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Jazz At Atlas Kicks Off 2019 Season With Thumbscrew

Jazz At Atlas Kicks Off 2019 Season With Thumbscrew

This cooperative project features a trio of gifted musicians and composers—guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer/percussionist Tomas Fujiwara—performing their own compositions and selected standards with an exacting prowess wed to a liberated swing that is glorious to behold. Thumbscrew performs on Saturday, March 30 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 ...

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Katherine Young's Pretty Monsters: Pretty Monsters

Read "Pretty Monsters" reviewed by Troy Collins

Rarely used in jazz and creative improvised music (except by individualists like Karen Borca), the unwieldy bassoon is commonly relegated to the role of a doubling horn, sparingly employed by eclectic multi-instrumentalists like Joseph Jarman and Yusef Lateef for its unusual tonal color. Brooklyn-based bassoonist Katherine Young transcends the instrument's reputation with a shrewd combination of ...

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Eric Zinman: The Piano as Endangered Species

Read "Eric Zinman: The Piano as Endangered Species" reviewed by Brian Wrentham

For over twenty years, pianist/composer Eric Zinman has been crafting his own approach to his instrument, since meeting trumpeter Bill Dixon in the '80s. He views himself as an ensemble player, who plays to include; in addition to his own writing, his trio disc, Eric Zinman Ensemble (Cadence, 2006), features short pieces by John Voigt, Laurence ...

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Paul F. Murphy: Playing Universally

Read "Paul F. Murphy: Playing Universally" reviewed by Dominic Fragman

Legendary drummer Paul F. Murphy has been involved with the high end of improvised music since the mid-1970s in San Francisco. He is most closely associated with the avant-garde of the '70s, '80s and '90s as a 12-year member of alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons' band and a leader of several of his own groups, including Trio ...


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