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ARTICLE: PROFILES

BassDrumBone and the New Haven Jazz Renaissance

Read "BassDrumBone and the New Haven Jazz Renaissance" reviewed by Daniel Barbiero

When they first began playing together in jny: New Haven, Connecticut in 1977, the trio BassDrumBone--bassist Mark Helias, percussionist Gerry Hemingway and trombonist Ray Anderson--were called OAHSPE. The name, which Anderson recalls having heard in Seattle from a source he understood to be Native American, is supposed to mean “sky earth and spirit." It is coincidentally ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Steve Swell: Appreciating the Avant Garde Today

Read "Steve Swell: Appreciating the Avant Garde Today" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

[This is the third of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give us their own unique perspectives. In the first interview of the series, saxophonist Bobby ...

BassDrumBone: The Long Road

Read "The Long Road" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Decimo disco e quaranta candeline da spegnere per un trio solido e irresistibile come i BassDrumBone di Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway e Ray Anderson.
Si festeggia con un disco doppio che vede come ospiti il pianista Jason Moran e il sassofonista Joe Lovano, scelta del tutto logica data la forte natura avventurosa di entrambi ...

The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 2

Read "The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 2" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part 1 of Jazz and Protest took an in-depth look at two landmark artists and the songs that laid the groundwork for protest within the jazz community. Billie Holiday's “Strange Fruit" took a circuitous route from its origins as a poem to its successful recording on a small label that was not afraid to lend a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carlos Bica & Azul featuring Frank Möbus and Jim Black: More Than This

Read "More Than This" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Azul, comprising Portuguese bassist Carlos Bica, guitarist Frank Möbus from Germany and drummer Jim Black from New York, is one of those trios around with a highly notable profile and characteristic signature. No doubt many dedicated music lovers will have their own history with this group that has been active now for more than 20 years. ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2016

Read "Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Troy Collins

Compiling end of the year lists is never easy. Considering the quantity of recordings released in a year's time, attempting to compose a list mentioning every first-rate session would be difficult at best. These ten albums represent a fertile cross-section of some of the most compelling modern jazz issued in 2016. Many of the records listed ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

BassDrumBone: The Long Road

Read "The Long Road" reviewed by Troy Collins

Trombonist Ray Anderson, bassist Mark Helias, and drummer Gerry Hemingway have been performing together as BassDrumBone for almost four decades. The Long Road, the trio's tenth release, was recorded in celebration of the ensemble's forty-year anniversary, and is the group's most wide-ranging and definitive effort to date. In honor of this auspicious occasion, they invited esteemed ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

BassDrumBone: The Long Road

Read "The Long Road" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

BassDrumBone has been in the business of making bold, muscular music for forty years, starting their unusual instrumental collaboration in 1977, and releasing their first album, Ohaspe on Auricle Records, in 1979. Trombonist Ray Anderson, bassist Mark Helias and drummer Gerry Hemingway employ a free form, powerhouse approach--there's not much pussyfooting going on with this instrumentation, ...

Filippo Vignato

Read "Filippo Vignato" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. How Town -I Dare You Sea (Kleine Opa -2016).
Per me una rivelazione, è il terzo album di questo gruppo vocale (leader il contrabbassista belga Lennart Heyndels) formato da giovani improvvisatori ed improvvisatrici nord-europei di immenso talento gravitanti attorno alla vivace scena olandese. Disco visionario per scrittura, suono, ricerca sulle possibilità dello strumento vocale ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

SLM Ensemble: Source

Read "Source" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

SLM is an acronym for Source Liminal Music as well as a tri-consonantal root of of the Hebrew and Arabic words for peace, shalom and salam. It is also the name of a composition of master double bassist Mark Dresser and composer-conductor Sarah Weaver, written for the “Deep Tones for Peace" event in April 2009, a ...


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