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Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man

Read "Shadow Man" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Alto saxophonist Tim Berne's Snakeoil is a group that bonds asymmetrical contours into the big picture, where many progressive jazz aficionados often expect the unexpected from this artist who radiates an antithesis to conventional norms. More of the gradual ascensions, tricky time signatures, fractured flows and odd-metered unison choruses come into play on Shadow Man. Berne's ...

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Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man

Read "Shadow Man" reviewed by Troy Collins

New York-based alto saxophonist Tim Berne has long been regarded one of the Downtown scene's most forward-thinking bandleaders. Among his peers, no other artist has so often fostered the creative talent of subsequent generations; multi-instrumentalist Chris Speed, keyboardist Craig Taborn and drummer Jim Black all spent their formative years playing alongside the veteran saxophonist. Likewise, Berne ...

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Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man

Read "Shadow Man" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ad un anno di distanza dal notevole debutto su ECM, Tim Berne's Snakeoil rilancia e raddoppia. Shadow Man, questo è il titolo, conferma le meraviglie del precedente album, senza trasformarsi in un sequel, seppur di alto livello, ma evolvendo in cosa nuova, a tratti spiazzante come è nelle corde e nella curiosità innata del suo leader. Prendete la struttura asimmetrica ...

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Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man

Read "Shadow Man" reviewed by John Kelman

When Tim Berne released his ECM debut, Snakeoil in 2012, it quickly garnered some of the best reviews of the saxophonist/composer's career, ending up on a number of year-end best of lists. And why not? With a group already together for a couple years (as Los Totopos), Snakeoil represented a major step forward for Berne, both ...