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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nicky Schrire: Permission to Be Yourself

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To follow the recordings of Cape Town-based vocalist and composer Nicky Schrire is to watch an artist evolve right in front of your eyes. With her 2012 debut Freedom Flight, Schrire demonstrated a supple soprano vocal technique and a knack for intelligent arrangements of unusual repertoire choices. Following it up the next year with ...

Brian Adler: Radioactive Landscapes EP

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As was evident on his previous EP releases from 2016, Binary and Mysteries of the Deep, percussionist Brian Adler enjoys working with conceptual frameworks for his compositions. On Binary, he explored the possible interactions between human-and computer-based creativity, and on Mysteries he drew thematic inspiration from the world of Eastern spirituality. These investigations allowed him to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

NEWS RELEASE from Circavision Productions Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, and Improvisation New Trio and Quintet EPs Convey a Prismatic Vision With two new EPs, percussionist/composer Brian Adler offers listeners beautiful and arrestingly original music via two formations of his newest project: Shankar. On Binary, he performs with the trio, featuring pianist Santiago Leibson, bassist Rob ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Brian (Shankar) Adler: Binary & Mysteries of the Deep

Read "Binary & Mysteries of the Deep" reviewed by Troy Dostert

For those seeking a bit of metaphysical speculation with their jazz, one could benefit from giving these two new EPs from drummer Brian (Shankar) Adler a careful listen. A thoughtful, creative percussionist, Adler is eager to explore the big questions in his music, and his use of complex rhythmic structures and instrumentation from other traditions (particularly ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Mysteries Of The Deep and Binary from Brian (Shankar) Adler

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The compact disc probably won't disappear anytime soon, but the importance of the physical product is on the wane in the music world. Drummer Brian (Shankar) Adler works the “digital download only" mode of operation in his music-making sojourn, with two marvelous, mysterious, free-flowing EP sets, Mysteries of the Deep and Binary.

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Sunny Kim and Ben Monder: The Shining Sea: Live at Olympus Hall

Read "The Shining Sea: Live at Olympus Hall" reviewed by Dave Wayne

People who know me know that I am not particularly interested in jazz vocals or straight-up renditions of jazz standards. One of my hobbies is playing the drums, and I am also not really motivated to listen to music without drums or some sort of percussion. So, I put off reviewing The Shining Sea: Live at ...

Danny Fox Trio: Wide Eyed

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So many jazz piano trios, so little time! With Wide Eyed, the Danny Fox Trio proves very definitively that they are worthy of your attention. Fox' wickedly humorous, tightly-conceived, multi- stylistic compositions and his trio's remarkably sensitive interplay are completely attention-grabbing. One listen was enough to make me a believer. Like a lot of the more ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nicky Schrire: On Songs, Spaces And Places

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What defines power? That's a tough question to answer in general, and an even harder one to figure out when it comes to the world of music. For in music, a whisper may carry greater weight than a roar, an honest gesture can outdo a demonstration of brute strength and technique, and a direct message to ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Book Release: A World Of Percussion: Ten Etudes Inspired By Rhythms From Across The Globe

Book Release: A World Of Percussion: Ten Etudes Inspired By Rhythms From Across The Globe

Circavision Productions Presents the new book: A World of Percussion: Ten ├ętudes inspired by rhythms from across the globe Available October 1st, 2013 The book, and accompanying CD, encourage its participants to explore sound and rhythm through various percussion instruments and their bodies, while learning about rhythms from around the world. It includes ten colorful percussion ├ętudes based on influential rhythms from: ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brian Adler's Helium Music Project Album Now Available

Brian Adler's Helium Music Project Album Now Available

Brian Adler's Helium Music Project, is a global collaboration that transcends the boundaries of jazz and world music to create a rich new music and format for musical output. “A delightfully uplifting representation of [Adler's] musical philosophy," says Alex Ariff of All About Jazz. The group highlights Adler's love for rhythmic intricacy, texture, and soulful melodies. Personnel: Brian Adler: drum ...