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Portamental

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Under Construction; Mummer's Day; Faces In The Sand; Time Management; Sleep; Ponus Ridge; 01; Schemin'; Ugly Hand; Portamental.

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Gypsy Schaeffer: Portamental

Read "Portamental" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


For Gypsy Schaeffer's followup to its 2004 debut recording, the group presents a similar pattern. The band consists of the same personnel, with the exception of bassist Jef Charland, who replaces Edward Perez. The ensemble takes its name from a bordello in the turn-of-the-century Storyville section of New Orleans where Jelly Roll Morton once punched the ...

Album

Portamental

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2006
Track listing: Under Construction; Mummer's Day; Faces in the Sand; Time Management; Sleep; Ponus Ridge; 01; Schemin'; Ugly Hand; Portamental.

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Gypsy Schaeffer: Portamental

Read "Portamental" reviewed by J Hunter


It makes sense that Gypsy Schaeffer is named for a New Orleans whorehouse, albeit one that boasted Sidney Bechet and Jelly Roll Morton as parlor musicians. Reedman Andy Voelker and trombonist Joel Yennior have a sound and a dynamic that would fit into almost any NOLA unit, and the lack of a piano in this group ...

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Gypsy Schaeffer: Portamental

Read "Portamental" reviewed by Jim Santella


Based in Boston, Gypsy Schaeffer is a modern jazz quartet that marches to a different drummer. The unique and forward-leaning foursome brings a fresh sound to the forum, exploring jazz from various angles. The band's instrumentation stands apart from the hoi polloi of jazz. Without a chording instrument like the piano or guitar, Gypsy ...

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Gypsy Schaeffer: Portamental

Read "Portamental" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The Gypsy Schaeffer of New Orleans fame was a bordello where, of course, music could be heard, including the live and in-person sounds of jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton, among others. The Gypsy Schaeffer of Boston is a pianoless quartet featuring trombonist Joel Yennior (of Either/Orchestra fame), saxophonist Andy Voelker, bassist Jef Charland and drummer Chris ...


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