITE STRING BAND, ETHEL, RETURNS TO THE WORLD FINANCIAL ...

John King: Allsteel

Read "Allsteel" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questo disco, pubblicato dall'etichetta di John Zorn, suggella l'incontro dell'estroso compositore e improvvisatore chitarrista John King con il quartetto d'archi Ethel. Entrambi amano un linguaggio avant, trasversale ai generi comunemente etichettati: blues, jazz, funk, rock, classica, colta e via dicendo. Il chitarrista King suona in diversi gruppi e collabora con molti musicisti jazz, nonché compone musica per danza. Da ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

ETHEL: Light

Read "Light" reviewed by John Kelman

These days musicians raised in compartmentalized traditions can find themselves challenged by the homogeneous blending of diverse musical interests. Not so with Ethel, a young string quartet that may be traditional in configuration, but brings together a wealth of influences--not because it's fashionable, but because it's the only thing that makes sense. Light, the followup to ...

ETHEL: Ethel

Read "Ethel" reviewed by John Kelman

While it is an unavoidable fact that the Kronos Quartet has set the standard for contemporary string quartets interpreting an almost exclusively contemporary repertoire, the fact of the matter is that they come from a classical background, and no matter how far they attempt to stray from it, they can't escape it. Their attempts to interpret ...


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