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Chris Dingman

Chris Dingman is a vibraphonist and composer known for his distinctive approach to the instrument: sonically rich and conceptually expansive, bringing listeners on a journey to a beautiful, transcendent place. He has been profiled by NPR, the New York Times, DRUM magazine and many other publications, and has received fellowships and grants from the Chamber Music America, the Doris Duke Foundation, New Music USA, and the Herbie Hancock Institute (formerly the Thelonious Monk Institute). Dingman has done significant work with legendary artists Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter as well as next generation visionaries such as Jen Shyu, Ambrose Akinmusire, Steve Lehman, and many others, performing around the world including India, Vietnam, and extensively in Europe and North America

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Fabian Almazan: Multilayered Vision

Read "Fabian Almazan: Multilayered Vision" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

For much of the past decade, Cuban-born pianist Fabian Almazan spent most of his time playing with Terence Blanchard who called him: “One of the great, young, new talent of his generation." Now 39 and based in New York City, Fabian earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and was voted ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matt Holman: The Tenth Muse

Read "The Tenth Muse" reviewed by Matthew Aquiline

New York City-based trumpeter and composer Matt Holman cut his teeth performing and recording with distinguished musicians such as Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society before displaying his personal aesthetic of atmospheric chamber jazz with his debut album When Flooded in 2013. More recently, Holman found inspiration scouring the annals of history, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Harris Eisenstadt: Recent Developments

Read "Recent Developments" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Canadian native and Brooklyn resident Harris Eisenstadt has built a solid reputation as a composer, matching accolades for his eclectic expertise as a drummer. His passion as a student of the art has taken him to West Africa, where he has studied the music of the Wolof people and Cuba, where he has delved deeply into ...

ARTICLE: HI-RES JAZZ

Songlines: An Independent Voice for New Music

Read "Songlines: An Independent Voice for New Music" reviewed by Mark Werlin

The independent Vancouver-based record label Songlines Recordings was established in 1992. Inspired by the contemporary jazz music scene in Vancouver, label founder Tony Reif began recording Canadian, American, Dutch, German and French composer-performers. Over the next two decades, the core group of musicians who recorded frequently for Songlines included Benoît Delbecq, Harris Eisenstadt, Gordon Grdina, Wayne ...

Nate Wooley Makes America Great Again

Read "Nate Wooley Makes America Great Again" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In his excellent book of literary and cultural criticism, The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, Kevin Young describes the term Jazz as both a noun and a verb. He further explains that jazz from the time of its origins through, let's say the 1980s, was a word used to describe action. Such as the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sam Sadigursky: Follow The Stick

Read "Follow The Stick" reviewed by Budd Kopman

After spending nearly ten years with the four Words Project albums (see here, here and here for three of them), reedman and multi-instrumentalist Sam Sadigursky has decided to concentrate on clarinet, returning to purely instrumental music with Follow The Stick. Starting initially with a trio comprised of pianist Bobby Avey (who work with Dave ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve Lehman Quintet al Verona Jazz Winter 2016

Read "Steve Lehman Quintet al Verona Jazz Winter 2016" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Steve Lehman Quintet Verona Jazz Winter 2016 Verona Teatro Ristori 15.03.2016 Il concerto conclusivo di Verona Jazz Winter è stato anche il primo del mini-tour europeo di Steve Lehman in quintetto (sono seguite date a Pisa, Rotterdam e Amsterdam) e il suo debutto da leader nella città scaligera, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Harris Eisenstadt: Canada Day IV

Read "Canada Day IV" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Giunto al quarto capitolo della serie, il quintetto del batterista /compositore Harris Eisenstadt denominato Canada Day si conferma formazione di assoluto valore, forte di un sound personale e ben definito, dotato di grande pulizia e precisione, dalla chiara progettualità. Ci tornano alla memoria certi combo degli anni cinquanta orbitanti nella galassia del cosiddetto “Cool Jazz," da ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris Dingman: The Subliminal and the Sublime

Read "The Subliminal and the Sublime" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Presentarsi come il vibrafonista del pluripremiato ottetto di Steve Lehman è senz'altro un bel biglietto da visita, ma Chris Dingman si rivela molto più che eccellente strumentista o partner di lusso. Ottimo compositore -la suite divisa in cinque parti presente su disco è stata commissionata dalla prestigiosa Chamber Music America -leader dalle idee chiare -basta leggere ...


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