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Jim Hobbs

"Jim Hobbs was born and raised in north-eastern Indiana at the convergence of three rivers. He is a recipient of the Doris Duke New Works Grant for composition from Chamber Music America. After a childhood of chewing hay and catching salamanders he began playing the saxophone. He received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he majored in composition. It was there that he met bassist {{Timo Shanko}} and started the {{Fully Celebrated Orchestra}} (FCO), which has released 10+ recordings on various labels including Silkheart, Skycap and Innova. FCO is also the subject of a children's book

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Para Quintet - Degrees of Simultaneity

Label: Transientones
Released: 2023

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Through Osmosis and Other means (TOaOM) Trio

Label: Transientones
Released: 2023

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Lina Allemano Four, Matthew Shipp Trio & Maneri/Leandre/Taborn

Read "Lina Allemano Four, Matthew Shipp Trio & Maneri/Leandre/Taborn" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


What's new? Lots of recent releases to dig into--from Toronto trumpeter Lina Allemano, Daniel Carter / William Parker / Leo Genovese / Francisco Mela for the first time, Matthew Shipp's re-release of em>Circular Temple, the trio of Mat Maneri, Joelle Leandre & Craig Taborn, Argentinean duo of bassist Nicolas Ojeda and pianist German Lema, Swedish quartet ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Clean Feed’s Latest Releases

Read "Clean Feed’s Latest Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode digs into a number of fine new releases from Clean Feed Records. You'll hear tracks from the Simon Nabatov Quintet, the Scandinavian group Inland Empire (featuring Kris Davis), legendary singer Patty Waters, pianist Kaja Draksler, and the hard-nosed Luis Lopes Humanization Quartet (featuring saxophonist Rodrigo Amado). Also new is the Itaca 4et, a joint ...

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Article: Album Review

Taylor Ho Bynum 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto

Read "The Ambiguity Manifesto" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


All'interno della generazione di musicisti che si sono formati con Anthony Braxton negli anni Novanta, studiando presso di lui alla Wesleyan University e collaborando ai suoi lavori di quel periodo, Taylor Ho Bynum spicca insieme a Mary Halvorson per versatilità dinamica e dovizia progettuale. Bynum, nel periodo in cui ha diretto la Tri-Centric Foundation, dal 2010-2018, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jim Black, Mario Santos, William Parker, Dave Sewelson and More

Read "Jim Black, Mario Santos, William Parker, Dave Sewelson and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Is it too early to choose a “best-of" for 2020. I know it's only January, but drummer Jim Black has released an absolute killer of an album with pianist Elias Stemeseder and bassist Thomas Morgan that is an outstanding piece of work. Reckon came out on the Intakt label from Switzerland in January, so be on ...

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The Ambiguity Manifesto

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Neither When nor Where; Enter Ally; Real/Unreal (for Ursula K. Le Guin); (G)host(aa/ab); Enter (g) Neither; Ally Enter; Unreal/Real (for old music).

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Article: Album Review

Taylor Ho Bynum 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto

Read "The Ambiguity Manifesto" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Taylor Ho Bynum's The Ambiguity Manifesto, with its oxymoronic title, is the third album in what the cornetist-composer calls an “accidental trilogy." Following his Firehouse 12 Records releases Navigation (Possible Abstracts XII & XIII) (2013) and Enter the Plus Tet (2016), Bynum recognized a form--however unconventional--both in the composition and performing of these large ensemble works. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wadada Leo Smith, Sabu Toyozumi & More

Read "Wadada Leo Smith, Sabu Toyozumi & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Shades of Colors, a new recording by Slovenian saxophonist Cene Resnik and his Trio Watch for Dogs puts the lie to the belief that there is no beauty in avant-garde or free jazz. There are some sublime moments in this recording as Resnik, Italian bassist Giovanni Maier and Slovenian percussionist Zlatko Kaučič create like master painters, ...


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