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Kasey Knudsen

Kasey Knudsen is a San Francisco-based saxophonist, composer & educator. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in 2002. She has been dubbed "one of the region's most esteemed saxophonists"  (Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Classical Voice, 2018) and has "quietly become one of the essential voices in the Bay Area jazz scene" (Andrew Gilbert, East Bay Express, 2014). Knudsen was included in a list of "10 Female Instrumentalists Who Redefine Jazz" by Alexa Peters of Paste Magazine (2016) and voted "One of the Best Female Jazz Musicians in the East Bay" (CBS, SF local Bay Area, 2013).

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Strange Arts

Label: Slow And Steady Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Rain Tune, I Still Remember Clyfford Still, Set for 7: Chorale, Sink/Swim, Set for 7: Ostinato, Set for 7: Nocturne for Solo Violin, Set for 7: Unforeseen (CGBG), Set for 7: Alien Anthropology.

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Article: Download Review

NIMBY by Amanda Addleman

Read "NIMBY by Amanda Addleman" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Composer and pianist Amanda Addleman spent time working as an educator in her native Marin County, California so she is familiar with the problems minority students of that area have in dealing with racism and bullying from their peers. The irony of this is adults in that community vote for progressive causes and take a “not ...

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Final Floor

Label: Wide Hive Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Supraliminal Space; Caste Off; Daggerboard; Ice Windows; Recirculate; Final Floor; Heart of Hearing; Return to Form; Standards Reproached; Fast Remourse; Rooftop Sunrise.

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Article: Album Review

Throttle Elevator Music: Final Floor

Read "Final Floor" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Final Floor marks the last stop of a band that one might say never really was. Throttle Elevator Music was the name given to a jazz-punk studio cooperative project organized and operating from 2011 through 2017 around saxophonist Kamasi Washington, drummer Mike Hughes (aka “Lumpy") and composer and guitarist Gregory Howe. Howe also founded ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Lost Within Jobim, the BOOM, and You

Read "Lost Within Jobim, the BOOM, and You" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Albare Plays Jobim Vol. 2 Alfi Records 2021 “I was 14 when I first heard the music of Tom Jobim," recalls Albare, nom de guerre of guitarist Albert Dadon. “I already had six years of guitar learning under my belt. When I first heard those bossa ...

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Emergency Exit

Label: Wide Hide Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Sublime in the Base; Third Reflection; Jagged Reform; Another Moth Drawn to City Light; Second Breather; Innerspatial Search; Rattle Thicket; Art of the Warrior; Surrender at Station Three; Marching Instructions.

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Fire in My Head: The Anxiety Suite

Label: Slow & Steady
Released: 2020
Track listing: I. Signs & Symptoms; II. This Is Fine; III. Thought Spirals; IV. Internal Exile; V. Resistance.

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Article: Album Review

Ian Carey Quintet + 1: Fire in My Head: The Anxiety Suite

Read "Fire in My Head: The Anxiety Suite" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Trumpeter Ian Carey's Fire In My Head: The Anxiety Suite opens on a somber note, not with the sense of agitation that the album title suggests. The initial moments of the tune, “Signs And Symptoms," Part 1 of the suite, may initially be addressing the fatigue common to the malady, before his Carey's Quintet + 1 ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2014

Read "Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2014" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Saalfelden 28-31.08.2014 A bocce ferme il 35° Jazzfestival di Saalfelden presentava un programma meno appariscente rispetto a precedenti edizioni, con meno densità di nomi altisonanti e meno eventi imperdibili. Ma forse proprio per la mancanza di aspettative clamorose, grazie alla solida direzione artistica tra certezze e curiosità e per quelle alchimie speciali che regolano ...


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