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Donny McCaslin: Casting for Gravity

Read "Casting for Gravity" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Splendidamente prodotto da David Binney e pubblicato dall'etichetta di Dave Douglas Casting for Gravity è il disco - molto curato sia sotto l'aspetto prettamente formale che espressivo - con il quale Donny McCaslin dà ulteriore prova di duttilità compositiva e riuscita d'insieme. Il leader si mostra in forma olimpica nell'iniziale “Stadium Jazz," dove mette a segno un ...

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Donny McCaslin: Casting For Gravity

Read "Casting For Gravity" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Incorporating electronic instrumentation into his palette, tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin dishes out a thrusting program that could, to some extent, be nestled within the jazz-fusion genre, but not in the traditional sense. The hard-hitting saxophonist and his band integrate fusion mechanics and spacey treatments to underscore many of the popping grooves, thundering pulses, knotty time signatures ...

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Donny McCaslin: Casting For Gravity

Read "Casting For Gravity" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin has bravely developed a uniquely personal sound that proudly claims its heritage in the long mainstream of jazz, yet sounds freshly innovative. He has released eleven albums under his leadership, among which Recommended Tools (Greenleaf, 2008), with its punishing, revealing trio format, was a high-water mark. McCaslin deploys sheets-of-sound density inherited from ...

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Donny McCaslin: Casting For Gravity

Read "Casting For Gravity" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If saxophonist Donny McCaslin stuck a toe into the ocean of electric jazz with his previous album Perpetual Motion (Greenleaf, 2010), then with Casting For Gravity he dives headfirst into the sea. But don't worry, with his musical dexterity and adeptness on horn, he is in no danger of sinking. In fact, he takes to these ...