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Dan Loomis

With more than a decade of performing experience since moving to New York City in 2007, Dan Loomis has emerged as a daring leader, a sought-after sideman, and a composer whose view of the world – and willingness to explore his own inner questioning – has led to the creation of innovative and moving works. Loomis has produced nearly a dozen recordings with the Dan Loomis Quartet and with bands he co- leads, including the collectives SPOKE and The Wee Trio. The latter two bands have released critically acclaimed albums in recent years, including SPOKE’s (r)anthems in 2014, and The Wee Trio’s concert recording Wee+3 in 2017

Album

Everyday Actions

Label: ears&eyes Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Endless Tea Party; The Stories We Tell; Tunnels; Home Scratch; Everyday Actions; Rovno; Song For A New Year; Deeping; Nature's.

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Article: Album Review

Noa Fort: Everyday Actions

Read "Everyday Actions" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Noa Fort is an Israeli-born pianist, vocalist and composer now living in New York City. She has worked as a music therapist and believes in using music as a healing force. That sentiment comes through in this CD of alternately stimulating and peaceful music. She sings on most of the tracks but only one has lyrics. ...

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Article: Album Review

Joel Frahm: The Bright Side

Read "The Bright Side" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Saxophonist Joel Frahm is an accomplished virtuoso with an easily recognizable style. He deftly balances an accessible, mellifluous sound with an explorative spirit. His tenth release as a leader, the captivating The Bright Side, is a collection of ten brilliant originals interpreted in a spare trio setting. The laid back atmosphere and the band's seamless camaraderie ...

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Article: Album Review

Joel Frahm: The Bright Side

Read "The Bright Side" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Chordless trio recordings featuring saxophone, bass and drums, no piano or guitar in the building, always draw comparisons to 1957 when a pair of the groundbreakers of the genre were recorded by saxophonist Sonny Rollins with A Night At The Village Vanguard (Blue Note Records, 1958) and Way Out West (Contemporary, 1957). Saxophonist Joel Frahm obviously ...

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Article: Interview

Dan McCarthy: A Place Where We Once Lived

Read "Dan McCarthy: A Place Where We Once Lived" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


By February of 2019, Dan McCarthy had reached the end of his time in New York. “The movers had come and packed everything up, and my wife and son were already in Toronto at my parents' house. I was at our apartment in Crown Heights and I only had a few things, including my vibes," he ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Chris Dingman, Bobby Hutcherson, Frank Sinatra and More

Read "Chris Dingman, Bobby Hutcherson, Frank Sinatra and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Right out of Kansas City, Neon Jazz presents episode 643 to calm the anxiety of the world. This show features Ray Mantilla and Onaje Allen Gumbs among others. Enjoy the jazz. Playlist JChris Dingman “Goddess" Embrace (Inner Arts Initiative) 00:00 Host talks 5:17 Bobby Hutcherson “Like Sonny'" Wise One (Kind of Blue Records) 7:08 ...

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Article: Album Review

Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop: Rev

Read "Rev" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The Toronto-based septet Turboprop serves, in part, as an arrangement-expanding vehicle for  drummer/leader Ernesto Cervini. With his work in two ongoing, outstanding trio's—MEM3 and Myriad3—Cervini helps shape modernist jazz in the piano trio mode. Turboprop, with its three horn front line—two saxophones and a trombone—gets the chance to stretch his arranging chops, with Rev, the group's ...

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News: Video / DVD

Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, Bassist Dan Loomis, Drummer Ronen Itzik Shine In Live Performance Video

Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, Bassist Dan Loomis, Drummer Ronen Itzik Shine In Live Performance Video

Last May, the Ukrainian pianist Vadim Neselovskyi released his trio's debut recording Get Up and Go (May 19, Jazz Family and Neuklang Records) with bassist Dan Loomis and drummer Ronen Itzik, and the three musicians have been burning up stages around the world ever since. Their spring performance at jazzahead! 2017 in Bremen, Germany is a ...

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Article: Album Review

Vadim Neselovskyi: Get Up And Go

Read "Get Up And Go" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Ukrainian pianist Vadim Neselovskyi has an affecting, organic sound that draws more from classical and folk idioms than the usual jazz materials. It can range from fragile to overpowering and on this CD, it allows him to establish a strong, individual presence in the crowded piano trio field.On fast pieces like “On A Bicycle" ...


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