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Noah Kaplan: Descendants

Read "Descendants" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Chi sono i 'discendenti' a cui fa riferimento nel titolo il giovane saxofonista Noah Kaplan? Certamente non sono i pronipoti hawaiani del bel film con George Clooney, che porta lo stesso titolo (in Italia non si sa perché è stato ribattezzato Paradiso Amaro). Forse guardando le cose a rovescio, i 'discendenti' sono proprio i quattro musicisti del suo ...

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Noah Kaplan: Descendants

Read "Descendants" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Who knew that tenor saxophonist Noah Kaplan would turn out to be an old soul? Probably no one, especially those who have heard his extraordinary propensity for wailing in a sea of microtones and xenharmonics. But the truth is that Kaplan has made his lineage clear. He goes further back, from reeds-master Joe Maneri to the ...

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Noah Kaplan Quartet: Descendants

Read "Descendants" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Schooled at the knee of microtonal innovator Joe Maneri and supported by Maneri collaborator Joe Morris on his first release as a leader, saxophonist Noah Kaplan's Descendants is quite the auspicious debut.

Kaplan's music is an archeological dig that unearths the remains of mummified blues and early jazz--at least a well-preserved jazz sound once rediscovered ...