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Quinsin Nachoff

NYC-based composer and saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff has earned a reputation for making “pure, bracing, thought-provoking music” that is “cliché-and convention-free” (Ottawa Citizen). Since moving from his native Toronto to New York City, Nachoff has made a habit of freely crossing borders: his music moves fluidly between the jazz and classical worlds and manages to be soul-stirring at the same time that it is intricately cerebral. His passions reach into both the arts and the sciences, with concepts from physics or astronomy sparking inspiration for exhilarating compositions. That state of constant unpredictability is vividly captured in both the name and the music of Nachoff’s remarkable group Flux, which thrives in the spaces between genres, styles and inspirations

Urban(e)

Label: Greenleaf Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Prelude, Op. 28 no. 20; Nessun Dorma; Excerpts from The Firebird; La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin from Preludes, Book 1; String Quartet No. 1, III. Allegro vivace; Symphony No. 6, II. Allegro con grazia; “Seufzer, Tranen, Kummer, Not” from Cantata, BWV 21.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra: Urban(e)

Read "Urban(e)" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Most Western music, irrespective of its origin and premise, inhabits the same harmonic, chordal and rhythmic universe. So it should not be surprising that classical music, in the hands of a skilled arranger, can be readily recast in a jazz idiom, even one that is housed within a big-band framework. On Urban(e), trombonist Mike Fahie's New ...

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Two Islands III

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2018
Duration: 9:57

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Andrew Rathbun: Atwood Suites

Read "Atwood Suites" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sassofonista e orchestratore canadese, Andrew Rathbun ha 47 anni e una ricca carriera alle spalle, svolta negli Stati Uniti con studi al New England Conservatory sotto la guida di Ran Blake e dal 1997 professionalmente a New York in vari contesti. A partire dal debutto del 1999 con Scatter Some Stones, ha inciso alcuni dischi da ...

Path of Totality

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2019
Track listing:
CD 1:
Path of Totality; Bounce; Toy Piano Meditation.
CD 2:
March Macabre; Splatter; Orbital Resonances.

Path of Totality

Label: Whirlwind Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Path of Totality, Bounce, Toy Piano Meditation, March Macabre, Splatter, Orbital Resonances.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Quinsin Nachoff's Flux: Path of Totality

Read "Path of Totality" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Quinsin Nachoff, sassofonista e compositore, è nome sostanzialmente sconosciuto dalle nostre parti. Nativo di Toronto, Canada, da anni risiede a New York dove è diventato in breve tempo protagonista apprezzato e trasversale di quella scena, con interessanti lavori sia nell'ambito del jazz che della musica classica. Altra qualità del nostro è quella di saper scegliere musicisti ...

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New sounds from Chris Potter, Matthew Shipp, Sunjae Lee and more

Read "New sounds from Chris Potter, Matthew Shipp, Sunjae Lee and more" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This show features albums by Chris Potter, Matthew Shipp Trio with Nicole Mitchell, Sunjae Lee and Quinsin Nachoff together with releases from vocalists Angela Verbrugge and Karin Plato, and one or two surprises in between... Playlist Chris Potter “Hold It" from Circuits (Edition) 00:00 Matthew Shipp Trio invites Nicole Mitchell “Elements" from All ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Quinsin Nachoff's Flux: Path Of Totality

Read "Path Of Totality" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Quinsin Nachoff is a saxophonist and composer who draws inspiration from the world around him. The 2017 solar eclipse, the 2016 American presidential election, Kenny Wheeler and John Cage all figured in the creation of the music on Path Of Totality, an ambitious program combining jazz, classical music and prog rock. It is performed by his ...


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