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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gordon Beeferman: Other Life Forms

Read "Other Life Forms" reviewed by Troy Dostert

A keyboardist and composer with ambitious reach, Gordon Beeferman creates music designed to surprise and challenge. He specializes in avant-garde contexts, whether with his Organ Trio (alongside guitarist Anders Nilsson and drummer Ches Smith) or in a larger septet format, with Music for an Imaginary Band (Generate Records, 2009). And then there's his work writing operas ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

The 5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit: February 4, 2015 @ Shapeshifter Lab And February 6-8, 2015 @ Rockwood Music Hall

The 5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit: February 4, 2015 @ Shapeshifter Lab And February 6-8, 2015 @ Rockwood Music Hall

Presenting 22 Guitarists, New Podcast Featuring Nels Cline, Plus Masterclasses @ Spectrum The 2015 AGS will feature 22 Guitarists!: Ben Monder, Steve Mackey, Scott Johnson, Lee Ranaldo, Liberty Ellman, David Gilmore, Joel Harrison, Miles Okazaki, Kenny Wessel, Doug Wamble, Adam Levy, Sheryl Bailey, Michael Gregory Jackson, Anders Nilsson, Aaron Dugan, Marco Cappelli, Gyan Riley, David Fiuczynski, Prasanna, Ava ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Loss Of A Quiet Giant: Will Connell 1938-2014

Loss Of A Quiet Giant: Will Connell 1938-2014

By John Pietaro I was heartily saddened by the sudden unexpected phone call: downtown’s unsung hero of Free Jazz, Will Connell, Jr., was hospitalized and non-responsive. Immediately the jazz and new music community rallied and the outpouring of love for Will was apparent. We’d all been preparing for his big moment at the front of the stage, ...

Practice, Do You? Part 3-3

Read "Practice, Do You? Part 3-3" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Continued from Part 2

I began studying the guitar when I was seven years old. I hated my teacher and I didn't practice much, but when I changed teachers' and I went to Joe Geneli, I regained a love for the guitar that I first had when I was four years old when I ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fay Victor Ensemble: Absinthe & Vermouth

Read "Absinthe & Vermouth" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Fay Victor, il cui vocalizzare riecheggia certa drammaturgia nera come di una Betty Carter traslata nel contemporaneo (peraltro con una sua precisa ancestralità), sembra vivere la pratica musicale sostanzialmente nella sua essenza teatrale e oratoria. Ogni brano di questo suo nuovo album, dove il contorno tutto corde finisce per enfatizzare tale connotato, appare così una specie ...

NEWS: EVENT

William Parker Launches New Monday Jazz Series At Quinn's, New Music Venue In Beacon, NY On October 7 at 8 Pm

William Parker Launches New Monday Jazz Series At Quinn's, New Music Venue In Beacon, NY On October 7 at 8 Pm

The new Beacon, NY music venue, Quinn's, is proud to announce a new series of jazz sessions taking place every Monday night beginning in October. Hosted and curated by local musician James Keepnews, this series will present the finest and most cutting- edge artists at work in the music today, both regionally and internationally. For these Monday night jazz performances at ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Sixth Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival In Brooklyn, Taking Place June 9 And 16 In The Urban Meadow

big bang productions presents the sixth annual RED HOOK JAZZ FESTIVAL on two consecutive Sundays, June 9 and June 16 in the Urban Meadow, a community garden on the Columbia Waterfront District. Both days start at 1pm and end at 6pm. Celebrating its sixth installment of this homegrown jazz festival, this year's line-up features some of the world's most forward-thinking jazz musicians and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anders Nilsson / Joe Fonda / Peter Nilsson: Powers

Read "Powers" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

This collective trio teams American bass master Joe Fonda, known for his collaborations with innovative musicians and composers such as saxophonist Anthony Braxton, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and pianist Carla Bley, with Swedish brothers a generation younger than Fonda-- guitarist Anders Nilsson, based in New York since 2000, and drummer Peter Nilsson, based in Malmö, Sweden. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Fay Victor At The Local 269 in New York

Read "Fay Victor At The Local 269 in New York" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Fay Victor
The Local 269
New York, NY
September 6, 2010

New York jazz and avant-garde/free vocalist Fay Victor performed two sets with a new jazz ensemble at The Local 269 on September 6, 2010. The Local 269 is a jazz and rock club/bar on East Houston Street, on New York's Lower East ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Exposed Blues Duo Will Celebrate Bare (Greene Avenue Music) at Barbes September 15th

The Exposed Blues Duo Will Celebrate Bare (Greene Avenue Music) at Barbes September 15th

On Wednesday, September 15th, The ExPosed Blues Duo, featuring vocalist Fay Victor and guitarist Anders Nilsson, will celebrate their August 31st debut, BARE (Greene Avenue Music), with a special hometown performance at Barbès in Brooklyn. Best known for their work together in Ms. Victor's acclaimed quartet, the Fay Victor Ensemble, these frequent collaborators have used this ...