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Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors, Eric Dolphy and More

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Some very important saxophonists are featured in this episode: Frenchman Emile Parisien is back with almost all of his original quartet, Gebhard Ullman shows why he's considered one of the best contemporary multi-reedists with his Basement Research band, Dave Rempis's new trio debuts The Early Bird Gets, and the great Eric Dolphy with previously-unissued music in ...

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Mark Lomax, Rosetta Trio & Federica Michisanti

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February is Black History Month and this episode features some music recognizing that fact. Drummer and musicologist Mark Lomax 's 400: An Afrikan Epic is a monumental 12-album cycle honoring the 400th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. He used the music he grew up with--spirituals and blues--as source material, and despite criticism and resistance from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Scott DuBois: Autumn Wind

Read "Autumn Wind" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Ottimo chitarrista ed eccellente compositore, il quarantenne Scott DuBois è tra i musicisti più interessanti in circolazione e negli ultimi anni ha proposto lavori di tutto rispetto, tra i quali spicca nel 2015 Winter Light, per la ACT, in quartetto con Gebhard Ullmann, Thomas Morgan e Kresten Osgood, cioè la medesima formazione di questo Autumn Wind, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Scott DuBois: Autumn Wind

Read "Autumn Wind" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When last we heard from guitarist Scott DuBois he was conjuring visceral thoughts of our coldest times on Winter Light (ACT Music, 2015). Now he's turned back the calendar one season, turning his attention toward harvest days with Autumn Wind.

While there are certain similarities between DuBois' two seasonal epics--the presence of bassist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barry Altschul: The 3dom

Read "The 3dom" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Seems of late, Mr Simon, Mr Garfunkel and the nation have been singing “Coo, coo, ca- choo, Mrs. Robinson" not for Joe DiMaggio or the deceased Ann Bancroft, but for drummer Barry Altschul. Somehow, in the 1980s and '90s we misplaced him. Actually, he moved to Europe, recording for smaller labels before he quietly returned to ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Conference Call: Evolution of a Burning Bush

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Conference Call can be as balanced and beautiful as an intricate organism, and just as soon rage with holy fire. The quartet--consisting of saxophonist Gebhard Ullman, bassist Joe Fonda, drummer George Schuller and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens--perpetually weaves in all three dimensions, as well as in time--its own, and music history's.

Together since ...

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Avant-Jazzers Conference Call Interviewed at All About Jazz

Avant-Jazzers Conference Call Interviewed at All About Jazz

Conference Call can be as balanced and beautiful as an intricate organism, but just as soon rage with holy fire. The quartet—consisting of saxophonist Gebhard Ullman, bassist Joe Fonda, drummer George Schuller and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens—perpetually weaves in all three dimensions, as well as in time—its own, and music history's. Together since the late '90s, the ...

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Chris Dahlgren: Mystic Maze

Read "Mystic Maze" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Critics don't always get it right. Surprisingly, their keen critical faculties can desert them and, sooner or later, they are left looking and sounding foolish. In the first half of the twentieth century music critics were routinely dismissive of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók's work, often with a level of vitriol rarely seen in these enlightened times. ...

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Gebhard Ullman: The Big Band Project / Desert Songs and Other Landscapes / Spirals

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Gebhard Ullmann
The Big Band Project
Soul Note
2005

In 2001, German saxophonist Gebhard Ullmann had the opportunity to record with the 20-piece NDR (North German Radio) Big Band, a project which he - a confessed non-fan of big band music - was hesitant to take on. It turns out ...