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Jacob Sacks

Jacob Sacks is one of the most creative pianists on the NYC jazz scene today. His strong individual voice has been heard in a variety of settings ranging from the mainstream jazz traditions of the Mingus Big Band and Orchestra to the open approach of the Paul Motian Septet to the vamp based fusion of David Binney’s Balance. Originally from Michigan, Jacob was a 1995 Presidential Scholar In The Arts before he moved to New York City to study with Garry Dial at the Manhattan School Of Music. After graduation in 1998, Jacob was a finalist in the 1999 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. In the last 12 years, Jacob has been a member of many different ensembles, recorded several albums, and has toured the United States, Europe, and Canada several times

Album

Rich in Symbols II

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Slopes of Sainte-Tite-Des-Caps; Snow Clouds; The Jack Pine; Tree Trunk; North Shore, Lake Superior; House of Yprès; The Front of Winter.

Album

Assembly

Label: Yestereve Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Collage; Pastiche; Bricolage; Homage; Fanfare; Idée Fixe; Fantasia; Impromptu; Reverie.

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News: Event

Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva Reimagined In A New Song Cycle By Lena Bloch

Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva Reimagined In A New Song Cycle By Lena Bloch

Acclaimed saxophonist/composer Lena Bloch reimagines work of Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva in a new jazz suite, commissioned by Chamber Music America Premieres of My Name Is Marina for jazz ensemble and voice on Sunday, October 2 in Manhattan and Sunday, October 16 in Brooklyn, both at 7 PM On the 130th anniversary of the birth of ...

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Article: Album Review

Jacob Garchik: Assembly

Read "Assembly" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik is versatile and restlessly inventive. His past work has ranged from a brass-only orchestra to a guitar-heavy ensemble as well as a unique take on gospel music. His sixth release, the provocative Assembly, evokes film soundtracks with a touch of fantasy. The nine originals make a cohesive whole with a creative ...

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Article: Album Review

Jacob Garchik: Assembly

Read "Assembly" reviewed by John Chacona


Trombonist Jacob Garchik has an interest in musical subtraction. His 2012 release The Heavens: The Atheist Gospel Trombone Album (Yestereve Records) presented religious music stripped of religion. Clear Line (Yestereve Records) from 2020 featured a 13-piece big band with no rhythm section. Now comes Assembly, an inquiry into what a jazz quintet sounds like when added ...

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Article: Album Review

Jacob Garchik: Assembly

Read "Assembly" reviewed by Mark Corroto


As a consequence of the global pandemic, we have been schooled in the science of virology. Under certain conditions viruses mutate and reorganize into something completely new. That is bad. Mutations can also be heard in the adventurous music of Jacob Garchik. That is good. His trombone leads his Atheist Gospel Trombone Album, his big band, ...

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Article: Album Review

Brandon Lopez, Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey: No Es La Playa

Read "No Es La Playa" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey have made dozens of recordings together, both as a duo and with countless others. But when they teamed up with bassist Brandon Lopez for the first time in 2017, for a live show at Barbès in Brooklyn, all three players recognized that there was something special about their collective ...

Album

Untucked In Hannover

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: If I Should Lose You; Stella By Starlight; What's New—There Is No Greater Love; I Fall In Love Too Easily; Just In Time—In Your Own Sweet Way; Long Ago And Far Away.

Article: Profile

Frank Kimbrough: Un Ciclopico Omaggio

Read "Frank Kimbrough: Un Ciclopico Omaggio" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Kimbrough è l'ambizioso e ciclopico progetto discografico dedicato a Frank Kimbrough, il grande pianista e compositore scomparso il 30 dicembre 2020 a 64 anni. Prodotto da Elan Mehler della Newvelle Records, è stato realizzato da 67 musicisti che hanno inciso 61 composizioni di Kimbrough in differenti ensemble, dal piano solo al settetto. Molti dei protagonisti sono ...


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