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Anna Webber: Simple

Read "Simple" reviewed by Libero Farnè

La trentenne sassofonista canadese Anna Webber si è trasferita a New York nel 2008, dove ha studiato con Jason Moran ed ha preso contatti con la scena jazzistica più creativa. Dopo un paio di CD per la Pirouet Records giunge a questo lavoro autoprodotto per l'etichetta di Chris Speed.
I primi due brani presentano ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anna Webber: Simple

Read "Simple" reviewed by Dave Wayne

If things aren't just right, listening to complicated music can be like doing your taxes. There has to be chemistry, there has to be a narrative, and--even though you don't know what's coming next--the music's got to be on. The players have to be free to speak in a new language; often one divorced from the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anna Webber: Simple

Read "Simple" reviewed by Paul Naser

Simple (Skirl 2014) , New York based composer/saxophonist Anna Webber's follow up to her 2013 release “Percussive Mechanics (Pirouet 2013) finds her exploring the expressive capabilities of a trio setting. While the compositional sensibilities introduced in her first album remain, her affinity for polyrhythms being a good example, the new texture provides her the ability to ...

Brenda Hopkins Miranda: Simple

Read "Simple" reviewed by James Nadal

The piano thoroughly lends itself to the emotional manifestations of the consummate and contemplative Brenda Hopkins Miranda. Simple channels her profound individuality, drawn from a private source of focused consciousness and performed with genuine grace and elegance.

As a composer and producer, Hopkins Miranda is well-honed, and she is attuned to the album concept, as ...