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Dan Weiss

Shifting Foundation grantee Dan Weiss has been hailed as one of the top five jazz drummers in The New York Times, and his large ensemble recording "Fourteen" made the top ten list of their best recordings of 2014. Weiss’s innovative drumming and forward thinking compositions have been pushing musical limits for years. With his piano trio, he’s released two recordings entitled, "Now Yes When" (2006) and "Timshel" (2011), which have been critically acclaimed for their unique approach to song structure and endless creative improvisation. Weiss also leads his sixteen piece large ensemble that features some of NYC's most gifted musicians

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Assembly

Label: Yestereve Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Collage; Pastiche; Bricolage; Homage; Fanfare; Idée Fixe; Fantasia; Impromptu; Reverie.

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Players

Label: Open Mic Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: There Are Thorns

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Article: Album Review

Jacob Garchik: Assembly

Read "Assembly" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik is versatile and restlessly inventive. His past work has ranged from a brass-only orchestra to a guitar-heavy ensemble as well as a unique take on gospel music. His sixth release, the provocative Assembly, evokes film soundtracks with a touch of fantasy. The nine originals make a cohesive whole with a creative ...

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Article: Album Review

Jacob Garchik: Assembly

Read "Assembly" reviewed by John Chacona


Trombonist Jacob Garchik has an interest in musical subtraction. His 2012 release The Heavens: The Atheist Gospel Trombone Album (Yestereve Records) presented religious music stripped of religion. Clear Line (Yestereve Records) from 2020 featured a 13-piece big band with no rhythm section. Now comes Assembly, an inquiry into what a jazz quintet sounds like when added ...

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Article: Album Review

Jacob Garchik: Assembly

Read "Assembly" reviewed by Mark Corroto


As a consequence of the global pandemic, we have been schooled in the science of virology. Under certain conditions viruses mutate and reorganize into something completely new. That is bad. Mutations can also be heard in the adventurous music of Jacob Garchik. That is good. His trombone leads his Atheist Gospel Trombone Album, his big band, ...

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Article: Live Review

Big Ears Festival 2022

Read "Big Ears Festival 2022" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Big Ears Festival Knoxville, TN March 24-27, 2022 The Big Ears Festival found ways to continue virtually during the pandemic—most notably by sponsoring the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival—but there is no substitute for the big glorious eclectic event that is the in-person festival. Past festivals have usually opened with a big kickoff ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Old Jazz, New Jazz, Obscure Jazz

Read "Old Jazz, New Jazz, Obscure Jazz" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features a combination of newer jazz releases, older classic artists and a few obscurities. Music is heard from, among others, Julie Driscoll (Tippetts), Arturo O'Farrill, Eric Alexander, Joe Rosenberg, Betty Carter and the Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The ...

Article: Album Review

Nortonk: Nortonk

Read "Nortonk" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Nato nel 2017 con tutti i componenti sotto i 25 anni, il quartetto Nortonk prende il nome dal batterista Kevin Norton, insegnante del programma jazz al William Paterson College. È un omaggio di allievi che hanno ben assimilato la sua estetica di musicista creativo e sperimentatore d'avanguardia. L'organico senza strumento armonico già svela ...

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There Are Thorns

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Label: Open Mic Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 5:31


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