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Edgefest 2018: The Chicago Connection

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Edgefest Ann Arbor, MI October 17-20, 2018 This year, Ann Arbor, Michigan's Edgefest Festival turned to Chicago for inspiration. An astonishing array of talented musicians, most with roots in Chicago's storied past or its vibrant present, made appearances at the Kerrytown Concert House for four days of exceptional music that could generally ...


Pretty Monsters

Label: Public Eyesore
Released: 2012
Track listing: Relief; Patricia Highsmith; Feldspar; Crushed; For Autonauts, For Travelers; Deuterium; Entropy.


Natura Naturans

Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Two Foxes; 02. Below the Thermocline; 03. Inside/Outside I; 04. Glitterbird; 05. The Field; 06. Inside/Outside II; 07. Surgeon of Fades; 08. The Cliff.


Article: Album Review

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 ...

Article: Album Review

Architeuthis Walks on Land: Natura Naturans

Read "Natura Naturans" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il duo newyorchese Architeuthis Walks on Land, composto dalla violista Amy Cimini e dalla fagottista, compositrice, Katherine Young, è protagonista di una interessante registrazione che esplora natura naturans suoni e strutture dell'improvvisazione. Le otto tracce di Natura Naturans intrecciano, come nelle immagini riprodotte sulla copertina, i fili di un discorso decisamente molto vivace e appassionato. Fiato ...


Further Secret Origins

Label: Motown
Released: 2010
Track listing: 01. Terra Incognita - 04:00; 02. Patricia Highsmith - 08:04; 03. Elevation - 04:39; 04. For Autonauts, for Travelers - 14:40; 05. Relief - 08:01; 06. Some People Say That She Doesn't Exist - 02:06; 07. Orbis Tertius - 04:53. Tutti i brani sono composti da Katherine Young.

Article: Album Review

Katherine Young: Further Secret Origins

Read "Further Secret Origins" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Katherine Young, al suo primo album solo, ci regala un viaggio nel mondo del fagotto (verrebbe da dire “non di solo Sax!"), ben superando nelle composizioni il lato tecnico esplorativo, pur restituendo in esse, in modo incontrovertibile, la centralità e l'essenzialità dello strumento. La giovane musicista mostra quindi una maturità che rende conto delle numerose e ...


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