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Kassa Overall

Kassa Overall, drummer, producer and recording artist, is a rising star on today’s music scene. Encompassing all styles and traditions of music, he works with artists ranging from jazz to hip-hop, indie-pop to avante-garde. As a drummer, Overall has been an integral part of Geri Allen’s Timeline band which has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe for the past three years. You can hear their latest work on Geri allen’s latest release entitled “Timeline Live.” Being an extremely versatile drummer that can shine in any situation, he has also been making an impact on the indie-pop scene touring with artists such as Francis and The Lights, Gordon Voidwell, TECLA and Mayer Hawthorne. Utilizing the capabilities of laptops and samplers on stage is a key element to Overall’s signature sound

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ernie Andrews, Elvin Jones & Kassa Overall

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We start the 742nd Episode of Neon Jazz with a new force in jazz by the name of Kassa Overall with music from his album Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz. From there, we hear from his mentor in Elvin Jones. The remaining hour is a cascade of quality new jazz from the likes ...

Article: Book Review

Ugly Beauty - Jazz In The 21st Century

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Ugly Beauty Phil Freeman 250 pagine ISBN: #978-1-78904-632-8 Zer0 Books 2021 Critico musicale da tempo presente nelle riviste musicali e nei blog statunitensi e inglesi (The Wire, Down Beat, Jazziz, The Village Voice, Stereogum ecc...) Phil Freeman si occupa sia di jazz che di metal (è stato capo ...

Article: Album Review

Melanie Charles: Y'all Don't (Really) Care About Black Women

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Questo primo album della cantante Melanie Charles per l'etichetta Verve apre alla cantante di Brooklyn un pubblico più ampio della nicchia dove ha operato finora: quell'universo dove s'incontrano nu—jazz, neo—soul, spiritual jazz e sperimentazioni elettroniche con campionamenti e remixaggi. Attiva da un decennio in quest'area la Charles non è solo una splendida vocalist ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Geri's Dance - The Geri Allen Songbook, Part 2

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Welcome to the second part of this week's edition of Mondo Jazz dedicated to the one and only Geri Allen (click here for Part 1), the monumental pianist who would have turned 65 this year, and has left a body of work that will continue to play a fundamental influence on generations of musicians. Her unique ...

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Sources & Angles

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Back by Due Regards; Folk Song; Bowery & Patternation; Life Imitates Art; Planet Vulcan; End of Winter; Beginning.

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20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Thomas Marriott

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The city of Seattle has a jazz history that dates back to the very beginnings of the form. It was home to the first integrated club scene in America on Jackson St in the 1920's and 1930's. It saw a young Ray Charles arrive as a teenager to escape the nightmare of Jim Crow in the ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Kassa Overall: I Think I'm Good

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We might never know what exactly happens in the creative mind of Brooklyn-based producer and drummer Kassa Overall. However, his latest album, I Think I'm Good (Brownswood Recordings), gives us an insight in his swirling imagination. The sophomore release by one of the brightest musicians of the New York jazz scene, I Think ...

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Article: Interview

Kassa Overall racconta il suo secondo album

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Quello che succede nella mente creativa del trentaseienne producer e batterista jazz Kassa Overall non lo sapremo mai. Siamo sicuri? In realtà, nel suo ultimo disco I Think I'm Good, uscito per la Brownswood Recordings a gennaio 2020, ci concede un giro nella sua immaginazione vorticosa. Il secondo album di uno dei migliori musicisti ...

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Lakecia Benjamin, Kenny Barron-Dave Holland, Kassa Overall & New Releases

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In our weekly exploration of new releases, here are beautiful albums featuring piano trios, adventurous guitarists, Miles Davis alumni, a tribute to John Coltrane and vocalists that explore electro-acoustic soundscapes. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Franck Amsallem “Baton Rouge" Gotham Goodbye (jazz&people) ...


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