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Five Blokes at the Vortex

Read "Five Blokes at the Vortex" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode of One Man's Jazz features an entire full set of music recorded in March at the Vortex Club in London. Originally the gig was set for Louis Moholo's Four Blokes , but when the veteran drummer fell ill at home in South Africa, the band asked the fine English drummer Mark Sanders to fill ...

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Kevin Sun, Roadworks, Anansi Trio and More

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Saxophonists are all over this episode. Australia's Julien Wilson provides two different settings to display his formidable talents, and so does New York's Kevin Sun. Swiss alto player Christoph Gallio made his One Man's Jazz debut with his trio, Day & Taxi, but this time he's back with a larger and freer ensemble, Roadworks. You'll hear ...

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Day and Taxi, Adam Rudolph, Harish Raghavan and More

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First out of the mixed bag of audio treats this week (it's Halloween after all!) is a track from Oliver Lake's first recording 43 years ago Ntu: The Point from Which Creation Begins. I haven't played Oliver in a while and that seemed like a good place to begin catching up. Adam Rudolph's epic project, Ragmala, ...

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Tomeka Reid Quartet, Piero Bittolo Bon & Ratchet Orchestra

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I guess this episode could be termed a “friendly" one, as it just so happens a number of my musical friends have new releases out for sampling, so I dove right in. Toronto drummer Nick Fraser has an excellent album out with Tony Malaby and Kris Davis and they open the show. Violist Ig Henneman from ...

Overheard Conversations

Label: Slam Productions
Released: 2014
Track listing: Hello, How Ya Doin; The News Isn’t Good; Time for a Stiff Drink; Got Me Thinkin'; Look at Her!; Trust Me; C'mon Let Me Cheer You Up; Things Are Looking Up; For George; Give It Some Time; I Understand Why You Are So Melancholy; That's What Friends Are For.

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Glen Hall, Bernie Koenig: Overheard Conversations

Read "Overheard Conversations" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

È una duo improvisation abbastanza allo stato brado, quella praticata dall'accoppiata canadese composta dal polifiatista Glen Hall e dal batterista e filosofo (lo è diventato nel quindicennio in cui non ha potuto suonare a causa di un incidente) Bernie Koenig. Lo è, soprattutto, allorché Hall imbraccia i sassofoni e Koenig siede dietro i tamburi. Come sassofonista, ...

Northern Dialogues

Label: InRespect
Released: 2009

Angles

Label: Tarsier Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Axiom; Angle; Theorem; Corollary; Radius; Axis; Vertex; Circle/Square/Triangle; Theorem; Big Ears (for Paul Haines); Axiom 2.

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Glen Hall / trio_muo: Angles

Read "Angles" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Canadian multi-reedist Glen Hall is noted for pushing the envelope, largely within modern jazz and free improvisational domains. This trio release exemplifies that notion rather poignantly. His interesting compositional concepts reflect learning from the masters, while concurrently sculpting his own voice. The band slices up time signatures; Hall and the rhythm section execute contrapuntal maneuvers, all ...


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