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Six Great New Albums

Read "Six Great New Albums" reviewed by Bob Osborne


All new music this week with six great new releases. Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Their latest recording and the first album in his famed recording catalog to exclusively include all originally written compositions. Weaving together empowering messages for the times, the album portrays the pioneering pianist as outspoken as ever on the ...

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Chance Episodes

Label: Cuneiform Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Food Blogger; 02. Tourvan Confessin'; 03. Far from the Matty Crowd; 04. Salon Sound Journal; 05. Bio Dyno Man; 06. Silent Movie, Russia 1995; 07. Watkins Glen; 08. Salvation & Doubt; 09. Township Jive Revisited; 10. Madame Bonsilene; 11. Living the Dream. Tutte le composizioni sono di Matt Steckler.

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Dead Cat Bounce: Chance Episodes

Read "Chance Episodes" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Basso, batteria e quattro fiati. Si presentano così i Dead Cat Bounce ensemble fondato nel 1997 da Matt Steckler e giunto con Chance Episodes (lavoro originariamente commissionato dalla Chamber Music America) alla quarta pubblicazione. Potenza e ricchezza espressiva da big band, duttilità da piccolo combo, flessibilità nell'attraversare con leggerezza gli stili e i generi più disparati ...

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Dead Cat Bounce: Chance Episodes

Read "Chance Episodes" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Saxophonist Matt Steckler is a man of many parts. As a musician he has led his own bands including the imaginatively titled Dead Cat Bounce and has played with some of the finest including saxophonists Anthony Braxton and Lee Konitz, and percussionist Bobby Sanabria. His varied associations and wide comfort zone are manifested in the array ...

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Dead Cat Bounce: Chance Episodes

Read "Chance Episodes" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Combining a supremely agile multi-reed quartet with a lithe rhythm section, Dead Cat Bounce is anything but moribund on its Cuneiform debut, Chance Episodes. The title is a bit of a misnomer as well, as the highly developed compositions--all written and arranged by saxophonist/woodwind multi-instrumentalist Matt Steckler--leave little to chance. Originally commissioned by Chamber Music America ...

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Dead Cat Bounce: Chance Episodes

Read "Chance Episodes" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut


Saxophonist/composer Matt Steckler mentions “remembering things anew," when describing the music he wrote for Chance Episodes. Dead Cat Bounce certainly “remembers" several influences on its fourth album, yet its members recollect via their own unique voices. The Boston-based sextet munches on several speeds of hardboiled swing for “Food Blogger," with calypso beats sandwiched ...

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Matt Steckler: Persiflage

Read "Persiflage" reviewed by Donald Elfman


The dictionary defines “persiflage as “light bantering talk or “a frivolous style of treating a subject. Saxophonist/flutist Matt Steckler's compositional style can seem slangy and almost casual, but repeated listens reveal a depth of color, a true sense of shape, and a brilliant mix of the improvisational and the written.For Persiflage Steckler has found ...

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Matt Steckler: Persiflage

Read "Persiflage" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Matt Steckler is a young saxophonist, flautist, and composer with an edgy saxophone style. Judging from this recording, he's got some provocative ideas. However, he still seems to be developing his craft and his approach. Not to imply that Steckler lacks something technically--rather, to this reviewer he seems unformed, as if he's not certain of his ...


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