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Adam Rudolph: Ragmala and Prototypical Music

Read "Adam Rudolph: Ragmala and Prototypical Music" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Adam Rudolph has been seeking to push the boundaries of musical creativity for decades, developing a unique concept of composition, ensemble interaction, and conducting. As many writers have commented, his music resists critical commentary due to its prototypical nature. Said another way, Rudolph's music doesn't sound like anything else, and its antecedents are so varied that ...

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Chad Taylor: Myths and Music Education

Read "Chad Taylor: Myths and Music Education" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Few drummers know how to use rhythms like Chad Taylor. He makes the drum set sing melodies and paints different hues and shades on the cymbals and skins. He can play inside and outside and has performed with musicians like saxophonists Fred Anderson, Pharoah Sanders and James Brandon Lewis, pianists Cooper-Moore and Angelica Sanchez, guitarists Jeff ...

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Vision Festival 2010: Day 5, June 27, 2010

Read "Vision Festival 2010: Day 5, June 27, 2010" reviewed by John Sharpe

Prologue | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7Perry Robinson, Guillermo E Brown, Billy Bang, David S. Ware, Dave BurrellVision FestivalAbrons Arts CenterNew York CityJune 27, 2010 Sunday June 27 was another big day ...

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Revolutionary Ensemble: Vietnam

Read "Vietnam" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The seeds for the Revolutionary Ensemble were sown when Sunny Murray introduced violinist Leroy Jenkins to Sirone. The two found common musical ground that took off from several genres and became encapsulated in one body. At first they worked with Frank Clayton, but the drummer was ultimately replaced by Jerome Cooper. Vietnam is the group's first ...

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Revolutionary Ensemble: Vietnam and Beyond the Boundary of Time

Read "Revolutionary Ensemble: Vietnam and Beyond the Boundary of Time" reviewed by Clifford Allen

It could easily be argued that the “loft jazz" era of the '70s was a direct product of Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), both in its moral structure and its eventual fragmentation. Loft spaces, artist-produced concerts and artist-owned labels were self-reliance projects, a cornerstone of the AACM. Furthermore, the relocation of many ...

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Bern Nix: A History In Harmolodics

Read "Bern Nix: A History In Harmolodics" reviewed by AAJ Staff

New York-based free jazz guitarist Bern Nix is one of the few people who are well-versed in Ornette Coleman's “harmolodics" style. He played with Coleman from 1975-1987, and now leads the Bern Nix Trio in New York City. In his compositions and his intriguing covers of standards, he is always looking in the corners of the ...


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