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John Hebert: Byzantine Monkey

Read "Byzantine Monkey" reviewed by Stuart Broomer

John Hébert's Byzantine Monkey begins with a loop of the traditional “La Reine de la Salle" sung by Odile Falcon in an ancient reedy voice, Hébert's improvised bass joining in, his lines at once swift and empathetic, lyrical and microtonal, his sound deeply resonant and every metallic buzz of string and finger captured. It's an arresting ...

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John Hebert: Byzantine Monkey

Read "Byzantine Monkey" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Si apre con il canto di una vecchia canzone tradizionale Cajun questo sorprendente disco a nome del bassista John Hebert [prezioso accompagnatore dell'ultimo Andrew Hill e perno del trio di Mary Halvorson] ed è al tempo stesso un atto propiziatorio - il musicista è originario della Louisiana - e una struggente dichiarazione di appartenenza poetica a una tradizione ...

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John Hebert: Byzantine Monkey

Read "Byzantine Monkey" reviewed by Nic Jones

Bassist John Hebert was a member of guitarist Mary Halvorson's trio that put out the memorable Dragon's Head on Firehouse 12 in 2008, while Michael Attias has recorded with guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil on Opium (2002) for CIMP, one of the most rewarding titles of the last ten years. This program thus has a lot to live ...