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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Thumbscrew, Mali Obomsawin and John Escreet

Read "Thumbscrew, Mali Obomsawin and John Escreet" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


A few new releases by trios to contemplate and explore in this episode, highlighted by the latest from Thumbscrew, that stellar threesome of Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara. Multi-colored Midnight is one of their best to date. Also on the bill, pianist John Escreet, The Bad Plus's latest with new members Ben Monder and ...

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John Tchicai's infinitesimal Flash Quartet Live

Label: Cadence Jazz Records Historic Series
Released: 2017
Track listing: Kippiology, Azurite, Tchicai's Groove (T's Groove), Time InsidebPt II, Llanto del Indio, To Wibke and Peedoh, Undercurrent

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Bare Bones Improvisation: A Challenge Rewarded

Read "Bare Bones Improvisation: A Challenge Rewarded" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Mood, ambiance and atmosphere are the basic building blocks of music making. Taken at its essence, music is made up of these three components. In generating sound--especially experimental, improvised sound--getting to the essence is a major victory for musicians. And, although it may appeal only to the adventurous listener, there is an importance to bare bones ...

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Article: Album Review

Bradley Parker-Sparrow: The New World

Read "The New World" reviewed by Mark Corroto


It's possible that this improvised session was months in the making, as emails and telephone calls were made and returned to discuss the theme of pianist Bradley Parker-Sparrow's The New World. But, then again with improvisers of this quality this concept album might just as remarkably been laid down with a with a few nods, winks, ...

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Article: Album Review

Fred Anderson Quartet: Live at the Velvet Lounge Volume III

Read "Live at the Velvet Lounge Volume III" reviewed by Jeff Stockton


Fred Anderson's sound on tenor can be heard in his stance. With his horn hung on a harness that looks like something a moving man would wear as he prepares to hoist a TV, Anderson bends his knees and hunches over as if muscle more than breath is needed to lift the notes into the air. ...

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Gathering Of Ancestors

Label: RCA
Released: 1999


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