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Carl Testa

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Carl Testa is a composer, bassist, bass clarinetist, and electronicist who has been composing and performing creative music since 2000. He is primarily known as one of the members of multi-instrumentalist/composer Anthony Braxton’s Sextet, Septet and 12+1tet. He is featured on the 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 box set on Firehouse 12 records, on 12+1tet (Victoriaville) 2007 on Victo Records, as well as the Quartet (GTM) 2006 box set on Important Records. His debut recording as a leader, Uncertainty, features his compositions for clarinets, percussion, string bass, and electronics, which blends chamber music, free improvisation, jazz, and modern electronic music

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Article: Album Review

Tyshawn Sorey: Pillars

Read "Pillars" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Tyshawn Sorey's musical career has been steadily moving away from jazz and toward new music in several forms. Verisimilitude (Pi Recordings, 2017) is dominated by a series of textural motions that create a dark mood. That album followed another Pi release, The Inner Spectrum of Variables (2016); an album that featured classical composition and improvisation. Sorey's ...

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Article: Album Review

Anthony Braxton: 3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011

Read "3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


There is little in the extensive catalog of Anthony Braxton that falls into a customary compositional milieu. His more recently formed conceptual structure, Echo Echo Mirror House (circa 2011), succeeds Ghost Trance Music and Diamond Curtain Wall Music as a platform for his unique system of coded composing and improvising. On 3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011, each ...

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News: Festival

Doek Meets Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric

Doek Meets Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric

Doek Festival 2015: Doek meets Tri-Centric 2-7 June 2015, Amsterdam @ Bimhuis, Zaal 100, Pianola Museum, Torpedo Theater, Het Perron Sparks will fly when ten top US musicians cross the Atlantic Ocean this June to work with ten of their Dutch counterparts. Six days full of intriguing music, where audiences get to know the work of ...

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Article: Album Review

Mario Pavone: Street Songs

Read "Street Songs" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Mario Pavone ha un posto centrale nella musica creativa statunitense, avendo suonato con alcuni dei più importanti innovatori degli ultimi cinquant'anni--come Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith e Marty Ehrlich--e avendo avuto sodalizi stabili prima con Paul Bley, poi con Bill Dixon e infine con il compianto Thomas Chapin. Dopo la morte di quest'ultimo, con il quale ...

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Iris

Label: Between the Lines
Released: 2013

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Article: Live Review

Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series at Roulette

Read "Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series at Roulette" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk


The Tri-Centric Orchestra Roulette Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series Brooklyn, NY Sept. 24-25, 2013 Addressing the audience at Roulette on Sept. 24, halfway through the first of two nights of the Tri-Centric Presenting Series, trumpeter and foundation executive director Taylor Ho Bynum acknowledged the influence of Artistic Director and spiritual godfather ...

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News: Recording

Electric NHIC Releases New CD - Concert at Firehouse12 on Saturday December 1st

Electric NHIC Releases New CD - Concert at Firehouse12 on Saturday December 1st

NHIC Records announces the release of the new CD Ground Waves by Electric NHIC on November 1st, 2012. CD Release Concert at Firehouse12 on Saturday December 1st Electric NHIC evolved from the high energy avant-funk of Mayhem Circus Electric, a signature grouping of the New Haven Improvisers Collective. MCE's well-received CD, Lubricity, was praised by the ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Carl Testa (from Anthony Braxton 12tet+1) at Outpost on 10/22

Carl Testa (from Anthony Braxton 12tet+1) at Outpost on 10/22

Saturday—October 22, 2011 OUTPOST 186 186 1/2 Hampshire Street Cambridge, MA 02139 8:00 PM Carl Testa/Kevin Frenette Quartet World renowned master bassist Carl Testa (from Anthony Braxton's 12+1tet) and Boston's own avant-jazz co-conspirators Kevin Frenette (guitar), James Rohr (piano) and John McLellan (drums) present an evening of improvised music centering ...

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News: Festival

October 5th thru 8th, the Tri-Centric Foundation presents a 4-day festival "Energies, Ideas, Intuitions: The Tri-Centric Music of Anthony Braxton" at Roulette's new venue

October 5th thru 8th, the Tri-Centric Foundation presents a 4-day festival "Energies, Ideas, Intuitions: The Tri-Centric Music of Anthony Braxton" at Roulette's new venue

This is the most comprehensive portrait of Anthony Braxton ever presented in the United States, with Braxton himself performing or conducting every night, leading a total of 60+ musicians. There will be world and U.S. premieres every evening. Prior to the event, we have released a FREE special sampler CD of Braxton's works, spanning over 3 ...


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