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Matthew Stevens: Woodwork

Read "Woodwork" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Guitarist Matthew Stevens has already made a name for himself through his work with artists like trumpeter Christian Scott, saxophonist Walter Smith III, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, and bassist-vocalist Esperanza Spalding. But he shouldn't be pigeonholed as a support player or viewed simply as sideman du jour in the eyes of the jazz world. That would ...

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Svalastog: Woodwork

Read "Woodwork" reviewed by John Kelman

Nothing is exempt from experimentation when it comes to the use of electronics in modern Norwegian music. Earlier this year at Punkt 06, a festival devoted to this phenomenon, Karl Seglem took modified goat horns, fed them through all manner of processing effects, and created something fresh that managed to allude to centuries of folk music--while ...