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Article: Radio

Piotr Damasiewicz, Three-Layer Cake & Fujii/Tamura

Read "Piotr Damasiewicz, Three-Layer Cake & Fujii/Tamura" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Highlights: Polish trumpeter Piotr Damasiewicz's “Polska"—very powerful music with the roaring Power Of Horns ensemble pushing Damasiewicz all the way; pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura offering more proof that they are the most formidable duo in free jazz; Three-Layer Cake—the trio of bassist Mike Watt, guitarist Brandon Seabrook and drummer Mike Pride with a ...

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Article: Radio

Iggy Pop, Maya Dunietz, Circles 44, Three Layer Cake & More New Releases

Read "Iggy Pop, Maya Dunietz, Circles 44, Three Layer Cake & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


A Hammond Organ spotlight opens the show, courtesy of the WRD Trio, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and the James Taylor Quartet. Its groove then gives way to the contemporary sounds of Mark Lettieri and Taylor Eigsti's latest collaboration with Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, the splendid new albums of Israeli pianist Maya Dunietz and bassist ...

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Article: Radio

Celebrating Gauci Music

Read "Celebrating Gauci Music" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week a selection of new albums including material from Stephen Gauci's gaucimusic imprint, a first look at a new electric album celebrating the music of John Coltrane, new music from Rebecca Hennessey, and two great new releases from the ears&eyes label. Playlist Hans Tammen, Jeremy Carlstedt, Stephen Gauci “#1" from Studio Sessions Vol. 11 (gaucimusic) ...

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News: Event

Matt Mitchell Kicks Off Elysium Furnace Works' 2019 Season In Beacon, NY

Matt Mitchell Kicks Off Elysium Furnace Works' 2019 Season In Beacon, NY

The 2019 season for the Hudson Valley music series Elysium Furnace Works promises to be its most exciting yet. EFW is proud to launch this year's slate of concerts with one of the most remarkable and cutting-edge pianists and composers, Matt Mitchell. Hailed as “a pianist of burrowing focus and an indispensable fixture of the contemporary ...

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Article: Album Review

Thollem McDonas: Meeting At The Parting Place

Read "Meeting At The Parting Place" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Coming at improvisational music from the classical realm, pianist Thollem McDonas remains resolutely outside of the main stream of the jazz world. Primarily inspired by, as he puts it in his liner notes to Meeting at the Parting Place, ..."European concert music from the Renaissance to the 20th Century and jazz, particularly of the '60s and ...

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Article: Album Review

The Nels Cline Singers: Macroscope

Read "Macroscope" reviewed by Troy Collins


Macroscope is a first for guitarist Nels Cline's ironically named band, The Nels Cline Singers, in more ways than one. The group's four previous albums were released by the notoriously adventurous Cryptogramophone label, so it is somewhat surprising to see the amplified power trio's latest endeavor issued by the relatively mainstream Mack Avenue imprint. More importantly, ...

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Article: Interview

Thollem McDonas: The Beauty of Never Going Back Home

Read "Thollem McDonas: The Beauty of Never Going Back Home" reviewed by Dave Wayne


What is often forgotten about improvised music is that it can come from anywhere. Though its history is inextricably intertwined with jazz, improvisation is part and parcel of a myriad of musical cultures. Pianist and composer Thollem McDonas is not just aware of this fact, it is part of his daily existence. About 10 years ago, ...

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"Hyphenated-Man"

Label: Love Records
Released: 2011

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Contemplating The Engine Room

Label: Love Records
Released: 1997


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