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It Is Written

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2005
Track listing: Prelude; Labile (Unfolding); Rainbow Sign; Apparition/Projectiles; Song of the Signs; Petroglyph Extension; Shotgun Bouquet; It Is Written; Titiwa.

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Peter Apfelbaum & The New York Hieroglyphics: It Is Written

Read "It Is Written" reviewed by Andrew Velez

Composer and woodwind/keyboard/percussion multi-instrumentalist Peter Apfelbaum advocates “music without borders and says he writes from “a drummer's perspective. Familiar soundposts are absent and It Is Written, the latest recording of his Hieroglyphics band, requiring a shift in the listener's preconceptions of big band possibilities. For instance, “Prelude is a brief, dirge-like opening in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Peter Apfelbaum & The New York Hieroglyphics: It Is Written

Read "It Is Written" reviewed by Paul Olson

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Peter Apfelbaum's It Is Written is his first recording with the East Coast version of his large Hieroglyphics ensemble. There's no denying the deep musicianship of the leader and his band, but what's most striking here is Apfelbaum's genre-mashing ambition as he blends jazz with a host of world music influences to form ...


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