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“Pianists have been tinkering with the guts of their instruments for nearly a century now, but it’s altogether likely that no one has explored the art of prepared piano as diligently or creatively as ‘hyperpianist’ Denman Maroney.” —Time Out New York The music of "hyperpianist" Denman Maroney is inspired by the sounds of crickets and carpenters' tools among other things and by the music of Cage, Coleman, Cowell, Ellington, Ives, Joplin, Messiaen, Monk, Nancarrow and Stockhausen among others. Maroney uses a set of extended piano performance techniques he calls hyperpiano, which involves bowing or sliding the strings with copper bars, metal bowls, rubber blocks, and plastic boxes and gives him a unique, special and beautiful vocabulary

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Article: Album Review

David Bindman/Stefan Bauer/Michael Sarin: Relative Motion

Read "Relative Motion" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Reed player and composer David Bindman is most recognized for his decades in Royal Hartigan's Blood Drum Spirit group. Bindman has led a namesake sextet and ensemble and was a member of the Brooklyn Saxophone Quartet along with the late Fred Ho. The Relative Motion trio is a new collaboration with Stefan Bauer on marimba, and ...

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Covid Variations

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Din, Nero, If I Were You, L'Aimant, Durfortois, Pulsations, Stuffy Turkey, Scamander, No Justice? No Peace!, For Every Tatter

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
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Nero

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
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Article: Year in Review

Popular Jazz Songs: 2020

Read "Popular Jazz Songs: 2020" reviewed by Michael Ricci


All About Jazz tracks how often a featured song is heard, and the following represent the most popular in 2020. If you missed them the first time around, give them a listen now, and enjoy! Did Mark Murphy Believe In UFOS? Tony AdamoDid Mark Murphy Believe In UFOS? ...

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Martingale

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Martingale, Curl, Blind Love, Off Centerpiece, All in the Loop, New One Two, Time's Out, Peer to Peer, Primal Sympathy, Sea Set Wheat, Set Sea Sank

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Solo @70

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: A Thought Revolved; Arrhythmia; Air Condition; Blip; Blind Love; Curl; Detach & Retain; Double You; Epistropholes; Every Day; Fowler's Better Blues; Frogs; Iteratio; I'm Yours; Jug; Lattice; Kilter; MC; Long Odds; Nero; One Off, Or Two; New One Two; Off Centerpiece; Peer to Peer; Primal Sympathy; Pulse Field; Sank Sea Set; Pulsations; Sea Set Wheat; Selonica; Set Sea Sank; Social Security; Sombriety; The One; Time's Out; Unknown Knowns; Vortex; Whamapo.

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Article: Album Review

Denman Maroney: Solo @70

Read "Solo @70" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Denman Maroney, best-known for his use of the dual-keyboard hyper piano, celebrates his seventieth birthday with a massive collection of solo pieces played on the traditional piano. However, there is little traditional about [email protected] Maroney's sizable catalog of over forty releases includes several solo projects; the previous such album, Domicil Solo (Live) (Self Produced, 2017) consisting ...

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Article: Album Review

Pearring Sound: True Story

Read "True Story" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Colorado native Jeff Pearring began studying the alto saxophone at the age of ten but pursued a career in economics before turning back to music. With a broad range of experiences that encompassed symphonic bands, ska and reggae, it was Pearring's affinity for jazz that guided him upon arriving in New York. Pearring studied with Connie ...


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