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John Carlson

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Andrew D'Angelo & DNA Orchestra

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Free Willy; Egna of Waog; Big Butt; Felicia; Gay Disco; Marching Fuckers; I Love You; Norman; Meg Nem Sa.

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Article: Album Review

Andy Biskin: Songs from the Alan Lomax Collection

Read "Songs from the Alan Lomax Collection" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Alan Lomax's (1915-2002) field recordings and research heightened our awareness of folk music, i.e. Americana. He reintroduced many of us to our cultural origins where other musical genres received their humble beginnings. Shortly after graduating college, clarinetist, composer Andy Biskin was Lomax's research assistant. And here, the artist revisits the aura of Lomax's lifelong plight and ...

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News: Recording

Red Piano Records To Release The Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: "Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares"

Red Piano Records To Release The Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: "Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares"

RED PIANO RECORDS TO RELEASE THE FRANK CARLBERG LARGE ENSEMBLE: Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares Available February 10, 2017 The Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble is: Kirk Knuffke, John Carlson, Dave Smith, Jonathan Powell- trumpets; Alan Ferber, Brian Drye, Chris Washburn, Max Seeigel- trombones; John O'Gallagher, Jeremy Udden, Sam Sadigursky, Adam ...

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Article: Album Review

Rob Reddy: Bechet: Our Contemporary

Read "Bechet: Our Contemporary" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Prominent New York City progressive saxophonist and composer, Rob Reddy contemporizes innovative soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet's artistic persona with his large ensemble, featuring several longtime associates, violinist Charles Burnham, bassist Dom Richards and drummer Pheeroan Aklaff. Reddy doesn't simply restate the past, but more importantly intertwines the trad jazz component with a scintillating and upbeat commingling ...

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Article: Album Review

Rob Reddy: Bechet: Our Contemporary

Read "Bechet: Our Contemporary" reviewed by Troy Collins


With so much history to explore, tribute albums to jazz greats have become an established custom, regularly issued by artists of varying experience, from neophytes to masters. The most efficacious of these homages provide a fresh perspective on longstanding traditions, tracing the lineage of current concepts to past advances. A salient example of this phenomenon is ...

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Article: Interview

Matt Wilson: Have Drums, Will Travel

Read "Matt Wilson: Have Drums, Will Travel" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer


Drummer Matt Wilson must surely be in the running for the title of hardest-working man in jazz. Wilson is a composer, bandleader, producer and teacher. As a leader, his projects include the Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts, Christmas Tree-O and the Carl Sandburg Project. He has been in bands with luminaries such as Joe Lovano, ...

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Article: Live Review

Undead Jazz Festival: Day 1, June 23, 2011

Read "Undead Jazz Festival: Day 1, June 23, 2011" reviewed by Daniel Lehner


Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Undead Jazz FestivalNew York, New YorkJune 23-26, 2011 If 2010's Undead Jazz Festival were the first installment in a series of zombie films, then the first day of the 2011 season was a sequel picking up where ...

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Article: Album Review

Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Read "My Garden" reviewed by Matt Marshall


With My Garden, an album of songs for large ensemble with poetry by Charles Bukowski, composer/conductor Nicholas Urie continues his exploration into modern-day isolation and disconnect begun on 2009's Excerpts From an Online Dating Service (Red Piano Records). On Excerpts, Urie invited the listener to hear ("imagine" might be more fitting) a certain poetry in the ...

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Article: Album Review

Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Read "My Garden" reviewed by Mark Corroto


First thoughts of accompanying the poetry of Charles Bukowski to music are predisposed to the techniques of Tom Waits and his post-beatnik circus. Composer/arranger Nicholas Urie takes another path, instead, orchestrating his 12-piece big band towards an alternative rendition and deeper understanding.Like his previous Excerpts From An Online Dating Service (Red Piano, 2009) ,where ...


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