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Herbie Hancock: Seven Decades of Imagination

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In the jazz world, certain figures exist purely as first names, their reputation assuring recognition. When ones hears the name Herbie, the mind jumps immediately to possibly the most famous 'rhythm section' in history: Herbie, Ron and Tony. That group included two more figures for whom last names are unnecessary, Miles and Wayne. Herbert Jeffrey Hancock ...


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Steve Lacy: Let’s Call This…Esteem; Hall Egg Farm 2000.10.16; November and Ideal Bread's Transmit

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Steve Lacy/Mal WaldronLet's Call This...EsteemSLAM-Silta2010 Steve LacyHall Egg Farm 2000.10.16Suigyu2010 Steve LacyNovemberIntakt2010 Ideal BreadTransmitCuneiform2010


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Trumpet & Piano: Dennis González/João Paulo & Enrico Rava/Ran Blake

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Dennis González / João PauloScapeGraceClean Feed2009 Enrico Rava / Ran BlakeDuo En NoirBetween the Lines2009 Different instruments paired in duet with piano bring out unique facets. With drums, its percussive ...


Article: Album Review

The Necks: Silverwater

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A recent conversation brought up the question why anyone would buy a CD by the Australian trio The Necks. The interlocutor wasn't questioning the quality of the band, merely wondering about listening to them any way other than live. The reason is the same why people read Tennessee Williams plays--appreciating genius outside of the visceral experience. ...


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Marilyn Lerner: Arms Spread Wide & Ugly Beauties

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Marilyn Lerner/Ken Filiano/Lou GrassiArms Spread WideNo Business2009 Marilyn Lerner/Matt Brubeck/Nick FraserUgly BeautiesActuelle2009 A quick perusal of Canadian pianist Marilyn Lerner's website presents a musician whose projects are both typically and ...


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Globe Unity: Holland

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Ab Baars/Ig Henneman/Misha MengelbergSliptongWig2009 Wolter WierbosDeiningDolFijn2009 Michiel BraamNon-Functionals!BBB2009 Dutch jazz has been around since the 1920s and changed radically in the aftermath ...


Article: Album Review

Gunter Baby Sommer / Manfred Schoof / Gianluigi Trovesi / Barre Phillips: Peitzer Grand Mit Vieren

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This 1981 live set, taken from the Jazzwerkstatt Peitz at one time the biggest jazz festival in Germany outside of Berlin, organized by Ulli Blobel and Peter Metag, is a discographist's dream. It presents the earliest official recording of bassist Barre Phillips playing with trumpeter Manfred Schoof (predating Gunter Hampel's Jubilation (Birth, 1983) by over two ...


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Globe Unity: Russia

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Anthony Braxton / Maral YakshievaImprovisations (Duo) 2008SoLyd2009 Alex RostotskyPictures at an Exhibition or Promenade with Mussorgsky One Records-JazzBass Theatre2009 Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky/Andrei Kondakov/ Vladimir VolkovIn Search of a StandardLeo


Article: Book Review

Reaching Into The Unknown 1964-2009

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Reaching Into The Unknown 1964-2009 Jacques Bisceglia/Steve Dalachinsky softcover; 440 pages ISBN: n/a Rogue Art 2009 Jazz and modern poetry seem ideally suited, in temperament if not exactly aesthetic. Though it is designed to mimic the cadences of a freeform improvisation, jazz poetry is still a ...


Article: Album Review

Bobby Previte: Pan Atlantic

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The “mashup," the blending of two or more songs to create a new work, has steadily gained popularity over the last decade. It is only fitting then that creative musicians feel free to utilize a similar approach when producing original music. Drummer Bobby Previte's Pan Atlantic seems to be an excellent example. The ...


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