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New England Conservatory Launches Low-Latency Music-Making Initiative, Leading The Way In Innovative Technology For Musicians And Music Educators

New England Conservatory Launches Low-Latency  Music-Making Initiative, Leading The Way In Innovative Technology For Musicians And Music Educators

The use of this near lagless technology makes NEC the first music institution to undertake such a large-scale initiative using cutting-edge audio-visual technology with live performance and music education New England Conservatory (NEC) and Grammy Award winning vocal faculty member Ian Howell have revolutionized low-latency music-making using cutting edge and affordable technology for musicians and music ...

The Volcanic World Of Pyroclastic Records

Read "The Volcanic World Of Pyroclastic Records" reviewed by Mark Corroto

As listeners we so often typecast musicians and music labels. Artists are pigeonholed into silos: classical, jazz, rock, blues, pop, etc.. Go into any record store (if you can find a brick & mortar one) and this segregation, a forced separation, is also evident. Even streaming services are divided in this manner. Maybe it is just ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mary Halvorson's Code Girl: Artlessly Falling

Read "Artlessly Falling" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Aside from her most obvious musical talents, including her phenomenal guitar chops and her budding talent as a lyricist, Mary Halvorson has a special gift for understanding the abilities of her bandmates and drawing out their strengths to the fullest. Part of it is the way she tends to keep the same company in her assorted ...

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What Happens In A Year: Ceremonie / Musique

Read "Ceremonie / Musique" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

New York-based reedist (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone) Josh Sinton says: “Every day when I wake up, I try to make some stuff." An admirable goal. One of the things he made, in cahoots with his band What Happens In A Year, is a recording called ceremonie / musique. The set has been described, accurately, as “daringly ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Matt Wilson Quartet: Hug!

Read "Hug!" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

A hug is something which is a distant memory for most of us these days. The warm and friendly vibes of this new Matt Wilson album could be thought of as a virtual hug, full of smile-inducing swing and raffish humor. Wilson's partners on this excursion are some of his usual cohorts, saxophonist Jeff ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Tues., Oct. 13: Rudresh Mahanthappa Celebrates 'Hero Trio' With Streaming Album Release Concert

Tues., Oct. 13: Rudresh Mahanthappa Celebrates 'Hero Trio' With Streaming Album Release Concert

Alto saxophone star Rudresh Mahanthappa celebrates the release of Hero Trio—a wide-ranging session encompassing the music of his formative influences including Charlie Parker, Stevie Wonder, Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman and Johnny Cash—with a live stream of the pre-recorded album concert along with a live Q & A moderated by Nate Chinen of WBGO. The event takes ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Nate Wooley: Seven Storey Mountain VI

Read "Seven Storey Mountain VI" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Long considered one of the most innovative and idiosyncratic trumpeters in the improvised music community, Nate Wooley has for many years astonished listeners with his formidable technique and broad-minded vision. Nowhere is this more evident than in his Seven Storey Mountain series, a sequence of recordings going back to 2007 that is now in its sixth ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Two From The Pyroclastic Label: Cory Smythe & Eric Revis

Read "Two From The Pyroclastic Label: Cory Smythe & Eric Revis" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The Pyroclastic label run by pianist Kris Davis received a lot of attention last year due to the critical acclaim given Davis' own album on the label, Diatom Ribbons. It has kept going this year, continuing to present challenging projects by forward thinking musicians. Here are a couple of them. Cory Smythe

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lafayette Gilchrist: Now

Read "Now" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Pianist and composer Lafayette Gilchrist has made clear that, in part, Now addresses the racial and political conflicts erupting across America in 2020. The music is suitably intense and tumultuous. The album demands change while also reminding us that the violence and divisions splintering the country are not new. The repression and oppression embedded ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Sat., October 10: Lafayette Gilchrist Celebrates 'Now' With Livestream Album Release Concert Presented By Creative Alliance

Sat., October 10: Lafayette Gilchrist Celebrates 'Now' With Livestream Album Release Concert Presented By Creative Alliance

Pianist, composer and bandleader extraordinaire Lafayette Gilchrist returns to the trio format on his engrossing, self-released double disc, NOW, the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed solo piano album, Dark Matter, which many critics cited as one of 2019’s best jazz releases. Gilchrist will celebrate with a livestream album release concert on Saturday, October 10, 8 ...


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