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New York-based saxophonist/composer Quinsin Nachoff gained early recognition as an award-winning tenor saxophonist, establishing a name as a formidable player “parsing shimmers of Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter and Mark Turner” (DownBeat). He has since carved out a unique career connecting the worlds of jazz and classical music.

A consistently impressive output of albums, projects and commissions demonstrate his ability to explore both with equal conviction, whether through his saxophone concerto Winding Tessellations with contemporary chamber group Turning Point Ensemble, his 2018 commission for the Molinari String Quartet, or his remarkable group Flux, which features the stellar talents of David Binney, Matt Mitchell, Kenny Wollesen and Nate Wood


Article: Interview

Quinsin Nachoff: The Science of the Sublime

Read "Quinsin Nachoff: The Science of the Sublime" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

New York-based tenor saxophonist and composer Quinsin Nachoff creates at the intersection of jazz and classical music--and his work history demonstrates he is equally at home in both worlds. From saxophone concertos, chamber music and string quartet to his stellar group Flux--featuring David Binney, Matt Mitchell, Kenny Wollesen and Nate Wood--Nachoff is obliterating genre ...


Stars and Constellations

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Track listing: Stars and Constellations: Scorpio; Pendulum; Stars and Constellations: Sagittarius.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sophie Alour, Quinsin Nachoff, African Jazz Roots, Andrea Keller & More

Read "Sophie Alour, Quinsin Nachoff, African Jazz Roots, Andrea Keller & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

If this episode of Mondo Jazz could be summarized in a flow-chart it would be something like: West-African tinged European jazz ?? jazz meets (symphonic or chamber) classical music ?? electro-acoustic chamber jazz. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Csaba Palotai, Simon Drappier, ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music From James Brandon Lewis & More

Read "New Music From James Brandon Lewis & More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show we feature new album from James Brandon Lewis Red Lily Quintet. In addition, releases from Steve Lehman, Matana Roberts, Quinsin Nachoff, Royal New Zealand Air Force Jazz Orchestra, Alabaster DePlume, Surdelsur Ensamble, Jesse Dietschi, Wendell Harrison, and, Itamar Borochov.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 James Brandon Lewis, Red Lily Quintet “Deep River" from ...


Article: Interview

François Houle: Insider Listening that Makes You Clever

Read "François Houle: Insider Listening that Makes You Clever" reviewed by Kerilie McDowall

Canadians and local Vancouverites have been in awe at BC, Canada's prestigious regular rising star clarinetist François Houle's international ranking status. Houle creates brilliantly fascinating compositions and such clever, innovative work. He has released seven albums as a leader from 2022-2023 and has four more plus on the way. Incredibly he will have released 11 albums ...


Article: Album Review

Erica Seguine/Shon Baker Orchestra: The New Day Bends Light

Read "The New Day Bends Light" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The New Day Bends Light, the debut recording by the twelve-year-old Erica Seguine/Shon Baker Orchestra, is interesting on a number of levels, not the least of which is emotional. The leaders and their twenty-one piece ensemble are clearly committed to the music and do their best to breathe life into each of the album's seven numbers, ...

Article: Album Review

Jihye Lee: Daring Mind

Read "Daring Mind" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Solo un talento eccezionale come Jihye Lee poteva ottenere risultati così brillanti e personali nel campo dell'orchestrazione jazz partendo quasi da zero. Nata a Seoul ed emigrata negli Stati Uniti da adolescente, quando s'iscrisse al Berklee College conosceva pochissimo il linguaggio musicale afro-americano e per niente la sua dimensione orchestrale. Dopo un decennio, studi di perfezionamento ...



Label: Greenleaf Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Prélude, Op. 28 no. 20; "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot; Excerpts from ; La fille aux cheveux de lin from Préludes, Book 1; String Quartet No. 1, III. Allegro vivace; Symphony No. 6, II. congrazia; "Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not" from Cantata, BWV 21.


Pivotal Arc

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: Violin Concerto: I; II; II; String Quartet: I; II; III; IV; Pivotal Arc.


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