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Giuseppi Logan

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Logan leaves behind a small body of recorded work, but his standing in the improvised avant-garde is considerable. He emerged just as free jazz was beginning to crest as a movement, and even amidst a crowded field of iconoclasts, he distinguished himself as an original. In 1964, shortly after his arrival in New York, he participated in The October Revolution in Jazz, alongside artists like trumpeter Bill Dixon and pianist Cecil Taylor. Several weeks later he recorded The Giuseppi Logan Quartet for ESP- Disk, with impeccable partners: pianist Don Pullen, bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Milford Graves. Logan’s second album, More, was recorded live at The Town Hall during a concert of ESP-Disk artists on May 1, 1965

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Article: Year in Review

In Memoriam: Jazz Musicians Who Passed in 2020

Read "In Memoriam: Jazz Musicians Who Passed in 2020" reviewed by Maxim Micheliov


As 2020 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to remember the extraordinarily gifted musicians who made an indelible mark on jazz. With sadness, we bid farewell to Gary Peacock, Ennio Morricone, Keith Tippett, Henry Grimes, Bucky Pizzarelli, Wallace Roney and many others including NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Candido Camero, ...

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Article: Radio

Chad Taylor Trio, Rob Burke & Jeff Albert

Read "Chad Taylor Trio, Rob Burke & Jeff Albert" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


A look at some of the early music and the lives of two recently departed free jazz greats, Giuseppi Logan and Henry Grimes is this episode's feature. From New Orleans, new tunes from trombonist Jeff Albert, Aussie saxophonist Rob Burke and trumpeter Paul Williamson, Chicago guitarist Tim Stine and drummer Chad Taylor and his trio are ...

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Article: Radio

Saxattack & More

Read "Saxattack & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Well, not every track is saxed, but we've got some heavyweights here: Johnny Griffin, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Sonny Rollins, Branford Marsalis, Charlie Parker, Benny Carter, and Sidney Bechet. Breathers from pianists Brad Mehldau, Kris Davis and Bill Evans; as well as the Uptown Jazz Orchestra from New Orleans; trumpeters Roy Eldridge, Fats Navarro, Miles Davis; and ...

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News: Obituary

Jazz musicians silenced by coronavirus (updated)

Jazz musicians silenced by coronavirus (updated)

Here's a listing of jazz-related deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), updated as we receive them. Our profound sympathies to their families, friends and fans as we remember the musical legacies they have given us. Argentina-born jazz saxophonist Marcelo Peralta, died in Madrid on March 10. He was 59. Peralta moved to Spain in 1996. Congolese ...

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Matt Lavelle

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Matt Lavelle is a trumpet, flugelhorn, bass and alto clarinet player, and composer based in New York City. He began his music career with Hildred Humphries, a swing era veteran who played with Count Basie and Billie Holiday. He has played in ensembles led by Sabir Mateen since 2002. In 2005, Lavelle began study with Ornette Coleman. Lavelle was a member of the Bern Nix quartet from 2010-2017. Lavelle recorded with Giuseppi Logan in 2010. In 2011 Lavelle created the 12 Houses Orchestra. Lavelle records for Unseen Rain and has just released a record on the legendary ESP record label, a duo with Reggie Sylvester called Retrograde.

Lavelle has played and collaborated with Ornette Coleman, William Parker, Warren Smith, Henry Grimes, Eric Mingus, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc, Mat Maneri, Ras Moshe, Hilliard Greene, Steve Swell, Matana Roberts, Bern Nix, Jack DeSalvo, Charles Downs, Tom Cabrera, Francois Grillot, Giuseppi Logan, William Hooker and many others.

Lavelle published his first book, New York City Subway Drama and Beyond, in 2011

Article: Album Review

Matt Lavelle's 12 Houses: Solidarity

Read "Solidarity" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Nato a Paterson, New Jersey, nel 1970, un passato accanto a William Parker e a quell'autentico reincarnato che fu qualche anno fa Giuseppi Logan, Matt Lavelle dirige in questo apprezzabile lavoro, inciso nel novembre 2014, un ensemble di sedici elementi che denota, in prima battuta, un approccio vagamente mingusiano (tutti di Lavelle i temi), con avvio ...

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Article: Book Review

Guido Michelone - 60 Jazzisti

Read "Guido Michelone - 60 Jazzisti" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


60 Jazzisti Guido Michelone pag.303 ISBN: 978-88-488-1574-1 Edizioni Lampi di Stampa 2014 Euro 21,00. “Questi 60 non sono i jazzisti che più amo, né quelli che conosco meglio -scrive l'autore nell'introduzione- ma quelli di cui negli ultimi anni mi si è chiesto di scrivere, su differenti riviste, ...

Album

... And They Were Cool

Label: Mad King Edmund
Released: 2013

Album

The Giuseppi Logan Project

Label: Mad King Edmund
Released: 2012


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