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Brian Adler: Radioactive Landscapes EP

Read "Radioactive Landscapes EP" reviewed by Troy Dostert

As was evident on his previous EP releases from 2016, Binary and Mysteries of the Deep, percussionist Brian Adler enjoys working with conceptual frameworks for his compositions. On Binary, he explored the possible interactions between human-and computer-based creativity, and on Mysteries he drew thematic inspiration from the world of Eastern spirituality. These investigations allowed him to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

NEWS RELEASE from Circavision Productions Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, and Improvisation New Trio and Quintet EPs Convey a Prismatic Vision With two new EPs, percussionist/composer Brian Adler offers listeners beautiful and arrestingly original music via two formations of his newest project: Shankar. On Binary, he performs with the trio, featuring pianist Santiago Leibson, bassist Rob ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

9th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn's Urban Meadow, June 12 & 19 From 1-6pm

9th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn's Urban Meadow, June 12 & 19 From 1-6pm

“The Red Hook Jazz Festival exists contentedly on the margins, like its namesake neighborhood and much of the music on its bill…The mood in the audience was neighborly, with a higher ratio of small children to youngish adults than I’ve seen at any musical event not expressly pitched as a kids’ show.” —Nate Chinen, New York ...

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Jacob Garchik: Ye Olde

Read "Ye Olde" reviewed by Troy Collins

Ye Olde, the self-titled debut of Jacob Garchik's latest ensemble, has been described by the eclectic trombonist--who serves as in-house arranger for the Kronos Quartet, co-leads the Mexican brass band Banda de los Muertos, and is responsible for the Atheist Gospel Trombone Choir--thusly: “Imagine a 2015 cover of the soundtrack to a 1970's remake of a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jacob Garchik: Ye Olde

Read "Ye Olde" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

In Ye Olde, trombonist Jacob Garchik uses progressive rock, jazz and plenty of imagination to create what might be a mashup of Game of Thrones and 21st century music. He's performed with Henry Threadgill and Lee Konitz and produced the outstanding 2012 solo project The Heavens: The Atheist Gospel Trombone Album (Yestereve Records). These proclivities continue ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sarah Manning: Harmonious Creatures

Read "Harmonious Creatures" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In order to create the music for Harmonious Creatures, saxophonist Sarah Manning had to put the hustle and bustle behind her. She picked herself up and took to the woods, composing and communing with nature at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire where she was living out her time as a MacDowell fellow in October of ...

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Surface to Air Trio: Surface to Air

Read "Surface to Air" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il newyorchese Surface to Air Trio si muove lungo un crinale di esplicita matrice etnica (certamente prevalente rispetto a quella jazzistica, per capirci), che trae linfa palpabile dallo strumentario impiegato, del resto rispecchiante una precisa scelta di campo, e che in questo album trova espressione compiuta quanto evidente. Fino alle estreme conseguenze: a fronte infatti di un'eleganza di ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Undead Jazz Festival: Day 4, June 26, 2011

Read "Undead Jazz Festival: Day 4, June 26, 2011" reviewed by Daniel Lehner

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Undead Jazz Festival
New York, New York
June 23-26, 2011
The last night of the Undead Jazz Festival, which had paraded its way from the chic, well-lit streets of the West Village down into the depths ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brian Drye: Bizingas

Read "Bizingas" reviewed by Troy Collins

Bizingas is the self-titled debut of trombonist Brian Drye's quartet of the same name. A versatile stylist whose resume includes stints with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Slavic Soul Party and indie rock stars like Arcade Fire, Drye's eclecticism is a common trait in the fertile Brooklyn scene he calls home, where his protean sensibility is best ...

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Brian Drye: Bizingas

Read "Bizingas" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Trombonist/composer Brian Drye is a modern musician for whom jazz is but one ingredient in his music. To him, the term is merely a pigeonhole, meant to typecast and eventually marginalize his work. He is not alone in this prescience, on Bizingas, Drye is accompanied by three visionary and quixotic players: cornetist Kirk Knuffke; guitarist Jonathan ...