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ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Three New Releases from Peter Kuhn

Read "Three New Releases from Peter Kuhn" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Clarinetist Peter Kuhn came up in the 1970s. In those days, one could count the number of modern jazz clarinet specialists on one hand: John Carter, Perry Robinson, Theo Jorgensmann, Alvin Batiste and--if you include the bass clarinet--Michel Pilz. So, one hand and a finger. Still associated with Benny Goodman, Dixieland and Swing, the clarinet was ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Theo Jorgensmann: Bucksch

Read "Bucksch" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Revered German clarinetist Theo Jorgensmann has played an integral role in the European free jazz scene and is one of several artists who helped revitalize the instrument within avant-garde flanked jazz and improvisational vistas. Here, the artist predominately performs solo works on his G-low clarinet, yet unites with his trio culled from a live performance in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Theo Jorgensmann / Albrecht Maurer: Melencolia

Read "Melencolia" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Melencolia is based on Abrecht Dürer's 1514 engraving by the same name, created during Germany's horrific Peasants' Wars. However, these prominent jazz and avant-garde artists unite the brighter side of life to offset some fierce interactions.

The lower register of Theo Jorgensmann's G-low clarinet synchronizes with Albrecht Maurer's violin and viola phrasings, bringing the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Rozanne Levine & Chakra Tuning at CSV Cultural Center, NYC

Rozanne Levine & Chakra Tuning at CSV Cultural Center, NYC

ROZANNE LEVINE & CHAKRA TUNING AT CSV CULTURAL CENTER, LOWER MANHATTAN ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

PROGRAM: Evolving Music Mondays presents Creative Sounds of Dissension featuring ROZANNE LEVINE & CHAKRA TUNING: Rozanne Levine: clarinets/bamboo flute; Perry Robinson: clarinets; Mark Whitecage: clarinet/saxophones; Rosi Hertlein: violin/voice.

VENUE: CSV Cultural Center: LES Galleryקst floor; 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington & ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oles Brothers with Rob Brown: Live At SJC

Read "Live At SJC" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It's funny how certain jazz players find other kindred spirits to play with. Where would Ornette Coleman have been if he hadn't found Charlie Haden? Or McCoy Tyner without John Coltrane? Like minds always seem to find and sometimes track down each other. Such is the case with the Polish brothers Marcin Oles (bass) and Bartlomiej ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Theo Jorgensmann: Sheep with Two Heads

Read "Theo Jorgensmann: Sheep with Two Heads" reviewed by Richard Noel Taylor

Theo Jörgensmann, the German free jazz clarinet maestro likes to quote the Austrian cultural historian, Egon Fridell: “pure originality has no great value--it is like a sheep with two heads." Fridell, who committed suicide in 1938 as the SA arrived at his door, was fond of illustrating his thinking with vivid and elliptical images of this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Theo Jorgensmann & Oles Brothers: Alchemia

Read "Alchemia" reviewed by Chris May

Clarinetist Theo Jorgensmann's Alchemia is the third Hat Hut release in a row in which a free improvising, progressive musician has woven overt and telling references to past glories of the jazz tradition into his own, singular style.



Cellist Daniel Levin's Blurry (Hat Hut, 2007) evoked the chamber jazz of the 1950s and 1960s ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Theo Jorgensmann & Oles Brothers: "Alchemia" on Hatology 646

Theo Jorgensmann & Oles Brothers: "Alchemia" on Hatology 646

Theo Jorgensmann & Oles Brothers: Alchemia
Hatology 646

"Perhaps surprisingly for a conceptualist like Jorgensmann, 'straightahead' jazzers Tony Scott and Buddy De Franco now seem even more relevant to our updated perception of Alchemia. Both were powerful clarinetists who brought idiosyncratic phrasing and a harmonic bite to solos that balanced on the cusp of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Theo Jorgensmann: Fellowship

Read "Fellowship" reviewed by Brad Glanden

Free jazz arrangements often spurn the development of form and structure, deriving their complexity from inter-ensemble relationships. The specter of 1960s collective improvisation looms large over Theo Jörgensmann's Fellowship. Though the compositions are founded on epigrammatic themes, they weave an intricate framework for moment-to-moment interaction.

The members of the clarinetist's conceptually sophisticated sextet bring six different ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Theo Jörgensmann: Fellowship

Read "Fellowship" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La prima cosa che colpisce di questo album è l’organico, fatto di musicisti appartenenti a generazioni e geografie diverse dell’avanguardia (ammesso che questa parola abbia ancora - se mai ne ha avuto - un senso). Tutti musicisti dallo stile personalissimo ed allo stesso tempo ricco di influenze del passato e del presente del jazz (ma non solo). Una ...