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Ethan Iverson

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Ethan Iverson is a pianist, composer, and critic best known for his work in the jazz trio The Bad Plus with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King. Iverson was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Before forming The Bad Plus, he was musical director of the Mark Morris Dance Group and a student of Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. He has worked with artists such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Berne, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Lee Konitz, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Paul Motian, Larry Grenadier, Charlie Haden and Ron Carter. He currently studies with John Bloomfield and is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory

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Bud Powell in the 21st Century

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Bud Powell in the 21st Century, part I: Choral; Bud Powell in the 21st Century, part II: Continuity; Celia; Tempus Fugit; Five Simple Spells: I. Chorale; Bouncing with Bud; Five Simple Spells: II. Waltz; Wail; Five Simple Spells: III. Chorale; Dance of the Infidels; Five Simple Spells: V. Moderato; 52nd Street Theme; Five Simple Spells: V. Ballad; I'll Keep Loving You; Nobile Paradiso; Un Poco Loco.

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Article: Radio

Geri's Dance - The Geri Allen Songbook, Part 1

Read "Geri's Dance - The Geri Allen Songbook, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we celebrate the work of pianist Geri Allen whose contribution to the jazz world was cut short too early. The fruits of her legacy, however, have already been evident for some time. There are so many among today's pianists who are in their late 40s, from Jason Moran to Ethan Iverson, from Vijay Iyer ...

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Article: Radio

Bud's Got Buddies

Read "Bud's Got Buddies" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


We bring the old-ish and the brand-new this week, with two catalog items courtesy of Mike and two 2021 Bud Powell tributes courtesy of Kismet, I guess. One oldie is a middle of the road Blue Note basic, while the other is a third stream effort that is glancingly echoed in the more orchestrated of the ...

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Article: Profile

Thelonious Monk: A Thriving Legacy

Read "Thelonious Monk: A Thriving Legacy" reviewed by Doug Hall


If legendary jazz musicians were collected together in one giant jigsaw puzzle and each musician was one piece—Thelonious Monk's individual piece would be impossible to cut out. As a singular artist, his shape or place in jazz is too uniquely non-conforming. From a musical and historical standpoint, he is recognized as one of the ...

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Article: Album Review

Ethan Iverson & Umbria Jazz Orchestra: Bud Powell in the 21st Century

Read "Bud Powell in the 21st Century" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Da quando ha lasciato The Bad Plus l'attività di Ethan Iverson s'è sviluppata in più direzioni, passando da lavori strumentali in duo (con Mark Turner: Temporary Kings ECM 2018) o in quartetto (Common Practice ECM 2019) ad opere estese come il concerto per pianoforte con l'American Composers Orchestra (Concerto to Scale). Tra le altre cose ha ...

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Article: Radio

Tenor Titans - Mark Turner Now

Read "Tenor Titans - Mark Turner Now" reviewed by Russell Perry


Tenor player Mark Turner is one of the few prominent players who identify tenor player Warne Marsh as an influence. Marsh was a student of pianist/composer Lennie Tristano, whose compositional influence can also be heard in Turner's work. Over the past 25 years, Turner has released a relatively small set of discs as a leader, with ...

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Article: Live Review

The Bad Plus at Bijou Theatre

Read "The Bad Plus at Bijou Theatre" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


The Bad Plus Bijou Theatre From Big Ears, Part 2 Knoxville, TN December 4, 2020 The Bad Plus kicked off the virtual concert series “Sites & Sounds from Big Ears" with their October 9th concert streamed from Knoxville's historic Bijou Theatre. This second installment began with a point of view ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Beginning June 13, Streaming Live At The Village Vanguard

Beginning June 13, Streaming Live At The Village Vanguard

Streaming Live at the Village Vanguard Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons beginning June 13 On February 22, 2020 the Village Vanguard, the world’s oldest continuously operated jazz club, marked its 85th year in the basement at 178 7th Avenue South in New York City. On March 16th the club closed its doors indefinitely. On Saturday, June ...

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Article: In Pictures

ECM50 At Lincoln Center

Read "ECM50 At Lincoln Center" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


Photos from the “ECM50" celebration held in at The Lincoln Center in New York on November 1st. The special event featured among others: Andrew Cyrille, Joe Lovano, Wadada Leo Smith, Anja Lechner, Avishai Cohen, Bill Frisell, Marilyn Crispell, Craig Taborn, Egberto Gismonti, Enrico Rava, Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson, Larry Grenadier, Vijay Iyer, Jack DeJohnette, Nik Bartsch, ...


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