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Ben Perowsky

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Perowsky’s notable career has placed him among a small vanguard of players able to move between jazz, experimental music and cutting edge pop and rock. As a teen in NYC, he appeared with Dizzy Gillespie as well as Cecil Taylor and was soon playing with artists such as Rickie Lee Jones, John Cale (Velvet Underground), Roy Ayers, James Moody, Bob Berg, Mike Stern and Michael Brecker. Later he played in NY bands Elysian Fields and Joan as Policewoman as well as John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. He Co-founded the electric jazz group Lost Tribe and has continued to record and perform with Rock, Pop and Jazz legends such as John Scofield, Belle and Sebastian, John Zorn, Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains), John Medeski (MMW), Dave Douglas, Lou Reed, Mike Stern, Tegan and Sara, Uri Caine, Steven Bernstein, Lizz Wright, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Vernon Reid, Salif Keita, Loudon, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, and Trixie Whitley

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Article: Profile

Jazz Honors The Beatles

Read "Jazz Honors The Beatles" reviewed by AAJ Staff


All About Jazz is honoring The Fab Four in the year of the 60th anniversary of the release of their first album (Please Please Me). This collective tribute was originally published in September 2009--as a living document, we'll add more quotes & stories over time (see how-to in comments section). We also compiled a companion playlist ...

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Article: Play This!

Lost Tribe: Vevasis

Read "Lost Tribe: Vevasis" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


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Article: Liner Notes

David Binney: Barefooted Town

Read "David Binney: Barefooted Town" reviewed by Josef Woodard


Continuing Saga of the Strong Seeker I remember distinctly during the 2007 Montreal Jazz Festival, sifting through and measuring up the usual blur of stimuli, seeking out the prizes among prizes in the program. In one corner, there was Wayne Shorter, in the finest of his performance I'd ever heard—playing up his suits as composer and ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Steve Khan: A Rich Discography and A Priceless Left Hand

Read "Steve Khan: A Rich Discography and A Priceless Left Hand" reviewed by Jim Worsley


The life and times of guitarist extraordinaire Steve Khan stretch through a high volume of evolving chapters that fuse together like the passages of a finely crafted arrangement. An expansive conversation with Khan touched on a variety of memories. Still, this is perhaps the Reader's Digest version of the seventy-three years old musician and composer's remarkable ...

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Upstream

Label: El Destructo Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: 1.Dania 06:20 (Pastorius) 2.Meta 08:17 (Medeski) 3.Kanape 06:07 (Perowsky) 4.Paul 05:16 (Perowsky) 5.Worms 08:08 (Medeski) 6.Face On The Barroom Floor 04:56 (Shorter) 7.Sidecar 06:58 (Davis) 8.Love and the Apocalypse 07:05 (Perowsky)

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Céline Bonacina, Keith Jarrett, Carla Marciano and More New Releases

Read "Céline Bonacina, Keith Jarrett, Carla Marciano and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Another week repleate with deliciuos new releases, from those of European jazz queens Céline Bonacina, Yazz Ahmed and Carla Marciano, to the Pan-African manifesto of Russell Gunn's Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra, to the collaborative trios of Ben Perowsky—-John Medeski—Chris Speed, Zach Brock—Matt Ulery—Jon Deitemyer, and Alban Darche—Matthieu Donarier—Meivelyan Jacquot, not to mention the latest by Keith ...

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Article: Live From New York

Alvin Curran, Ben Perowsky, David Tronzo, John Medeski, Tim Berne, David Torn & Hank Roberts

Read "Alvin Curran, Ben Perowsky, David Tronzo, John Medeski, Tim Berne, David Torn & Hank Roberts" reviewed by Martin Longley


Alvin Curran The Park Avenue Armory March 14, 2018 The composer and keyboardist Alvin Curran was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and is now a sprightly 79 years old. His work with Musica Elettronica Viva in Rome, from 1966 onwards, is of most interest to followers of improvised music. Curran ...

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Article: Interview

Jamie Saft: Jazz in the Key of Iggy

Read "Jamie Saft: Jazz in the Key of Iggy" reviewed by Luca Canini


In 1988 Bill Laswell produced Iggy Pop's album Instinct. Back then, little he could have known that, almost thirty years later, he would have been instrumental in facilitating the iconic singer's first foray in the Jazz world. Loneliness Road (RareNoiseRecords) documents the latest incarnation of James Newell Osterberg Junior, the front man of proto-punk band The ...

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Article: Live Review

Umbria Jazz Winter a Orvieto

Read "Umbria Jazz Winter a Orvieto" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Umbria Jazz Winter 24 Orvieto Varie sedi 28.12.2016-01.01.2017 In questa ventiquattresima edizione di Umbria Jazz Winter, come in altre precedenti, non è mancata la qualità, con alcuni concerti che non sarebbe facile ascoltare altrove, fra cui molte proposte replicate in più sedi e in orari diversi. Quasi tutti i gruppi ...


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