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Guy Klucevsek

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GUY KLUCEVSEK has created a unique repertoire for accordion through his own composing and by commissioning over 50 works from composers including John Zorn, Aaron Jay Kernis, Lois V Vierk, Fred Frith, Alvin Lucier, Mary Ellen Childs, William Duckworth, Jerome Kitzke, Stephen Montague and Somei Satoh. His music/theatre pieces include Squeezeplay -- collaborations with Mary Ellen Childs, David Dorfman and Dan Froot, Dan Hurlin, Victoria Marks and Claire Porter -- which The Village Voice called "delicious"; Hard Coal, with The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Chinoiserie, with Ping Chong and Company,which was featured on the 1995 Next Wave Festival at BAM, and Cirque Lili (2000), with French circus artist Jerome Thomas, a piece which has been performed over 250 times world-wide, always with live music. Solo performances include the Ten Days on the Island and Adelaide Festivals in Australia, the Berlin Jazz Festival, New Music America, Serious Fun! at Lincoln Center, Bang on a Can, Spoleto Festival/USA, and the children’s television show Mr

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Stravisnky, Satie, Purcell for Jazzheads + Symphonic jazz

Read "Stravisnky, Satie, Purcell for Jazzheads + Symphonic jazz" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Spurred by a number of recent albums, this week's edition of Mondo Jazz focuses on projects that blur the lines between jazz music and classical music. This segment's playlist features inspired and open interpretations of works by Igor Stravinsky, Erik Satie, Henry Purcell as well as recent jazz compositions that are rooted in the classical canon. ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Bill Frisell As Leader: A Beginner's Guide

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To celebrate the publication of Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer (Faber & Faber, 2022), Irish journalist Philip Watson's definitive biography of the Denver guitarist, All About Jazz presents this beginner's guide to Frisell's discography as leader. Half a dozen other albums could easily have made the list, but these selections attempt primarily to highlight the range of ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

It Takes Two to Jazz: Part II

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Second part of this week's exploration of the duo format with a special emphasis on duos featuring saxophonists as well as drummers. For the first part of this show click here PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Vincent Peirani, Emile Parisien “Egyptian Fantasy" Belle Époque ...

Article: Lyrics

Le Nuove Avventure di Phillip Johnston

Read "Le Nuove Avventure di Phillip Johnston" reviewed by Vic Albani


Il sessantaquattrenne signor Phillip Johnston è un avanguardista autentico da tempi non sospetti. Famoso ai più per essere stato uno dei fondatori di quella straordinaria fucina creativa che risponde al nome di Microscopic Septet dove passano o sono passati Joel Forrester, ma anche di John Zorn, Don Davis, Richard Dworkin, David Hofstra, Dave Sewelson, George Bishop, ...

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Article: Interview

Phillip Johnston: Back From Down Under

Read "Phillip Johnston: Back From Down Under" reviewed by Ken Dryden


IntroductionPhillip Johnston is best known to many jazz fans as co-founder of The Microscopic Septet, though the saxophonist and composer has led many groups of his own and co-led others, including Big Trouble, The Transparent Quartet, Fast 'N' Bulbous and The Spokes. In addition, Johnston has composed and performed numerous soundtracks for both silent and modern ...

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Article: Album Review

Old Time Musketry: Drifter

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Old and new collide and intermingle in a variety of appealing ways on Drifter, the second long-player by the Brooklyn-based collective, Old Time Musketry. It's funny, though, how old has become new and new has become old. J. P. Schlegelmilch, the keyboardist and primary composer for the band (he wrote all but 2 of Drifter's varied ...

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Article: Interview

Dave Douglas: There's Wisdom Everywhere in the Universe

Read "Dave Douglas: There's Wisdom Everywhere in the Universe" reviewed by Dave Wayne


We're republishing this June 2013 in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of Dave Douglas's Greenleaf Music record label. When All About Jazz last spoke with trumpeter, multi-bandleader, teacher, composer, marathon runner, podcaster, and record label head honcho Dave Douglas in November, 2011, he was in the Ukraine on the last leg of a ...

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Article: Live Review

Abraham's Cafe at Theatre No 99

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Abraham's Cafe Theatre No 99 Tallinn, Estonia September 19th 2014 The popular repertory theater Theatre No99 on the edge of Tallinn's charming medieval old town becomes a musical showcase on certain Friday nights. On September 19th, the featured artist was the innovative sextet, Abraham's Cafe whose debut album Journey to ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Bill Frisell: Live Download Series #14-17

Read "Bill Frisell: Live Download Series #14-17" reviewed by John Kelman


DS#001-013 | DS#014-017 In a previous All About Jazz article, the first thirteen installments of guitarist Bill Frisell's remarkable Live Download Series were reviewed. Beginning in 2009, Frisell and Songline/Tonefield Productions began making available high quality, download-only (but in formats including 320K MP3 and lossless FLAC) live performances dating as far back as 1989, ...


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