Content by tag "Gene Lake"


David Gilmore: Energies of Change

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David Gilmore's career started off with a bang. He worked with Steve Coleman through the 1990s, appearing on at least nine recordings either led, or instigated, by the renowned saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and recent MacArthur Award recipient. Since emerging from Coleman's M-BASE fold, Gilmore has worked with a stunning variety of artists both inside and outside ...


Cristina Zavalloni: The Soul Factor

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In concomitanza di Umbria Jazz 14, fra le iniziative collaterali del festival grande rilievo è stato dato alla presentazione dell'ultima fatica discografica di Cristina Zavalloni, concepita in stretta collaborazione con Uri Caine. Per l'occasione erano presenti la stessa Zavalloni e i due produttori: Enzo Capua e Giandomenico Ciaramella. The Soul Factor, registrato in studio a New ...


Montreal Jazz Festival: Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 7, 2012

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
June 28-July 7, 2012
From the time of the airplane's descent to the airport in Montréal, I knew something was different and perhaps special about this place. Instead of a square or rectangular grid style of suburban housing plots, from my window I saw circular formations of housing, ...


Jen Shyu and Theo Bleckmann: Breaking the Song Barrier

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Before Robert Moog came out with the first synthesizer, before Adolphe Sax invented his famous reed instrument, before the trumpets sounded at Jericho, even before the world's ancient tribes tightened their animal skins to make drums, humanity's first instrument was the voice. Not that this is of particular consequence to Theo Bleckmann. “To me, that argument ...


Dave Douglas and Keystone: Columbus, February 5, 2011

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Dave Douglas & Keystone
Lincoln Theatre
Columbus, Ohio
February 5, 2011

It seemed somehow fitting that composer Dave Douglas' presentation of Spark Of Being (Greenleaf Music, 2010) be held in the aftermath of the blizzard of 2011. The audience for this retelling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which begins and ends with a sailing ...


Take Five With Nat Janoff

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Meet Nat Janoff:

Guitarist, composer and teacher Nat Janoff is a graduate of William Paterson University, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance. His debut recording, Looking Through, featuring the rhythm section of world renowned electric bassist, Matthew Garrison, and drummer Gene Lake, put Nat on the map as both a player and ...


Dave Douglas & Keystone play to film in NYC

Dave Douglas & Keystone play to film in NYC

On October 24th, 2010, Dave Douglas & Keystone play the Highline Ballroom in New York. More than a concert, this event will feature the East Coast Premiere of the Bill Morrison film, Spark Of Being. Douglas, who composed the soundtrack to the film and has since released a 3CD box set of the same title chronicling ...


Dave Douglas & Keystone: Spark Of Being (3CD Box) Release Day

Dave Douglas & Keystone: Spark Of Being (3CD Box) Release Day

On April 24th, 2010, Dave Douglas and experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison unveiled their multimedia collaboration, Spark Of Being, at Stanford University. On film, it stands as a reinterpretation of the Frankenstein myth using new, archival, and distressed footage. The themes, penned by Douglas for his Grammy-nominated band Keystone, integrate electronics seamlessly into the improvised music, piecing ...


Dave Douglas & Keystone: Spark of Being

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Dave Douglas & Keystone

Spark of Being

Greenleaf Music


Trumpet player and composer Dave Douglas has risen from the ranks of tenacious Downtown improvisers to become a leading force in creative mainstream jazz in the past decade. Regularly overshadowing perennial favorite Wynton Marsalis in “Best Trumpeter" polls for the past ...


Dave Douglas & Keystone: Spark Of Being: Expand

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Just as summer comes to a close, another great release from trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas comes along. Expand is the second part of a trilogy of music, performed by Dave Douglas & Keystone, for the Bill Morrison film Spark of Being (2010). The film and related music bring Mary Shelley's iconic novel, Frankenstein (1818), and the relationship ...