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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brandon Seabrook: Convulsionaries

Read "Convulsionaries" reviewed by Don Phipps

This exciting freewheeling, free-playing, ear-stretching, mind-expanding set from composer / guitarist Brandon Seabrook strives for new ground in music--a hybrid of modern classical idioms and experimental jazz. It succeeds. The music stretches what one might conceive of as “jazz."

Joined by Henry Fraser on bass and Daniel Levin on cello, Seabrook accomplishes his breakthrough ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies And Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Performances And Events For 150th Season

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies And Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Performances And Events For 150th Season

New England Conservatory’s (NEC) internationally renowned Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Departments announce nearly 100 concerts for the celebratory 150th anniversary season. The 2017-2018 season continues to build on NEC’s rich legacy featuring 150 years of innovation showcasing the work of the first fully accredited jazz studies program at a music conservatory as well as ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bram De Looze: Septych

Read "Septych" reviewed by John Sharpe

Young Belgian pianist Bram De Looze leads a 7-piece outfit of unusual instrumentation and multinational origin through a captivating and ambitious journey on Septych. While De Looze might be best known for his small group work, with his own LABtrio and drummer Dre Hocovar's combo (checkout Coding of Evidentiality (Clean Feed, 2015)), here he flexes his ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Daniel Levin

Read "I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Daniel Levin" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Joe Morris -Solos -Bimhuis (Relative Pitch -2015).
Musica incredibile. Ci sono così tante informazioni in ogni frase di Joe. La prima volta che ho ascoltato questo disco, sono ritornato sui primi tredici secondi di “Trunk" almeno una trentina di volte prima di passare al brano successivo. Incredibilmente denso e fluido allo stesso tempo.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Juan Pablo Carletti/Tony Malaby/Christopher Hoffman: Niño/Brujo

Read "Niño/Brujo" reviewed by Mark Corroto

A funny thing happened on the way to a free jazz trio session. What's funny is that leader Juan Pablo Carletti brought seven unique compositions for his trio to perform. The Argentinian-born, New York-based drummer recruited tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby and cellist Christopher Hoffman for this recording. An inconspicuous drummer-led session.

Carletti's last decade ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gianni Mimmo & Alison Blunt: Lasting Ephemerals

Read "Lasting Ephemerals" reviewed by Dave Wayne

To say that someone is a virtuoso on their instrument isn't a statement just about playing ability. Virtuosity implies a deep level of understanding and insight into the way an instrument works, its history, and its sonic capabilities. This knowledge extends to an understanding of the physics of sound production: the minute details of how the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Yoni Kretzmer 66 Boxes: Graceless

Read "Graceless" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Israeli, New York-based tenor saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer returns on Graceless to an old passion of his--writing music that attempts to bridge the forward-thinking jazz from the school of sax heroes Tim Berne, Ellery Eskelin, and European jazz with elements from contemporary chamber music. Kretzmer's debut album as a leader, Yoni Kretzmer's New Dilemma (Earsay, 2009) focused ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Monday Night Jazz Sessions @ Quinn’s In Beacon, NY Announces Its Schedule For 2014

Monday Night Jazz Sessions @ Quinn’s In Beacon, NY Announces Its Schedule For 2014

The Monday night jazz sessions that began this past October at the new Beacon, NY venue Quinn's have been enormously well-received both by audiences (many of whom by no means jazz fans) and musicians, locally and worldwide. By showcasing some of the most acclaimed, uncompromising artists covering a very wide spectrum of the music in a relaxed, supportive, listener-friendly environment ...

NEWS: CAREER

Website Design and Internet Strategy Services by Maxim Micheliov's design4music.org

design4music.org has successfully built over 40 musicians websites and is ready to provide excellent web design services to you. If you're a musician, record label owner, presenter, or jazz organization, and are in the market for website design services, Contact Max Micheliov to discuss options. design4music.org delivers: A unique, artistic design. Carefully planned structure and navigation. Flexible content management control ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Ras Moshe: Outsight

Read "Ras Moshe: Outsight" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Outsight is a powerful release by multi-instrumentalist Ras Moshe, who is one of the mainstays of the New York City avant-free scene. The album was released by Straw2Gold Pictures, an eclectic organization that specializes in high-end sound production and has branched out with a record label. Straw2Gold's roster features a select group of artists, including guitarist ...