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Francois Bourassa Quartet: Number 9

Read "Number 9" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Number 9 è il titolo del nono album a proprio nome del pianista e band leader di Montreal Francois Bourassa, alla testa del suo classico quartetto, ormai attivo da oltre diciotto anni, che lo vede a fianco del multistrumentista André Leroux, del contrabbassista Guy Boisvert e del batterista Greg Ritchie.

La formazione propone un ...


Sonic Liberation 8 with Classical Revolution Trio & Oliver Lake: Bombogenic

Read "Bombogenic" reviewed by Dave Wayne

There are a few artists out there who are successfully merging authentic traditional Afro-Cuban and Caribbean rhythms with 21st Century jazz in a way that refers to, but doesn't sound like, typical Latin jazz: Adam Rudolph's Go Organic Orchestra and Kip Hanrahan's various groups immediately come to mind. Taking their cues equally from the early 70s ...


Stephen Anderson: Forget Not

Read "Forget Not" reviewed by Jay Deshpande

Pianist Stephen Anderson is an exemplar of the scholar-musician. Although jazz education is an ever-growing field, it's rare to find someone who succeeds in both disciplines, as a player and an academic. Perhaps because jazz is so fundamentally founded on “feel," it leaves less space open for the rational or analytical. But at least some of ...


Karlheinz Stockhausen Memorial Concert at Holland Festival

Karlheinz Stockhausen the late German visionary composer is given a rousing tribute.

AMSTERDAM -- The Holland Festival -- a complex array of music, opera and theater along with unclassifiable ultra-hip events that began May 31 and runs through Sunday -- has had several interlocking themes this year. One has been the music of the German visionary ...

Tough Times Call for Tougher Music

MUSICAL FORCE OF NATURE: German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen's experiments with the structure of sound and his innovations with electronics made him a pioneer of the musical avant-garde.

MODERNISM HAD a good run, the historian Peter Gay concludes in his new study of the subject. His estimate is about 120 years, beginning with the simultaneous publication in ...


A Tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen

A Tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen

By Gary Gomes Karlheinz Stockhausen died December 5, 2007. Along with John Cage, and perhaps his teacher Olivier Messiaen, Shoenberg and Stravinsky, and fellow Messiaen students Boulez and Xenakis, Stockhausen is one of the pivotal figures of 20th century classical music. Stockhausen was one of the pivotal figures of post World War Two music. His range of performance and ...