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Pat Metheny: Orchestrion Tour, Binghamton University October 19, 2010

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Pat MethenyAnderson Center for the Performing Arts, Osterhout Theater, Binghamton UniversityBinghamton, New YorkOctober 19, 2010 Guitarist Pat Metheny's mastery of the intricacies of his Orchestrion was on dazzling display Tuesday evening, October 19, 2010, at the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, Osterhout Theater, on the campus of Binghamton University ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Steve Davis Quartet: Alone Together

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Trombonist Steve Davis has been a veteran of the New York scene for many years. Hailing from Binghamton, New York, he quickly established a presence as one of the best trombonists in the area as a teenager. Upon his arrival in New York City in the mid-1980s, Davis' talents were noticed by such luminaries as drummer ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mike LeDonne: On Fire

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The organ combo, a time-tested format, can stick to your ribs like a good meal. Organist Mike LeDonne, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Joe Farnsworth together are a tight working band, displaying all the qualities that make this formation classic and still relevant on their second Savant release, On Fire.

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Miles Davis: The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions

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The Miles Davis Quintet The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions Prestige Records 2006 (1955-56) This box set includes the final five albums trumpeter Miles Davis made for Prestige. Davis recorded as a leader for the label from 1951-1956 and the albums capture an artist in the process of finding his own ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pat Metheny / Brad Mehldau: Metheny Mehldau

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This collaboration between Pat Metheny and Brad Mehldau reveals them to be a perfect match for each other. Although they have contrasting, profoundly personal approaches, they share a certain admiration for each other's music. Metheny was transfixed upon hearing the pianist's playing on the minor-key piece “Chill, from Joshua Redman's Moodswing (Warner Bros, 1994), while “Are ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEW

Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up - Live

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Pat Metheny Group The Way Up--Live Eagle Eye Media 2006 The Pat Metheny Group expands on its masterpiece with this live performance. Throughout the group's 27 year existence, these musicians have consistently redefined what a contemporary jazz ensemble can be, and who they are as a band, each ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Trio Beyond: Saudades

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Jack DeJohnette always admired his peer, the late great Tony Williams (1945-97). He assembled Trio Beyond with guitarist John Scofield and keyboardist Larry Goldings, with the goal of exploring the music of the Tony Williams Lifetime from 1969, an ensemble that embraced jazz and rock, treating the combination as an entity all its own. The group's ...


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