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Brandon Lopez

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New York-based composer and bassist working at the fringes of jazz, free improvisation, noise and new music. His music has been praised as “brutal” (Chicago Reader) and “relentless” (The New York Times). From the New York Philharmonic's David Geffen Hall to the DIY basements of Brooklyn, Lopez has worked beside many luminaries of jazz, classical, poetry, and experimental music, including Fred Moten, John Zorn, Okkyung Lee, Ingrid Laubrock, Tony Malaby, Tyshawn Sorey, Bill Nace, Chris Potter, Edwin Torres, Tom Rainey, Cecilia Lopez, Sun Ra Arkestra, Susan Alcorn, Mette Rasmussen, and many others. As a 2019–2020 Artist in Residence at Roulette, Lopez will play with his trio consisting of Gerald Cleaver, & Steve Baczkowski, a 4tet adding Cecilia Lopez, as well as a solo performance and duet with Greg Kelley

Album

Ojos De Gato

Label: CAM Jazz
Released: 2021
Track listing: Revolución; Latino America; Buenos Aires; Ernesto; Padres (A Papà e Gato); Manhattan (A Carla e Dollar); Roma 1962 (A Enrico e Franco); Paris Last; Café Montmartre (A Aldo e Don); Laura; Ojos De Gato (A Christian).

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Article: Interview

Giovanni Guidi - il momento della rinascita

Read "Giovanni Guidi - il momento della rinascita" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Nato a Foligno nel febbraio 1985, l'ancor giovane pianista Giovanni Guidi ha cominciato presto a mettersi in luce nel panorama del jazz italiano, divenendone uno dei più interessanti enfant prodige. Tomorrow Never Knows, il suo primo CD da leader destinato al mercato giapponese, risale al 2006, anno in cui fu inciso e pubblicato. Più o meno ...

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Article: Jazz Raconteurs

Tony Malaby: Turnpike Diaries

Read "Tony Malaby: Turnpike Diaries" reviewed by Dave Kaufman


COVID-19 has decimated the live music business and left many jazz musicians without the much-needed income from gigs. The absence of live music has been partially compensated for by livestream performances and a small number of outdoor gigs, including those supported by the Arts for Arts group. Nevertheless, feel-good stories have been few and far between ...

Album

Expanding Light

Label: Tao Forms
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Outer Edge; Desert Flower; Plateau; Expanding Light; Möbius; The Opening.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A tribute to Eddie Gale plus a mix of old and new releases

Read "A tribute to Eddie Gale plus a mix of old and new releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show a tribute to trumpeter, Sun Ra alum, and musical educator Eddie Gale who recently passed away. Also featured, the second album in the Catalytic Artist Album fundraising series from the Erotic Winds trio Joe McPhee with Joe Giardullo and John Howard. As well as some other new releases and archive cuts there is ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Music from new label Tao Forms

Read "Music from new label Tao Forms" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Tao Forms is a new recording label launched in Spring 2020. Drummer—improviser—composer Whit Dickey is both the creative director and executive producer of this fresh endeavour. Matthew Shipp's The Piano Equation was the label's inaugural release. It was followed by Expanding Light, which is the new work by Whit Dickey himself. The music is distributed by ...

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Article: Album Review

From Wolves to Whales: Strandwal

Read "Strandwal" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Il quartetto From Wolves to Whales, nome azzeccato per un significativo incontro di quattro personalità al vertice del jazz e dell'improvvisazione contemporanea, si era già proposto nel 2015 con il CD omonimo, dopo il rodaggio di tre concerti a Manhattan e a Brooklyn nel febbraio del 2014. Il sodalizio, imperniato sulla lunga frequentazione di Nate Wooley ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Dave Sewelson, Satoko Fujii and Tatsuya Yoshida & More

Read "Dave Sewelson, Satoko Fujii and Tatsuya Yoshida & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


There's a definite theme of muscular sounding saxophone in this edition of One Man's Jazz: Dave Sewelson, Steve Baczkowski, Chris Pitsiokos, Massimo Magee, Tomasz Szukalski, Marty Ehrlich, Cene Resnik, David Leon, Jonas Kullhammar and Remy Alvarez can all skronk with the best of them, and they're somewhere blowing their reeds apart throughout the music in this ...

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Article: Year in Review

Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2019

Read "Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2019" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Is it jazz? Perhaps not in the narrowest sense, but each of the releases below arguably retains enough of a foothold in the tradition to justify that description. Maybe we've finally reached the point where the question no longer matters. In any case, what these artists have in common is a commitment to venturing outward in ...


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