Results for "Confirmation"
Back in the vinyl era, record-buying decisions were made based on the backs of albums. Jacket covers attracted your attention in stores but the personnel, song choices and liner notes on the back often were tipping points in terms of spending. Before shrink wrap sealed albums starting in the early 1960s, some stores let you listen ...
by Nicola Negri
Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani moved from Japan to the U.S.A. in the mid 1990s, and since then he has worked with many important jazz and free improvisers, both historical figures like Peter Kowald or Fred Van Hove, and younger musicians like Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson. A specialist of the solo set, he builds his own instruments ...
By Django Bates
Label: Lost Marble
Track listing: Confirmation; We Are Not Lost, We Are Simply Finding Our Way; Sadness All the Way Down; Donna Lee; Senza Bitterness; Giorgiantics; Now's the Time; Dimple; Peonies as Promised; A House is Not a Home; Untitled Bonus Track.
by John Kelman
In the jazz world, groups often convene for special projects, though, more often than not, the participants then usually go their separate ways, even if the underlying concept- -or, even, just the band's chemistry--suggests further continuance. When Django Bates put together Belovèd Bird (Lost Marble, 2010), it seemed likely that the maverick British pianist, composer and ...
Featuring the music of Kevin Mahogany with the Piotr Baron Quartet
by Andrew Rowan
Sheila Jordan has the purity of heart of a child expressed through adult experience. When she dedicates this 1975 recording (originally on the Japanese East Wind label) to children of all ages, it is real. Confirmation has songs written by Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday (her two greatest influences) nestled alongside offerings from ...