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Mark McGrain Composer and trombonist. "McGrain aptly demonstrates that he understands the potent power of the bass frequency as he leads his ensemble into this low-registered fling spiced by the merrymaking revelry and percussive buoyancy of New Orleans Mardi Gras and Brazilian Carnival." (Dan Ouellette, DownBeat * * * * ) "McGrain is a daring trombonist, to be commended for his vision of this tonally unique group." (Robin Tolleson, Modern Drummer) James Singleton Composer, bassist, band leader, and multi-instrumentalist James Singleton has made his home in New Orleans since 1977. Tim Green Tim Green is arguably the finest saxophone player in New Orleans, and one of the most sought after musicians around the country for both session work and gigs

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Giancarlo Schiaffini & Sergio Armaroli and Kopasetic artists

Read "Giancarlo Schiaffini & Sergio Armaroli and Kopasetic artists" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Deconstructing one of the original deconstructers of jazz, Thelonious Monk, is no easy task, but the Italian duo of trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini and percussionist Sergio Armaroli do exactly that on their new album Deconstructing Monk In Africa. It's one of the more unusual releases of late; you'll hear an excerpt from their extended work. Monk is ...

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In For The Out

Label: Immersion Records & Media
Released: 2016
Track listing: The Jilt; Monkey Mitts; Schoolie's Day; Falling with Grace; The Speed of Darkness; Second Man Suit; As Angels Roar; Beyond the Night; Exit Strategy; Entropy Suite: part 1 - Hymn to the End of Rampant Disparity; part 2 - Bear And Eagle Meet Raven; part 3 - Too Weak to Exhale; part 4 - With Love Alone; Birmingham Songo; An Unspannable Divide.

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Article: Album Review

Plunge: In For The Out

Read "In For The Out" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Trombonist Mark McGrain is one of those guys who follows his own muse. Though he's not particularly prolific, each of his albums as a leader feature some truly profound music-making. In for the Out is no exception. On his fourth album as a leader, McGrain has re-invented himself, playing with an expanded New Orleans-based group and ...

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IN For The OUT

Label: Immersion Records & Media
Released: 2015
Track listing: The Jilt; Monkey Mitts; Schoolie's Day; Falling with Grace; The Speed of Darkness; Second Man Suit; As Angels Roar; Beyond the Night; Exit Strategy; Entropy Suite - Hymn to the End of Rampant Disparity: Entropy Suite part 1; Bear And Eagle Meet Raven: Entropy Suite part 2; Too Weak to Exhale: Entropy Suite part 3; with Love Alone: Entropy Suite part 4; Birmingham Songo; An Unspannable Divide.

Article: Album Review

Plunge: IN For The OUT

Read "IN For The OUT" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


A capo del gruppo Plunge, il trombonista Mark McGrain è uno dei protagonisti del jazz a New Orleans nel decennio post Katrina. Dopo il debutto nel 1995 (Falling with Grace, Accurate Records) in un organico comprendete Bob Moses alla batteria, Avishai Cohen al contrabbasso e Marcus Rojas alla tuba, il trombonista ha ricostituito il ...

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Article: Album Review

Phil Grenadier Bruno Raberg Duo: Plunge

Read "Plunge" reviewed by Dave Wayne


The advent of new technologies has enabled musicians to interact in hitherto unheard-of ways. It's routine now to read about recordings that were assembled from sessions recorded by individual musicians in different studios, on different continents. Music composing software has changed the way musicians think about their compositions and opened up new possibilities for the performance ...

Album

Plunge

Label: Orbis Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: Reveille; Last Train to Seville; Five Short Pieces: Seiryuu- Azure Dragon, Byakko - White Tiger, Suzaku - Vermillion Bird, Genbu - Black Tortoise, Ouryu - Yellow Dragon; Lonely Woman; Heartwood; Ushas/Quadratic; Intersections I - IV: Part 1 - Moving Cycles, Part 2 - Line and Sphere, Part 3 - Sand Clock, Part 4 - Isomorphic; Area 51; The Outermost Island; Triangulum; Lizrael; Intersections V: Part 5 - Being and Time.

Album

Plunge

Label: Orbis Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: Reveille; Last Train to Seville; Five Short Pieces: Seiryuu- Azure Dragon, Byakko - White Tiger, Suzaku - Vermillion Bird, Genbu - Black Tortoise, Ouryu - Yellow Dragon; Lonely Woman; Heartwood; Ushas/Quadratic; Intersections I - IV: Part 1 - Moving Cycles, Part 2 - Line and Sphere, Part 3 - Sand Clock, Part 4 - Isomorphic; Area 51; The Outermost Island; Triangulum; Lizrael; Intersections V: Part 5 - Being and Time.

Article: Album Review

Phil Grenadier - Bruno Raberg Duo: Plunge

Read "Plunge" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Se si escludono “Lonely Woman" di Ornette Coleman e “The Outermost Island" di Bruno Raberg la musica contenuta in Plunge è completamente improvvisata. In alcuni casi - “Area 51," “Triangulum," “Quadratic" - doppiamente improvvisata visto che Raberg al contrabbasso e Phil Granadier alla tromba interagiscono con la registrazione sviluppando nuovi spunti e tracciando nuove linee narrative. ...


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