Content by tag "Signal"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Elizabeth Shepherd: Signal

Read "Signal" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Montreal-based singer Elizabeth Shepherd gently stirs jazz with an underground pop aesthetic in Signal. Similar to the fresh styles of contemporaries such as Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato, Shepherd's appeal is heard in her multifaceted gifts as a songwriter, musician, and composer; attributes which garnered her a Juno Award nomination for Best Vocal Jazz Album for ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Bang on a Can All-Stars Announce Ken Thomson as New Clarinetist

Bang on a Can All-Stars Announce Ken Thomson as New Clarinetist

Bang on a Can, New York’s innovative and energetic champion of new music, officially announced the new clarinetist for its “All-Star” lineup. The Bang on a Can All-Stars have become a singular vehicle for visionary composition over the course of the last 20 years, and with the addition of Ken Thomson will continue to set the ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Major Music Programming at 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival Includes Special Performance by Pianist Vijay Iyer

The 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival will feature its first large-scale music programming this year with three major musical presentations. Jazz composer and pianist Vijay Iyer whose acclaimed album Historicity topped 2009 critics' lists, will offer a special performance at Eastern State Penitentiary on Saturday, September 11 where he will play within the art installation Release, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Mason and the Exploratory Ensemble: Signal

Read "Signal" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Surprises are welcome, if they are pleasant ones. So is Michael Mason. This is his fifth release, and it is better late than never to make his acquaintance...

Mason, who wrote all the tunes except one, shows a fair sense for what makes the pulse tick. His main approach is to write sketches rather than whole ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Mason and the Exploratory Ensemble: Signal

Read "Signal" reviewed by John Kelman

It is an uncomfortable thing, indeed, to come across an album that is, for the most part, successful as a contemporary exploration of post bop themes, but which contains a glaring problem with the leader of the ensemble. While flautist Michael Mason has some interesting ideas and an appealingly dark tone, his intonation is annoyingly imperfect ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Andrew White Band: Signal

Read "Signal" reviewed by Dave Nathan

tunes, mostly originals by leader and drummer Andre White. White is a well known figure on Canada's jazz education and performance scenes. Living in Montreal most of his life he teaches jazz studies at McGill University. His performing credits are just that, very credible. He's worked with many top jazz artists from both Canada and the ...