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Matt Holman

Hailed by the New York Times as a “conscientious” and “perceptive young trumpeter,” and by the great Fred Hersch as “a creative and thoughtful improviser with a world-class sound,” trumpeter Matt Holman has distinguished himself as a composer, conductor, bandleader and top-tier soloist in many of the leading jazz ensembles of our time. Along with his adventurous chamber-jazz recordings, Holman has performed and/or recorded with Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Fred Hersch’s Leaves of Grass, Bang on a Can’s Asphalt Orchestra, the Joel Harrison Large Ensemble, the JC Sanford Orchestra, New York Voices, Kenneth Salters Haven, the Anna Webber Quartet, Matt Ulery’s Loom, Andrew Rathbun and more

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Yuhan Su: Sun-Chaser On Vibraphone

Read "Yuhan Su: Sun-Chaser On Vibraphone" reviewed by Jiaowei Hu

Five thousand years ago, the giant Kuafu set out from the East in an impossible pursuit of the Sun. In his endless chase, says the Chinese classic Shan Hai Jing, he swallowed up all the waters of the Yellow and Wei Rivers, yet even these were insufficient to quench Kuafu's thirst. Ultimately, legend has it, Kuafu ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

New York Japanese Jazz Festival 2019

Read "New York Japanese Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Peter Jurew

New York Japanese Jazz Festival Smoke Jazz & Supper Club New York, NY June 25-27, 2019 The Japanese people's love for jazz, rock, blues and other forms of music with African-American roots has been well established for decades. Working bands and musicians at all levels of fame regularly make the Land ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Yuhan Su: City Animals

Read "City Animals" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo aver pubblicato due dischi con l'etichetta Inner Circle Music di Greg Osby (Flying Alone, 2013 e A Room of One's Own, 2015) la giovane vibrafonista taiwanese presenta un lavoro ancor più interessante a capo del suo quintetto con Matt Holman alla tromba, Alex LoRe al sax contralto, Petros Klampanis al contrabbasso e Nathan Ellman-Bell alla ...

Atwood Suites

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Two Islands I; Two Islands II; Two Islands III; Power Politics I; Power Politics II; Power Politics III; Fractured; V; I; II.

The Tenth Muse

Label: New Focus Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: Fragment 104b; Fragment 147; Fragment 24a,c,d; Fragment 120; Fragment 36; Fragment 29a; Fragment 67a; Fragment 168b; Fragment 4; Fragment 34; Fragment 38; Fragment 32; Fragment 18; Fragment 26; Fragment 63; Fragment 88a,b.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Matt Holman: The Tenth Muse

Read "The Tenth Muse" reviewed by Matthew Aquiline

New York City-based trumpeter and composer Matt Holman cut his teeth performing and recording with distinguished musicians such as Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society before displaying his personal aesthetic of atmospheric chamber jazz with his debut album When Flooded in 2013. More recently, Holman found inspiration scouring the annals of history, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Yuhan Su: A Room of One's Own

Read "A Room of One's Own" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Continuity and progress are the watchwords for A Room of One's Own (Inner Circle Music, 2015), Yuhan Su's follow-up to Flying Alone (Inner Circle Music, 2013), her impressive debut for Greg Osby's label. New York-based Taiwanese vibraphonist Su's debut announced a melodic composer of nuance and sensitivity and a soloist of some style. A Room of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Yuhan Su: A Room of One's Own

Read "A Room of One's Own" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Vibraphonist/composer Yuhan Su says she wrote most of the songs on her second album in tiny piano practice rooms where she spent a great deal of time teaching. That's one part of the meaning of the album title. A Room of One's Own also refers to the Virginia Woolf essay of the same name, which explores ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Christopher Zuar Orchestra: Musings

Read "Musings" reviewed by Jack Bowers

When a composer / arranger who hasn't yet turned thirty can enlist the caliber of musicians who are present and accounted for on Musings, the inescapable assumption is that something special is afoot. Upon listening, that appraisal proves to be quite accurate, as young Christopher Zuar (twenty-seven when this debut album was recorded) presents seven of ...


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