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Carlos Homs

I grew up in New Jersey during the '90s pop explosion. I gravitated towards hip-hop and R&B. Hot97 FM was the soundtrack of my youth. My parents helped me nurture my love of music by letting me take piano lessons in the 5th grade. Since my first lesson, I have studied classical music (baroque, romantic, impressionist, serial) and jazz. Aside from my studies, I began composing material and improvising with friends. Among these friends included Mark Stewart, Colin Biedermann, Alex Wintz, Marcus Miller, Tyshawn Sorey and Irwin Hall. I am a graduate of New School University in Manhattan. I also went to Berklee for two years to study sound design

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Axiomatic - Music For The People

Label: Independent
Released: 2022

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Article: Album Review

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone: Xaybu: The Unseen

Read "Xaybu: The Unseen" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Alto saxophonist Steve Lehman debuted his Sélébéyone project in 2016 with a self-titled release on the Pi Recordings label. It was nothing short of revolutionary; an amalgamation of jazz improvisation and globalized hip-hop, it was an intrepid declaration. Originally a septet, Sélébéyone returns as a quintet on Xaybu: The Unseen. The five current members are from ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Pi Recordings 2016 Releases

Read "Pi Recordings 2016 Releases" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Over the 15 years of its existence, Pi Recordings has been the home of musical innovators both established and up and coming. Its catalogue includes works by such legends as composer and woodwind player Henry Threadgill, pianist Muhal Richard Abrams and other members of the Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). The imprint is also ...

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Article: Album Review

Peter Evans Quintet: Genesis

Read "Genesis" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The unbounded creative experimenter, Peter Evans, returns to his quintet formation for their third outing on Genesis. Pianist Carlos Homs, departed the group following their debut, Ghosts (2011), being replaced by Ron Stabinsky (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) on Destination: Void (2014), both on the More is More label. Evans was also a member of ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone: Sélébéyone

Read "Sélébéyone" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Steve Lehman's critically acclaimed albums have been topping national polls for more than half a decade. It's all the more an achievement when considering Lehman's unique, cerebral and ever-changing approach to artistic creation. His most recent project, Sélébéyone takes its name from this new group that Lehman founded in 2015. It incorporates elements of spectral music--where ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Rafael Rosa: Portrait

Read "Rafael Rosa: Portrait" reviewed by Ian Patterson


In jazz terms Puerto Rico has certainly punched above its weight, producing Juan Tizol--a mainstay of Duke Ellington's bands in the 1930s and 1940s, Eddie Gomez and Manolo Badrena--who came to prominence in the 1960s/1970s through their respective associations with pianist Bill Evans and Weather Report--and latterly David Sanchez. Lesser known--though perhaps that's soon to change--is ...


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