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Nathan Hubbard / Skeleton Key Orchestra: Furiously Dreaming

Read "Furiously Dreaming" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Sprawling. Massive. Unapologetically ambitious. All over the musical map. But, somehow, not excessive. Furiously Dreaming is a two-CD set by percussionist / composer / musical visionary Nathan Hubbard and his 50-member (for this recording) Skeleton Key Orchestra. The leader or co-leader of a dozen or so different small ensembles playing everything from modern jazz to contemporary ...

Virtual Tour: A Reduced Carbon Footprint Concert Series [DVD]

Read "Virtual Tour: A Reduced Carbon Footprint Concert Series [DVD]" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Myra Melford, Michael Dessen
Virtual Tour: A Reduced Carbon Footprint Concert Series
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2016

Un quartetto base localizzato al Music Center Theatre di San Diego composto da Nicole Mitchell al flauto, Michael Dessen = 16481} al trombone, {{m: Myra Melford al ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Liberty Ellman: Radiate

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Radiate is guitarist Liberty Ellman's fourth album under his own name since 1997 and his third for Pi Recordings, following 2006's Ophiuchus Butterfly. Ellman's output as a bandleader over the years has been secondary to his role as an in-demand sideman however, working with such luminaries as Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Myra Melford, and Jason Robinson--hence ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Conference Call: Seven: Live @ Firehouse 12

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The collective quartet Conference Call performs music within the egalitarian principles of jazz as a democracy, confirming that a band can be both leaderless and led by different players without diminishing the quality and character of its music.

A working band since 1998, the lineup of reed player Gebhard Ullmann, pianist Michael Jefry Stevens, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Thumbscrew: Thumbscrew

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Thumbscrew is the self-titled debut of a two-year-old trio featuring guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. As leading members of the next generation, Halvorson and Fujiwara have honed their finely-tuned rapport in numerous ensembles over the years, including cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum's flagship sextet, where they first met Formanek, who subbed for ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2012

Read "Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2012" reviewed by Troy Collins

Considering the quantity of recordings released in a year's time, attempting to compile an end of the year list mentioning every first-rate session would be difficult at best. The ten titles included below are among the most exceptional new jazz albums I've heard in 2012.

Jason Robinson
Tiresian Symmetry
Cuneiform Records

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Jason Robinson: Tiresian Symmetry

Read "Tiresian Symmetry" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Immersed in the myths of ancient Greece, multi-reedman Jason Robinson underscores this major work based on the prophet Tiresias, who lived as both a man and woman. Nonetheless, Robinson has proven that change and risk-taking via the power of his pen and acute technical skills have become a de facto standard. From a jazz standpoint, he ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jason Robinson: Tiresian Simmetry

Read "Tiresian Simmetry" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il nonetto colto all'opera in questo CD sotto la direzione del trentasettenne sassofonista e compositore (tutti suoi i temi) californiano Jason Robinson possiede indiscutibilmente il tiro della big band (anche se si avverte l'assenza di ottoni acuti), ma al tempo stesso, vista la presenza di doppia tuba (quando Lowe ripone il trombone basso), doppia percussione e ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jason Robinson: Tiresian Symmetry

Read "Tiresian Symmetry" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Composer and reed player Jason Robinson tends to weave his musical projects with multiple and overlapping narrative layers, and Tiresian Symmetry is no different. It is more ambitious than his previous large ensemble project, The Two Faces of Janus (Cuneiform, 2010), but still draws inspiration from Greek mythology. This time he was inspired by the mythical ...

Jason Robinson: The Two Faces of Janus

Read "The Two Faces of Janus" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Periodicamente si ripresenta l'occasione di ribadire come certe esperienze attuali di musica improvvisata, soprattutto americane, dimostrino una diretta derivazione da espressioni che si sono imposte con una precisa identità nel corso degli anni Ottanta. Penso in particolare alle ricerche giovanili di Tim Berne e Steve Coleman, che a loro volta avevano alle spalle altri maestri e modelli, da ...


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