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Conference Call: Prism

Read "Prism" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Most jazz groups that stay together for a long time, such as The Modern Jazz Quartet or The Art Ensemble of Chicago, achieve a certain prominence. It is a surprise then to realize that the lesser-known band, Conference Call, has been around since 1999 and is here releasing its eighth album. The group's core ...

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Conference Call: Prism

Read "Prism" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

During the roiling twenty years that Conference Call has willfully crisscrossed the broad Atlantic, the individual drummers haven't participated in all of the round trips. The pre-2020 drummer rotation was Matt Wilson, who left the band prior to its first tour in 2001 to prep for the delivery of triplets, Han Bennink, George Schuller, and Gerry ...

Seven: Live @ Firehouse 12

Label: Not Two Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: CD 1: As I Wait; Poetry in Motion; 29 Shoes; The Path; Bald Eagle; CD 2: The Shining Star; Quirky Waltz; A Map Would Help; Desert… Bleue... East…; Back to School.

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Conference Call: Seven: Live @ Firehouse 12

Read "Seven: Live @ Firehouse 12" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The collective quartet Conference Call performs music within the egalitarian principles of jazz as a democracy, confirming that a band can be both leaderless and led by different players without diminishing the quality and character of its music. A working band since 1998, the lineup of reed player Gebhard Ullmann, pianist Michael Jefry Stevens, ...

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Conference Call: Evolution of a Burning Bush

Read "Conference Call: Evolution of a Burning Bush" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Conference Call can be as balanced and beautiful as an intricate organism, and just as soon rage with holy fire. The quartet--consisting of saxophonist Gebhard Ullman, bassist Joe Fonda, drummer George Schuller and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens--perpetually weaves in all three dimensions, as well as in time--its own, and music history's. Together since ...

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Avant-Jazzers Conference Call Interviewed at All About Jazz

Avant-Jazzers Conference Call Interviewed at All About Jazz

Conference Call can be as balanced and beautiful as an intricate organism, but just as soon rage with holy fire. The quartet—consisting of saxophonist Gebhard Ullman, bassist Joe Fonda, drummer George Schuller and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens—perpetually weaves in all three dimensions, as well as in time—its own, and music history's. Together since the late '90s, ...

What About...?

Label: Not Two Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: After Like (Part 1); After Like (Part 2); What About The Future?; Circle; Conference Call; Litmus; After Like (Part 3); Could This Be A Polka?; Translucent Tones; What About...?


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