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NEWS: RECORDING

"No Is No" Is A Vivid New Release From Linda Sharrock

"No Is No" Is A Vivid New Release From Linda Sharrock

No is no, (Don't fuck around with your women) is a bright new offering from Improvising Beings. It features an extended concert from Linda Sharrock on vocals joined by an international ensemble that includes Itaru Oki on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mario Rechtern on reeds and saxolin, Eric Zinman on piano), Makoto Sato on drums), and Yoram Rosilio ...

ARTICLE: GNOME NOTES

Eric Zinman's Excellent European Adventures

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Eric Zinman goes to Europe each year on his own dime for a varying array of shoe string gigs with people who mean a lot to him as colleagues. He usually works with Mario Rechtern and people from a community in jny: Vienna that includes expatriate, Linda Sharrock.

His most recent trip was especially ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Jacob William returns his Para Quintet to Outpost 186 on Saturday March 24th after an interlude of gigs in other dubious roosts. Now that he is once more in the cozier confines of the Outpost, free of the concerns attending tavern work, he'll shine at his usual level of dazzle with his astute and earnest compadres. Laurence Cook will once ...

ARTICLE: GNOME NOTES

Jacob William Quartet: Secondary Deviations

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Jacob William made his way to the Boston area from Chennai, India. He made the music school rounds well after formative years in the homeland among his peers there. He cites reed multi- instrumentalist Anthony Braxton as an important mentor and makes a fabric of community in Boston over the course of his sojourns through Wesleyan, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Laurence Cook and Jim Hobbs Conjure "Tragedies of Love" on Blaq Lghtn Records

Laurence Cook and Jim Hobbs Conjure "Tragedies of Love" on Blaq Lghtn Records

Blaq Lghtn recently released its third disc, Tragedies of Love, a duet involving the elder statesman of Boston drummers, Laurence Cook with the mayor of Boston music, Jim Hobbs and his beloved alto saxophone. It is a work laden with the reflections one might expect in the William Blake form of Experience. If anything, both epitomize Blake's notion of 'the ...

Outpost 186 leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Outpost 186  leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Piano players are coming out of the woodwork at Outpost 186. Mothers Day saw an astonishing turnout for Matthew Shipp, who followed a solo set with a long awaited Jim Hobbs duet, sponsored in part by All About Jazz. A snippet of the night awaits below. After a respite from Memorial Day, Hans Poppel has a special concert with area colleagues on Tuesday, June 7th ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Laurence Cook and Eric Zinman - Double Action (Ayler, 2011) ****a1/2

Laurence Cook and Eric Zinman - Double Action (Ayler, 2011) ****a1/2

By Stanley Zappa Laurence Cook is a national treasure. Why the cultural machinery would rather embrace bourgeois twaddle rather than reward Laurence Cook with a Guggenheim grant or Macarthur award or the key to the city of Cambridge is one of the more egregious betrayals of our modern day. Cook took the drum seat after Milford Graves in the Lowell Davidson Trio. Cook ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Eric Zinman: The Piano as Endangered Species

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For over twenty years, pianist/composer Eric Zinman has been crafting his own approach to his instrument, since meeting trumpeter Bill Dixon in the '80s. He views himself as an ensemble player, who plays to include; in addition to his own writing, his trio disc, Eric Zinman Ensemble (Cadence, 2006), features short pieces by John Voigt, Laurence ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Pianist Eric Zinman Interviewed at All About Jazz

Pianist Eric Zinman Interviewed at All About Jazz

For over twenty years, pianist/composer Eric Zinman has been crafting his own approach to his instrument, since meeting trumpeter Bill Dixon in the '80s. He views himself as an ensemble player, who plays to include. In addition to his Eric Zinman Trio, the pianist's recent releases on Ayler Records involve larger ensembles, also featuring undervalued master saxophonist ...

Eric Zinman: Ensemble & The Great Divide

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Eric Zinman Ensemble

Eric Zinman Ensemble

Cadence Jazz

2006

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

Studio 234

2006



Pianist Eric Zinman works in the creative music genre that keeps alive the flames of those heady days ...