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Dan Phillips Returns To Chicago

Read "Dan Phillips Returns To Chicago" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Somewhat of a mystery man, guitarist Dan Phillips recorded two CDs in Chicago in 2015 and 2016. One a trio session, and the other a septet with a cast of heavyweights from the Windy City. Phillips, a Berklee and Northwestern graduate, has been living and teaching in Bangkok, Thailand since the turn of the new millennium. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2016

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Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Chicago, IL
September 24-25, 2016

Regard the Hyde Park Jazz Festival as you would your favorite restaurant, where it just so happens that you are best friends with the chef. You have an embarrassment of riches because everything on the menu, which is fresh and delicious, organic, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz: Rows and Rows

Read "Rows and Rows" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Nella ricca cartografia musicale che alimenta la scena odierna di Chicago, quella successiva alla topica esperienza della AACM e ben descritta da James Falzone nelle note a questo CD, Keefe Jackson e Jason Adasiewicz rappresentano due personalità di rilievo, riscontrabili in molte realizzazioni e collaborazioni.

Il sassofonista e clarinettista si è trasferito nella città ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marc Riordan/Tim Daisy: Joyride

Read "Joyride" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Critics often speak of the chemistry between two musicians. Why? Because, it is so very easy to toss out this abstract, non-quantifiable concept. Those who agree, nod. Those who differ, well they have nothing on which to challenge your statement. But here I go, Tim Daisy and Marc Riordan showcase a stellar musical affinity on their ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Eric Platz: Life After Life

Read "Life After Life" reviewed by Troy Collins

Since the late 1990s, percussionist Eric Platz has maintained a busy performance schedule working in a variety of musical genres. He has served as a sideman to such luminaries as Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano and Lucinda Williams, co-led the improvised music trios Fat Little Bastard and FourMinusOne, and is a member in both the world music ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tim Daisy: October Music – 7 Compositions For Duet (Vol 1)

Read "October Music – 7 Compositions For Duet (Vol 1)" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Nel suo libro Ein Fenster aus Jazz (Una finestra sul jazz), il compianto Joachim Ernst Berendt dedica un intero capitolo all'Arte del duo, sottolineando come in tale contesto ancora più che in altre occasioni la relazione umana intensa sia indispensabile. Il duo nel jazz mette in scena un dialogo più serrato, più complesso, più rischioso e ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steel Bridge Trio: Different Clocks

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Heard at the imaginary music awards ceremony, “and the winner of the quietest and most accessible avant-garde recording of 2015 (dramatic pause), Different Clocks by Steel Bridge Trio." “Accepting the award for the trio is Jimmy Giuffre and Eric Dolphy.

If there were such awards, and certainly there should be, Chicagoan Tim Daisy would ...

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James Falzone: The Room Is

Read "The Room Is" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Legend has it that Jimmy Giuffre harbored a vehement distaste for the use of percussion in his ensembles. He found drummers distracting, irritating and clamorous. By the time he recorded the classic records 1961 (ECM, 1992) and Free Fall (Columbia, 1963) he had jettisoned drummers from his piano and bass trio. It must have driven marketing ...

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James Falzone - The Renga Ensemble: The Room Is

Read "The Room Is" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Enterprising Chicago-based clarinetist James Falzone and a core band of fellow improvisers signal a modern day avant-jazz summit, inspired by the leader's affinity for Renga, which is a Japanese poetic tradition where 2 or more poets work in parallel to produce a new work. Falzone yields dividends by enlisting an ensemble, featuring prominent trailblazers of the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Timothy Daisy: October Music (Vol. 1) 7 Compositions For Duet

Read "October Music (Vol. 1) 7 Compositions For Duet" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In 2001 drummer Tim Daisy replaced Tim Mulvenna in Vandermark 5. From that instant, his career has evolved first as a sideman to composer/saxophonist Ken Vandermark in V5, Bridge 61, Resonance Ensemble, The Frame Quartet, and more recently in Audio One and Made To Break. Next he distinguished himself with fellow Chicago musicians in Dave Rempis' ...