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NEWS: RECORDING

Dot Time Records Announce "Interplay," An Exciting New Album From The François Moutin/Kavita Shah Duo

Dot Time Records Announce "Interplay," An Exciting New Album  From The François Moutin/Kavita Shah Duo

Interplay is a meeting of minds and spirits, one that embraces virtuosity, spontaneity, and lyricism through a repertoire of standards and original music adapted to the unique instrumentation of acoustic bass and voice. It features 11 tracks recorded at Sear Sound Studios in New York and Studio le Meudon in jny: Paris. Kavita Shah and François ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Benedikt Jahnel Trio: The Invariant

Read "The Invariant" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The Invariant, as in a “constant," is a fitting title for Benedikt Jahnel Trio who have recorded as a unit since their debut Modular Concepts (Material label, 2008) and later moving on to the ECM label with Equilibrium (2012). Jahnel, a musician and mathematician in Berlin, has a deep appreciation for complex similarities between the two ...

Kyoko Oyobe: Happy Silence

Read "Happy Silence" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Molto attiva nei club di New York, la pianista giapponese guida da un paio d'anni un quartetto che in questo CD è nella formazione originaria, con Steve Wilson, Michael O'Brien e Matt Wilson. Dal 2014 a oggi ha avuto modo di compiere un tour in Giappone con Chris Speed ospite e il suo attuale organico è ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Bird Calls at The Wexner Center for The Arts

Read "Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Bird Calls at The Wexner Center for The Arts" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa brought his quintet to the Wexner Center at The Ohio State University February 27, 2016, to play his book of original compositions precipitated by the music of Charlie Parker. The audience to this sold out show was left with the proverbial question: which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Aimee Allen: Matter of Time

Read "Matter of Time" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Aimée Allen has a wonderful ear for beauty; fluent in two romantic languages, French and Portuguese, Allen's warm timbered voice also is fluent in conveying passionate phrases that seem to be wholly heart felt. Matter of Time (Azuline Music) is her latest musical offering that contains highly original music and lyrics penned by Allen dealing with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird Calls

Read "Bird Calls" reviewed by Dave Wayne

On Bird Calls, alto saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa takes on the music of Charlie Parker in a personal and profound way, accompanied by his whip-smart, uber-hip and youthful backing band. Let's face it, folks; this is the sort of thing a jazz fan's daydreams are made of. The result doesn't disappoint; Bird Calls is a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird Calls

Read "Bird Calls" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Charlie Parker has been deified, his methods have been codified, and his recordings have been analyzed ad infinitum. Six decades have passed since he left this realm, yet he remains the lodestar for a significant portion of the jazz community, from the aspiring to the elite, and his influence hasn't waned one bit. Given all of ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird Calls

Read "Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird Calls" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

In this innovative album, Rudresh Mahanthappa is to “Yardbird" Charlie Parker what Albert Einstein was to Isaac Newton. He revises Parker's legacy to his own advanced understanding, yet preserves the essential truth of Parker's contribution to jazz. One genius says “hello" to another and then goes his own way. The result is an exciting “leaning in" ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

North Sea Jazz Festival 2014

Read "North Sea Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

North Sea Jazz Festival 2014
Rotterdam, Netherlands
July, 11, 2014

The North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam is the biggest indoor festival in Europe. It is organized by Mojo Concerts and The Security Company, both part of Live Nation Entertainment, a worldwide operating live event mega-organizer (240,000 events annually in 33 countries). ...

Tigran Hamasyan: Shadow Theater

Read "Shadow Theater" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Pianist Tigran Hamasyan's Shadow Theater is an innovative convergence of composition and folk music from his birthplace in Armenia. Having performed since the age of three, gained acclaimed in Europe and won first place at the 2006 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, there's never been a question of his abilities. He shines in a traditional ...