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Marco Benevento

For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work. His studio albums and live performances set forth a vision that connects the dots in the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell, pulsating with dance rock energy, but with smart, earthy songwriting to match. It has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Pickathon, Mountain Jam to Treefort Festival, while headlining shows coast to coast. Marco Benevento’s latest studio LP, 'The Story of Fred Short,' and its companion live release, 'The Woodstock Sessions,' is some of his finest and most adventurous work to date—a maestro making "bold indie rock" says Brooklyn Vegan, while the LA Times raves, “Benevento continues to straighten his twisted sound into the guise of an indie-rock singer-songwriter, harnessing his inventive sonic palette into rewardingly bite-size pop songs that touch on disco and soul." Honing his psych rock and late night dance party sensibilities, the recordings find the pianist citing everything from Harry Nilsson, Manu Chau and Gorillaz as inspiration. Anybody who's seen Marco Benevento perform will attest, with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys, he's a satellite to the muse

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David Amram 87th Birthday Celebration at the Falcon

Read "David Amram 87th Birthday Celebration at the Falcon" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

David Amram Quartet The Falcon87th Birthday Celebration Marlboro, NY December 3, 2017 Ever a celebration of our true angel hearts and creative selves, David Amram's irrepressible spirit (he did turn 87 on November 17th) and margin-mashing musical journey (Phil Och's “When I'm Gone" as a sweet jazz standard anyone?) ...

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Crispell-Fonda-Sorgen Trio Live at The Falcon

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Crispell-Fonda-Sorgen Trio The Falcon Marlboro, New York November 26, 2017 From a furious flurry of dissonance, Paul Motian's energetic “Cosmology" emerged as the declarative opening salvo for this intuitive and adventurous set by pianist Marilyn Crispell, bassist Joe Fonda, and drummer Harvey Sorgen. Crispell, long a ...

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NYC's Modern Jazz Guitar Ken Silverman Trio To Play Woodstock's The Colony on August 6

NYC's Modern Jazz Guitar Ken Silverman Trio To Play Woodstock's The Colony on August 6

The Colony 22 Rock City Road Woodstock, NY 12498 (845) 679-7625 August 6, 2017 at 8 PM. $10. Ken Silverman's original compositions combine jazz with surf, rock, blues, funk, classical and avante garde influences. WTJU radio said “Guitar improviser Ken Silverman keeps the energy high and the composition ...

Creative Music Studio Spring Workshop 2017

Read "Creative Music Studio Spring Workshop 2017" reviewed by Martin Longley

Creative Music Studio Spring Workshop 2017 Full Moon Resort Big Indian, NY June 12-15, 2017 There are multiple facets to the lengthy, imaginative musical journey of Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso. Together with Ornette Coleman, they founded the Creative Music Studio and Foundation in 1971. Their old Woodstock ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tisziji Munoz: Alpha Nebula Expanded: The Monster Peace

Read "Alpha Nebula Expanded: The Monster Peace" reviewed by Dave Wayne

The visionary guitarist Tisziji Munoz was introduced to the listening public in the late 1970s as a sideman on a now impossibly rare Pharoah Sanders album (Pharoah, India Navigation, 1977). This was followed by his debut as a leader, Rendezvous With Now (India Navigation, 1978). After a decade-long gap in recording activity, Munoz began releasing albums ...

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Jazz Sessions at The Falcon Underground Host: Aaron Seeber

Read "Jazz Sessions at The Falcon Underground  Host: Aaron Seeber" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Aaron Seeber The Falcon Underground Jazz Sessions at The Falcon Underground Marlboro, NY November 9, 2016 One of the benefits of jazz fandom is catching a live performance by talented young musicians at a particular phase in their personal and collective development. There's something intriguing about players who are ...

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bigBANG Jazz Gang

Read "bigBANG Jazz Gang" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

bigBANG Jazz Gang The Falcon Underground Marlboro, NY October 13, 2016 Last night I drove to Marlboro, NY, a sixty-five mile trek, to check out a band and a venue. The band was the bigBANG Jazz Gang, one of the local groups (a term I loosely use for a distance ...

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Joe McPhee: Solos : The Lost Tapes (1980 – 1981 – 1984)

Read "Solos : The Lost Tapes (1980 – 1981 – 1984)" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The young cats (players thirty years his junior) know Joe. Players who have immersed themselves in free improvisation, like Ken Vandermark, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Evans, Martin Kuchen, and Mikołaj Trzaska, learned the possibilities of creating a new music from, not thin air, but from listening. They model their approach after Joe McPhee. Born in ...


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