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Daniel Rorke

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​ Irish/Australian tenor and soprano saxophonist Daniel Rorke lives in Dublin, and frequently works in Australia, Europe and The United States. He completed his Masters in Jazz Performance at NTNU Jazzlinja in Norway. He also holds a Bachelor in Jazz Performance with first class honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and a PhD in music from the University of New England. His latest album, Naked Allies, recorded in Brooklyn NY, features renowned saxophonist Oscar Noriega (Endangered Blood / Tim Berne’s Snakeoil), Simon Jermyn (Jim Black / Matt Manieri) and Matthew Jacobson (Ronan Guilfoyle / Roamer)

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wadada Leo Smith, Trio Xolo & Clean Feed Releases

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This episode is loaded up with music from the summer batch of new releases by Clean Feed Records Tarbaby, Angles, Landaeus Trio and Ziv Taubenfeld's Full Sun) with more to come next week. The master trumpeter and endless source of creative, Wadada Leo Smith has a new 5-album box set featuring himself soloing with different drummers ...

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The Gathering—Roots & Branches of Los Angeles Jazz, Survival Unit II & Hot Heroes

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With only one opportunity left to program some music to recognize Black History Month, I decided to dedicate the last hour music by some of the great Black musicians making their own history (Andrew Cyrille, William Parker, Wadada Leo Smith and Graham Haynes & Oliver Lake of OGJB) and The Gathering: Roots And Branches of Los ...

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Tomas Fujiwara's Triple Double, MOTDTK & UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra

Read "Tomas Fujiwara's Triple Double, MOTDTK & UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Tomas Fujiwara's one of the most respected drummers in the creative scene, and his new release with Triple Double reinforces that. March is a must-have for 2022. The UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra is the leading large ensemble, and their new Last Dance is a gem too. One of the hottest people around is saxophonist James Brandon ...

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Daniel Rorke, Hello Cacus & Previews

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Saxophonist Daniel Rorke, originally from Australia, then NYC, Scandinavia and now in Dublin Ireland, dropped some music on OMJ recently and tracks from different trios plus a stint in a crazy Icelandic big band are featured. Two very important alto saxophonists have new recordings on the way and those are previewed--Ornette Coleman's first two releases for ...

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William Parker, Francois Carrier & Javier Subatin

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This week's spotlight is clearly on the great bassist, composer, multi-instrumentalist & culture maker, William Parker. His 10-CD box set is almost overwhelming in its scope and originality. You'll hear a sampling from three of the CDs, plus a track from a new recording with his partner, Patricia Nicholson. We check out new discs from Montreal's ...

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Article: Interview

Matthew Jacobson: Rituals Of Sound And Time

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For someone whose livelihood and lifeblood are all about rhythms, the COVID-19 lockdown, with its very different rhythms, must be extremely frustrating. Especially when, as is the case with Matthew Jacobson, renowned drummer, composer, promotor and record label manager, there is no drum kit in his Dublin apartment. “I've been doing more work on ...

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Article: Album Review

Daniel Rorke: Naked Allies

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Naked Allies is a two-horn, no-chord quartet, formed in 2018, that bridges the Atlantic. Dublin-based Australian Daniel Rorke and Dubliner Matthew Jacobson made the trek across the big pond in June that year to hook up with Oscar Noriega and electric bassist Simon Jermyn. The Irish connection runs deep, for Dublin was also home to Jermyn, ...

Album

Naked Allies

Label: Orenda Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Naked Allies; I'm Benter; Shitbearder; BK; Dorothy; Holy Cyan; Malabar.

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Avram Fefer, Harris Eisenstadt, Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda and More

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You can always count on Clean Feed Records for great music, and this episode features some tunes from recent releases on the Portuguese label's catalogue. Saxophonist Avram Fefer adds Marc Ribot to his usual trio and the results on Testament are fantastic. Pianist Zack Clarke steps back to a traditional piano trio format, but the music ...


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