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Ben Neill

Ben Neill has been described as a “creative composer, genius performer and inventor of the mutantrumpet” (Time Out NY 2008) whose music “masterfully blurs the lines between electronic dance music and jazz sounds” (Billboard). Neill has recently completed his newest CD, Night Science which will be released on Thirsty Ear Recordings this Fall. Neill’s new music combines dubstep beats and basslines with the trippy, otherworldly sonic explorations of his self-invented instrument, the mutantrumpet. This is Neill’s first recording since Automotive, released on Six Degrees Records in 2002

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

On Miles' (not so) Silent Way

Read "On Miles' (not so) Silent Way" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


On 30 July 1969 Miles Davis released In a Silent Way. After influencing generations of musicians, its tracks continue to sound as modern 50 years later as when they were first recorded. This week we celebrate the musical trail blazed by that seminal album by focusing on musicians that have embraced Miles' electric ...

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Article: Album Review

Peter Evans Quintet: Ghosts

Read "Ghosts" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The Peter Evans Quintet's Ghosts acts as a sort of back-to-the-future recording--that is, if the present were 2021. This inaugural release on the trumpeter's own label has a standard trumpet/piano/bass/drums setup, plus the incorporation of real-time, live electronic processing to make up the full quintet. Listening to any recording by Evans often prompts the ...

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Article: Year in Review

AAJ's Top 15 Interviews of 2009

Read "AAJ's Top 15 Interviews of 2009" reviewed by AAJ Staff


With nearly 150 interviews published in 2009, AAJ continues to provide the most extensive jazz coverage on the web. We also expanded our interview coverage to include, for those surrounding new CD releases: associated Daily Download tracks; accompanying CD reviews; contest giveaways; and more. As always, AAJ provided coverage of well-known artists ...

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Night Science

Label: Thirsty Ear Recordings
Released: 2009
Track listing: Futura; Afterimage; Gaugear; Outlands; Menace Ultimo; Hearthrob; Monochromatic; Alpha Dub; Booster; Hudsonic.

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News: Contest

Announcing the Winners of the "Ben Neill - Night Science" Contest

Announcing the Winners of the "Ben Neill - Night Science" Contest

Matthew Kingsbury, Judith Manuel, Gary Free, Edward Rodberg and Robert Boling, Congratulations! You're the lucky winners of the Thirsty Ear Recordings “Ben Neill - Night Science“ giveaway. All About Jazz will contact you about claiming your prize. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the contest and please visit Thirsty Ear Recordings for more releases. ...

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Article: Interview

Ben Neill: Starting a Dub War

Read "Ben Neill: Starting a Dub War" reviewed by James Taylor


To say that Ben Neill plays the trumpet--the instrument of such jazz legends as Miles Davis and Clifford Brown--is an epic understatement. “I think electronica is like a new form of jazz--it's an instrumental form of music that plays out in popular culture but has musical ideas that go beyond the expectations of pop music," says ...

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News: Contest

Enter the Thirsty Ear "Ben Neill - Night Science" Giveaway

Enter the Thirsty Ear "Ben Neill - Night Science" Giveaway

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Thirsty Ear “Ben Neill - Night Science“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on November 21st. Click here to enter the contest (Following Ben Neill at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck! Your Friends ...

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Article: Album Review

Ben Neill: Night Science

Read "Night Science" reviewed by Lyn Horton


Composing an aural atmosphere oozing with timelessness requires a talent for making choices from an infinite array of sound propositions. That talent without doubt lies in Ben Neill, whose Night Science boasts a stunning consistency and coherence in fulfilling of the process of combining electronic and acoustic sounds. Refining his signature of individuality as he plays ...

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Article: Contributor News

September 2009

Read "September 2009" reviewed by Michael Ricci


Dear fellow AAJ contributor, I hope you're all enjoying what's left of the summer. We've been steadily improving AAJ over the last couple of months and I wanted to bring you up to speed on the latest news. Please read on... Your Byline Pops Up! Tip: Sizing Embedded Videos Two Editors Wanted: ...


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