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Mark Helias - Tony Malaby - Tom Rainey: The Signal Maker

Read "The Signal Maker" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Mark Helias è persona cordiale, generosa, empatica. Un carattere aperto, bilanciato tuttavia da un rigore assoluto che caratterizza la sua attività di bandleader e di contrabbassista. Ricordiamo che il suo curriculum è aureo avendo suonato con maestri come Ed Blackwell e Dewey Redman, Anthony Braxton e Ray Anderson, garantendo una versatilità ed una affidabilità assolute.

Mark Helias Open Loose: The Signal Maker

Read "The Signal Maker" reviewed by John Sharpe

Bassist Mark Helias runs a tight ship. Not in the sense of tricksy arrangements or impossible time signatures. It's more the laser sharp focus his accomplished Open Loose combo brings to the job in hand. And that job is breathing bustling and unpredictable life into the baker's dozen selections that constitute The Signal Maker, the unit's ...

Mark Helias - Tony Malaby - Tom Rainey: The Signal Maker

Read "The Signal Maker" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Celebrated bassist Mark Helias brings his all-star Open Loose trio back to the studio where compositions are reimagined, and heavy doses of improvisation are devised with a whole lot of cunningness. With these 13 pieces, the band infuses changeable and buoyantly rendered grooves, ideas, and detours, highlighted by the respective musicians' signature styles and striking intuitiveness. ...