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Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown: Varmint

Read "Varmint" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Andrew Hill e l'Eric Dolphy di Out Lunch sono i poli d'attrazione di questo quintetto chicagoano, che cavalca l'onda della sperimentazione degli anni '60. Alla base c'è il tentativo di evitare i clichè del mainstream, finendo però con il riproporre quelli dell'estetica presa a modello. Varmint rappresenta un disco emblematico per riassumere pregi e difetti del ...

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Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown: Varmint

Read "Varmint" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz brings a wide ranging sensibility to his compositions. He has a strong feel for mainstream jazz that he pursues and invigorates with a range of free idioms. The music thrives and blossoms, not only in the potency of the mix, but also in its invention and surprise. His band mates enrich the tunes ...

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Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown: Varmint

Read "Varmint" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


Vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz appears to imagine a world exploding with the most unimaginable sound possible, bringing to life what he hears in his inner ear. Varmint is brimming with the unimaginable as Adasiewicz and Rolldown, comprising of cornetist, Josh Berman, woodwinds multi-instrumentalist Aram Shelton, bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Frank Rosaly hit a wonderful groove. Together ...

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Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown: Varmint

Read "Varmint" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Jason Adasiewicz's quintet Rolldown, has been together since 2004, and Varmint, its second release, again invites you into Mr. Peabody's “wayback machine" (from The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show of the 1960s) to explore ancient history with a modern ear. That ancient history is the 1960's New Thing, and our explorers are armed with the knowledge of ...

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Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown: Varmint

Read "Varmint" reviewed by Troy Collins


Varmint is the sophomore follow up to Rolldown (482 Music, 2008), the self-titled debut of vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz's quintet. Inspired by the avant-garde innovations of such late 1960s Blue Note recording artists as Eric Dolphy, Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Jackie McLean, and Grachan Moncur III, Adasiewicz continues to explore the tenuous divide between inside and outside ...


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