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Off Brand

Label: New Focus Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: For Manny; Free #2; Inner Androids; Free #5; Adaptation Dance; Free #8; Open Glimpse; Hard Boiled Donut; Quartet for Bela (I-IV).

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Collage Project: Off Brand

Read "Off Brand" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Listeners who crave a bit of classical rigor with their jazz--or, conversely, those who enjoy improvisational freedom within a classical chamber setting--should investigate the work of the Collage Project. Built around the trio of guitarists Dan Bruce and Daniel Lippel and bassist Aidan Plank, and complemented by drummer Nathan Douds, saxophonist Noa Even and trombonist Chris ...

Album

Sextet

Label: New Focus Recordings
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1. Gyorgy Ligeti: Passacaglia Ungherese (5:21); 2. Misery Is The New Hope (5:48); 3. Icebreaker (7:33); 4. Resolve (10:26); 5. Helpless (7:36); 6. Turn Around (8:29); 7. Phantom Vibration Syndrome (9:25)

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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.

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Imaginist

Label: New Focus Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: Prologue; Alkaline; Pretenders; A Dream (Introduction; Grave Mound; An Artist; Here Lies...; He Began to Cry; At Long Last); Exquisite Corpse (Foreshadow; Flashback); Epilogue.

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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, ...

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Le Boeuf Brothers + Jack Quartet: Imaginist

Read "Imaginist" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Non solo due, come l'intestazione lascerebbe intendere, ma addirittura tre sono gli elementi che vengono a intersecarsi in questo ambizioso album: il quintetto jazz dei gemelli Le Boeuf, trentenni di natali californiani (Santa Cruz) e successiva formazione newyorchese, il quartetto d'archi Jack e, nella suite “A Dream" che occupa il cuore (e una buona metà) del ...

Album

imaginist

Label: New Focus Recordings
Released: 2016

Album

Imaginist

Label: New Focus Recordings
Released: 2016
Track listing: Prologue; Alkaline; Pretenders; A Dream: Introduction; A Dream: Grave Mound; A Dream: An Artist; A Dream: Here He Lies; A Dream: He Began To Cry; A Dream: At Long Last; Exquisite Corpse I: Foreshadow; Exquisite Corpse II: Flashback; Epilogue.

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Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet: Imaginist

Read "Imaginist" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


If one were to reference the Le Boeuf Brothers previous recordings for what to expect from their latest effort with the JACK Quartet, Imaginist, they might indeed find a pattern of fine musicianship and compositional ability that would not mislead. But clear evidence would also be shown of the Le Boeuf's tendencies toward eclecticism and unpredictability. ...


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