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Igor Lumpert & Innertextures: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Il sassofonista Igor Lumpert è forse il più conosciuto tra la folta schiera di musicisti sloveni che si stanno imponendo all'attenzione di pubblico e di addetti ai lavori (Cene Resnik, Kaja Draksler, Dre Hocevar per citarne alcuni). Da anni trasferitosi a New York, di quella città ha gradualmente assorbito umori, pulsazioni, tensioni che insieme al naturale ...

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Igor Lumpert & Innertextures: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Clarity, angularity, consistency are the most distinguishing characteristics of the album Eleven, created by saxophonist Igor Lumpert & Innertextures. M-Base, Mahler and Mingus are keywords, too. Eleven is jagged music with clear thematic threads, music that happens somewhere in between stasis and straightforward movement. Lumpert's music is based on a strong procedural structure that allows growth ...

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Rich Halley 4: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Ci troviamo oggi a occuparci del terzo album del quartetto di Rich Halley, uno all'anno, per cui, dopo Crossing the Passes e The Wisdom of Rocks, usciti rispettivamente nel 2013 e nel 2014, ecco questo Eleven (tanti sono i brani che lo compongono), edito a fine 2015 (e quindi preceduto, in ciò, da Creating Structure) seppure ...

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Rich Halley 4: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Following up on his wonderful previous release, Creating Structure, the Rich Halley quartet (Halley on tenor, trombonist Michael Vlatkovich, bassist Clyde Reed and drummer Carson Halley) strikes again with Eleven, tearing through eleven Halley compositions.

The organizing factor of the previous album was how structure can arise and be perceived in music that is ...

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Rich Halley 4: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Rich Halley and Michael Vlatkovich have been on a real hot streak as of late. Halley, who also runs the Pine Eagle record label, continues to maintain a number a groups. Besides the quartet featured on Eleven, he has a new quartet with the excellent LA-based trumpeter Dan Clucas, and continues to work with the legendary ...

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Rich Halley 4: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Rich Halley exploded out of a five year recording hiatus in 2010 with Live at Penofin Jazz Festival, a growling, high energy, in-front-of-the-crowd mad man rant that featured trumpeter Bobby Bradford in the front line of a wild and often raucous chordless quartet. Five years off or not, there was a history there--a bunch of ...

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Rich Halley 4: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Saxophonist Rich Halley again leads his empathetic quartet through eleven new compositions on this thoroughly engaging session. It's the sixth album by the group (Halley on tenor saxophone, trombonist Michael Vlatkovich, bassist Clyde Reed and drummer Carson Halley) and they display a remarkable chemistry throughout. Halley provides very distinctive compositions as starting points--he gives a brief ...

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Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Like many other corners in that amorphous room called jazz, big band jazz has grown more abstract and experimental since its heyday in the 1930s. This process is necessary for the creative evolution of the art, but often produces music that is as unlistenable as it is creative--or brilliant. Abstract growth may be considered horizontal evolution, ...

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Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Led by East Coast drumming icon Tommy Igoe, the Birdland Big Band delivers powerful performances each Friday night at New York's renowned Birdland jazz club. Eleven captures Igoe and some of the city's finest jazz musicians playing in the same hard-driving fashion on eleven signature arrangements of funk, Latin and contemporary jazz. This high-octane orchestra is ...