Content by tag "Tom Cora"

ARTICLE: RADIO

Fred Frith Solo Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Since the 1960s, composer and multi-instrumentalist Fred Frith has been blurring the borders between rock, folk, improvisation and contemporary music. His influence as an artist was already evident in the early seventies, first as a result of his work with the innovative British rock band Henry Cow and later with Brian Eno. He moved to New ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Punkt Festival 2014

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Punkt Festival
Kristiansand, Norway
September, 4-6, 2014

Kristiansand, home of the Annual Punkt Festival for the past decade, is a municipality situated on the southernmost point of Norway at the Skagerrag strait. It has a population of 86,000 (the greater urban area, 155,000) and is the county capital of Vest- Agder.

NEWS: RECORDING

Will Martina - The Dam Levels (2011)

Will Martina - The Dam Levels (2011)

Erik Friedlander and Tom Cora are two legends of jazz cello, true pioneers an standouts as there are so few cellists with such an improvisational jazz bent and fewer still who regularly have gone for the jugular as those two. Out of Australia is another cello player who turned onto jazz and is creating another approach ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville 2011

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Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville
Victoriaville, Canada
May 19-22, 2011
The 27th annual Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) was a remarkably consistent four days of concerts. It held high points, to be sure (the Ex, Zeena Parkins, Jaap Blonk), and inevitable low points as well. But there was also ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

George Cartwright: Barrier Islands Bird

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George Cartwright can't be forgotten. The triple sax threat is part of the archaeology of modern New York. The downtown scene, just like New Orleans or 52 Street, has its mythology, and, as much as John Zorn, Cartwright figures in that, having come to the city fresh out of The Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Curlew Founder/Saxophonist George Cartwright Interviewed at All About Jazz

Curlew Founder/Saxophonist George Cartwright Interviewed at All About Jazz

George Cartwright can't be forgotten. The triple sax threat is part of the archaeology of modern New York. The downtown scene, just like New Orleans or 52 Street, has its mythology, and, as much as John Zorn, Cartwright figures in that, having come to the city fresh out of The Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New ...

Rag, Saddle and All: Curlew and George Cartwright / Davu Seru

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Saxophonist and composer George Cartwright might not be an oft-repeated name in creative improvised music, but he should garner a weighted whistle whenever he does crop up. Raised in Mississippi and now calling Minneapolis home, Cartwright was co-leader of the seminal New York post-RIO/squirrely downtown jazz ensemble Curlew, alongside cellist Tom Cora, throughout the 1980s and ...

Cosa Brava: Ragged Atlas

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In the last forty years, no one has been about to categorize just what exactly Fred Frith music is. His seminal early work with the British prog-rock band Henry Cow--along with the likes of Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart--developed the idea rock artists could also be accomplished and serious musicians. Later he founded the New York ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ned Rothenberg / Catherine Jauniaux / Barre Phillips: While You Were Out

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Belgian vocalist Catherine Jauniaux is one the most underappreciated of a generation of free improv vocalists. Less a storyteller than Shelley Hirsch, more overtly musical than Phil Minton or Jaap Blonk, she falls somewhere between their spontaneous explorations and the avant art songs of Joan La Barbara. She has released only a handful of records with ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Foot Job Band and Tongs: between porno, rock and a jazz place

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Back in 1980s and early 1990s in New York, musicians were reinventing jazz and the “downtown scene," as it was called, was focused on the The Knitting Factory club. Artists like saxophonists John Zorn, John Lurie and Thomas Chapin, guitarist Marc Ribot and cellist Tom Cora became famous. While they were schooled in the traditional, their ...