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No doubt, Wood is a wildly endowed and original musician." -Steve Krugman (hollywooddrum.com) Nate is a founding member of the Grammy nominated quintet Kneebody. Kneebody released their self titled debut album in 2005 on trumpeter Dave Douglas’s label Greenleaf Music. In 2007, Kneebody released “Low Electrical Worker” on Colortone Media. They completed an album of arrangements of Charles Ives compositions with singer Theo Bleckmann and released the recording “12 Songs of Charles Ives” which was nominated “Best Classical Crossover Album” Grammy Award (2009, Winter and Winter). Kneebody’s latest record “The Line” was released on Concord Records in 2013


Article: Interview

Quinsin Nachoff: The Science of the Sublime

Read "Quinsin Nachoff: The Science of the Sublime" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

New York-based tenor saxophonist and composer Quinsin Nachoff creates at the intersection of jazz and classical music--and his work history demonstrates he is equally at home in both worlds. From saxophone concertos, chamber music and string quartet to his stellar group Flux--featuring David Binney, Matt Mitchell, Kenny Wollesen and Nate Wood--Nachoff is obliterating genre ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Few More of My Favorite 2023 Jazz Things - Part 4

Read "A Few More of My Favorite 2023 Jazz Things - Part 4" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

For the past few episodes we have been looking back at albums released this year which we've been most fascinated by, and we cherry-picked songs from those albums that struck us the most... To wrap up this retrospective here's the last batch of sonic gems.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jonathan Suazo, Carlos Niño, Wayne Horvitz, André 3000 & More

Read "Jonathan Suazo, Carlos Niño, Wayne Horvitz, André 3000 & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

We open this week's edition with a few projects that represent the essence of the world fusion that is taking place in these modern times, and we close it with a few projects that gravitate around that music catalyst that Carlos Niño is. In between, projects that will let your fantasy fly.Happy listening!


Article: Multiple Reviews

Notable Releases from Christian Dillingham and Others

Read "Notable Releases from Christian Dillingham and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Here is a look at some notable albums released in the latter half of 2023. Ilya Dynov Bridges Self-Produced 2023 Drummer Ilya Dynov leads a small group session of straight-ahead jazz played with an edge and swinging deftness. The music runs the gamut from the rolling urgency ...


Article: Live Review

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2023

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2023" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2023 Varie sedi Fano 22--30.7.2023 Partecipare a un festival di prestigio storico non significa soltanto ascoltare una serie più o meno coerente di concerti. Equivale anche ad immergersi in un'atmosfera cangiante ed unica, vuole dire vivere una situazione di incontro, in cui si ...


Article: Live Review

Jazzkaar 2023

Read "Jazzkaar 2023" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazzkaar Tallinn, Estonia April 23-30, 2023 Jazzkaar has now lost two days, this exceptional Estonian festival running at eight rather than ten, but still remaining epic when compared to most others. The opening Sunday might have only featured a single concert, but as the fresh week progressed, the scale incrementally increased, hitting ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ben Wendel On 'The Unspeakable Truths' That Are Passed Between Musicians

Read "Ben Wendel On 'The Unspeakable Truths' That Are Passed Between Musicians" reviewed by Leo Sidran

For saxophonist Ben Wendel, the pandemic provided the space for him to develop his latest solo record, All One (Edition Records), a project that is both very solitary and very collaborative. It features a woodwind choir of saxophones and bassoons performed entirely by Ben, and then joined by special guests like singers Cecile McLorin Salvant and ...


Article: Play This!

Kneebody: The Trip

Read "Kneebody: The Trip" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

If there are jazz earworms, this one's so intoxicating it might indeed be suspected of originating in a bottle of Mezcal--were it not so infectiously upbeat, that is. From their album Chapters (Edition, 2019), “The Trip" features the classic five-man Kneebody complement of Ben Wendel, Shane Endsley, Kaveh Rastegar, Adam Benjamin and Nate Wood plus the ...


Article: Live Review

Ben Wendel Group At Bop Stop

Read "Ben Wendel Group At Bop Stop" reviewed by John Chacona

Ben Wendel Group Bop Stop Cleveland, OH March 22, 2023 For a long time, California has held a mythic place in the U.S. popular imagination as a fountainhead of new ideas in culture, technology, or in the case of the smartphone ("Designed by Apple in California") of both. So it makes ...


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