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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Unlimited 31 - Mary Halvorson "Ribbons of Euphoria"

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The 31st edition of Unlimited Festival, in Wels, titled “Ribbon of Euphoria," was curated by American guitarist Mary Halvorson. who organized a program focused on guitar-oriented groups, offering to the audience a wide range of improvised music. Performers included Halvorson, Stephan Crump, Ellery Eskelin, Tomas Fujiwara, Mira Lu Kovacs, Susana Santos Silva, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jessica ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sylvie Courvoisier/Mary Halvorson: Crop Circles

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Crop Circles is the inevitable meeting of two remarkable female artists. Both pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and guitarist Mary Halvorson have distinguished careers. Courvoisier in her quartet, her large ensemble, and Mephista (a trio with Ikue Mori and Susie Ibarra). Halvorson leads a trio, quintet, septet, octet and is a member multiple bands including Thumbscrew, Anthony Braxton's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anthony Braxton: 3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011

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There is little in the extensive catalog of Anthony Braxton that falls into a customary compositional milieu. His more recently formed conceptual structure, Echo Echo Mirror House (circa 2011), succeeds Ghost Trance Music and Diamond Curtain Wall Music as a platform for his unique system of coded composing and improvising. On 3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011, each ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

The Music Of Terry Riley, Miriam Makeba, Andy Warhol & Gil Evans

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Darmstadt Essential Repertoire/Ensemble LPR
(le) Poisson Rouge
November 4, 2014

This rendition of Terry Riley's “In C" was presented by a grouping that virtually has no name. The Darmstadt Essential Repertoire team (long associated with Brooklyn's Issue Project Room) have been presenting an annual invocation of this pioneering minimalist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Plymouth: Plymouth

Read "Plymouth" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

Decisamente affascinanti le trame policrome, acide e vintage dei Plymouth, inedito combo dedito all'improvvisazione radicale animato dal tastierista Jamie Saft e dal chitarrista Joe Morris e che in questa nuova avventura associa una solida sezione ritmica formata dal bassista Chris Lightcap e dal batterista Gerald Clever. Dulcis in fundo i Plymouth si avvalgono in questa occasione ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series at Roulette

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The Tri-Centric Orchestra
Roulette
Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series
Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 24-25, 2013

Addressing the audience at Roulette on Sept. 24, halfway through the first of two nights of the Tri-Centric Presenting Series, trumpeter and foundation executive director Taylor Ho Bynum acknowledged the influence of Artistic Director and spiritual godfather ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Thirteenth Assembly: Station Direct

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«Where Is Brooklyn?», si chiedeva Don Cherry a metà degli anni Sessanta. Quasi mezzo secolo dopo, alla luce della nuova geografia musicale, dove sia Brooklyn non è più un mistero: esattamente al centro del jazz. È al di là dell'East River che si produce uno dei migliori “modern mainstream" del pianeta, distillato con amorevole cura da ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Harris Eisenstadt: Full Steam Ahead

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As well as three current working (and touring) ensembles, a busy recording schedule and a flourishing teaching career, Toronto, Canada-born percussionist/composer Harris Eisenstadt is also a family man. Now settled in New York City, it's been a busy year, with four recordings-September Trio (Clean Feed, 2011), Canada Day III (Songlines, 2012), Canada Day II (Songlines, 2011), ...

NEWS: OPINION

Matthew Shipp Counts His Blessings for 2011

Matthew Shipp Counts His Blessings for 2011

Matthew Shipp's ten highlights of the year 1.The reception of my cd ”Art of the Improviser”. 2. Gigging with my trio with Michael Bisio and Whit Dickey,not only great players, but incredible people to share road life with. 3. Recording my upcoming 2012 CD Elastic Aspects with my trio of Bisio and Dickey. 4. Continuing to upset the applecart of the jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone: Departure of Reason

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Departure of Reason is guitarist Mary Halvorson and violist Jessica Pavone's fourth duo recording, following Thin Air (Thirsty Ear, 2009), On and Off (Skirl, 2007) and Prairies (Lucky Kitchen, 2005). As leading lights of the fertile Brooklyn scene, their unique musical vocabulary encompasses a wealth of seemingly unrelated genres, from flamenco and folk to madrigal and ...